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November, 2007

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    WPF weather reader user control

    Recently Ahmad, our test intern, created a WPF weather user control and it came out really nice. Take a look. The code is available on code plex .. The code also includes a sample which is demo desktop weather gadget using the usercontrol. The user control provides 2 dependency properties, IsMaximized and ShowMinimizeButton.... The first property decides whether to show the control in a minimal form just as the Vista weather gadget behaves in the sidebar. The second property decides whether to show the minimize button. In xaml, you need to reference the dll as follows xmlns:y="clr-namespace:WeatherReaderMVC;assembly=WeatherReaderMVC" ... <y:WeatherReaderUI Minimized="False" HideMinimizeButton="False"/> The setting...
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    Visual Studio 2008/.NET 3.5 shipped

    VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 has finally shipped... All the goodness is out of the beta phase :) To get a rundown of the new features take a look at Scottgu's post "If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can download your copy from the MSDN subscription site (note: some of the builds are just finishing being uploaded now - so check back later during the day if you don't see it yet). If you are a non-MSDN subscriber, you can download a 90-day free trial edition of Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite here . A 90-day trial edition of Visual Studio 2008 Professional (which will be a slightly smaller download) will be available next week. A 90-day free trial edition of Team Foundation Server can also be downloaded here . If you want to use the free Visual...
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    Translator incorporated in Blog

    Sometime back I had a post which mentioned that you could tranlsate the blog content using Live translator. Now the same feature is incorporated into the blog as a combobox at the top. All you need to do is select the language and you are redirected. This makes things less complicated. How do you do it... Simple.. Include the following script into your page <script type="text/javascript" src="http://translator.live.com/TranslatePageLink.aspx?pl=en"></script> and voila you have it :) Share this post
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