TechEd Israel 2010: Day 1 Summary

November 29, 2010

My journey to TechEd began with a flight at 12:30 from Natbag, courtesy of Microsoft (thanks again Michal). Unfortunately, since my flight was at 12:30 (and actually left at 13:00), I had no chance of make it in time to the first session, “Developers Tools and Technologies Keynote” by Jason Zander. This was especially annoying since the entire session revolved around a project I’ve been personally working on for the last few months, named FlashCards.Show. In FlashCards.Show I’ve ported a WPF reference application to both a Silverlight web application and a Windows Phone application. ...

Ribbon for WinForms: Quick Start Tutorial

November 24, 2010

Due to popular demand on instructions for how to use the new version of the Ribbon for WinForms project, I’ve asked Bernhard to write a small tutorial. Bernhard agreed and wrote an excellent quick start tutorial, which now I present to you: http://bernhardelbl.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/quickstart-tutorial-windows-ribbon-for-winforms/ Note that the first 3 steps should be done only the first time you create a ribbon enabled application. This leaves us with just a single step in the tutorial. Couldn’t get easier than that! That’s it for now, Arik Poznanski. CodeProject
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No More Magic Strings! Presenting: @string.of

November 17, 2010

The Problem How many times have you seen the following code snippets? 1. Checking method parameters if (executeMethod == null) {     throw new ArgumentNullException("executeMethod"); } 2. Implementing a property in a WPF / SL view-model public double Size {     get { return _size; }     set     {         _size = value;         RaisePropertyChanged("Size");     } } The first time I had to wrote code like this I felt uneasy. Hardcoded strings are bad practice and should be rarely used. Even worse, using a hardcoded string of an...
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Last chance to register to TechEd Israel 2010!

November 14, 2010

In a few hours your last chance to register TechEd Israel 2010 will fade away. For those who don’t know, TechEd is the conference for presenting Microsoft’s latest IT technologies to IT personnel, managers and of course, developers. If you’re coming to TechEd, make sure you check-out the following sessions presented by SELA’s experts: XNA Game Studio 4.0 by Alex Golesh What You Need to Know about Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8 by Amit Marlov WPF & Silverlight...
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Windows Ribbon for WinForms v2.6 Released

November 8, 2010

The Windows Ribbon for WinForms is a ribbon control designed to be used with WinForms applications. Yea, I know, WinForms is so last year, but it turns out people still use it and keep asking for features and bug fixes.. Anyway, it is a managed wrapper around Windows Ribbon Framework, provided by Microsoft in Windows 7 and Vista. More details on this project can be found in the project site: windowsribbon.codeplex.com . So, what’s new? Simplified use for the Ribbon control. Simply...
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TechEd Israel 2010, Here I Come

November 6, 2010

The virtual ink has not yet dried on my PDC 2010 summary and I’ve just been informed that I was chosen to be a guest of Microsoft in TechEd Israel 2010. Thanks, Microsoft, I really appreciate it! If you’re coming to TechEd and want advice on WPF, Windows 7, Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 feel free to stop by for a chat. And make sure you follow my blog for some TechEd development related updates. That’s it for now, Arik Poznanski.
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PDC 2010: Summary

November 4, 2010

PDC 2010 is over for almost a week now, so I’ve decided it’s a good time to summarize the experience. Only a thousand of us, developers, gathered in the rather small chamber to hear Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia keynotes. So what have we heard? We heard about the latest version of Microsoft browser, Internet Explorer 9, which will offer great support for HTML 5 and an improved user experience for sites running on windows (see IE9 pinned sites on Windows 7 taskbar for more details). We heard about the new mobile operating system Windows Phone 7, which is scheduled to be...
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