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Nederlandse CodeCamp 2009
Op 21 november 2009 organiseren de SDN , Stichting dotNed en VBcentral samen het derde Nederlandse Code Camp . Dit is een dag lang met code, code sharing, freaking en gezellig samenzijn. Een evenement door ontwikkelaars, voor ontwikkelaars. De regie ligt...

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Want to download all MIX sessions?
Then you should check Mike Swanson’s blog post here . He has two batch files, the first downloads all MIX session recordings with in the format you like, the second renames them so it is easier to make sense of all the media file names. If you just want...

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Software Development Event march 30th
Just one week to go to the next Software Development Event. The schedule with all the sessions is looking good. But this time there is even more! We will have a Microsoft Surface machine somewhere in the common area for people to try our. And if you have...

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Looking back at the MVP Summit
Last week lots of MVP, myself included, where in Redmond visiting Microsoft on our yearly MVP pilgrimage. The MVP Summit is always a great event. Not only do we get to talk to the MS team members who actually design and build all the software we love...

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Presenting at VB Central
Next week, on march 10th, I will be doing a presentation on getting started with WCF at the VB Central user group in the Netherlands. Its a free event so if you are in the neighborhood feel free to drop by. They do ask you register beforehand. Besides...

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Patterns & Practices release Prism version 2
The Patterns & Practices group at Microsoft have just released Prism version 2. I am pretty exited about this because Prism version 2 supports both WPF and Silverlight. And as it makes extensive use of the Model - View - ViewModel amongst other design...

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Data validation - Silverlight versus WPF
When I am creating business applications validating the data in business objects, and displaying any errors, is always a big deal. Even though WPF and Silverlight both use XAML and support data binding the default way to display errors is quite different...

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WrapPanel in ListBox revisited
Last week logged about using a WrapPanel in a listBox and demonstrated how to get the content to wrap around, read about it here . Turns out the XAML can be even easier. In the previous post I used a ControlTemplate with a Grid to stop the WrapPanel from...

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Unit testing in Silverlight part 2
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 In my previous post I described the basic setup of unit testing in Silverlight, you can read all about it here . The basics where very nice but lots of code we write in Silverlight has to do with networking and in Silverlight...

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PDC session download
Want to download and watch all PDC content? Then there are a couple of ways to get at them. The official way if to go through the session agenda at the conference site. See https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/timeline.aspx . You see all sessions...

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Using the ReplicatorActivity in Parallel mode
I have heard quite a few times that the ReplicatorActivity can only be use in parallel mode with a custom activity. The reason being that you need an extra property to store the current child data. When the ReplicatorActivity works in sequential mode...

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Red Gate to continue development of .NET Reflector
.NET Reflector, by Lutz Roeder, must be one of the most useful tools I have when developing .NET code. Usually it is the first thing I install right after Visual Studio not even waiting until I need it because I know I will. So the big news is that Red...

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Using a TransactionScopeActivity within a ReceiveActivity in a state machine workflow
Part 1 part 2 Part 3 Part 4 In two previous blog posts, part one and part two , I covered the fact that the ReceiveActivity and the TransactionScopeActivity don't work together very well. I demonstrated this using a sequential workflow and did show...

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Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 available
It is available from the subscriptions download at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/default.aspx Get it while it is hot Enjoy!

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CodeCamp 2008
Afgelopen jaar hebben we het eerste CodeCamp in Nederland georganiseerd en dat was een groot succes. De meeste deelnemers vroegen om meer, sommige zelfs om een CodeCamp per kwartaal of een heel weekend lang. Nou hebben we dat laatste nog niet gedaan maar...

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How to Download all of Visual Studio 2008 SP1
VS2008 SP1 Beta is quite a package. By default the installation downloads the packages as needed and when needed. Now that is just fine if you only need to install a single machine. But when you need to install multiple, possibly virtual, machines like...

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Workflow Persistence Service using SQL Server Compact
As I mentioned previously I was working in a Workflow Persistence Service using SQL Server Compact as the back end store. Now this might not be the best persistence store to use in every application but it has a number of advantages. One of the main advantages...

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Building Windows Presentation Foundation applications in Visual Basic 2008
Setting Option Strict Off can be a very useful thing in Visual Basic but having project template depend on it being this way certainly isn't a good thing Unfortunately this is the case with the WPF project template for VB and the result could be a...

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