Monthly Archives: February 2009

Going to Seattle (MVP summit 2009)

IdentityMine, MVP, Personal, Technical stuff, Work
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The March travel madness is about to begin. During this month I will be away a lot. First destination is Seattle where I will attend the MVP summit 2009. Last year was my first summit and I loved this experience. This year should be even more fun, because I met so many software enthusiasts over the past year, and many of them are going too, yay.

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Talking at MIX09: Las Vegas and the continuum

.NET, Blend, IdentityMine, JavaScript, MIX, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Work, WPF
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One of my dreams is going to come true: Since the very first time I attended MIX in 2006, I have wanted to talk there. MIX has a very special meaning for me. It is in the Venetian conference rooms that I heard about Windows Presentation Foundation and what would later become Silverlight. It is there that me and my two colleagues Andreas and James decided that we wanted WPF for the project we had just started at Siemens. A decision that was definitely the right one, from a technical point of view but also from a user experience point of view. It is at MIX 2007 that I started to talk to people from my current firm IdentityMine about the possibility to join them, which I did in December 2008.

In short, the MIX conference has a special place in my professional life, and I am very glad and honored to announce that one of the sessions I proposed has been accepted. Yes, I will be talking at MIX 2009! My session just appeared on the sessions list at
https://content.visitmix.com/2009/sessions/

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MIX10K contest: The choice is made

.NET, MIX, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 5 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

As I blogged before, I was one of five judges chosen to decide which of the 105 (!) entries in the MIX10K contest were the best… it was a hard, terrible choice, but now the results are public!

As a reminder: The contest is organized by Microsoft at the occasion of the MIX conference that will take place in March in Las Vegas. The goal was to create a Silverlight or WPF application with only 10 kilobytes of code (about 10’000 characters of text, including spaces, carriage return, etc…)

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Simulating IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem in Silverlight (part 2)

.NET, Blend, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 10 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

This is part 2 of a two posts series about the property IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem. In the previous post, we saw what it does in Windows Presentation Foundation. In this post, we will see that this property is missing in Silverlight, and propose a way to simulate it.

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Simulating IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem in Silverlight (part 1)

.NET, Blend, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 3 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

This is part 1 of a two posts series about the property IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem. In this post, we will see what it does in Windows Presentation Foundation. In the next post, we will see that this property is missing in Silverlight, and propose a way to simulate it.

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Ski holidays

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It’s this time of the year again… we’re leaving tomorrow for a week of snow, fresh air and awesome ski. Like these last few years, we will be heading to Serfaus, Austria, and spend the week there.

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Judging the MIX10K contest

.NET, Blend, MIX, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 1 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

In a previous post, I was mentioning that I took part to the MIX09 10K contest. Take a moment to read all about this contest and come back to finish this post :)

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25 things about me

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This post was imported from my old blog and had 4 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

There is a new game of tag going on on Facebook, and I was tagged 3 times in the last few days, so I thought I should really try and find 25 interesting things to mention about me. I posted this on my Facebook profile (such are the rules of the game) but it makes sense to get this on my blog as well!! So here we go, all you always wanted to know about me but were afraid to ask.

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