I’m a Microsoft MVP!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

  I've recently received an email from Microsoft notifying me I've been awarded Microsoft MVP in Visual C# ! I’d like to thank Microsoft and specifically Guy Burstein for his guidance and excellent advice on finding ways to help the developers community. Also, a special thanks is in order for my managers at Sela Group: David Bassa, Caro Segal and Ishai Ram for giving me the time to invest in the developers community.Lastly, I'd like to thank you, my blog readers. Now that I got this out, I can continue my Thailand honeymoon trip :) That's it for now,Arik Poznanski.
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Windows 8: What’s New?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Got back from Build conference. Since I expect many people will ask me "So, what's new?" and since the answer is rather complex, I figured I should try to write a post about it, so here goes…   General Information Windows 7 sold (i.e. legal copies) over 450,000,000 copies since it was released. Windows 7 bypassed Windows XP in world usage. Windows 8 will be used primary for tablets and other touch-based devices. Windows 8 can run on Intel-based...
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New C# Forum for the Israeli Developers Community

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Following are some blog news: New Israeli C# Forum I'm proud to present a new MSDN forum in Hebrew for the C# developers community in Israel, managed by yours truly. The forum is available on the following link: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/he-il/VisualCsharpil To all those nice developers who keep asking me C# related questions by mail, I strongly urge you to post your C# related questions on this forum. NOT because I don't enjoy it! On contrary, I love to help you and would even more enjoy it if even more people...
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Using Windows Phone As Windows 7 Accelerometer Sensor

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I just had a cool idea! (actually I had it like 6 month ago, but bear with me). My idea involves mixing some of the features in Windows 7 with some of the features in Windows Phone 7, to create a glorious mix!   Windows 7 One of the new features in Windows 7 is the Sensor API which provides a standard interface for accessing sensors of various types, like accelerometer, etc.. I wrote in the past about how you can consume this API from a C# application using Windows API Code...

Spelling and Grammar Checking Plugin for Windows Live Writer

Friday, June 10, 2011

Introduction In my previous post I’ve presented “After the Deadline”, a spelling and grammar checking web service and my .NET wrapper library. This library allows you to integrate spell and grammar checking in your .NET application. The library was written in C# using .NET 4. Also, back in this post, I’ve presented how one can use a .NET 4 DLL from a .NET 2 executable. All of this was just preparations for writing my own grammar checker plugin for Windows Live Writer. Now, I know what you’re thinking.. “Doesn’t WLW already have a spell checker?”...

C# Library for Grammar and Spell Checking

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Introduction I recently had the idea to create a plug-in for Windows Live Writer that will provide grammar checks in addition to the built-in spell checks. As I’ve showed before, creating plug-ins for Windows Live Writer is easy, the problem was to get the code for doing the grammar checking. I’ve found this wonderful site named “After the Deadline” that provides a web based API for both grammar and spell checking, free for non-commercial use! The site also provides several wrapper libraries for using these APIs. Unfortunately, C# (or any other .NET language)...

How To Use a .NET 4 Based DLL From .NET 2 Based Application?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Introduction The official answer is you can’t. Even with the In-Process Side by Side execution (SxS) feature, introduced in .NET 4. The SxS feature was intended to be used when COM is involved. For example, if you got an application that loads plugins, like outlook, and it loads 2 COM plugins, one is using .NET 4 and the other is using .NET 2.0 then it will load two versions of the CLR into the process using the new SxS feature. What if I simply have a .NET 2 application or DLL that needs to access a...
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Sela Haifa Open House: Windows 7 features and Multi-Touch Session – Slide Deck and Demos

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today (24.05.2011) I’ve delivered two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET applications” in Sela Haifa Open House which was presented in Philips building in Haifa. Dear Philips (and other) developers, I had a great time presenting today's Windows 7 sessions. Thank you for coming!   In the sessions I talked about how to use new Windows 7 features like the new Taskbar, sensors API, the Ribbon control supplied with Windows 7, Application restart and Recovery and plenty of Multi-Touch. We’ve seen numerous examples, mainly in C++ Win32, WinForms and...

.NET User Group: Windows 7 features and Multi-Touch Session – Slide Deck and Demos

Friday, May 20, 2011

Yesterday (18.05.2011) I’ve delivered two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET applications” in the Israeli .NET User Group, at Microsoft offices in Ra’anana. I want to thank all the attendees who came to hear the sessions, I truly enjoyed it. In the sessions I talked about how to use new Windows 7 features like the new Taskbar, sensors API, the Ribbon control supplied with Windows 7, Application restart and Recovery and plenty of Multi-Touch. We’ve seen numerous examples in C++ Win32, C# WinForms, C# WPF and C# Silverlight. ...

Coming session: Using Windows 7 Features in .NET Applications, at Sela Haifa in Israel

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In case you missed one of my previous Windows 7 sessions, here is your chance to catch it. On May 24th I’ll be giving two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET Applications”, as part of Sela Haifa Open House. On the first session “The 7 Show: From XP to Win 7” we will talk about new features in Windows 7 that will modernize your application. We will learn how to work with the new Taskbar, how to work with Sensors, how to use the Ribbon interface and more. ...
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