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To change the text of a softkey menu item, all you have to do is pretend that they are buttons. Well, they are specialized buttons in any case. So in order to change its property (in this case the 'text') you will have to use the TBBUTTONINFO structure along with TB_GETBUTTONINFO and TB_SETBUTTONINFO messages. Lets dive into the code: Note: Error checking is omitted for obvious reasons. TCHAR szText[128] = TEXT(""); TBBUTTONINFO tbi; ZeroMemory(&tbi, sizeof(tbi)); tbi.cbSize = sizeof(tbi); tbi.dwMask ...
My wife and I have been working on a new site for the past couple of weeks. This is our second project since we re-launched our home business. ReleaseWeek.com The site lists major new releases of movies and television on DVD and Blu-Ray, video games, music and books. All of this is put into a simple current week format. This is our first project released as part of the Microsoft WebsiteSpark program. We built everything in ASP.NET Web Forms 3.5. I’m working on a new article on how to create public ...
StarterKits for Silverlight and the Expression Tools Lately I’ve seen some tweets passing by with links to various StarterKits. I’ve decided to "Bing” around a little and find out what these people were talking about. There are quite a few StarterKits available on various topics. I’ve listed a few below, old and new ones, that I find relevant to my fields of interest: Silverlight and the Expression Blend, Design and Web. Building a Zune Website with Expression Blend 3 StarterKit In this lab you will ...
According to the "the world's smallest political quiz", my political ideology is aligned with the Centrist group. They favor the "middle ground" regarding government control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on the issue, they sometimes favor government intervention and sometimes support individual freedom of choice. They pride themselves on keeping an open mind, tend to oppose "political extremes," and emphasize what they describe as "practical" solutions to problems. (Advocates, 2009) ...
In this Issue: Bob Thomson/Storm Ideas, Danijel Stulic , René Schulte, Jesse Liberty, Windows Client.NET, Sergey Barskity, Jeff Prosise, Vikram Pendse, Frank La Vigne, and Tim Greenfield. Shoutout: Damian Schenkelman posted that Prism 2.1 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF & Silverlight 3) just released (updated version for Silverlight 3) When you think User Group you think of a bunch of geeks sitting around, but holy crap... check out this stellar crew: Launch of the Dutch Silverlight and ...
Forgive this interruption of the normal tech content presented here. But there’s a dangerous man in my neighborhood, posing as a package delivery man, ringing doorbells, then pushing his way in, tying up whoever is there, and stealing their property as they watch. One incident involved a 3-year old being present. If you live in the West Village, please be vigilant. The following is from Marilyn Dorato, president of the local block association: ___________________________... From: Marilyn ...
In this Issue: Rob Bagby, Paul Sheriff, Mike Taulty, Sergey Barskiy, and Gavin Wignall. Shoutout: Here's a quick one from the Expression blog: Export to Microsoft Word From SilverlightCream.com: Patterns-Based Silverlight Development – Part IV – Service Layer Rob Bagby has Part 4 of his excellent Patterns-Based Silverlight Development series up. He's addig the WCF service this time. Create a Login Screen in Silverlight 3 Paul Sheriff had a post up of a login screen in WPF that I archived in my Tag ...
In this Issue: Visual Web Developer Team Blog, Laurent Duveau, Gavin Wignall, Victor Gaudioso, and Karl Shifflett. Shoutouts: Karl Shifflett has a post up on New Options for Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 WPF and Silverlight Projects My DE Rob Bagby reported some news on his blog: The Bagbys Are Moving to London... congratulations, my friend! Charles Sterling announced this just in time for tomorrow, Thursday October 29th: A Tour of Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight: focusing on getting started ...
In this Issue: Mark Tucker, Pete Brown, The Silverlight Blog, Katrien De Graeve, Gavin Wignall, Rob Bagby, Nigel Sampson, Gergely Orosz, and The Microsoft Expression Blog. Shoutouts: Check out Walt Ritscher's Shazzam 1.1 – Topic List jfo has a quick post up Beta2 is out -- What's new in Cider Brad Abrams has an index page up for his .NET RIA Services series: Index for Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update. Or you could use the Search page at SilverlightCream.com ...
