ABCs of Threat modeling ...

Larry Osterman has an interesting series of posts on Threat modeling.. It starts from the basics and is very comprehensive. A application needs to go through the threat modeling process to identify possible threats, the mitigations, and the risks involved. From a tester’s perspective it opens up several testing scenarios. So if you are unfamiliar…

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3.5 features: Viewport2DVisual3D

Viewport2DVisual3D …. this new feature makes things a lot easier in the 3D world.. What this enables is putting interactive 2D on 3D.  This makes things like having a textbox in 3D a breeze…  <Viewport2DVisual3D x:Name=”vp2d_multiple_children” Geometry=”{StaticResource mesh}”>             <Viewport2DVisual3D.Material>                         <DiffuseMaterial Viewport2DVisual3D.IsVisualHostMaterial=”True” Brush=”White”/>             </Viewport2DVisual3D.Material>             <TextBox />   </Viewport2DVisual3D> One other thing is…

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3.5 features: Addins

In 3.0, we received a number of queries regarding creating plugins. So in 3.5 we got this in .. 🙂 .. Creating an adding would bsically need the use of 3 dlls – System.Addin, System.Addin.Contract, System.Presentation The basic steps to create the addins involves creating a contract, then create the corresponding views and adapsters for…

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3.5 features: Filtering text with IME languages

So 3.5 beta2 is out and it has quite a lot of features. So one of them is the filtering mechanism for IME languages. This was not a problem in the english and other non-IME languages. The problems were the events associated with IME input – TextInputStart/Update/input… A major concern was that it was not…

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3.5 released with many features!!!

You can now download Visual studio 2008 Beta2 and .Net 3.5 Beta 2. The link is here So whats new in 3.5 – Support for Addins – Xbaps now run in FoerFox – Cookies can be shared between XBAP’s and Web Apps – Better support for binding to BindingList coll and LINQ – new UIElement3D,…

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WPF Balloon comments :)

Pavan has a nice post on creating baloon comments. The first thing that comes to mind on seeing the balloon comments is Comics. And guess what! thats exactly what I tried.. and presto You can get the original source code here. It overlooks positioning the arrows coming out of the comment boxes – this is…

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WPF Blog Writer

Recently, I was trying my hand at creating a simple blog writer. The writer came out pretty nice. The app makes use of a base richEditor control (thanks to Praj).. After a bit of tweaking it ended up like the above… So the app just makes a simple call in the xaml <custom:RichEditor/> …tada ……

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Xaml shield image in plain Xaml

just came across a post which includes xaml to display the xaml shield. That looks sweet.. and all the more when its in Xaml… Xaml code attached   Share this post   xamlshield.xaml

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Vista style Open/Save FileDialogs

If you have tried creating FileDialogs in WPF, they usually do not blend well into the Vista look. The solution is to use the wrappers provided in the VistaBridge library which is part of the SDK samples. You could include the library dll (around 100k) in your project and then make the simple call to…

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Update: XamlPadX v2.5

I was pleasantly surprised by the response I got for the last update of the tool. Along with the feedback I got a few bugs… ahh the bugs … so went about fixing them … Got a couple of new features too. 🙂 If you have noticed above, theres a System Tray option to minimize…

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