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  • Marcelo's WebLog

    Geek Fuel

    Yes, I'll admit it - my work is so fun, I will work until I drop unless I have some commitment I absolutely need to attend to. And so most cleaning up around the house is left for the weekend, and here I am, about to throw away a Starbucks 'Make It Your...
  • Rick Byers

    Run-time exception checking

    One of our partners asked us how a .NET program can tell what the currently active “try” blocks are on the stack. This seemed like a dubious thing to want to do, but regardless a colleague of mine whipped up some sample code that uses the StackTrace class...
  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    Proposed MDEC Australia Agenda

    We're well into the planning phases for MDEC2005 in Melbourne (June 20) and Sydney (June 22). Here's almost the final agenda for the day. What I'd like is a sanity check. Have I missed anything obvious, is there too much of anything? Feedback apprectaied...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Man dies from online addiction

    This is most bizarre and very sad. A 'new media' 54-year-old addict, unable to take a rest from his online world, has died from from starvation. For the seven weeks prior to his death, he posted comments into one forum or another on an average of...
  • dougturn's WebLog

    Code Camp in Charlotte seems to be going quite well

    Many thanks to the volunteers who are keeping things going smoothly. So far, I've seen great presentations by Todd Fine (Avalon), Chris Williams (GDI Plus), and this great presenter named Doug something ;-) ;-). There are a ton of great presentations...
  • Tales from the Smart Client


    I really enjoyed reading Mr. Hewitt's notes on Boxely , the new UI toolkit being used for AIM. The thought process he went through designing Boxely is very reminiscent of parts of my history with Avalon/XAML development. Like me, Joe is in the anti-CSS...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    XAML comments by Mr. Clifton

    • 0 Comments His comments are right on, a sensible end note to the more confrontationl tone of the thread he refers to. We struggled for a long time over somewhat conflicting visions of XAML: as a declarative...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Announcing the New York City Code Camp!

    I am happy to announce that New York City will host its very first Code Camp on June 25, 2005 at the Microsoft Office. I understand that the final details are being worked out and there will be a call for speakers and registration information shortly...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Automating the hosting application using IronPython

    With the code below I could host an Avalon TextBox in my application, type Python expressions and see the results. What I still could not do (when I first finished the code) was execute code back in my application. I needed to give the Python code an...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Further fun hosting IronPython

    When I first got my Python host working, I could type expressions and they would run...but I couldn't see the output. I had to dig a little bit, but found that Python was sending its output to sys.stdout, which at startup is set to a PythonFile wrapping...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Hosting Python in an Avalon TextBox

    The PythonProcessor class from my last post is designed to be hosted in an GUI text editor. I used an Avalon TextBox, as so: namespace AddInConsole { using System; using System.Globalization; using System.IO; using System.Text; using System.Windows;...
  • Inside Architecture

    Feature Driven Development vs. Traditional Project Planning, part deux

    An analysis of why Feature Driven Development works better than traditional work breakdown structure project planning when creating a software project schedule....
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