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I love the Bioshock series (guess it's a series now that there are two of them), I really do. I've completed them both, and am tempted to start the first one over and do through them to get the other ending (won't tell you which one I got the first time). After I'd completed the second one, I began to analyze why I like them so much. Is it the first-person shooter? Nah, I like FPS but that's not really a big deal. They made some updates to the game play for Bioshock 2 (some pretty cool ones, too), ...
In this Issue: Karl Shifflett, Rishi, and David Anson. Shoutouts: Victor Gaudioso has updated his video archive page: All of My Silverlight Video Tutorials in One Place (revised again 02.10.10) Michael Sync posted his materials from his Silverlight 4 User Group talk: SG SLUG – What’s new in Silverlight 4? Presentation and Demo András Velvárt is looking for feedback on the Blend series he started at SilverlightShow New Expression Blend screencast series Gavin Wignall has apparently *WAY* too much ...
I have been using VSeWSS 1.3 since it first became available. As of this writing it is still in the CTP release stage. The previous version, 1.2 is still available, but the biggest advantage of the 1.3 release is support for 64 bit OS which was a prime motivator for me. Also 1.3 now supports publishing sites which was not possible with the previous versions. VSeWss 1.3 March 2009 CTP is available, and is the version I am using for the purposes of this article. A good blog post about the extensions ...
In this Issue: András Velvárt, Michael Washington, Frodeh, Damon Serji, Andy Beaulieu, Timmy Kokke, Jeff Wilcox, Jesse Liberty, and Michael Ceranski. Shoutout: John Papa and Glenn Block on Silverlight TV 7: When and Where to Use MEF Have you seen this at SilverlightShow? SilverlightShow with Brand New Book Shelf ... very nice job on that! Matthias Shapiro blogged an Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design Spinning out a new Show format and a new show, Erik Mork hosts This Week in Silverlight ...
Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... At PDC this year, our team spoke to Glenn Berry of NewsGator Technologies, an RSS platform company, about their work with Microsoft development technologies. This is a great video about Sharepoint, Silverlight and SQL 2008, shot by Warren Wilbee. Definitely worth checking out. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog @ MSDN My Blog @ GeeksWithBlogs ...
I have been doing a lot of research this week on WPF performance issues, and I have run across many blog posts that suggest that the calculation of the rendering tier value for a WPF-enabled target platform is based solely on the version of DirectX installed on the target. That’s not quite the whole story. The minimum software and hardware requirements for each tier are as follows: Rendering Tier DirectX Version Video RAM Pixel shader Vertex shader Multitexture units 0 Older than 7.0 - - - - 1 Between ...
In this Issue: Nokola, Braulio Díez Botella, Gavin Wignall, David Poll, Mike Taulty, Pete Brown, Tim Heuer, Bruce Abernethy(2), and Kathleen McGrath. Shoutouts: John Bruin has a fun Silverlight app up on his site: Silverlight Circle Twist ... with source. Pixel in Gene posted a Quick tip about changing SketchFlow’s startup page name (Silverlight) From SilverlightCream.com: EasyPainter Beta: Top Secret Online Image Editor Announced Nokola posted information about and a link to his EasyPainter Beta, ...
RIA has to be the most unfortunate acronym I’ve come across in recent times. It stands for Rich-Internet-Application. I’m grossly simplifying things, but what it does is automatically build all the proxy objects that lets SilverLight Applications talk to databases, without writing much code. Great introduction video here. http://silverlight.net/lear... ...
I've not done a great deal in ASP.Net and I've never done anything with Style Sheets. They are however really simple as long as you remember a couple of things. Create the css file and add it to your project in Visual Studio. Then drag it to the aspx page (in design view). This will add the lines to the aspx page <head runat="server"> <title></title> <link href="StyleSheet1.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> </head> Then when designing the css classes use the wizard ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Vikram Pendse, David Burela(2), Paulio, David Anson, Jesse Liberty, and Brett Balmer. Shoutout: Jeremy Alles has a Minor update to the Silverlight MVVM frameworks explorer Seema Ramchandani posted his materials PDC video, TechEd Iceland, VS2010, profiling, Silverlight 4 Gavin Wignall blogged about Metia launch Silverlight banner with Deepzoom and Smooth Streaming! Andrew Myhre posted about his Silverlight Preloader Project on Google Code Jim Lynn has a post up about ...