In this Issue: Rishi, Andrea Boschin, Tiago Andrade e Silva, Jeff Wilcox, Vijay Rajagopalan, Gavin Wignall, Damon Payne, Tim Heuer, Hannes Preishuber, Jafar Husain Shoutouts: Watch a webcast by Tim Heuer in the Architect Innovation Cafe – Webcast Series: An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Andrew Duthie announced Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit – October Preview Rob Bagby had this announcement up: Watch the Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Virtually From SilverlightCream.com: ...
I attended the Windows 7 launch today, and the success of the product really hit close to home. I mean that literally, as the launch event itself was held in a NYC loft space that was walking distance from my home. But I mean it figuratively as well, because I think this version of Microsoft’s client operating system, and the company’s confidence and pride around it, harkens back to a time, toward the beginning of my career, when Windows really excited people and created a buzz. Tech commentator ...
I had a requirement this week to create a video for a demo. I needed to demonstrate features that had already been recorded in other demos but I needed to grab those videos, cut and splice them together to produce a ‘new’ video. I decided to try Expression Encoder 3 which I had heard about but hadn’t had need to use before. (For simple team collaboration videos and screen captures I typically use Jing) Well, Encoder rocked it out. I’m really not a Multimedia production kind of guy. I record audio ...
In this Issue: Alex Golesh, Expression Blend and Design, Rob Bagby(2), Jeff Wilcox, Tim Heuer, David Anson, Mark Miller, Timmy Kokke, and Jeremy Likness. Shoutouts: Lee poses the question Same XAML Silverlight and WPF – different result ... see if you can comment! The Thirsty Developer chats with Chad Campbell: Thirsty Developer 75 - Sparking a Business into Divot Dog Shawn Wildermuth had a chance to do a short podcast while in Bulgaria producing: Five Minutes with Me Laurent Bugnion announced MVVM ...
In this Issue: Mark Miller, Kirupa, Sergey Barskiy, Timmy Kokke, Laurent Bugnion, Jeff Prosise, Ronnie Saurenmann, Expression Blog, The Silverlight Blog, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Check out .NET Rocks Show 489 because Shawn Wildermuth announced I am on .NET Rocks Talking about Declarative UI's Jon Galloway has a post up on The Designer/Developer Workflow Crisis (That Everyone’s Ignoring) that's definitely something to check out. Unless you've been sleeping behind the door, you already know ...
After the keynote sessions and lunch the first set of breakout sessions kicked off. Needless to say with the session line up it was difficult to choose only one to attend. However I thought it would be wise to at least see what is new and get an overview of the platform. I got to the session a bit late, but I don't think that I missed much. Arpan Shah was the speaker and it was a packed house. One of the largest rooms I have seen so far. Easily over 300 people in attendance. Here is what I caught. ...
In this Issue: Davide Zordan, SmartyP, Corey Schuman, Gavin Wignall(2), Jeff Paries, Vikram Pendse, Victor Gaudioso, Jeremy Likness, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutouts: Tomasz Janczuk has updated his research from July:Adoption of Silverlight serialization and communication technologies in web applications – October 2009 Check out Alexey Zakharov's Issues of Silverlight style system and join in the discussion. DanDan sent me a link to his Binaural Beats Generator... I'll let you be the judge From ...
If you’re a web developer using Microsoft technologies then, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you’ve probably heard of ASP.NET MVC. If you’re not sure what it is, how it works, or why you would want to consider using it, you’ll find three videos on the ASP.NET MVC page that will answer most, if not all, of your questions. Video #1, titled “Why Use ASP.NET MVC?”, is a 3 minute video which provides a high-level overview of ASP.NET MVC for decision-makers. I especially like the motor ...
I got this from Olivier's blog, a new video posted by the channel 9 team about the history of visual studio. Its pretty cool!


