WPF Starter Kit: Automatic Change Notification on View Models

As a little new year gift to myself, I thought I’d check in a change I’ve been working on for the WPF Starter Kit for some time now. In a nutshell, the WPF Starter Kit (http://wpfstarterkit.codeplex.com) is a great way to get started building Model View ViewModel (MVVM) based WPF applications. I made an earlier…


The WPF Starter Kit

Disclaimer: It has come to my attention that there is some confusion in the community regarding the “official status” of the WPF Starter Kit. I wanted to make it clear that this toolkit has come out of my and my team’s efforts on a recent project and is by no means the endorsed (by Microsoft)…


Windows Mobile 6.5 Emulator Available

The developer kit for Windows Mobile 6.5 (including documentation) is now up here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=20686a1d-97a8-4f80-bc6a-ae010e085a6e. You might remember me talking about this at the Tech Ed session last month. Also included are some samples on the new Gesture APIs. WM 6.5 also supports a new programming model called Widgets (lightweight script applications that run inside an…


MOSS: Using the List Web Service to Rename a File

Right, so I ran into an interesting problem recently. I needed to rename a bunch of files in a document library we have on our team’s MOSS site. Problem is, this is a lot of documents. So I figured I’d use MOSS’s web services to do it. Now in MOSS, a document library is just…


Building Great Looking Mobile Applications

Today at Tech Ed I’ll be trying out something interesting. Instead of speaking on a particular technology area, I’ll be talking about building great looking applications for Windows Mobile. I won’t bother doing a full blown post about this because most of what I will talk about is covered by Alex here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd630622.aspx. In case…


Cannon PI

Heh. This could be a lot of fun. I’m looking out for the first episode. 50 points to whoever can tell me who the Some Guy playing Higgins is 🙂


Tech-Ed Ahoy!

Phew! The demos are done, the Powerpoint deck’s been finalized and I am suffering from a severe lack of sleep. I hope they have lots of coffee at the convention center 🙂 Tech Ed is an yearly Microsoft event meant for developers, IT Pros and business leaders. This year’s Tech Ed is happening right here,…


My First Facebook Application

I did a quick Facebook application to show off at a session I did today. In the process, I ended up writing what might be the beginnings of a Silverlight API for Facebook.  The application’s here. It shows you the status messages of your friends in the order they were last updated. Clicking on a…


A Home for the Collapsible Panel

Phew! It’s been a long time since my last post. I have no excuse. I’ve been a lazy bum and I know it. Well, getting married will do that to ya 🙂 I have been using the Collapsible Panel control as a tool to demonstrate various Silverlight concepts over the past few months. I started…