Thanks to everyone who voted me onto the DDD8 agenda. It’s always an honour to have a topic voted into a conference by an audience of fellow developers, especially when it is a non technical topic such as this. I hope those who came enjoyed the session had a good time, and for them or those who were on one of the other tracks, or who couldn’t squeeze in; I’ve uploaded the presentation for you to download. I created a more simple, and smaller, PowerPoint without all the fancy animations and video ...
Previously - Fun with menus - Part I A few days back I set about trying to get radio items into menus. This is helpful if you want only one of the items in the menu to be active at a time, say, for e.g. a "Select Level" popup menu which has "Level 1", "Level 2" and "Level 3" subitems and only one of them needs to be shown as active or currently selected. You get the idea. No? Here, this pic should help, A bit of searching led me to the CheckMenuRadioItem() API, and I thought, this is simple. I just ...
In this Issue: Richard Waddell, Scott Barnes, Bob Bartholomay, Alex van Beek, Sergey Barskiy, Chris Klug, Microsoft Expression Blog Shoutout: All U.S. MVPs going to the Summit note that Suzanna Moran, my MVP lead, highly suggests the session at 1:30 on Tuesday "Developer & Platform Evangelism"... nudge, nudge :) John Papa is a very busy guy... Silverlight TV number 4 is up: 3 Steps to MEF (MEF Part 1) – Silverlight TV Episode 4 The Silverlight Team Blog announced Jordan Brand Leverages Silverlight ...
I have a Acer AspireOne 751h that was originally shipped with Windows XP Home. It worked fine, and the price was good (got it at CostCo). For what it is, it worked beautifully. It does what a netbook does very well. However, it troubled me that with the "hotel loads" (what we called the minimum systems required to keep the ship operating in the Navy), almost 80% of the system resources were used. Sort of makes it hard to do much with that. When Windows 7 came out, I installed Home Premium per MS ...
As a programming teacher one of the things that often comes to mind is; how can I teach programming in a way that is interesting and dynamic? Very recently I came up with a plan that I hope will address this idea. My plan is to add a new and exciting programming course called "Game Development and Programming with XNA" to our course offerings. Coincidentally this morning I came across an interesting article in the Science Daily that really connects with many of the thoughts I have had related to ...
There is a really strong interest in Cloud Computing and Azure in the UK – but it doesn’t appear to be supported by an online community. Well, at least I couldn’t find an active community. Hence I decided to go and create one. Or at least create the skeleton of one: http://ukazure.ning.com/ Right now you can: Give a “Shout out” to what you are up to with Azure. I’m certain folks would like to know. Watch UK produced videos on Azure including interviews with early adopters Check out upcoming UK events ...
In this Issue: Fredrik Normén(2), Antoni Dol, Alex van Beek, Rishi, Mike Taulty, Giorgetti Alessandro, Michael S. Scherotter, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, and Anoop Madhusudanan. Shoutouts David Kelley announces a podcast: Lunch With Interact - MVVM For Tards I don't keep a close eye on it, but sometime in the last two days, @SilverlightNews has hit 4000 followers... thanks to all the readers! From SilverlightCream.com: Aspen – A sample app using Silverlight 4 and .Net 4.0 – part 5 of X – New Repository ...
I have been spending some time with a client analyzing the performance of an existing WPF application. We have found a driver-related memory leak and I wanted to share the methodology and findings. The WPF application in question has a bar graph, of sorts, that the user can adjust with the mouse. The bar graph contains a gripper control that the user can click and drag to adjust the height of a bar graph. Users have noticed that performing many bar graph height adjustments consumes memory, eventually ...
Recently, someone on the MSDN forum asked if there are any built-in 'Open File' and 'Save File' dialogs available in the Windows Mobile platform. The answer, of course, is yes. The APIs that get the task done are GetOpenFileName() and GetSaveFileName(). These APIs allow the user to select directories or files for opening or saving. I wrote a small application to demonstrate how to use these APIs. The application has a multiline edit control and menu options for opening or saving text files (see video ...
In this Issue: Michael Wolf, Justin Angel, Karl Shifflett(2, 3), András Velvárt, Bryant Likes, and Nigel Sampson. Shoutouts: John Papa posted a note: Hidden Gems: Why .NET Developers Need to Take a 2nd Look at Project Rosetta Shawn Wildermuth poses the question Are ORMs Solving Anything? From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 4 FileSystemWatcher ... no strings attached Michael Wolf returns with a second pass at his FileWatcher this time having a background thread doing the checking. Video of it in ...
