.NET Framework Targeting Error (.NET Framework Client Profile)

May 25, 2010

Two of my colleagues: Alon Nativ and Ziv Farjun have found an interesting, yet confusing, issue in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. They work on a .NET Framework 4 solution which includes few .NET Framework 4 projects. To test the project they created a Console Application project, added a reference to their other projects, used the appropriate namespace, and created a class that is defined in one of their projects. Everything is made by the (old) book. However, the project failed to build. The error they got was: The type or namespace name "name" does...

The Easiest Way to Add a Splash Screen to Your WPF Application

May 23, 2010

It has been a long time … WPF applications do not start immediately. When an application is being loaded, there’s a delay while the CLR initializes the .NET environment and then starts the application. Splash screens are typically used to notify the user that the application is in the process of loading. The easiest way to add a splash screen to your WPF application is to have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 or later and to follow these steps: 1. Add an image file to your project. (you can use the BMP, GIF, JPEG,...