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...

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 ...
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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...

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...

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...
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Quick WPF Tip: How to bind to WPF application resources and settings?

יום שלישי, אפריל 22, 2008

You, probable know, that you can save application resources and settings within handy classes Settings and Properties, provided by Visual Studio code generator. Just put your values, set the usage scope and all you have to do is to save it upon request. This feature is really useful and great time saver. But how to use it from WPF? Visual Studio do not know to create Dependency Objects for setting and resource… Following the sample of...
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Localization fix for SAP ES Explorer for Visual Studio

יום חמישי, מרץ 13, 2008

A couple of days ago, new great product was released by SAP together with Microsoft. It named SAP Enterprise Services Explorer for Microsoft .NET (you can download sneak preview for free). It come to exchange SAP.NET Connector and enables to use SAP Enterprise Services as regular Web references or WCF services. This product still in beta, however there is already major issue - it does not work in localized version of Visual Studio. Neither 2005 nor 2008. Why this happens?...
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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...

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...