Hope everyone enjoyed some time off in the last month or two. I sure did! In the last post - Windows Mobile Train Race 2009 – Seattle to Los Angeles - you simply read and saw photos of the event. Now the video series for the contest is now available! To view the videos check out the Windows Mobile Train Race playlist. You get to see what the even is about, who participated, who judged, and what where the projects that were built in less than 36 hours on a bumpy train ride with no desks or silence! ...
Using YouTube you can upload files to an email address as an attachment. It is quite simple to do this directly from my Nokia N95. I have GMail as my email option in messaging. I can do this in three different ways: 1.Take the video and then opt for send as a message. After that I choose the YouTube upload email address. 2.Go to the gallery and choose the send option. Choose YouTube upload address. 3.Go to message. Choose YouTube upload as recipient. Select Insert, Video clip. To avoid huge accidental ...
With this grassroots effort, several techie groups have met to discuss how they can help the people of Haiti with various projects they started. Here’s a list of projects: Check out their Wiki and try to get involved if you can. We Have, We Need Exchange This project will create a "Craigslist" type of self-identified needs and requests by non-profits assisting in Haiti relief operations. Clay Johnson @cjoh Port Au Prince Basemap This project will provide new geospatial perspectives and data points ...
In this Issue: Rene Schulte, Jim Wightman, Michael Wolf, Karl Shifflett, Braulio Diez, Walt Ritscher, Mike Taulty, and Deborah Kurata. Shoutouts: Karl Erickson posted at the Silverlight SDK that Source viewer added to the Silverlight SDK sample browser Karl Shifflett announced WPF & Silverlight Designer Team – New Blog... last I looked there were 5 articles up there! If you haven't seen this yet from John Papa: Silverlight TV Episode 2: Perspectives on Flash and Silverlight... I just pointed ...
In this Issue: Jim Wightman, Richard Waddell, Fredrik Normén(2), Einar Ingebrigtsen, Sergey Barskiy, Chris Klug, Dan Wahlin, Walt Ritscher, and Jonas Follesø. Shoutouts: You saw the beginning of Silverlight TV ... now John Papa announces Get Your Questions Answered on Silverlight TV Mark Monster is discussing the architecture of his MeXperience application: MeXperience – Step 2 – Architecture and more From SilverlightCream.com: Another brief Silverlight in WinPE post Jim Wightman has another video ...
In this Issue: Andrej Tozon, Victor Gaudioso, David Kelley, Lee, Adam Kinney, and Karl Shifflett. Adam Kinney announced The second edition of the Flash to Silverlight Guide has been posted! Don't forget today is the last day to get MIX10 for $795 ... I'll be doing that today myself... hope to see you all there! From SilverlightCream.com: Add version 4 components to your Silverlight 3 application with MEF Andrej Tozon has a downright useful feature implemented ... he's using MEF for Silverlight 3 ...
I was just “reviewing” a Windows Azure Platform developer video from Adrian Jakeman of QA and spotted at the end that they had various Azure courses up and running or in development. Given the video was excellent, Adrian is a top chap and QA consistently deliver great sessions, I felt I should point folks at: Windows Azure Platform – Accelerated Training Workshop, March 30th in London, 2 days AUDIENCE This course is aimed at software developers with at least 6 months practical experience using Visual ...
In this post, we will get ourselves familiar with one of the popular Twitter API – Twitterizer & the famous Facebook SDK which was recently released by Microsoft. We will be using them in quite few of our up coming project will be doing in the near future. Go to these pages and make sure you download the packages and have the DLLs ready. “Twitter”izer This is very famous .Net library to enable easy communication with Twitter. The official Google Code page for this is - http://code.google.com/p/tw... ...
In this all-submittal Issue: Richard Waddell, John McFetridge, and Andrej Tozon. Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty details his configuration for his Silverlight Hypervideo Platform: Severely Decoupled Configuration With a post I am sharing with my "Programming Concepts" students at UOP, René Schulte has declared Goodbye GPL From SilverlightCream.com: The Seeker: ooNaverse sidebar 1 – Replacing interfaces with Base Classes that inherit from UserControl Richard Waddell continues developing his ooNaverse and ...