Hit the links below:

Part 1

Part 2
Thanks to Jean-Pierre for a good SBUG event today, as discussed in the meeting below is some followup information Video The video from this session is available here: http://ukconnectedsystemsus... Forum/Q&A If anyone has a question about the video please add it to the below forum. http://sbug.org.uk/forums/p... Resources A number of useful links related to todays meeting: Terminator Tool: http://blogs.msdn.com/bizta... ...
So I’ve had a few Windows 7 VMs I’ve been playing with, but I wanted to put the new OS on some real hardware and experiment with the install process, so this weekend I had some time and gave it a whirl. I did two installs, one an upgrade process, the other a clean install: The upgrade was a upgrading a Vista Home Premium system to Windows 7 Ultimate. Besides testing the install process, the goal here was stability. The Vista system was problematic, gave me BSOD almost daily (Nvidia driver issues, ...
In this Issue: Lee, Lester, Ian T. Lackey, Silverlight Tips, Gavin Wignall, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Koen Zwikstra reports he has an update: Silverlight Spy 3.0.0.4 released... if you haven't downloaded this, stop now and go do so... I'll wait :) Andy Beaulieu had a presentation at the CNY .NET Developer Group, and has posted all his materials: Creating Behaviors in Silverlight 3 Congratulations go out to Jonathan van de Veen for Developers 42 online for one year!... and thanks for the Shoutout! ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Gavin Wignall, Fernando Cerqueira, Silverlight Tips, Mark Tucker, Mike Taulty, Robbe Morris, Brad Abrams, Christopher Bennage, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: The Silverlight Blog reports Silverlight Spikes AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Matches Live to Your Computer From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 3 – Local Messaging Explained + Enhancement Mark Monster has a great detailed post up on Local Messaging, and adds in an enhancement of his own.Using Images and Video in Blend ...
June 12th 2010 - I headed over to Three's London offices to take a peak at the next generation MiFi unit on Wednesday, and here's the scoop on the next generation MiFi unit, the E585, http://geekswithblogs.net/t... I have been using a 3G Mobile Broadband dongle from Three [http://www.three.co.uk/Mob... ] for just over a year and have been very happy with the service. It helps that I am on a half price ...
As a VB MVP and someone who really loves VB in general, this kind of news really makes me smile… Microsoft has heard your feedback that VB/C# content parity is a top priority for the VB community. Given that, this issue has become a top priority for the languages team. The Approach We’ve gone about a prioritized approach, in order to fill holes for the most important technologies and content types first. Here are some general guidelines we’ve used… Technologies are prioritized by the number of current ...
Here’s a great HOW TO video on Windows 7 Taskbar from Gunther Lenz, an ISV Architect Evangelist on my team. Title - Update: Windows 7 Taskbar in 5 Minutes URL - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... This is the first part of his updated ScreenCast series on implementing the Windows 7 Taskbar features in less than 5 minutes . The short video shows how to leverage the Windows 7 Taskbar Icon Overlay feature for your application. He is using the WindowsAPICodePack ...
In this Issue: Gavin Wignall(2), UXPassion, Andrea Boschin, Shawn Wildermuth, Mark Tucker, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: If you're DeepZooming, A Deep Zoom Blog has a very cool post up on clearing up text on maps: "Exact" Map rendering Tim Heuer has been busy updating his tutorials for beginners [and nobody's gonna notice if YOU check them out :) ] : Updated Silverlight getting started for beginners Have you seen Wordle? John Bruin did it in Silverlight: Silverlight Wordle The Silverlight SDK announced ...
Over the years, I have met many user group leaders (and been one myself a few times) and I often hear this question, or a variation of it... "I'm in a pinch, I can't find a speaker, I've got a new guy who wants to try speaking... Where can I get already prepared presentation materials to use at code camps and user group meetings?" Well... I am thrilled to announce that Doug Turnure from the Microsoft Marketing team has been leading an effort to compile these materials. He’s made about 40 presentations ...
Hey there! If you are wondering what I was upto in the last couple of days, well, here it is. A few years back I had written Minesweeper as a project in college. I had used java and swing for the UI. I thought I will port it over to win mob, well, 'port' is the wrong word and I have had to write everything from scratch. Java-Swing and C++-WinMob-DirectDraw are like zenith and nadir apart. Skipping to the interesting part, here is a video of where things stand now, still a lot of work to be done. ...
In this Issue: Jared Bienz, Tim Heuer, Sergey Barskiy, Alex Knight, Gavin Wignall, Damon Payne, Peter Bromberg, Shawn Wildermuth, and Mark Tucker. Shoutouts: Robbe Morris at EggHead Cafe has put up EggHeadCafe in Silverlight Release Candidate Now Available. Would be cool to see a series of articles detailing this :) John Bruin has a demo of of Silverlight Money Pyramid. This is pretty cool... I don't see a link for source though :( From SilverlightCream.com: Skins for WPF and Silverlight By way of ...
In This Issue: Laurent Bugnion, Chad Campbell, Mark Miller, Jacek Ciereszko, Laurent Duveau, Kirupa, Ning Zhang, Timmy Kokke, Expression Blend and Design Blog, and Mark Tucker. Shoutouts: Since the demise of the MSDN Social Bookmarks, I've wanted to move my tag page to it's own page on WynApse.com, and I finally did that last night. There's a left-border link to Tagged Posts that contains a tag cloud of, at this moment, 7268 articles tagged 10259 different ways using 421 unique tags, on all sorts ...
In this Issue: Gavin Wignall, Manish Dalal, Jeff Wilcox, Terence Tsang, and Mark Tucker . Shoutouts: Rishi, the author of nRoute had to move his site. Last night I transitioned all his links in the database to point to the new site, so feel free to re-acquaint youself with his posts. András Velvárt has another thought and comment-provoking post up Silverlight is slowly becoming the real WPF/Everywhere ... check it out and join in the discussion! Particularly if you have a touch system, check out ...
First I'd like to congratulate all the returning MVPs, and all the new ones... fun awaits and I hope to see you all at the Summit! I'd particularly like to call out people I know that have just become Silverlight MVPS. Tim Heuer did a great post with links to everyone, so I won't repeat that. Bryant Likes -- wow... it's been a well-earned award all the way back to rolling that gear, Bryant :) Jeff Paries ... if you're not familiar with Jeff, you should be... Jeff is the animation master of Silverlight! ...
I recently had to run down some content and a video on SQL Azure for one of my ISVs. The topic they were looking for more info on was SQL Data Services with TDS / TSQL support. The CTP for SQL Azure is currently available. It become available in August. You can read about the release on the SSDS team blog. Note that SQL Azure was formerly SQL Data Services. Jared Bienz, one of the Architect Evangelists on my team, pointed me to this great Channel 9 video that talks about the changes in SQL Azure ...
Well, the painting problem that I mentioned in my last post is solved. Thanks to Joel for helping me out (: When I look in retrospect, the answer was in the question all the time. Painting problem, WM_PAINT message. It was stupid of me to have missed that (; But looking at the bright side I have a much better understanding of how WM_PAINT works now. The only thing that I needed to do was to display the frame every time my window got a WM_PAINT message. So that our client area is re-drawn and is displayed ...
Here is a nice walk through video by WMExperts on submitting applications to the windows marketplace, hit the link below.

