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For a long time now I've never been able to use several applications, including Windows Live Writer (which is hugely improved over its initial beta release, btw), FeedGhost, FireFox (after it updated itself one day), and even the new beta of Safari for Windows. I always got the error "The operation has timed out" from these applications. I was never able to reproduce it myself in C#, nor did any other network related appliations or the IPWorks components that I work with so often produce the problem. ...
Cream, as in 'Pick of the Litter' is always subjective, but this is my list for today as I view my Morning Paper, and will add on as I come across others DLR and Performance Michael Schwarz is posting the results of some discussion and testing in Silverlight Running managed JavaScript in Silverlight In another Silverlight post from Michael Schwarz, he demonstrates running a simple JavaScript inside the Dynamic Language Runtime... code included :) Windows Live Writer Beta 2 released In a non-Silverlight ...
Following the instructions in Jeff's post, I have Writer alive and blogging. This is much better than the default editor and has the advantage of allowing off line composition. Some test code: public static String Base64StringEncode(String input) { byte[] encbuff = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.G... return System.Convert.ToBase64Stri... } I like this ...
Up until now, Windows Live Writer has not had a good product page to reference. Anyone who wanted to linked their blog posts either to the Writer Team Blog or directly the Writer MSI. That has all changed! Now you can also directly navigate to the Writer product page directly at: http://writer.live.com/. It features links to the Writer Team Blog and the Writer feedback forum. Now we just have to wait for an updated release ...
I've used several different code formatters in Windows Live Writer and have finally found one that I really like: http://www.codeplex.com/ins... Technorati tags: code formatter, windows live writer ...

Does anyone use, or know of, a good application for Windows SmartPhones to use for blogging?  Something similar to Windows Live Writer would be good.

It should be able to support categories and photos and of course it needs to work with GeeksWithBlogs.

Jeff has updated his original post about configuring Windows Live Writer for .Text so that it shows how to configure WLW for use with Subtext. The nice thing is that this is very simple and really just involves running through the wizard and selecting "Another weblog service" as the blog type. Don't forget to check out Jeff's post on configuring pings in Windows Live Writer ...
This post will update my original post of configuring Geekswithblogs.net with Windows Live Writer (previously using .Text). In this version, I will discuss how to a SubText blog with Windows Live Writer to get the most out of writing blog posts. I can't emphasis enough that external blogging tools are important to your day-to-day blogging activity. Unlike browsers, these tools allow you to write, stop, and come back and write some more. You can leave the window open all day and just come back when ...
If you use Windows Live Writer on Geekswithblogs.net, you will need to update your settings. If you edit the settings on your blog, it will run through the wizard and should find that we are using SubText and autoconfigure your blog. That should be it. I will update the knowledge base article on how to set up your blog from scratch using Windows Live Writer soon. Technorati tags: Windows Live Writer, Geekswithblogs.net | Current Weight: 261.0 ...
For those of you that use Windows Live Writer to publish posts you will need to reconfigure the blog settings to support Subtext. This is a one-time change and simply involves running the "Edit Weblog Settings" wizard. This wizard will pick up all of the existing settings, so you don't actually need to change anything. One benefit that Subtext provides is that we can now publish images in the post directly...no need to upload them first. If you aren't already running Windows Live Writer, I encourage ...
I have been using Windows Live Writer since it was released (sorry BlogJet!) and have been generally very happy with it. I have two wishes for anyone on the product team that may be listening out in the blogosphere: Add a way to export the blog account settings. This will allow me to easily get my accounts back in when I reinstall my OS. If you can export the preferences (and all my pings) that would be great too! Add a menu entry to check for updates to the program. I hate having to depend on blog ...
I think a person's start menu says a lot about them. So show us your start menu! It's a simple Ctrl+Alt+Print Screen. Work Running Windows XP, the company is not overall aggressive about adopting the new OS even though we are a software company. Not running a standard skin (that's the Zune skin). Using IE, not Firefox. Must be a company thing? Windows Live Writer is the top program. I post once or twice a day from work during downtime, but I don't leave the application open. Visual Studio, Notepad ...
[reposted] I wanted to upgrade my old blog, which was running .Text, to the new CS 2.1 beta2 candidate. Since I hadn't played with Community Server at all I hadn't realized how the paths worked for Blogs, Photos, Files, etc but I did know that I wanted to keep the URL http://jason-row.blogdns.co... for my individual blog since I've been using is for 2+ years already. Once I did the install/uninstall/reinstall dance a few times I figured out that individual blogs are really not supported out of ...
It's been a while since I checked the state of add-ins for Windows Live Writer, and there are quite a few now. Some of the more interesting ones: Insert Video Insert a video from MSN SoapBox, Google Video, YouTube, MySpace Video, Yahoo! Video, muveeMix and now myvideo.de videos. Usage is easy, just click on the Insert Video link, then copy and paste the link into the text box. Alternatively, you can now just paste the video link into the blog entry and the plugin will do the rest. Now fully compatible ...
All I can say is, "Wow!" I just looked at my blog and realized that I posted 34 posts for last month. I'm sure some of you may not think this is a large amount, but for me it represented the single busiest month of blogging since I started almost a year ago. I don't know how busy I'll be blogging this month, but I know I will be busy. Here is my current list of projects (outside of real work, that is): Update my File Downloader component with asynchronous download support. Update my Framework Version ...

