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    WPF Workshop

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    Here are the slides and demos to my workshop on Windows Presentation Foundation. You'll find information and demos attached for the following topics: XAML Basics Dependency Objects & Routed Events Layout Panels Controls Styles...
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    LINQ-to-SQL Part 1: "Let me teach you English!"

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    When using LINQ to SQL you need to create a DBML diagram! The first step to start with, is clicking "Add New Item". The item type is now called "LINQ to SQL Classes" in Beta 2 of VS 2008: Within the diagram designer you can drag tables from the...
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    Silverlight 1.1 updates on Vista Gadgets

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    In my previous post I wrote about "Transparent Silverlight Sidebar Gadgets"! Now a reader sent me a comment about the new Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh, and the gadget not working there. So I updated the example and replaced the Silverlight.js files with...
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    LINQ to SQL - "Problem" with converted projects

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    Recently I converted an existing project to Visual Studio 2008. As I wanted to build a simple data access layer, I tried to add a LINQ-to-SQL (DMBL) file. Seems like there's something missing here..!! No LINQ-to-SQL file! So I tried adding a new (native...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Custom Shell

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    With Visual Studio 2008 you can use the IDE as environment for your custom applications! Basically there are two types of modes to use the VS 2008 Custom Shell: Integrated Mode: With integrated mode you merge your application into Visual Studio. You can...
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    Visual Studio 2008 ("Orcas") problems with .NET Configuration MMC Snap-In

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    I've heard of problems with Visual Studio "Orcas" - now Visual Studio 2008 Beta 1 and March CTP installed together with VS 2005. After running the setup of Visual Studio 2008 users had problems opening the .NET Framework configuration MMC snap-in out...
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    Vista Search for Developers

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    As for Vista the Windows Desktop search is now fully integrated into the OS, there are several ways to take advantage of it: a) Plugin your data sources into the searchindex Vista search is capable of searching all kinds of file formats and storage...
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    UAC with .NET in Visual Studio 2008

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    Last time I showed you how to integrate an application manifest in to your project for UAC purposes via post-build actions. As this doesn't seem like the straightest way to do this (not just to me), Visual Studio 2008 will come with new support for...
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    VISTA User Account Control with .NET

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    Before moving over to Silverlight I'll spend one last time to post some additional experiences I've had with Windows Vista Development. In this "mini-series" I'm gonna start with clearly the most well-known, most prominent and most feared features...
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    Transparent Silverlight Sidebar Gadget

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    To prove the use of Silverlight in Vista Sidebar Gadgets, I recently created a really simple, but good looking ;-) Sidebar Gadget with a Silverlight App embedded! Here is what it looks like: Don't bother about the pink animal watch ;-) The gadget...
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    Vista API Demos with C#

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    Last week I was "On-Tour" at local Usergroups in Vorarlberg (Dornbirn) and Tyrol (Innsbruck). I did one of my last presentations of Windows Vista Development! (Meaning NOT .NET 3.0, but unmanaged APIs, like those already posted on my blog). Thanks...
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    Goodbye ApplicationException!

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    While researching on Visual Studio Static Code Analysis topics I came over blog posts by Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina (who wrote the Framework Design Guidelines )! The both ask developers to stop using ApplicationException as a base class for...
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    Problems with Visual Studio 2005 SP1 on Windows 2003 Server

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    Lately I tried to install VS 2005 Service Pack 1 on a Windows 2003 Server via Windows Update. Unfortunately I ran into an error: Installation failed - 0x64C After searching several forum threads I found out the simple solution for the problem - inserting...
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    Workflow Foundation Basics Slides

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    Last month I did a basic session on Windows Workflow Foundation at the Global Knowledge .NET Takeoff event! Here are the slides, for everyone, who is interested!
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    UAC Elevation for MSI Packages

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    It has been serveral times now, that I tried to install an MSI package and occurred some strange error! The reason for this... yes Vista User Account Control! Unfortunately MSI Packages do not elevate automatically, and it's also hard to elevate them...
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    WPF/E is now called Microsoft Silverlight - sequel to my BigDays session

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    Those of you, who visited my session on Windows Presentation Foundation, hopefully remember speaking about WPF/E - a lightweight XAML based technology for developing interactive webapplications. As I mentioned in my speech, Windows Presentation Foundation...
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    BigDays Demos and Links

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    Yesterday was the final spurt of our Big>Days 2007 Roadshow! One day of sessions in Vienna's "Austria Convention Center"! At the same time as our conference, there were official exams for financial inspectors - which resulted in a funny incident: As...
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    Clean Up the Vista Networks

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    In my last post I wrote about the Vista Network List Manager! If you ran the sample, I attached you might see a lot of "old" networks still stored on your machine! (like some WLANs at hotels, ...) I was wondering how to clean up the list of networks and...
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    Vista Network List Manager

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    Another new feature I came across is called "Network List Manager"! This new COM Type Library allows you to enumerate all available networks or network interfaces and read or even write extended properties of those. To use the new API, you need...
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    Vista Command Link Control with C# / Windows Forms

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    How to write a wrapper control for Windows Vista command links in Windows Forms / C#....
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    [Update] Big>Days 2007

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    Hi! Last week we tested our session in a 5pm - 11pm rehearsal.. Unfortunately we've found out: it is far too long. Unless you don't care spending > 2 hours we should shorten it up a little. So here's the plan: I threw out the UI and UAC stuff (I...
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    SQL Server User Provisioning Tool for Vista

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    After installing SQL Server 2005 or Express on Windows Vista you may have noticed, that your user accounts (even though being in the local computer's administrators group) are not allowed to connect to the SQL Server. Which is bad if you're not running...
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    Vista APIs - Concepts and Big>Days Preview

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    Last week I’ve been doing a lot of research for my Vista-development session at our local Big>Days conference. When speaking about “Vista development” you can split up the possibilities into two parts: Either managed APIs or unmanaged. Yes :-) although...
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    My first contact with the Windows Vista Package

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    Although I've installed the Vista Beta on my first day at Microsoft and upgraded it continuously up to RTM, it took me until today (the official start of Vista sale) to get a real package into my hands! (the bad news.. it doesn't belong to me..) Here...
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    GreetingsBuilder

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    Well.. just read / execute this.. What more do I need to say?! By the way.. Sorry for the missing comments :-)...
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