Submitting apps to marketplace.
Recently, I saw a video by Jim Wilson on running applications at specific events. He used CeRunAppAtEvent() native api, from managed code, to register an application to run when the device wakes up. Lets look at the API, BOOL CeRunAppAtEvent(TCHAR *pwszAppName, LONG lWhichEvent); pwszAppName: string which specifies the name of the application to be started. This string can also specify a named event. In case of a named event, the event will be opened and signaled. The named event should be of the ...
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As I promised in my last post about Surifty.com ( http://geekswithblogs.net/S... ) I did some performance improvement but still you have to run it on good PC to see 100% power of visual search engine. From now on application need less than 250MB in memory (I know, It’s still a lot!). I also changed design. I hope it's now more user friendly. :) And here is a sample video showing how http://surfity.com/ looks like in action! Bests, Jacek ...
IE is by far the largest used browser. However, one of the common myths around IE is the security, performance and that it doesn't support latest web standards. Many of the other browsers have openly mentioned in the past that using IE6 is so 2006 days, download blah blah etc., advertising for their browser and thereby conveniently hiding the subsequent IE releases. It strange how people still compare IE6 after which there are 2 releases with all the modern browsers of today. The reality of the fact ...
Like many ASP.NET developers, I’ve gotten by for years knowing just enough JavaScript to get by. I’ve spent many frustrating hours cursing the language, when the problem was not really JavaScript (although it has more than its share of weirdness), but my assumption that I knew how it worked, just because it looks like C#. Now, thanks in large part to jQuery, I actually enjoy client-side programming. jQuery makes things so much easier (replacing dozens of lines of code that I painstakingly figured ...
Yesterday I noticed that a new version of Gallio, my favorite Test and Automation platform, was released a few days ago. Although the official version number suggests only a small progression (we are coming from v.3.0.6 SR2 and now have v3.1), it is a major upgrade that brings not only some minor improvements, but a wealth of new features. Among the highlights are: VS 2010 Beta 1 and .NET 4.0 support full RSpec integration (used for Behavior Driven Development) a new plug-in model makes it very easy ...
In this Issue: Bob Bartholomay, Mark Tucker, Chris Klug, Damon Payne, Phani Raj, John Papa, Victor Gaudioso, Jonathan van de Veen, Tomasz Janczuk, and Fredrik Normén. Shoutout: Chad Campbell has the material up from his Silverlight – An Out of Browser Experience Presentation Laurent Duveau announced Free e-learning on XAML from Microsoft From SilverlightCream.com: Graphical Skinning Comes to Silverlight I blogged Pete Blois' 9 Grids post, and Bob Bartholomay is reiterating that with some explanation ...

