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December, 2008

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    MEF for Loading themes/resourceDictionaries

    Hmm... One more acronym to remember :).. "The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is a new library in .NET that enables greater reuse of applications and components. Using MEF, .NET applications can make the shift from being statically compiled to dynamically composed. If you are building extensible applications, extensible frameworks and application extensions, then MEF is for you." - MEF Site MEF is a relatively new project which is still in development (alpha release) and looks very promising Was catching up with the blogs and articles online and Rudi's post of the use of MEF for loading themes caught my eye... Nice good read... Take a peek :) Share this post
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    WPF Test Helper Library

    Testing your application is a critical part of the development lifecycle. However, as part of testing we often reinvent the wheel when it comes to helpers. How many of you out there have written file, input, and so forth helper classes. We realized this and decided to put out an open source project that delivers quality helper classes that would work out of the box. We have started out with a small set of API's for now but plan to expand it further. Currently we support the following helpers Commandline parsing API Input API UIA Utility API Visual Verification API WPF Dispatcher Where do you get it: http://www.codeplex.com/TestApi You also get documentation of the APIs and a sample...
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    Translation bot for Messenger

    Did you know about it. I tried it out today and it works pretty well. All you need to do is add mtbot@hotmail.com as one of your contacts. Start the conversation with the bot and it asks for the source and target language and from then on you have a translator bot doing the translation. Current languages supported: English to/from: Arabic Chinese Simplified Chinese Traditional Dutch French German Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Russian (RUS->ENU only) Spanish Chinese Simplified <-> Chinese Traditional For more info click here Share this post
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