WCF, WPF and Visual Studio 2008 in action – Student Canvas Sample

As part of my job as an Application Development Consultant (ADC) at Microsoft, I usually deliver talks on new technologies for different audiences. I am giving a talk on WCF next week and decided to put together a user friendly demo showing some of the capabilities of WCF. In this demo, both the service and…

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How difficult can it be to overload operator ==?

Well apparently very difficult! Today, I read article after article on blogs that suggested weird and wonderful ways of overloading the operator == in C#. Almost all of those were incorrect! So I set myself a challenge to put the record straight: Before showing you the code, a number of things to remember: –          Overriding…

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Unearthing LINQ’s hidden gems – part 1

I was writing a little application using Visual Studio 2008 today and came across a few nifty but lesser known features of LINQ and though to share those with you: How to filter queries based on the position of elements in data source System.Linq.Enumerable class provides extension methods that enable query expressions in LINQ. For…

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System.Core.dll of .NET Framework 3.5

I recently wrote an MSDN Flash article on the hidden gems of System.Core.dll of .NET Framework 3.5 which was published in the October issue of the MSDN Flash. Here is a copy of that article: If you have played with Visual Studio 2008, chances are that you have come across the System.Core.dll which is automatically…

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