Jared Bienz just launched a great video on creating RIA prototypes with SketchFlow. If you are interested in SketchFlow and how to build real RIA apps using SketchFlow, this is worth a look. Here’s the URL - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Description Steve Allen from Acorn Systems talks about their recent experience using SketchFlow to prototype a new RIA offering for their customers. Acorns new recursive costing tool was built using Silverlight ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Justin Angel, Pete Blois, Adam Kinney, and Victor Gaudioso. From SilverlightCream.com: Auto-Discoverable Views using Fluent PRISM in Silverlight Jeremy Likness has a follow-on to his Fluent Prism in Silverlight posts and is auto-discovering Views and tagging them so they appear in a target region. Silverlight Weblog Features Overview Leave it to Justin Angel to write his own Blog... but bonus for us, it's in Silverlight, MVVM, WCF RIA Services, Prism, etc. and etc. ...
I've been playing with streaming live video from my 3G mobile phone which is on the 3 Network in the UK. It's not a very up to date phone. It's a Nokia N95 but it is Wifi enabled. So far I've tried two services but and I like Bambuser best. This allows my streamed broadcast to be seen live and then automatically saves it for later viewing. Here are some of my sample broadcasts: ...
As an avid Microsoft observer and dedicated partner, I find special excitement in attending the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Redmond delivers the event’s night-before keynote, and it has a large booth immediately adjacent to one of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall entrances. Beyond that, attendees are genuinely interested in what Redmond has to say about the Consumer Electronics Industry. It’s a place where Microsoft can shine, outside of the hardcore IT world. ...
At one of the clients I am working with we had a strange issue this week. A new employee joined the development team as a QA lead and was given a laptop to use that is a couple of years old. The firm has been in the process of upgrading their equipment to Windows 7 and thus far hasn’t really had any issues. Well, on this particular computer, our WPF application would install (it’s click once) and open but then hang. Very odd indeed. In looking at our application log, I found many instances of this ...
In this Issue: Bob Bartholomay, Crick Waters, Jim O'Neil, Bill Reiss(2), Katrien De Graeve, smartyP, and Rishi(2, 3). From SilverlightCream.com: Promoting reuse using Behaviors: RotateRefreshBehavior With a very cool example, Bob Bartholomay demonstrates his RotateRefresh Behavior to give users a visual that something can be refreshed and is being refreshed. Ribbit for Silverlight - Overview In this Channel 9 presentation, Crick Waters of BT/Ribbit discusses Ribbit for Silverlight... the first controls ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Colin Eberhardt, Andy Beaulieu, Stephen Price, Tim Heuer, Vibor Cipan, Koen Zwikstra, Jeff Prosise, Dan Wahlin, and David Poll. Shoutouts: I know I've congratulated a few of the new and re-awarded MVPs for January 1st, but Tim Heuer has the big list on his site, so I'll just give a link to Tim: January 2010 Silverlight MVPs Jeff Blankenburg had a contest up on January 1st... obviously it's over, but it was fun to work through: Click The Button - The Contest Jesse Liberty ...
It all started with letting iTunes "organize" my video files. For some reason, it decided to create a subfolder for each of my files. Errrrrrr! Now I'm looking for a way to copy the files in subdirectories back to a single directory. By some online searching and error-trial, here's my solution: For /r %d "C:\source dir" in (*) do copy "%d" "E:\dest dir" It's different than a suggested solution I found online something like: For /r %d "C:\source dir" in (.) do copy %d\* "E:\dest dir" However the period ...
Silverlight, behind the daunting visage of spinning video buttons and deep zoom images, is a lover…not a fighter. While some bemoan the death of traditional web development in favour of Silverlight, the truth is that Silverlight itself wants to reach out and interact with HTML and its web site constructs. Do you want to witness the capability and potential that adding Silverlight to your new or existing website can bring? Do you want to understand Silverlight as an option in part to your web development, ...

I bought this video card to work with Windows 7.  It works perfectly; couldn't be happier.

The problem starts when I had to install XP for some legacy application.  I tried installing different versions of XP (home, professional, media center), and each one hangs at the XP startup screen.

Workaround: I installed XP with the onboard video card first, change the screen resolution, then switch in the new video card, and voila.

