Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

August, 2008

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    IE8 Beta 2 Links

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    Just gathering these together in one place before I go ahead and install myself... Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 for Windows XP Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 for Windows Server 2003 SP2 Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 for Windows Server 2003...
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    MultiScaleTileSource Demo Source Code

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    I've published the demo source for my Deep Zoom, MultiScaleTileSource and the Mandelbrot Set post to my site at http://mikeo.co.uk/cs/files/8/silverlight/entry43.aspx . I also made some changes to the colouring algorithm. Instead of using the simple "Escape...
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    More on Dynamically Loading ListView Templates

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    I got quite a few comments on my post on Dynamically Loading ListView Templates so rather than trying to paste code into a comment in reply, I thought I'd paste an update here. Specific issues raised were problems when databinding without a DataSource...
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    Deep Zoom, MultiScaleTileSource and the Mandelbrot Set

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    There are some changes to Deep Zoom in Silverlight 2 Beta 2 including a new XML based file format and the ability to dynamically generate Deep Zoom images by creating your own MultiScaleTileSource . MultiScaleTileSource is an abstract class with one method...
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    LINQ to JSON

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    One of the new features you'll see described (or mentioned) in various places about Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is "LINQ to JSON support". In my Vista Squad session last night I wanted to draw a comparison between DataContractJsonSerializer and LINQ...
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    Photosynth

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    Has just launched http://photosynth.net/Default.aspx . I know the technology's cool and the results can be amazing but I'm still struggling to see how I would *personally* use it. It's nice to enjoy the efforts of others though :-). Technorati Tags: photosynth
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    Hurrah! Just Passed MCP Exam 70-562

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    I must admit I'm pretty relieved as I would have suffered a bit of a ribbing in the office had I not passed Exam 70-562: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development . This is a relatively new exam and I was a little concerned when...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Install

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    As you probably know by now, we've released Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and the .NET Framework Service Pack 1 (as well as the recently released SQL Server 2008 ). I've posted the relevant download links below: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 ...
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    Wireless Networking - My Faith Hath Been Restored

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    I was at the end of my tether with wireless. I've been rebooting my router pretty much hourly for the last week or so. Not too big a deal - I don't live in a big house - but annoying all the same. What stopped me replacing the router was a belief that...
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    Join Us in Brighton for ReMix UK 08

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    If you haven't already done so, go take a browse at the agenda for ReMix UK , now published on the site. There are 4 tracks of 9 sessions as well as opening and closing keynotes. A key goal for me as a track owner was to ensure there was a structured...
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    Even More on Securing Entities in ASP.NET Dynamic Data

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    I should mention (as I failed to do so in my last post ) that some of the information (in particular the use of the location element) came from David Ebbo and his answers to questions in the forums. If you want to take things even further and implement...
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    More on Securing Entities in ASP.NET Dynamic Data

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    In the last post I talked about how to expose or hide specific tables in ASP.NET Dynamic Data. What if you want to this based on authorization rules, eg whether a user is authenticated or a member of a particular role. ASP.NET offers a powerful set of...
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    Securing Entities in ASP.NET Dynamic Data

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    This first post is about controlling which tables get exposed through Dynamic Data. It's important to remember you have complete control over this and there are essentially two approaches: The "demo friendly" approach (which you'll see me using...
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    Wacom Graphics Tablet

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    I got given an Expression branded Wacom CTE-440 graphics table a while back. I didn't really get on with it. Whatever drivers I installed also enabled a bunch of Tablet PC functionality that I didn't want and I struggled with the pen interface (fine on...
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    Am I the only person never to have owned a ZX Spectrum?

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    Richard Costall and Pete McGann (sorry, no link) of NxtGenUG have just released a beta version of the classic ZX Spectrum platform game "Manic Miner" . While I've obviously heard of Manic Miner (I've not been living in a cave all these years...
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    Selective Filtering in ASP.NET

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    I've been trying to help out a colleague, Bruce (I use the word colleague but Bruce is several rungs up the greasy pole from me) with his admirable desire to build an ASP.NET site to share his knowledge and experience about the Maldives with the world...
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