Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" – October CTP

31 באוקטובר 2006

Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - October CTP is now available for download! Like the previous CTP release, this release is only available as a virtual machine in order to provide early access to software under development, without the overhead of updating setup each time. Once setup reaches a state that enables a smooth install and a clean uninstall, you'll start seeing CTP releases you can install yourself. While you download the 4+ gigs for this release, be sure to review the content found on the download details page: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - October CTP. This is where you'll find...
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Dynamic Workflow Binding Parameters

29 באוקטובר 2006

In Workflow Based projects, we often need to develop custom activities that have the exact set of parameters as an existing method from another class or interface. Since creating a specific activity for each method is a hard work and difficult to maintain, we usually look for a more generic solution. Windows Workflow Foundation allows you to specify the exact method to use its signature, and can generate a parameter collection according to this signature. A good example for this is the HandleExternalMethodActivity, in which you specify an interface type and a method name, and than the parameters collection refreshes accordingly....

Blog statistics: what do they really mean?

26 באוקטובר 2006

Looking at the blogs statistics at the Control Panel, you can see both "Views" column and "AggViews" column. Have you ever wondered what does each of them mean actually? Well, "Views" is the number of times someone viewed a post on the web via a browser, and "AggViews" is the number of times someone viewed the post via the RSS and Atom feeds... Go see your statistics... Enjoy!
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Create Presentation Handouts in Office 2007

23 באוקטובר 2006

Some time ago I posted about how to export Power Point slides to .png files. I used it when I wanted to write notes for a presentation and didn't want to use the Power Point editor.   Today I received a comment to this post from Sergei Gorlovetsky, (SRL Group) about another way to export a presentation to Word. The comment I received told how to do this in Office 2003, and I found the way to do it in Power Point 2007:   Just go to the Office Button, select Publish and Create Handouts in Microsoft Office Word.     No doubt, this is much...
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Slide Decks and Demos from my ADO.Net Entity Framework Talk

Yesterday I gave my first talk in front of the Israeli Architects User Group. I had put a lot of effort into this talk (creating the presentation, creating the demos and stuff), and it was all worth it. It seemed that people had a nice time, the atmosphere was great, and a few people came to me after the presentation to tell that is was great. I got back home very satisfied and looking forward to my next talk… I will go over the main issues of the talk here in this post for those who couldn't come or for...

Presentation Demo Tips

20 באוקטובר 2006

Presentation Demo Tips   If you have a technical demo in your presentation you have to make sure that people can see what you are doing. If the presentation takes place in a large room, you should think about the person who sits at the last row and wants to see you.   So, I prepared a small list for things you must do before you demo:   Using Large Fonts Go to your Desktop, right click and select Properties. On the Appearance tab, set the Font Size to Large.     In Visual Studio, change...
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