In this 01022010 Issue: Michael Washington, nmarun, Andrea Boschin, John Papa, Victor Gaudioso, and Jesse Liberty. From SilverlightCream.com: Closed Captioning with Silverlight (using MVVM) Michael Washington explains his 'closed captioning' Silverlight 3 solution, but take note, it's also MVVM... good long article and code too! COM Automation with OpenOffice – Silverlight 4 Here's a cool Silverlight 4 B demo... nmarun is doing COM Automation with OpenOffice... with all the code as well. Writing ...
For me one of the coolest new features added in Silverlight 4 is support for capturing video and audio using webcams and microphone. As we’ve seen during Scott Guthrie’s keynote demonstration it is now possible to capture image frames from video stream and apply some interesting effects to it. On top of that we can even process the video and audio streams directly on the client (i.e. inside the browser). Because Silverlight 4 Beta was already available at PDC I could try the webcam support right ...
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This year went by pretty fast. Actually the whole decade did. I celebrated my 3rd year at Magenic (back in June) and a few months ago decided to get back into the retail game biz. Reality Check Games was the name I used back in South Carolina, and I sold that store back when I moved to Minnesota a little over two years ago. Sadly, they ended up going out of business (for a variety of reasons I won't go into here) a while back. I thought and thought for a while on what to call the new store in Minneapolis, ...
In this Christmas Eve in Phoenix Issue: Richard Waddell, Kirupa, Douglas Starnes, Nigel Sampson, cherylws, Colin Blair, Yavor Georgiev, John Papa, Jeff Blankenburg, and Gill Cleeren. Shoutouts: For all you bloggers out there, David Anson posted: Blogging code samples stays easy [Update to free ConvertClipboardRtfToHtmlText tool and source code for Visual Studio 2010!] Colin Blair has an interesting discussion up as Thoughts on Modular WCF RIA Services If you haven't seen it yet, Scott Guthrie announced ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Alexey Zakharov, Jeremy Likness, John Bruin, Andrej Tozon, Fons Sonnemans, Adam Kinney, Andrea Boschin, Al Pascual, Giorgetti Alessandro, Rob Eisenberg, Gill Cleeren, and Jeff Blankenburg. Shoutouts: Gavin Wignall has announced the Launch of the MSUK Partner Festive Game If you're in the UK, Tesco has this technology working: Silverlight-powered Virtual DVD now available from Tesco András Velvárt announced an interview by Karen Young when he was in Berlin: Another ...
In this Issue: Richard Waddell(2), Jeremy Likness, AfricanGeek, Michael Washington, Colin Eberhardt, clearbreeze(2), Tim Heuer, Allan Muller, Shawn Wildermuth, Jesse Liberty, Brad Abrams, and Gill Cleeren(2). Shoutouts: I'm sure you all aggregate Scott Guthrie, but just in case: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit Shawn Wildermuth posted links to his XBoxGames Databases for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Fons Sonnemans posted his Silverlight Christmas Card... using behaviors he already discussed... ...
Earlier I had written 2 posts – Taking your Northwind Database to SQL Azure and binding it to an ASP.NET GridView Part I and Part II . I thought, I will complete the series with a post on moving your ASP.NET Application as well to Windows Azure making it a truly cloud based application. Before we start, there are a bunch of things that you would need to do. First and foremost, you would need a Token for Windows Azure. You can request for a free token for Windows Azure from here after providing your ...

Further to my post on MS "Velocity" - a must watch video http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/FT26 to expand your outlook.

In this Issue: Andrej Tozon, nmarun, AmazedSaint, Shawn Wildermuth, Fredrik Normén, Damon Payne, Victor Gaudioso, Jeremy Likness(2), Alan Mendelevich, Dan Wahlin, Lee(2), Expression Blog, Andy Beaulieu, and Gill Cleeren. Shoutouts: Scott Guthrie Tweeted about Template Monster now having Silverlight Intro Templates and Silverlight Templates Einar Ingebrigtsen announced Balder 0.8.8.5 Release is out Victor Gaudioso has a list of all his videos: All of my Silverlight Video Tutorials in One Place: (Revisited) ...
There’s been a lot of press in the last 24 hours concerning MSN China’s apparent (and now acknowledged) theft of code and copying of design from Taiwan’s Plurk microblogging service for the beta of its own Juku service. Turns out the work was outsourced to an external vendor which, in turn, was the source of the plagiarism. Microsoft, in a public statement, said “in the wake of this incident, Microsoft and our MSN China joint venture will be taking a look at our practices around applications code ...