As I was writing my previous post, I found an odd spelling correction suggested by the Windows Live Writer spell checker. It would appear that the suggested spelling for MSBuild is Sybil. That might just explain things.

As I mentioned in my previous post, there is an apparent bug in the Metaweblog API that prevents me from specifying the full path to the FxCopCmd executable. I'm not entirely sure what is actually happening, but I do know that it doesn't allow the post to be submitted through either Windows Live Writer or through the blog Admin UI. The strangest part of this is that it appears to only care about this particular executable. I've tried several others, both command line and GUI applications and they ...
The long awaited 1.9.4 release is finally here. This release fixes a number of bugs and implements a few new features. One of the more significant features is the Sitemap implementation. You can find more information on the implementation and instructions on how to set it up on David's blog. There is also a new set of XFN icons to go along with Subtext's XFN Highlighter. I think the new icons and highlighter will work very well with my new XFN Link Editor for Windows Live Writer (once it finally ...
I was recently introduced to the concept of XFN through a blog post I was reading from Phil Haack regarding his meeting with Rob Conery, one of the Subsonic developers. After reading about XFN, I think it is an extremely interest concept on the entire social networking phenomenon. Taken from the XFN website: XFN puts a human face on linking. As more people have come online and begun to form social networks, services such as Technorati and Feedster have arisen in an attempt to show how the various ...
This post is written entirely in Windows Live Writer. Now this is the way blogging ought to be done. Since not everyone is fortunate enough to have Office 2007 sitting on their office desktop, Windows Live Writer comes as an excellent alternative. However, before you can get it up and running, there're some simple set up steps to follow to configure for Geekswithblogs Step 1Download Windows Live Writer from here. After installing, open it and you'll be greeted with a setup wizard. Choose another ...
Microsoft greatest tool that you can use to write blogs. One of great feature of Live Writer is you can easily write your blog offline and save it as a Draft. Live Write also give us an option to change view post, like Normal, Web Layout etc. Live Writer allow us to manage multiple blog account simultaneously. Live Writer environment is fully rich for text editing, like inserting pictures, URL and spell checking all these features is available for the blogger in the one integrated environment. One ...
Earlier I had written about Windows Live Writer Beta and the cool features it offers for an offline blogging capability, associating with multiple blog accounts, publishing from a Microsoft Word Interface etc,. The Windows Live Writer Beta has been improving over the days and some of the cool new features include "Blog this" Extension for FireFox. The "Blog This" for Firefox extension adds a button to Firefox which starts a new Windows Live Writer blog post prepopulated with content and title from ...
If this works, I'll detail out how to set it up. Very cool... they got .Text working last night apparently. Go into "Add a Blog", for the web address, type http://geekswithblogs.net/ and then enter your login and password. Press "Find My Blog" It wll come back saying it can't find it, and now has a dropdown for "Blogging software" with "Custom" selected, and a textbox for "Web service endpoint". Using the information for Windows Live Writer from Julian on the geekswithblogs site, enter: http://www.geekswithblogs.n... ...
With John and my contribution to an upcoming book (more detail later) and client load for Alexander & Julian Inc., we have been very busy lately. Tonight, I am hoping with the hosting update we will be doing will help stabilize the site and get us back into high performance. The new support system we launched on Geekswithblogs.net has been pretty successful, but not everyone is using it yet. If you have any problems with the site or content of the site, please email support@geekswithblogs.com ...

