The Brain Dump

My brain poured out on paper (or so to speak)

March, 2009

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    Live fx Helper Class

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    Everyone seems to have their own Live fx helper class. I use one myself to cleanup the sample code that I build to demonstrate functionality or to reproduce reported problems. In the past in the forums I’ve just put a little caveat into discussion to...
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    Live Framework now supports the Windows Live ID Client SDK!

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    Until now. if you were building a .NET client application for Live Framework you had to ask the use for his username and password and use that to log in on his behalf. In general its bad form to need to expose the credentials to anyone except the authentication...
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    LINQing to the Live Framework (or “CreateQuery vs Entries”)

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    There are two possible different ways to query in the Live Framework if you are using the .NET or Silverlight Toolkits. They look very similar but behave differently. Let’s say we want to find all the Mesh Objects which start with the letter ‘M’ and...
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    Feeling a bit loopy

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    A looping construct is one that is often requested in the Live Framework forum discussions regarding scripting. With the latest release you can now perform loops and iterate over collections in resource scripts. In the following example we will walk through...
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    Moving from local LOE to local LOE

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    How Do I Ensure My Mesh Object Is Available Everywhere I Need It? Let’s say you have a scenario in which you have a regular WPF client application which is going to create and manage its own mesh objects in the local Live Operating Environment (LOE...
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    Local LOE and Fiddler woe

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    Fiddler and the Live fx Resource Browser are the dynamic duo that debug my Live Framework applications. Recently I started doing some things that were specific to the local Live Operating Environment (LOE) and  Fiddler doesn’t do that by default...
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    Theme change!

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    Just changed the them on the blog. Not because I like the new one, but purely because I have some posts coming up which can’t display properly. Long method signatures and fancy LINQ queries tend to get cut off and don’t fit will in a confined space. For...
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    I’m just async. Yes, I’m only async.

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    Some people have noticed (especially those who read the release notes ) that the new Live Framework April CTP removed all the synchronous methods from the Silverlight MEWA library. Sometimes when big changes happen, I like to cull internal email discussions...
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    Release the hounds!

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    Up on http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/LiveFramework we have released 6 new code samples including Office add-ins and code in PHP and IronPython! You may read the announcement or go straight to the goodies .
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    Building a better library through blog conversations

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    In my helper library post Jamie Thompson rightly points out that the MeshObject helper doesn’t help that much in a MEWA since you primarily use the MeshApplicationService instead. So he added a few methods to extend the pattern to the MEWAs . Thx Jamie...
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    Live Framework Update!

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    As noted on the Live Framework Blog , the Live Framework team has released the April 2009 CTP update for the Live Framework.  This update includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and improved functionality. For the details on what's new, see...
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