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    The Double-Hop Problem

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    The double-hop problem will usually only be an issue to those of you who write some sort of web-based code (a web application or web service) that uses impersonation. As a .NET programmer I must confess I did not realise that impersonation was built into...
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    Writing a Silverlight Content Control

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    This article illustrates the writing of a Silverlight content control. If you’d rather just dive into the code and explore it yourself then it is available for download here: http://cid-136a36717e5d129c.skydrive.live.com/embedrow.aspx/Blog%20Files/CollapsiblePanel.zip...
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    Encrypting Configuration Settings in .NET 2.0

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    This article describes a utility called ProtectConfig that can be used to Encrypt/Decrypt .NET 2.0 configuration files using the ProtectSection ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.configuration.sectioninformation.protectsection.aspx ) API...
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    Using VisualTransition with a Silverlight Content Control

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    Note: The zip archive below has been updated after Silverlight 2 released to the web. For more details on the changes I made, see this post. This post is part of series that demonstrates how to write a Silverlight 2 content control. The first post...
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    Collapsible Panel Makes it to Silverlight 2 RTM

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    This was something that had been bothering me for a while. Silverlight 2 came out almost two months ago now and I still haven't had the time to go back and update CollapsiblePanel, my sample content control. To read more about CollapsiblePanel, go here...
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    Using Strongly Typed Classes to Generate Infopath Forms (Xsd.exe)

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    I’ve been working on a SharePoint 2007 project recently where part of a workflow involved generating a large number of Infopath forms in a SharePoint Infopath form library. Now one way (and arguably the more popular way) would have been to create an empty...
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    The WPF Starter Kit

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    Disclaimer: It has come to my attention that there is some confusion in the community regarding the "official status" of the WPF Starter Kit. I wanted to make it clear that this toolkit has come out of my and my team's efforts on a recent project and...
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    Consuming Feeds with the .NET Syndication API

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    One of the nicest (and very under-advertised) features to make it into .NET framework 3.5 was the new Syndication API ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.servicemodel.syndication.aspx ). The Syndication API provides .NET applications a great...
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    A Home for the Collapsible Panel

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    Phew! It's been a long time since my last post. I have no excuse. I've been a lazy bum and I know it. Well, getting married will do that to ya :) I have been using the Collapsible Panel control as a tool to demonstrate various Silverlight concepts over...
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    Automatic Change Notification for Your View Models

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    Note: If you’d rather just jump into the code the sample that goes with this post is here: One of the features in WPF Starter Kit ( http://wpfstarterkit.codeplex.com ) that I am very proud of is the automatic change notification functionality. While implementing...
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    WPF Starter Kit: Automatic Change Notification on View Models

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    As a little new year gift to myself, I thought I'd check in a change I've been working on for the WPF Starter Kit for some time now. In a nutshell, the WPF Starter Kit ( http://wpfstarterkit.codeplex.com ) is a great way to get started building Model...
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    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

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    This is a bit of a "Did you know?" post but I was unaware of this and figured there would be other people who could use this little tip. I was recently working on a project where I needed to write a search feature. I decided to go with SQL Server's brilliant...
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    MOSS: Using the List Web Service to Rename a File

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    Right, so I ran into an interesting problem recently. I needed to rename a bunch of files in a document library we have on our team’s MOSS site. Problem is, this is a lot of documents. So I figured I’d use MOSS’s web services to do it. Now in MOSS, a...
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    Proxying Cross-domain Web Requests in Silverlight

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    If you want to get straight to the code, you can find it here: I was going to think of a clever title for this post, but then I realized that I’d really rather prefer that people be able to find this post when they’re looking for a solution...
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    Building Great Looking Mobile Applications

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    Today at Tech Ed I’ll be trying out something interesting. Instead of speaking on a particular technology area, I’ll be talking about building great looking applications for Windows Mobile. I won’t bother doing a full blown post about this because most...
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    Windows Mobile 6.5 Emulator Available

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    The developer kit for Windows Mobile 6.5 (including documentation) is now up here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=20686a1d-97a8-4f80-bc6a-ae010e085a6e . You might remember me talking about this at the Tech...
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    Preloading Content for Your Silverlight Applications and Web Parts

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    I’ve been studying up on Sharepoint 2010 recently and one of the great things about it is the extensive use of AJAX and Silverlight in the new version. Combine that with the huge improvements in the development environment on Sharepoint 2010 (F5 development...
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    Cannon PI

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    Heh. This could be a lot of fun. I’m looking out for the first episode. 50 points to whoever can tell me who the Some Guy playing Higgins is :)
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    Assigning a Name to a Silverlight Element

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    I answered this in a comment earlier today but I figured this was something that deserved a post of its own. There seems to be some confusion around how to set the name (x:Name in XAML) of a Silverlight object in code. Here's how it's done: object...
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    Windows XP Service Pack 3 released

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    Windows XP Service Pack 3 was released to manufacturing on April 21st. An overview of the contents of this service pack is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68c48dad-bc34-40be-8d85-6bb4f56f5110&displaylang=en...
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    Phew! It's Been a Busy Month

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    It's been a busy time here in Arunjeetland. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I was working on two projects simultaneously. As I was doing that I had an interesting realization. It's easier to do multiple projects if they're on the same technology. The...
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    Silverlight 2: So Close I Can Taste It

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    No doubt many of you have heard that Silverlight 2 RC0 just debuted. There's loads of bug fixes here since Silverlight 2 Beta 2 and some breaking changes as well. Unlike the breaking changes document from Beta 1 to Beta 2 (which was 80 odd pages) this...
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    Paste As Text 1.0

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    Hurrah! My first project on codeplex. It's here: http://www.codeplex.com/PasteAsText . Paste As Text is actually a very simple tool to solve a very simple problem. I've actually been using it for a good 3 months now and it worked out great for me. I thought...
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    Windows Mobile Power Savers

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    I love my Windows Mobile phone. I still can't help but be surprised at how much I've come to rely on it. I've gotten used to flagging email on my phone so that I can read it later. I don't have to face a barrage of unread email messages everytime I sync...
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    TechReady 5

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    So I've finally managed to see America. TechReady 5 is a twice yearly technical readiness event that Microsoft runs for employees. What is great about this event is that it rings together people in the field (like me) who are trying to sell/implement...
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