Monthly Archives: November 2009

One year at IdentityMine

IdentityMine, Personal, 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.

Today it is exactly one year that I started work at IdentityMine, after 13 years at Siemens (well, Staefa Control System then Landis&Staefa then Siemens through a series of acquisitions, ah the joys of corporate world…). Here is a link to the article where I related my decision to leave Siemens and to join IdentityMine.

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MVVM Light Toolkit V3 Alpha 3 for WPF4/SL4

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 17 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

Update: The templates are also available for Expression Blend 3 and Expression Blend Preview for .NET 4 and Silverlight 4.

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I just published the latest alpha version of the MVVM Light Toolkit. I will post more about the new features in this alpha version, but the most exciting is probably that with this release, the MVVM Light Toolkit works in Windows Presentation Foundation 4 and in Silverlight 4 (in Visual Studio 2010).

There is no automatic installer for this version yet, but I wrote a page describing how to install manually (it is as easy as unzipping a few files). All the features are also available for Visual Studio 2008 as usual.

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My talk at #notatpdc postponed

.NET, Blend, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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Hey guys,

I am really sorry for having to postpone my talk about Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow. We had some huge difficulties with the NotAtPDC.com website, and unfortunately we were not able to locate the site administrator on time to solve the issue. Without a speaker login, I was able to talk to the attendees, but not share my desktop. Now I love to talk about Blend but I love even more to show Blend ;)

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Silverlight 4 beta released at #PDC09

.NET, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 8 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

Well people, it was an amazing keynote. Silverlight 4 beta was just presented by Scott Guthrie at the Professional Developer Conference 2009 in Los Angeles. As soon as Silverlight 3 was released a few months ago, the Silverlight team started working on new features to create what will be a really exciting release.

As of now, the Silverlight 4 beta bits and all the necessary tools are available for download. Probably the best place to start is Tim Heuer (Silverlight evangelist for Microsoft) who has a guide to the new features on his blog. A great and very clear read!

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Talking at #notatpdc about Blend 3 and SketchFlow

.NET, Blend, Silverlight, Work, WPF
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NotAtPDC is an awesome initiative from within the .NET community that allows people who cannot for any reason attend one of the major conferences (such as PDC, MIX etc…) to share knowledge, have fun, interact and generally have all kind of good times without leaving their home or office.

This year, I cannot make it to the Professional Developer Conference because of multiple reasons (too much work, too many travels ;)) but I will talk to the NotAtPDC conference 2009!

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Bug correction in Messenger and new feature in EventToCommand (MVVM Light Toolkit V3 alpha)

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 9 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

Update (11/14/2009): The sample application is available as a zip file, and I also published the Silverlight version to be executed directly in your browser.

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The advantage of pushing very early software to the advanced users is that bugs are detected before too many people suffer from them, and features requests can be placed and implemented without pain. This is exactly what happened with the MVVM Light Toolkit V3 alpha 2.

Bug correction

This applies to the new “send with token” feature of the Messenger. When a recipient registers for a type of message, it can provide a token (any object). Then, when a sender sends a message, it can also provide the same token. The Messenger will only send the messages to those recipients who provided the same token when registering. This enables creating separate optimized communication channels between objects. The token can be any object, for example a string, a GUID, etc…

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MVVM Light Toolkit Logo by P. Schutz

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 6 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

I met Philippe Schutz at the TechDays in Geneva early this year, and have been following him on Facebook since then. He does amazing work with logos and icons, and it is only natural that I have thought of him when I decided to get a new logo and icons for the MVVM Light Toolkit.

A brand identity is quite important to me even in private projects. This is why I created the site GalaSoft (www.galasoft.ch) years ago, and started using this “brand” consistently as well as the cat logo (more about that on a post I wrote last year)

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Going to Berlin (TechEd Europe)

.NET, IdentityMine, Personal, Technical stuff, Work
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I will make a short appearance at Tech Ed Europe. Due to the amount of work we have right now, I cannot spend more than a couple of days in Berlin, but I still hope to meet many of you all.

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MVVM Light Toolkit V3 Alpha 2: EventToCommand behavior

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 42 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

Update (11/14/2009): I updated EventToCommand with a new feature: You can now pass the EventArgs of the fired event to the invoked command. See this post for more explanations.

Here is another early release of the MVVM Light Toolkit V3 (Alpha 2). I decided to release gradually and early as soon as a new part of this new version is ready, to allow advanced users to install, test and give feedback about the new features. If you haven’t seen it yet, the features available in V3 Alpha 1 are described in a previous article. There will be a few more alphas before I make a V3 release, which means more good things are a-coming ;)

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Quick tip: Snooping WPF application with elevated permissions

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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.

Here is a quick tip: If you want to use Snoop on a WPF application running with elevated permissions, you need to run Snoop with elevated permissions too, or else your application will not appear in the application’s list displayed by Snoop.

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