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 http://khason.net/ (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...

Silverlight Bidi Controls Library RC0 and movement from Beta 2 to RC0

יום ראשון, אוקטובר 5, 2008

Finally, I got free minute to convert Silverlight BiDi controls from Silverlight beta 2 to RC0 (you can download SL rc0 tools for VS2008 here) and as usual some breaking changes (the full list is here) Calendar and DatePicker moved from System.Windows.Controls.Extended into System.Windows.Controls – Extended namespace is now deprecated. CalendarButton is not inside System.Windows.Controls.Primitives TypeConverter.CanConvertFrom(Type sourceType) was changed and now it has new first parameter ITypeDescriptorContext context ...
5 תגובות

Visual Studio snippet designer

יום שני, ספטמבר 22, 2008

Chicks love CodePlex as well as Microsoft loves it too and today they release extremely useful tool, that was internal for more, then three years. It named: “Visual Studio Snippet Designer”. As you can, probably, understand. This tools is used to create and manage VS time savers - snippet files (introduced in VS2005) This is great tool, that will help you a lot to save your time during regular everyday development. Any other...

.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...

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="http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/tamir/archive/2008/07/17/arabic-and-hebrew-languages-bidirectional-support-for-silverlight-2-0-beta-2.aspx">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...

Silverlight controls library has been upgraded to Beta 2

יום ראשון, יוני 15, 2008

Finally this weekend I got  a time to upgrade one of my OpenUp submissions, Silverlight controls library to work with Silverlight 2.0 beta 2. It was very interesting to track changes between developer’s (beta 1) and production (beta 2) go-live licenses. Let’s try to understand what has need changed. Syntax of DependencyProperty registration. Now instead of DependencyProperty.Register(name, propertyType,ownerType,propertyChangedCallback) you should use DependencyProperty.Register(name, propertyType,ownerType,typeMetadata), which, actually receives only one parameter in constructor – propertyChangedCallback. This make Silverlight to...
2 תגובות

Action required: Smart client users group

יום חמישי, מאי 22, 2008

Recently I browsed INETA to seek for some group and was really surprising. There is no Smart Client user group registered there. Maybe there is a reason? Let’s understand what Smart Client is? According wikipedia, the term "Smart Client" is meant to refer to simultaneously capturing the benefits of a "thin client" (zero-install, auto-update) and a "fat client" (high performance, high productivity). However, I think, that this term is much wider. It is not only thin-fat client application, it’s...

What’s new in MSDN Downloads?

יום שלישי, מאי 20, 2008

Just look how many new releases those days in MSDN Download web site. Virtual PC 2007 SP1 – download and release notes Scriptomatic 2.0 - download (uses PowerShell 1.0) Windows PowerShell V2 CTP2 - download Office Live Update 1.1 - download .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 beta – download Visual Studio 2008 SP1 beta - download Microsoft Expression Blend 2.5...
2 תגובות

XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP is now available!

יום רביעי, מאי 7, 2008

Do you want to build XNA games for Zune? Do you want to do in from Visual Studio 2008, rather, then from Visual Studio 2005? Download new technology preview of XNA Game Studio. Currently you cannot build games for XBox with XNA GS 3.0 – only for Zune and PC? What does it mean? Actually nothing, but worth a try. Also, you can see in my blog what you can do with it. Where to get it? From XNA Creators...
3 תגובות