Sunday, June 26, 2011
Introduction Every WPF developer knows the situation where you have a large line-of-business application, you’ve implemented all the features and when you finally run it on real data – it runs s-l-o-w. Optimization Time! Optimization for performance is fun since a 1% change of code gets you 99% change in performance. However, finding the one location you should change can be a pain. This is why we’ve invented performance profilers. Profilers can help you pin-point the problem. WPF? WPF applications performance problems can usually be categorized to several kinds, for example, layout related,...
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?”...
Saturday, December 4, 2010
This post provides the technical details on how I’ve implemented the Windows Live Writer Plug-in Check For Missing Tags, which was presented here. What Is This Plug-in Anyway? This plug-in will remind you to add the proper tags if they are missing. Trying to post without proper tagging when the plug-in is installed will result with the following dialog: Clicking on the Cancel button (which is the default) will abort the publish operation and will let you update the categories. The list of required categories is saved in a simple text file...
Background A few days ago, there was a bloggers meeting at Microsoft Raanana Office. While I was there I’ve heard some people complain that they sometimes forget to add the proper tags to their blog posts (e.g. DEV, ITPRO, TECH, OFFTOPIC, VIDEO). Presenting: Check For Missing Tags Plug-in I’ve decided to pick up the glove and implement a Windows Live Writer plug-in that will remind you to add the proper tags. Trying to post without proper tagging when the plug-in is installed will result with the following dialog: Clicking on...
Monday, August 16, 2010
In one of my previous posts I’ve published the code for a Live Writer plug-in that allows you to easily add to your post share buttons for common technological sharing sites, like: DotNetKicks DotNetShoutout CodeProject blog feed DZone AddThis (facebook, twitter, mail, etc.) Since I figured this plug-in can be useful to other people as well I’ve published it on the Microsoft Live Gallery, a gallery for Live Writer plug-ins and more. You can download...
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Adding a new post to my blog was always a daunting task. I had to follow these steps:
Write the post on Windows Live Writer
Publish it and get the post link
Submit to DotNetKicks and get their counter html
Submit to DotNetShoutout and get their counter html
Prepare html for my CodeProject blog feed
Edit the post and add the html I’ve collected in the previous steps
Well, no more!
Inspired by Guy Burstein’s post I’ve decided to write my own Live Writer Plug-in that will handle all of this mess for me.
In order to test the plug-in...