• Michael Hopcroft

    Building a traffic signal with Christmas lights

    It started out as a simple project. My children had become interested in basic electrical circuits so I bought them some LEDs , batteries, wire, and solderless breadboard to play around with. I soon found that these components weren't ideal for a number...
  • Michael Hopcroft

    Save the date for PDC '07

    Microsoft has just announced that the next Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be October 2-5, 2007 in Los Angeles, with two days of pre-conference on September 30 and October 1. The last two PDCs were fantastic and this one is likely to be...
  • Michael Hopcroft

    Implicit and Explicit Interface Implementations

    As I was putting together a post on IEnumerable and IEnumerator I was reminded of the subtleties of implicit and explicit interface implementations. C# does not support multiple inheritance, but a class has the option of implementing one or more interfaces...
  • Michael Hopcroft

    MSDN Community Content

    MSDN recently added Wiki functionality to the portion of the site dealing with Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0. This already looks like it is going to be a great resource - at the time of this post, there were almost 1000 topics with Community...
  • Michael Hopcroft

    Home Automation Part 2 – Making Basic Measurements

      In the previous installment I described my decision to build a temperature and humidity sensor network using modules from . The heart of the system is the Link45 which connects the PC’s serial port to the sensor network and provides...
  • Michael Hopcroft

    MSDN Online Chat: LINQ to SQL

    Members of the C# team will be hosting an online chat session about LINQ to SQL on Tuesday, December 12, 2006. Here's the description: The LINQ Project is a codename for a set of extensions to the .NET Framework that encompass language-integrated query...
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