Entering the Blogosphere!
So I've entered the Blogosphere!
I've waited a while to start this blog because of “so much to do, so little time”, but I think there's a lot of value in this form of communication. I plan to use this blog for two main purposes:
1. Posting interesting “did you know?” information relevant to all .NET developers
2. Posting information specific to what I'm currently working on (architecting, coding, etc) in our Mere Mortals .NET Framework
Since I am a C# MVP, I decided to create this blog on msmvps.com...thanks to Susan Bradley for making this site available!
So, let's get to it...
I'm back in the office this week after spending the last week at a client's site in Philadelphia doing some C#/.NET training. I enjoy the entire training process...especially seeing the light bulb go on when a student “gets it”...I always show a humor clip at the beginning of each session to keep things lively...at this point I have a huge collection because students continually send me new clips. This was a particularly bright group of developers so we were able to dive in on some deeper .NET topics including creating your own custom events in .NET.
This week I'm back on track integrating Infragistics controls with our MM .NET Framework. In MM .NET we extend the standard .NET Windows and Web Forms controls in three main ways:
1. Automatic data binding
2. User/Role security
Because we implemented this functionality as different interfaces, we can add this same functionality to other third-party controls such as Infragistics by implementing the corresponding MM .NET interfaces.
Did You Know...
OK, here's our first tidbit...
To quickly change all font sizes in VS .NET (including the "unsettable" font sizes such as dialogs and menus), launch Visual Studio .NET from the Start | Run menu using the "/fs" option. For example:
devenv.exe /fs 14
VS .NET retains these font sizes until you set it back. For example:
devenv.exe /fs 11
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