Monthly Archives: December 2009

Believe it or not, it’s almost 2010

IdentityMine, Personal, Website
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This year has been a pretty amazing year. A few weeks ago, I was writing about my first year at IdentityMine. A little more than one year ago I was closing the Siemens book (after around 13 years of working into Building Automation, but always from a software engineer perspective) and started the IdentityMine chapter of my life :). As I mention in the post in question, this first year was a very interesting and also challenging year. Interesting because I got to work with some of the best creative people and developers in the world. It’s always such a pleasure when I introduce myself to someone by saying I work at IdentityMine and to see a look of recognition on their face. This firm rocks, and I love being part of it. Challenging, because being the only European employee can be tough at times, even though the team has been amazing in making me a part of the family. To mitigate the distance, technical mediums like Twitter and Facebook, MSN and an IP phone have been super helpful. Of course nothing replaces the face-to-face contact, and my regular trips to Seattle (which will continue in 2010, I will be in Seattle again in February) make wonders to reconnect and continue the relationship. Surprisingly actually, the distance has not been as tough as I thought it might be. Of course it might not be OK for everyone to work this way, but it has been OK for me.

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Silverlight 4: Drag&drop with EventToCommand

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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One of the MVVM Light Toolkit’s user requested that I add the possibility to pass the EventArgs of an event to the ICommand that it is bound to through the EventToCommand trigger. At first I was a bit reluctant because it seems like a transgression of the rule that says you should avoid to have too much knowledge about the UI layer in the ViewModel. For example, if you have a RelayCommand in the ViewModel that expects a MouseEventArgs, it kinds of binds you to a certain kind of UI element, which is not super clean.

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MVVM Light V3/alpha3 for Blend 3 and Blend Preview 4

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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The project and item templates allowing you to create pre-wired MVVM Light applications are now also available for Expression Blend 3 and Expression Blend Preview for .NET 4 and Silverlight 4. The installation process is manual, but not difficult at all (unzipping a few files to predefined paths). I did document the installation process here.

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