What… you don’t know what AWWDC is? Well, make sure you’re sitting down because this may come as a shock. It’s the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. *insert record scratching/squealing tires sound here* Seeing as how I’m like Mr. Microsoft when it comes to software the most common reaction to this is probably “Woahhhhhhhhhhh, what the…?!?” Well… […]
Marketing at it’s finest (assuming you have a sense of humor). The ads around NYC were the inspiration for checking out the site. Well worth the 10 minutes of laughing you’ll do. Well done.
WinFX June CTP was released recently and Tim Sneath put up a post with some details on some changes you can expect to deal with in this release. Nothing major thus far. Personally I’m all for breaking changes during the beta phase if they improve the API in the long run. 🙂 The coolest thing […]
Inspired by Craig’s MSDNMan, Ian has created an MSDN browser with WPF. If, like me, you read a ton of MSDN content every day, both of these tools are extreeeemely welcome additions to browsing the online content or using the installed version of the content.
Just noticed via Dare’s blog that Adobe has officially responded to Microsoft’s announcement that PDF will be pulled due to fears of Adobe lawsuits. Then Microsoft comes back with a reassurance that all they’re trying to do is offer the best possible experience for the users that want PDFs from their Office documents and not […]
Just noticed, thanks to this post over on MSDN Weblogs, that the ADO.NET vNext Documentation is back online. There’s two articles to check out: The ADO.NET Entity Framework Overview Next Generation Data Access
Here’s a really great post from Tim Cahill “WPF Performance Guy”. It’s Q&A style with some answers to some of the more common questions about, what else, WPF performance. Definitely worth a read if you are (or are going to be) working on graphics intensive WPF apps.
I mentioned ADO.NET v3 a little while back, but all the info that leaked out was pulled. Now there’s a video up on Channel9 with Anders Hejlsberg and Sam Druker on the entity features that are coming with the next version of ADO.NET. The driving technology for all of this is of course LINQ. Exciting times […]
Here’s a great Channel9 screencast that just came out demo’ing how the typical interaction between developer and designer will work with Visual Studio and Expression Interactive Designer. One thing about EID that I love which is demo’d here is the fact that control behavior is live in EID. That is, any behavior you’ve built into your controls will function, […]
Heads up on a silent breaking change that I just came across with FormsAuthentication’s RedirectFromLoginPage method when migrating from ASP.NET 1.1 to 2.0. The exact message you get will be (with top of callstack): System.Web.HttpException: The return URL specified for request redirection is invalid. at System.Web.Security.FormsAuthentication.GetReturnUrl(Boolean useDefaultIfAbsent) at System.Web.Security.FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage(String userName, Boolean createPersistentCookie, String strCookiePath) at System.Web.Security.FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage(String userName, […]