Monthly Archives: April 2008

More US centric discrimination: Amazon.com MP3 download

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This kind of things pisses me up so much. What’s your problem Amazon? My money is not good enough for you? I call it discrimination.

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Silverlight: User Controls with events

.NET, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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This article is for Silverlight 2 beta 1

Update: Corrado Cavalli translated the example in VB.NET. Thanks Corrado!!

Apparently, one reader had issues declaring events for the User Control example that I posted earlier this week.

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Silverlight: Running standalone full trust applications

.NET, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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Introduction

I guess that it’s time to write about it, after making a few people curious at the MVP summit in Seattle. This article is to be taken as a proof of concept, and (I hope) as a way to “motivate” Microsoft to integrate this ability into Silverlight.

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I am now a Microsoft Certified Professional

.NET, Personal, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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What a crazy week that is. I am currently in Seattle for the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional summit, which ended yesterday. I took an additional day in Seattle to meet a few friends and Siemens colleagues, and this morning got an email notifying me that I passed the MCTS exam about WPF that I took back then in December.

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#mvp08: Day 1 and 2 are over, more to come

MVP, Personal, Technical stuff, Work
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Today was day 2 of the Global MVP Summit. We spent it in Redmond, on the Microsoft Campus. For my part I spent the whole day in the RIA (pronounced “reee-ya”) track, focussed on Silverlight (mostly) and WPF (a little). I won’t say much about it for two reasons:

  • Either the code we saw was very similar to the one shown in Vegas one month ago, or
  • I don’t have the right to talk about it because of NDA

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Silverlight: Packing user controls in separate assemblies

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This article is for Silverlight 2 beta 1

There is a common misconception that User Controls in Silverlight must be placed in the assembly from which they are referenced. However, this is not true, you can have user controls in an assembly and use them from another assembly. This is not a direct process, however, so let’s see how to proceed:

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#mvp08: Arrival at Global MVP Summit

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Day 0

Oh man what a trip.

First I left home at 6:30AM, which on a Sunday (and my birthday) is pretty more a crime against humanity. Additionally, I was woken up a few times during the night: Twice by my elder daughter who came to check if my bags were still there, because she was afraid to miss me to wish me happy birthday in the morning (she opened her door at 2:30AM and 4:30AM, both times waking me up of course :)

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#mvp08: On my way to Seattle for the MVP Summit

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It’s my second year as Microsoft MVP but I didn’t attend the global MVP summit last year, so I am really excited to attend this year. I am currently on my way to Seattle (via Frankfurt), and will spend next week there getting loads and loads of information about the newest trends and technologies from Microsoft. Like any conference, the summit is also (and before all) a way to network, meet new friends that I know from their blogs or Twitter or any other e-medium, and meet again with friends from earlier occasions. I am really looking forward to this week.

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De WPF Integratio (About WPF Integration)

.NET, Blend, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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Introduction

I’ve been posting a lot about Silverlight lately, but hey, here is a WPF post, and about WPF integration, no less.
Note: To fully understand this article, you should have a basic understanding of WPF, styles and templates, triggers, etc…

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Silverlight unit testing and JavaScript

.NET, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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I am currently writing a Silverlight class library which I want to use in a project, and decided to try Test Driven Development for this class. This is a really nice way to work, and the Silverlight development team made this very easy by providing a unit test framework easy to integrate into Visual Studio 2008.

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