Post #8 – Updated Facebook Developer Toolkit for .Net

V3.0 of the Facebook Developer Toolkit was just released on Codeplex. Major Updates: • Provide better doc and samples • Provide support for Silverlight • Provide support for ASP.NET MVC • Provide improved support for WPF • Provide improved support for FBML (FBML Server Controls) • Provide a login control that can be used to…

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Post #7 – Serializing Dictionary<string,string> to/from XML

I spent a bit of time searching for the magic of how to use XmlSerialize with the Dictionary type this morning and thought I’d share the easy-to-use result: Assuming you have an object, let’s say it’s called “data” that is of type Dictionary<string,string>, you can save it to an XML file whose name is contained…

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Post #6 – “First-time Experience” with the Arch Tools

Cameron Skinner, Product Unit Manager, for the Visual Studio “Team Architect” group, has a great blog post about discovering the new modeling tools within Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. Check it out!

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Post #4 – Copying VSIX extensions to the Experimental Instance

When using Visual Studio Extensions (aka VSIXs), sometimes you may want to use those Extensions when debugging in the Experimental Instance of Visual Studio. However, when installing VSIXs via the Extension Manager or by double clicking on a .vsix file, they are only installed in the main instance. To copy the extensions, select “Reset the…

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Post #3 (a bit delayed)

While I “fell off the horse” of daily blogging, I’m climbing back on and will still do a post-per-day, it’s just that I’m going to do 5 of them today 🙂 Today’s post is about the “sticky toolbox” feature you can use with the UML designers. So many times I’ve been creating a diagram by…

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Post #2 of NaWriSOMyBloMo (National Write Something On My Blog Month) – Visual Studio 2010 Extensions aka VSIX

Yesterday I started a personal challenge of writing something on my blog every day this month. Today’s hint for Visual Studio 2010 is  that it would be very wise to start coming up-to-speed on the new Visual Studio Extension mechanism known as VSIX. You find and manage extensions by selecting the menu item: Tools –>…

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National Write Something Month…

All over the world people have taken inspiration from the folks at National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) http://www.nanowrimo.org/ and are creating other types of month-long creative self-challenges (vlogging, etc.) so I’m going start my own and see how well I can join in by declaring National Write Something On My Blog Everyday Month (NaWriSOMyBloMo), this post…

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Update on MicroISV Evangelism

For the past 4 years I have had the enjoyable task of being the MicroISV Evangelist for Microsoft.  Recently based on some organizational changes and task assignment realignment, I have begun to focus my attention full-time on other efforts and thus, effective now, am no longer tasked with MicroISV-related responsibilities. If you are a MicroISV…

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Update on Microsoft Blueprints

Update to anyone following this entry:  We have now released the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 (RTM-Preview) which supercedes and, in very many ways, continues on what we were doing with Blueprints.  Most of you who read this blog know that for the past 3 years I’ve been driveing a project that was first…

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