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...

.NET 3.5 SP1 is RTM and available for download

יום שני, אוגוסט 11, 2008

For all those who asked, .NET 3.5 SP1 is final and available for download. What’s inside? ASP.NET Dynamic data Core improvements for CLR A lot of performance improvements in WPF ClickOnce enhancements ADO.NET with Data Services and Entity Framework LINQ2SQL and Data Provider for SQL Server 2008, that was released last week WCF with easier DataContract serialization...

Silverlight accessibility and CEO support for beta 2

יום רביעי, יוני 4, 2008

Yesterday, beta 2 of Silverlight was officially announced in TechEd Orlando. There are a lot of interesting changes. One of most significant changes, I want to notice and accessibility support in Silverlight. See yourself (if you do not know what this image about, see this post) What should you do in order this to happen? Absolutely nothing. This is build in feature in Silverlight 2.0 b2. It’s not like WPF, where you should use Automation namespace boundary....
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WordML to FlowDocument – how to convert docx files to WPF FlowDocument

יום שלישי, אפריל 22, 2008

Recently we spoke about converting XPS files and FixedDocuments to FlowDocuments. It works, but there are lot of problems, due to fact, that FixedDocument (or XPS/PDF document) has less information, then the original file. Those files are, actually, printout of the original document. Also we know how to use Windows Vista Preview Handler to view original MS Office files inside WPF application. So why not to work with the originals? Why not to convert Microsoft Office document into FlowDocument and then...
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Parallel programming? Well, it’s all about CPU affinity or how to set processor affinity in WPF

יום שני, אפריל 14, 2008

Parallel computing is very cool technology, that makes you able to leverage tasks between processors in your system. Today it’s already impossible to buy single processor computer – when you’ll buy new PC, you’ll probably get dual core CPU at least. Today we’ll speak about how to manage affinities of tasks between CPUs in your system. For this purpose we’ll create a small game, named CoreWars. So, let’s the show begin. What we want to do? Simple...
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Quick FAQ: How to use “With…End With” VB statement in C#?

יום חמישי, מרץ 27, 2008

Q: With…End With VB (.NET) also statement is very handy time saver. It makes you able to initialize properties of the object within one statement. Is there equivalent for this “With…End With” statement in C#? Dim myObj As New MyObj() With myObj     .OneProperty = "Hello"     .AnotherProperty = 2008     .YetOtherProperty = "World" ...
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Some new post-mix downloads

יום שלישי, מרץ 11, 2008

Today is download day at MSDN. There are some very interesting things published. New release of Windows SDK (new classes for WPF 3.5, bugs fixes, and enhanced support for Windows Server 2008, including speech, error reporting and UAC). Download it here. For more information, visit SDK blogWindows XP SP3 RC2 (it's not final release), but if you want to try it (not in production environment) download it here. As well as if you are ready to harm your system. Give a...

How to: High performance graphics in WPF

יום ראשון, מרץ 2, 2008

Microsoft DPE: "WPF is ever best super performance oriented technology for creating hyper multi point graphs, using parallelism and huge in-memory persistence vector scrounged math distributed calculations... And ever more with branded new Microsoft Windows Vista 7. Client: Errr, well.... Let's try to apply it for our VB program... DPE: You can easily do it yourself, but it'd be better to call someone from Microsoft Consulting Services. Client: Let it be... MCS: Well. It's too huge for WPF to scale... WPF uses a retained rendering...
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