Not 100% sure what this is going to be like, but it's worth a shot. I installed Windows Live Writer (Beta) according to the instructions from Julian on the site, and it appears to know who I am.

I guess everyone that uses it writes a first post like this. Sort of like "Hello World from Windows Live Writer" ... maybe that's pathetic :)

This is my first post with Windows Live writer.  I was searching some technical blog on net and find the author using the DASBLOG writer to add and edit his blog.  Since long time I am thnking to write with Windows Live writer and started now :-)

If you download the latest Windows Live Writer update (build 141) be aware that it will replace your defaultstyle.css with a new one. If any customizations have been made, back this file up and replace it after the upgrade.

Anyone had luck with publishing the images using the Windows Live Writer using GeeksWithBlogs account?

Just testing this new tool at that can be downloaded from here. A friend of mine has a post explaining what he likes and dislikes about the product and that can be found here. Now let's just say I live somewhere in the map below. I can't wait to start using the other features of this tool of off-line posting as I am a consultant and do sometimes spend lot of time en-route to where I'm going or waiting for a flight here and there, this would had come in handle over the winter. [Updated] To setup Windows ...

Greetings all. I'm testing out windows live writer as an alternative to w.bloggar for creating blog posts...

First impressions are good... I like the way that it gives me a proper preview as it will look in the web. I also like the UI (very Word-esque), and the fact that I can save drafts etc...

I think I'll be using this from now on! :)

I'm very impressed with Windows Live Writer, and I'm sure you are tired of reading about it. After all, there is no shortage of blogs writing about this blog writer. Try to hold on for just one more :) I get emails from various groups within our office, be it the CEO, HR Manager, or IT Helpdesk. It may be a reminder about an upcoming maintenance outage, information about our benefit changes, or the state of the union. I've felt for a long time that it would be much better if some of these stuff was ...
Courtesy of the latest issue of WXPNews, I came across a very cool new blogging tool, named Windows Live Writer. This is a desktop application that makes it very easy to write new blog posts by providing a WYSIWYG ("What You See Is What You Get") editor that reminds me of a slimmed down version of Microsoft Word. Windows Live Writer has some pretty cool features, like the ability to automatically spell check your blog posts before posting them and automatically saving a draft every x minutes. While ...
If you can read this then Windows Live Writer did its duty and submitted it correctly. I did not blog so much lately because I did try to get some articles at CodeProject up. If you want to see how various functions of StringBuilder and String perform you can have a look here. A quick introduction into the System.Configuration namespace of .NET 2.0 where you learn how to read/write your App.Config file is also worth a look. To make things complete I did dive into the dark corners of my processor ...
If you have already configured Windows Live Writer with one of your Blog and want to configure your another blog also (something like configuring multiple accounts in your MS Outlook). I would say yes you can do it. Steps are as under: 1. Select the Menu Weblog-->Add Weblog Account.. as shown in the picture 2. You will be prompted with the Choose Blog Type screen, select the appropriate option, I will be configuring my GeeksWithBlogs.Net blog (as I already have configured my Live Spaces blog). ...
Once you write a blog post, it is good to have your editor ping a few of your favorite blog post repositories to help drive traffic to you blog. Windows Live Writer (Beta) allows you to setup a list of sites you want to ping once you posted. Here are the steps to make that possible: Open Windows Live Writer (Beta) Click Tools...Preferences Click on the Ping Servers link on the left side of the Preferences window Add the list of sites you would like to ping once your post is published. Here is my ...
Christoph De Baene is currently working on a plugin for Windows Live Writer that will enable you to add syntax colored blocks of code. This post is me testing this plugin and I must say that this is a must have plugin, you will definitely like it! public class TagContentSource : ContentSource { public override DialogResult CreateContent(IWin32Window dialogOwner, ref string newContent) { using (InsertTags tagForm = new InsertTags(new TagContext(base.Options))) { DialogResult formResult = tagForm.ShowDialog(); ...
The Facts OK, as everybody, I had to write my first Windows Live Writer post, like everybody else did, that's what you are reading right now! If you haven't checked it out already, Windows Live Writer is a blog authoring software from Microsoft, which has become a top topic in the blogsphere lately; it's released with an SDK which some people also had good experience with, used mainly for posting to Windows Live spaces, yet supports many other blogging engines including Movable Type, Blogger.com, ...