30 ביוני 2008
We are holding a local Silverlight 2.0 training event at Microsoft Israel Development Center and the room is super full (round 140+ people). Tamir Khason's knowledge of Silverlight is phenomenal. Here is a first shot of the event: Up until now it looks very interesting :) If you've missed it, there is a second event.
29 ביוני 2008
Alex Golesh has release String-To-PathGeometry Converter to OpenUp. About the project: "Silverlight 2 is great technology. But for some developers who used to work with WPF there are some missed helper classes, which are very handy. One of them is “PathFigureCollectionConverter” object, which accepts string with figure path definition and convert it to Geometry object. This project provides similar functionality for Silverlight 2: it accepts string with path definition, and return PathGeometry object which could be used in Silverlight 2 applications to set “Data” property for Path object. Also, it can convert PathGeometry object back to string with path...
26 ביוני 2008
Shai Raiten has released a really cool, and free, gmail desktop application to OpenUp called GSender. Gsender is a simple Gmail desktop application that you can now use to send emails with your Gmail account, moreover no configuration is needed to run the application.Gsender features include - Drag and Drop attachment, Schedule email, add and remove contacts and more… Thanks Shai!
22 ביוני 2008
Rotem Bloom has submitted to openup a nice, small and free .NET tool that display useful information on .NET DLL (Assembly). The tool shows information like: 1) Compilation mode Debug\Release. 2) .NET Assembly full name. 3) .NET Assembly references. Thanks Rotem,
18 ביוני 2008
Eyal Post has released an open source project to OpenUp called WCF Extras. WCF Extras is a collection of useful WCF extensions including Soap Header support, WSDL documentation etc. The WCF platform is very extensible and allows you to easily add features that are not part of the core product.This project contains some extensions needed in a WCF based project: SOAP Header support for WCF Adding WSDL Documentation from Source Code XML Comments Override SOAP Address Location URL Single WSDL file for better compatibility with older SOAP tools. Thanks Eyal!
17 ביוני 2008
Roni Furer has released a great green open source project call TurningOffService to OpenUp.
About the project: By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or $14 per year. Turning off a computer extends its lifetime, contrary to some misconceptions. Leaving a computer running the whole year will cost you more than 1,000 kWh/y, or almost as much a the total electricity consumption of a high-efficiency household. The easy-to-install windows service "TurningOffService" forces a computer shotdown in an hour chosen by...
Eyal Levin has released a free and open source software licensing package to OpenUp: About this project: "A package used by the software developers for licensing their products. The produced license file is digitally signed. It is also specific for the licensed computer. The developer may license any feature in his program separately. Each of the license features might be time depended (optional)." It is nice to see a licensing utility released in to the open source :) Thanks Eyal.
15 ביוני 2008
Sagi Levi has released a project to OpenUp that enables you to to add text to an image. If this is something you need or just interested in how it is done, check it out here. This reminds me of a cool web site where you can generate things like this: Thanks Sagi.
We got 3 new games submitted to OpenUp, All these application are free and open source software: Gil Shinnar and Simon Grinberg have released WPF poker, a simple WPF base poker for local area networks. The project is developed under Visual Studio 2008 and uses .NET 3.5. Eyal Vardi has contributed a Sudoku Puzzle application. Omer Hanetz has released SnakeX, a Direct3D based snake game (using C# and .NET Framework 3.5). This game demonstrates basic DirectX usage. SnakeX uses basic Direct3D components such as Fonts, Sprites and Vertexes, to create basic Direct3D based game, which contains abilities like...
11 ביוני 2008
Here is another OpenUp project, with an hilarious name: About Tipeysh- "Are you also feel miserable when you need to create a new header file in your Visual Studio C/C++ project? Repeatedly choosing "new header file", then writing the annoying (but needed) "#ifndef" section, then writing the class name with it's "private", "protected" and "public" access modifiers... too much clicks and typewriting! Well, there is a solution: Tipeysh! is a simple, easy to use, very handy and configurable Visual Studio Add-In, compatible for both the 2005 and 2008 versions. Once you'll start using it, you won't go back... The...