Configuring and running Mono ASP.NET 3.5 (AJAX.NET) on Linux computers

24 ביולי 2008

Before we will start, we should install Linux. To do this, you can download any of LiveCDs with live installation. Officially, Mono supported only on one free Linux - openSuse. However, you can make it work on any RedHat (and its alternatives), OpenSolaris. It works, but unsupported on Debians, Ubuntu and Maemo. We’ll stick to openSuse by now. Let’s install it - OS I’m assuming, that you’re installing Linux as the only OS on the...
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Choosing new notebook

22 ביולי 2008

Hi, Community Brain. It’s time for me to change my old good Dell Latitude D820. I need performant machine and following the results of my findings. It’s really important for me to know your opinion about those choices. Also, if you have additional choices, I’d be happy to hear about it.   Dell Precision M6300 HP 8710W Lenovo T61p   Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo T9500 (2.6GHz, 6Mb, L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) Intel® Core 2 Duo T9500 (2.6GHz, 6Mb, L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) Intel® Core 2 Duo...
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Action required: Sessions reminder

21 ביולי 2008

I want to remind, that there are about 20 places (out of 180) remains in my Silverlight 2.0 half day session 23-Jul. So, if you want to attend, make sure, that you registered and got confirmation from MS team. Also, if you are planning to attend TechEd preparation session next Sunday, please send me an email to with your name, car licence plate number (if you’re coming by car and want parking), contact phone number and sessions,...
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Arabic and Hebrew languages bidirectional support for Silverlight 2.0 beta 2

17 ביולי 2008

Those days, I’m, together with guys from Microsoft Egypt and Santeon, finishing development of bidirectional input and output support for Silverlight. I want you to take part in alpha testing of this solution. Please see the test form here and try it. <noframes>Visit <a href="">original article</a> to test</noframes> Also, you can download latest development build or compiled binary version with debug symbols and try it yourself. Please, if you’re in any issue, report it, by using issue tracker in CodePlex. In order to use...

TechEd preparation session + other announcements

14 ביולי 2008

If you want to attend my preparations before TechEd, you’re invited to attend 27-Jul in Microsoft Ra’anana. What is preparation session? This is the training for myself. I’ll present all four session (each one is an hour + one hour rep.) This is your chance to hear live my TechEd South Africa sessions, without paying the fee (ZAR 4,500 which is about $600) Please note, that all lectures are in English (not in Hebrew) Here the agenda for 27-Jul...
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The Original Tetris on Windows Vista

13 ביולי 2008

For last days I’m very busy with Bidi support for Silverlight development. Working a lot of hours in order to finish it until TechEd. So, I’m very tired and need relaxation. What can be better, then Tetris? But, there are millions of Tetrises. What to choose? What’s the question? The original one. This genius game was developed by Vadim Gerasimov, Alexey Pajitnov and Dmitry Pavlovsky about 20 years ago and it still working on Windows PC...
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Quick Silverlight tip: Why my ActualWidth and ActualHeight equal 0?

12 ביולי 2008

If you’ll try to use ActualWidth and ActualHight of controls with explicitly set Width and Height, you’ll not see any problem, however, if your control sits inside other control, ActualWidth and ActualHeight properties will be equal to 0. Why this and how to fix it? Actually, measurement and layout pass in Silverlight run asynchronously, thus it executed with or, even after, your code. So in order to fix it, you should measure ActualWidth and Actual Height asynchronously. So, instead of:...
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How to handle thickness

8 ביולי 2008

Yesterday, we spoke about type converters. We even, built simple generic enum converter. Today, we’ll create more complicated converter, that very missing in Silverlight – ThicknessConverter. During the post, I also explain about tokenizing values in Silverlight What is Thickness ? What is thickness in Silverlight? It’s <Border BorderThickness=”6”/> or <Border BorderThickness=”6,4,3,2”/> or <Border BorderThickness=”6, 4, 3,2”/> or, even <Border BorderThickness=”6; 4; 3...
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Work process: How to use and build type converters

7 ביולי 2008

Today, I want to start new tag - “Work process”. Here I’m going to publish partial classes, fixes, small utilities, I’m building for myself or clients to help in work process. I’ll give an example: currently, I’m working on BiDi support for Silverlight 2.0 (beta 2 to RTM). During the work process, I need to write different classes, such as converters, string utilities, exception helpers etc.   © Imaginary copyright by  Noel Hendrickson So, today I’ll public general...