I’ve been working with the old ASP.NET Dynamic Data website templates, as I wanted a quick and easy to use web UI for managing the data at http://rs-photography.org. As the site is (obviously) image-centric, I wanted to make some modifications to the out-of-the-box Dynamic Data project to include native image rendering/loading and updating.
Consumer cancellation has been a requested feature of EasyNetQ for a while now. I wasn’t intending to implement it immediately, but a pull request by Daniel White today made me look at the whole issue of consumer cancellation from the point of view of a deleted queue.
Visit the MSDN Magazine Web site and you’ll see we’ve been a bit busier than usual of late. In addition to the regularly scheduled November issue, featuring guidance on ASP.NET Web API,MVVM development, and Office 365 and Visual Studio 2013, this month we published an extra issue of MSDN Magazine focused specifically on government application development.
I’ve found this tip recently that isn’t documented at all, and yet is important for every Windows Phone designer and developer.
As I am in constant development of new features for my NFC Toolkit, I came to the point where I needed to detect if Bluetooth and Location is enabled or not.
Most developers would tell you, they are not artists – in the classic sense. They would tell you a story of how their UI design is poor and they always choose the worse color schemes for their apps.
While at the Progressive F# Tutorials last week Don Syme and I worked together to create a new home for the community F# project templates.
Our Dutch DPE Rajen Kishna has been quite heavily banging the ‘build for both’ drum pretty hard for some time now, and after having spent quite some time on exclusive Windows Phone development I decided to see if I could rewrite the code for my wp7nl library on codeplex so that is would easily work for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1.
As you all probably know, Windows Phone GDR3 supports 1080p resolutions and there are now phablets out there running it having impressive 6” screen size.
Last week I gave an internal presentation to my fellow consultants at CGI on the principals of data modelling/data architecture, modelling within Visual Studio 2013 and a history of the (ADO.NET) Entity Framework.
In addition to the Visual Studio Launch Events I wrote about in my previous blog entry, I wanted to pass on the rest of the launch information for the rest of the US
While development of my NFC Toolkit, I came to the point where I needed to launch apps from my code. On Windows Phone, this is only possible via custom uri association and needs to be implemented by the developer of an app.
My Øredev session recording about TypeScript is available online. Thanks again to all the attendees.
I recently switched from my Surface RT to the ThinkPad Tablet 2 and I am very happy! This blog post will contain lots and lots of pictures with a quick summary at the end. I’ll be talking more about this tablet in the end of this post, including specs and wrap-up thoughts.
A couple of weeks ago we looked at ASP.NET MVC routing in the MVC framework. The routing controls which method in which controller gets called.
In one of my recent projects, I added speech recognition to start the app as well as for using the app. This blog post gives you a short overview on what’s possible and how to do it.
If your head is dizzy with the myriad VS services and APIs, from EnvDTE to Shell.Interop, this should clarify a couple things.
A mere seven months ago, I wrote about an awesome trick in Visual Studio 2012: PRESENTON. This trick optimises a bunch of fonts really quickly to look good on stage – not just the text editor but the IDE too!
As you might know there’s a chapter in my book C# Smorgasbord that introduces you to asynchronous programming in .NET using Async & Await. However in this talk I dig deeper and talk about what happens inside the state machine that is generated by the compiler.
TechBooks is a handy Windows 8.1 app that brings all the freely available "MSDN" and "Patterns & Practices" technical eBooks, in one place for your reading pleasure (online or offline). App is all about the technical content (ebooks) one can leverage to enhance their skill-sets.
Command pattern is object behavioral design pattern that helps you handle different activities in application using same interface.
Would you like to simplify your research of visitors to your site? I’ve never seen a complete solution like it presented anywhere on the Internet before, so I decided to share it.
My intensive work on EasyNetQ (our super simple .NET API for RabbitMQ) continues. I’ve been taking lessons learned from nearly two years of production and the fantastic feedback from EasyNetQ’s users, mashing this together, and making lots changes to both the internals and the API.
Our friends at Microsoft Virtual Academy have a number of no-cost online training courses available, delivered by Microsoft experts across a broad range of subjects.