New year – new blog or how to migrate Community Server to any other engine, supports XML-RPC

יום חמישי, ינואר 1, 2009

Please update your bookmarks, because the new url of this blog is (you have not update RSS feeds, it will be done automatically). Why I did it? Why I decided to go to “stand-alone”… Well. there are some reasons. Generally, I do not want to explain all those here, but trust me, there are some. The main reason is, that there is no responsible person in charge for this blog platform in Microsoft Israel. This why, if your blog is popular and you have a respect to your blog visitors, you cannot host it here… Take a look...

Programming for Windows 7

יום ראשון, נובמבר 9, 2008

Well, Windows 7 is going to be released by the end of next year. This is great news, because it seemed, that Microsoft finally understand how to get the best of Windows Vista and make it to work not only on monster machines. It even works on new brandy my wife's pinky machine. And if it works there and my wife is happy with it, this OS going to be very impressive. But from the other...

Arabic and Hebrew languages bidirectional support for Silverlight 2.0 beta 2

יום חמישי, יולי 17, 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...

Microsoft future healthcare vision – boom, biga boom UX troubles…

יום שבת, יוני 7, 2008

About a week ago, Microsoft healthcare division put a lot of money into their future vision. The results are: cool SF promo, real big UX troubles. Let’s try to understand why Fellow young pre-diabetic girl runs somewhere in wide, while big physiologist brother is watching her on 15” e-paper monitor with big box for something over it. He also typing on rubber keyboard in his table. Good idea, especially if he has coffee, that can split to it. ...
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Converting FixedDocument (XPSDocument too) to FlowDocument

יום חמישי, אפריל 17, 2008

First of all, what’s the differences between FixedDocument and FlowDocument and why we can convert FlowDocument into FixedDocument easily but not vice verse? Let’s try to understand What is FixedDocument? FixedDocument is a host for portable, high fidelity, fixed-format document with read access for user text selection, keyboard navigation, and search (MSDN). Other words – it’s PDF :) Now seriously, when you write something really complicated and do not want it to mess, when you’ll send it to someone –...
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Networking (raw sockets) in Silverlight and WPF – messaging in general

יום שבת, מרץ 22, 2008

You, probably, know how to use raw sockets in WinForms. It's pretty the same in WPF, however it is very different (and limited) in Silverlight. Today, we'll create sample application in Silverlight, WPF and WinForm that sending and receiving updates via TCP as well as broadcasting it via UDP (singlecast and multicast). So let's start. First of all we'll create WinForms server, that should distribute updates. It knows what the time is it now and broadcasting the...

Building custom user control in Silverlight 2.0 + how to build code snippet for VS as bonus

יום שישי, מרץ 7, 2008

Do you remember, that we have "go-live" for Silverlight 2.0 and already have build machines configured? Now it's time to build your very own custom control. Today, we'll build Range Slider. What is range slider? Range slider is a control, that lets you input two values, typically an upper and a lower bound. Normal slider just lets you input one value. So, we have new behavior here, thus we'll have to build our own control without reusing...

RTFM – Not only software needs manual, kids need it too – How to care your child (visual instructions)

יום שישי, ינואר 25, 2008

For all my friends, become fathers and mothers within last couple of months. Please, read it before using your kids! All images are from Safe Baby Handling Tips (more fun stuff inside) by Running Press Books. Author's website There are more images here, we just waiting for author's authorization to publish it.
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Tafiti goes open source (well, actually, shared source under MS-PL)

יום רביעי, דצמבר 19, 2007

All those, how want to implement data visualization in Silverlight (as Tafiti does), can look into this CodePlex project and use it for your own. Notice, you can download, modify and, even, resell this code, due to fact, that it's under MS-PL shared source licence. Well done, Live team.
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WPF for developers from Dev. Academy 2 – recordings

יום שני, דצמבר 17, 2007

If you was unable to attend Developers Academy 2 and still want to see sessions there, you are more, then welcome to do it. Here link to the recording of my session. And here is the presentation. The quality of the recording is awful, as well as whole hosting site quality. It seemed like "Gisha Hadasha" has no QA and particle employed student to make sites. However, if you still want to see the screencasts of the sessions, go there. ...
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