We recently held an SBUG Meeting where Santosh Benjamin provided a demo and discussion of the Mockingbird project which is available on Codeplex.

If you would like to see the video it is available at the following location.

https://www311.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/view?id=4P68FR

 

We've all been there... It's the feeling you get the first time you walk into a large social networking event. You're like a tadpole in a pool of sharks, all of whom are leagues smarter and more experienced than you, and they are all waiting for the right moment to eat you - or worse - humiliate you when you say something that might disagree with their pedigree. The truth is that nobody knows anybody (except, perhaps, the speakers.... but generally speaking, they didn't get to speak because they ...
In this Issue: Rick Barraza, David Kelley, Kevin Dockx, Al Pascual(2), Victor Gaudioso, and Jim Lynn. Shoutout: Chris Cavanagh announced YouCube 3.0 (Chromium WebBrowser) - Source Code From SilverlightCream.com: Rendering Vector Fields in Silverlight Rick Barraza has part 3 of 3 in his fluid dynamics series. The fluid dynamics simulation demo'd in part 1 requires two technqiues; writing particles to writeableBitmaps in real time and vector fields. Part 2 demonstrated how to dynamically generate writeableBitmaps, ...
In this Issue: Matthias Shapiro, Nigel Sampson, Shawn Wildermuth, and Brad Abrams. Lots of Shoutouts Today: Jesse Liberty expounds on CodeRush and the advantages it gives him while coding: Mini-Review of Code Rush Jesse also posted this one: Carousel Video Posted – Parts 1 and 2 ... so go to Silverlight.net and check them out. I skipped mentioning this yesterday, but Ben Waggoner not only is blogging about it, but he's involved in it: Tesco and Silverlight delivering the full disc experience without ...
In this Issue: Allan Muller, Brad Abrams, Timmy Kokke, JFo, Stefan Olson, and Katrien De Graeve. Shoutouts: The Silverlight Blog has this announement: Silverlight Delivers Next Gen. Home Video Experience – Without the Disk! ... very cool! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight: Change Background Colour programatically using C# This older post from Allan Muller at SilverlightTutorials is a quick post on changing background color on a Silverlight app... or hopefully only on a section thereof... Business ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Damian Schenkelman, Allan Muller, Katrien De Graeve, Rob Eisenburg, András Velvárt, Andrew Duthie, Terence Tsang, Imran Shaik, and John Papa. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher is back to his "Reflection on Design" series with Reflecting on Design #17– Kinetic Animation of Blink 182 ... he has a link to all of them or you can find them at SilverlightCream.com using the search page. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Bridge - A Silverlight File Manager Wow ... check out ...
I had totally missed the existence of these great starter kits for Expression 3 and Silverlight 3 which make for a great (if rather large) resource. You can view online at the Expression site or download the individual Starter Kits. That represents 32 videos to watch and nearly 500 MB of content. Sweet. Inserting Silverlight Content in Web Pages with Expression Web 3 (six video series - 184MB) Using SuperPreview in Expression Web 3 (four video series – 46MB) Introduction to Prototyping with SketchFlow ...
In this Issue: Katrien De Graeve, Laurent Duveau, Colin Blair, Christian Schormann, Damon Payne, Brad Abrams, Davide Zordan, Jesse Liberty, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Jonathan van de Veen responds to Tim Heuer's query with his post Adventures while building a Silverlight Enterprise application part #21 Koen Zwikstra has announced Document Toolkit 1.1 RTW... and there's an fully-funtional evaluation available. Laurent Bugnion has announced a new release of MVVM Light Toolkit V1.1.1: What’s new? ...