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    C# Soup To Nuts: Delegates and Events

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    Today is Lucky Part 13 of my C# Soup To Nuts webcast series. We'll be talking about Delegates and Events . When you right applications that need to be flexible, nothing is more flexible than Delegates. Join this webcast in see what I'm talking about and...
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    Some guys have all the cool toys!

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    Last night, I was invited down to Lousiville, Kentucky to the UPS Air Hub. I got to fly the UPS Airbus 300 Flight Simulator. All I can say is, "What an experience!" Don St. Esprit gave us a great tour of the facility, and all the simulators (they have...
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    Very Interesting Reaction

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    So, the other day, I blogged about how I felt about the proposed tax increase for General Aviation Pilots. Interestingly enough, not a single person responded to that post. However, I've received numerous responses from other channels. Some people...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Exception Handling

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    Wow... after a great week out in Seattle, I'm back. I've learned a lot and will be developing some new content around WPF and WPF/E in the future, but for now, it's back to C# Soup To Nuts . This week, I will be talking about C# Exception Handling...
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    Fair Taxes?

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    Ok, I have to spout off here. CNN is running an article about the White House's new funding plan proposal for the air traffic control system. However, the numbers, provided by the White House, are incomplete, at best. They state that 11% of traffic...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Creating and Manipulating Strings

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    Today is week 11 of my C# Soup To Nuts webcast series. I'll be talking about strings today. Strings can do many wonderful things... mostly, working with text. We will learn about how to build strings, use them and some of the pitfalls and obstacles we...
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    C# Soup To Nuts Webcast Links

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    And here is all the C# Soup To Nuts webcasts so far. (Note, the last 5 haven't occured yet, but you can register for them.) Bill 11/13/2006 - Introduction to C# Join me in this webcast where I kick off an introduction to Microsoft's Newest...
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    ASP.NET Soup To Nuts Webcast Links

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    For all of you who are looking, here's a list of all the ASP.NET Soup To Nuts Webcast Links 11/7/2005 - HTML Basics The first webcast in this series introduces the concepts behind the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). HTML is a powerful tool that...
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    My little server is down!!!

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    Hey All, ASPSoupToNuts.com and CSharpSoupToNuts.com are both down right now. Comcast purchased my local internet provider (which has always allowed me to host at home) and blew away my inbound connections. I'm currently moving the site to a public...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Arrays and Collections

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    Wow... Part 10 already. Today's C# Soup To Nuts webcast is all about Arrays and Collections . We will begin by introducing the concepts of arrays and what they're used for. We'll then move into more advanced arrays and learn about multi dimensional arrays...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Basic Debugging

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    Wow... already at part 9. Whew... time sure flies. Well, here it is, the Basic Debugging session of my C# Soup To Nuts webcast series. Today, we're going to be learning about how Visual Studio allows us to look at how our application is running from...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Operator Basics

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    Well, welcome back to my C# Soup To Nuts webcast series. In Today's installment , we'll be talking about Operator Basics . We're going to cover the very basics of what an operator is... and we'll look at how to use several different ones. We will then...
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    Pssst. Hey Buddy, want a free copy of Office 2007?

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    I've got one for you. All you have to do is attend one of my upcoming MSDN Events. Go to http://www.msdnevents.com and register. Then, come see me talk about Vista and Office. When you're done, you will have everything you need to build better applications...
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    C# Soup to Nuts: Classes and Objects

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    Well, here it is, already for Part 7 of my C# Soup To Nuts webcast series. Today, I'll be talking about Classes and Objects . Classes are the blueprints for objects that we use in C#. Objects are the actual "data containers" and "functional containers...
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    iRobot introduces a new robot!!!

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    Wow. Today at CES, iRobot introduced a new robot platform. I've already ordered one and I'm going to use it with Microsoft Robotics Studio to see what I can do. Anyway, it's called the "iRobot Create." It's basically their standard Roomba style...
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    Merry Christmas!

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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holdiays! I hope you have a wonderful Holiday and wish you all the best. Bill
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Branching and Looping Webcast is Today!

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    Well, week 6 (of 22) of my C# Soup To Nuts webcast series and we're talking about Branching and Looping in C#. This is a webcast series that I've been putting on for all of you who are new to C#. In this session, we'll discuss the various ways your program...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Language Fundamentals

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    Well, week #5 of my C# Soup To Nuts webcast series is here already. Today , I will be talking about C# Language Fundamentals. Specificially, I will be talking about Types, Variables, Constants, Statements and Expressions. Whew... that was a mouthful,...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Program Structure

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    Well, here it is. Already Week #4 in my C# Soup To Nuts series. Today's session is all about C# Program Structure . Not just the coding techniques, but also how a C# program is organized and how it fits into the .NET Framework as a whole. We will learn...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Class Libraries

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    Well, Today's session in the C# Soup To Nuts series is all about Class Libraries. What they are, how they're organized and why they're there to begin with. We will explore the System Namespace, the various sub System.* Namespaces and even get in to...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Visual C# 2005 Express Edition

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    Well... we're at week two and in Today's webcast , I'll introduce you to Visual C# 2005 Express Edition . A free download that we will be using for the rest of this entire webcast series. "C# Express" as I will call it, is a tool for building applications...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Introduction to C# Begins Today

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    Well... it's been a while in the making, but Today is finally the first day of my 22 part webcast series, " C# Soup To Nuts ." In Today's session, I will introduce you to what C# is and what kinds of applications you can write with it. You'll get to...
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    Windows Communication Foundation Webcast On Monday, October 2nd

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    So, you want to learn a little more about WCF? Then attend my upcoming webcast on Monday, the 2nd. In this webcast , I will extend on the knowledge we learned from our Live events and dig a little deaper into the Windows Communication Foundation. We...
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    Getting ready for Q2 Content

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    Well, folks, it's that time again. We've got another quarter of exciting content coming up. And I get to be the first to deliver it in Grand Rapids on the 3rd and Ann Arbor on the 5th ! We'll be talking about 3 great new topics. Here are the details...
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    XNA Game Studio Express

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    I have to start of by saying I haven't written a really compelling game in a long time. The last time I wrote a game was in 1997 in a competition with one of my buddies. It was a chess game He was going to write in C++ and I was going to write it in VB...
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