The next Augusta Developers Guild meeting will be held on Thursday, May 29th, 2008 at 6PM at Augusta State University. Karl Shifflett will be presenting Mole Visualizer For Visual Studio. Please RSVP so we know how much food to order. More information is available at our website http://www.augustadevelopers.org.

Meeting Summary
When: Thursday, May 29th, 2008 @ 6PM
Where: Augusta State University, University Hall, Room 170 ( Directions )
Who: Karl Shifflett

Agenda
6:00 Food and Networking
6:20 Announcements and Sponsors
6:30 Presentation
8:00 Closing and Giveaways

Topic - Mole Visualizer For Visual Studio
The Mole Visualizer For Visual Studio has taken the developer community by storm. It has been written up on major developer blogs all over the world including several at Microsoft. It has been downloaded by tens of thousands of developers worldwide.

This presentation will cover using Mole on WPF, WinForms, ASP.NET, WCF and WF Visual Studio project types.  Mole is a very complex Visual Studio Visualizer designed to not only allow the developer to view objects or data, but to also allow the developer to drill into properties of those objects.  Mole allows unlimited drilling into objects and sub-objects.  When Mole finds an IEnumerable object, the data can be viewed in a DataGridView or in the properties grid.  Mole easily handles collections that contain multiple types of data. Mole also allows the developer to view non-public fields of all these same objects.  Depending on the type of object you are visualizing you can view properties, fields, IEnumerable collection data, an image of the data/control, and run-time XAML.  Mole also allows editing of displayed properties, including properties in the heap.

Presenter - Karl Shifflett
Karl is a software architect, Microsoft MVP, Code Project MVP and MCAD from Charlotte, North Carolina. He has been designing & developing business applications since 1989 and transitioned to .NET in March of 2003. In April of 2007 he joined the list of WPF and Microsoft Expression fanatics & evangelists. Currently working on new full featured City Government and Utility Billing WPF product.  Karl is an exciting and enthusiastic speaker who is a regular at the Enterprise Developers Guild events, Raleigh Code Camps and has presented in Columbia and Charleston SC. He is a member of Team Mole that delivered Mole Visualizer For Visual Studio to the world. His blog:  http://karlshifflett.wordpress.com