LINQ-To-Everywhere – List of LINQ Providers

This weekend I’ve built a small application, which queries the “Simpsons” seasons guide data and updates the filenames/descriptions. To do this I needed to query a CSV file. While searching for a LINQ to CSV file implementation I’ve found an interesting list of LINQ Providers provider by MVP Charlie Calvert. LINQ to CSV LINQ to…

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Slides and Demos from BigDays 2009 are online!

These days I’m travelling around austria with our biggest developer & IT Pro event Big>Days 2009! This year’s theme was "packen wir’s an" – translated "let’s get to work"! Accompanying the theme we built a multi-tier application with .NET 3.5 and Silverlight called "Rent-A-Worker"! You can download the sources at http://www.codeplex.com/BigDays09/! If you’re interested in…

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Upgrade TFS 2008 Workgroup Edition to Standard Edition

I’ve had a little playground TFS 2008 installation for a while for use with some “pet-projects”. I used TFS 2008 Workgroup Edition for this, as this is already part of MSDN subscription package. This edition works the same as the full one, but is limited to 5 users. Now that I needed more user accounts…

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WPF Webcast – New Year’s resolutions

I’ve a lot of New Year’s resolutions for 2009 🙂 One of them is to blog more often (we’ll see how this works..) another is to do a series of webcasts around WPF. We’re starting with our first WPF webcast on Friday, January 9th at 10am with an overview over WPF and XAML. Topics we’ll…

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WPF Day in Dublin

Last week I was in Dublin doing two sessions on WPF for Microsoft Ireland. They did a “Client-UI Day”, where they featured WPF and Silverlight. The first session was given by the Irish Developer Evangelist Ronan Geraghty, who did an introduction to the Microsoft Client Platform, showing the differences between AJAX, Silverlight, WPF and when…

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A Valuable Tool for WPF and Silverlight

Working with WPF & Silverlight is really great! The only problem if you use it in production is how you quickly generate new views. They don’t need any animations or other stuff, just plain details views. You could do it with Expression Blend or the Visual Studio WPF Designer, still it would take more time…

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Using the VS Templates for Composite-WPF-Guidance

This is about using the templates for a new project. First of all you need to download the templates and install them from the links below. Download the ZIP-File containing sources and built binaries here. See the post on how to install the binaries or build the sources here.   Let’s start setting up our…

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Team System + Gadgets + Outlook

If you’re using Team Foundation Server, these utilities might be useful for your everyday’s work: *) WorkItem Outlook Plugin Create a workitem directly out of the mail view. Download *) Team System Build Monitor Gadget Always be aware of the status of your TFS builds in the sidebar. Download *) Two useful WorkItem Gadgets Get…

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A Must Have Tool – VS 2008 Snippet Designer

Mathew Manela from the Online Tools Group at Microsoft has written a really cool tool, which adds a feature missing for a long time in Visual Studio: Code Snippet Creation. The tool, which is available at http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetDesigner allows a bunch of functionality for working with custom snippets. Add a new .SNIPPET file via File-New-File–Code Snippet…

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.NET Roadshow – Demo Solution

The demo solution from our .NET Beginners Roadshow is no ready for download for attendees and all others. The scenario is event management. The solution consists of 4 parts: *) Data Access layer using ADO.NET Entity Framework *) Business Logic Service hosted as a WCF service. *) Web Site, written in ASP.NET, which allows attendees…

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