Pedro Silva's Blog

Development lead on Visual Studio Platform team focusing on the extensibility of Visual Studio.

April, 2009

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    Changing blog layout

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    Well, I tried using a prettier stylesheet layout for my blog, but it's not very good at should code. It doesn't use the screen real estate very well... Oh well, it was worth a shot. But, now I'm going back to a code-friendly layout.
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    A WPF Dialog Window

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    I’m continuing to work through learning more about WPF and XAML. I was trying a simple dialog and noticed that it didn’t look like typical Windows dialogs… for example, all WPF windows have an icon, but if you look at dialogs in most apps (and what WinForms...
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    Comic Sans typeface

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    Apparently there's quite an upheaval over the Comic Sans typeface... with folks even wishing to ban it (there's a Ban Comic Sans movement even). Though I think they could probably use a new hobby... :) Don't know, I've always kind of liked that font...
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    Low Bandwidth MSDN Pages

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    I just read over on Scott Hanselman's blog that there's a new low bandwidth view of MSDN pages . This is definitely cool and a much quicker way to load help content from MSDN. Check out this topic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.xml.xmlnode...
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    WPF LinkLabel

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    WPF doesn't have a built in LinkLabel control as you'd find in WinForms. But, I have found a couple of neat ways of doing one in WPF. The first was creating a new WPF control that derives from Label and then adds functionality to have it behave like a...
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    An old friend talking about Perf

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    I was just reading over some blogs and ran across a couple of interesting topics on usage and perf on an Immutable Collection in the .NET runtime. Turns out to have been written by an old friend and collegue - Jared . He's always written about some interesting...
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    Learning WPF

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    I'm finally starting down the path of learning WPF (yes, I know that I'm a little late to the party :). I've been meaning to start this for the last several months, and just haven't had time. I've been reading Adam Nathan's " WPF Unleashed " and have...
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    Happy Easter

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    Had a really good week talking with a lot of customers at our VSIP clinic. Met a lot of the folks extending Visual Studio in cool interesting ways. It did remind me how much I enjoy helping folks out with our products... Sometimes that gets a little lost...
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    VSIP Developer Clinic Next Week

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    There's a VSIP Developer Clinic here in Redmond next week (Mon-Wed). I'll be attending and looking forward to talking to some of our partners in the Visual Studio extenders community. Talking to customers is always fun. And, it will be interesting to...
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    Introducing VS Extension Manager

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    In case you missed it, Jason Zander posted a while back about the Visual Studio 2010 new look . In that post, were the first looks at the Visual Studio Extension Manager. This is a user experience that lets you find extensions to Visual Studio that have...
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    This Not Blogging Has Got to Stop

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    I've been busily working on Visual Studio 10 and haven't had much time for blogging. I know that's a pretty lame excuse, but it's the only one I have. Being a development lead I spend a lot of time in meetings, triaging bugs, and dealing with fires in...
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