Microcode: A Quick Trick to turn regular XML into Xaml

MSDN has tons of examples about XAML.  Nearly everything in WPF has an example in XAML, but not all of these XAML examples actually reference the namespace that is required for this Xaml to be loadable by WPF.  It’s still valid XML, just not valid XAML. Here’s a quick example of what I mean.  I…

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Microcode: Scripting RSS Feeds with PowerShell and Microsoft.FeedsManager

PowerShell’s an amazing glue language.   It can help you bring code from all corners of the earth into one environment, and then you can custom the code to be more to your liking.  While the last several entries of my blog have spent time looking at what we can glue together with .NET, this one…

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Microcode: Cleaning up Get-RecordedTV with Select-Object

In a previous post, I introduced Get-RecordedTV, which was built upon another function, Search-WindowsDesktop. The old version of Get-RecordedTV directly returned the properties related to DVR from Windows Desktop Search, with incredibly long names like ‘System.RecordedTV.IsRepeatBroadcast’.  In the interests of making future code shorter and explaining one of the free benefits you get with objects…

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