Archive for November, 2008

2008 November 29 – Links for today

Posted in CSS, Silverlight, SQL, TDD with tags , , , on November 29, 2008 by mga guy

CSS

Drew Douglass gives us 15 CSS tricks that must be learned

Other

Dmitry looks at a Scalable Content Box Using Only One Background Image

Karl Seguin continues his back to basics series with Delegates, Anonymous Methods and Lambda Expressions

John Medina announces Brain Rules in HD

Silverlight

The Expression Blend and Design guys help out with HELLO DEEPZOOMTOOLS.DLL : DEEP ZOOM IMAGE TILE GENERATION MADE EASY

Bryant Likes looks at Deep Zoom Image Generation with DeepZoomTools.DLL

WebResourceDepot guys look at Deep Zoom Images With Seadragon Ajax

Martin Mihaylov on Routed Events in Silverlight

David Solivan points us at a New Silverlight Book Written by Microsoft Techs Working on the “Front Lines”

SQL

Mr Denny continues his series with Back To Basics: Creating Indexes

TDD

Misko Hevery publishes his Guide: Writing Testable Code

2008 November 27 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, WPF with tags , , , , on November 27, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.Net

Suprotim Agarwal on how to Access an AJAX Enabled WCF Service using ASP.NET and Client Script

Dan Wahlin with Getting Started with the ASP.NET 3.5 Chart Control

Scott Hanselman with Geolocation/Geotargeting (Reverse IP Address Lookup) in ASP.NET MVC made easy

jQuery

Jeffrey Way with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 4

Other

Noupe is Pushing Photoshop to the Limit: 13 Most Advanced tutorials

Rob Ballou delves into Section 508: Uncle Sam’s Guide To Web Accessibility

Tracey Gradey suggests some Steps to choosing a successful colour scheme

Rick Strahl on WCF REST Services and AJAX Callbacks

Patterns & Practices

Justin Etheridge is Addicted To MEF – Part 1

Silverlight

Jafar Husain on Protected Dependency Properties Are Not Really

Tim Heuer highlights some New Silverlight Showcases and Feeds

Tim Greenfield on a Silverlight GroupBox control

Jonas Follesø asks Is Silverlight 2 Ready for Business Applications?

Wade Dorrell spotlights the fact that Treemap + Silverlight => Gasp!  or go straight to the demo

Ruurd Boeke presents Animating items part two

Mike Snow’s tip: Where to get the Localized Languages of Silverlight 2 Tools

Shawn Wildermuth has released the simple data driven app built during his Silverlight in Florida talk

Josh Wagoner on using the Path Data Parser

Seema Ramchandani answers What is the Silverlight Font?

The webdev guys detail Where to get the Localized Languages of Silverlight 2 Tools

Ning Zhang continues with Customize Silverlight Toolkit Controls: Expander

David Kelleys perspective on Silverlight Threading and Events

Arturo Toledo answers What tools should I install to get started with Silverlight authoring?

WPF

Marlon Grech on Avoiding CommandBinding in the XAML Code Behind files

Michael S. Scherotter gives some great links on How to Teach Yourself Expression Blend

Josh Twist’s WPF ScrollViewer Thumbnail

Ivan Towlson announces the Mindscape WPF Property Grid 2.0 is here

2008 November 26 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, Silverlight, SQL, UX, WPF with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.Net

ykorotia looks at W3C_Validator with ASP .NET or how validate XHTML1.1

Scott Guthrie on the New ASP.NET Charting Control

David Ebbo on Using User Controls as Page Templates in Dynamic Data

Other

Bart Czernicki reviews the Best WCF Book and WCF Resource – 2nd Edition

Patterns & Practices

Glenn Block announces the MEF Re-factored, Preview 3 has shipped.

Silverlight

Jeff Wilcox covers the AutoCompleteBox control: The missing guide

Corey Schuman on Silverlight ToolTips – positioning and customizing

Mike Snow’s tips: Threading in Silverlight and How to call Page.xaml.cs from App.xaml.cs and Monitoring for App.Current Events – Startup, Shutdown, UnhandledException & Exit

Katrien De Graeve on Live Framework – storing data in a Mesh-enabled Silverlight web application in 4 steps

SQL

Kevin Cox with Best Practices for Integrated Full Text Search (iFTS) in SQL 2008

Robert Sheldon looks at SQL Server Index Basics

Pinal Dave makes an Interesting Observation about Order of Resultset without ORDER BY

UX

Robby Ingebretsen spotlights One Data Widget Dashboard to Rule Them All

The Processing language – “open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions”

WPF

Lester is Testing WPF apps using NUnit

The SDK guys bring us A DataGrid sample using XML data

Anders Bursjöö looks at Naming and conventions in XAML

Rico Mariani on Visual Studio Dialogue with WPF Performance Emphasis

2008 November 25 – Links for today

Posted in jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, TDD, WPF with tags , , , , on November 25, 2008 by mga guy

jQuery

Jeffrey Way with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 3

Other

John Resig talks Browser Page Load Performance

Matt Grommes continues with My First Agile Project Part 13: Reflecting on The Decline of Agile 

Silverlight

Jeff Prosise with SILVERLIGHT ENIGMA SIMULATOR UPDATED (AND A LESSON ON INTERNATIONALIZATION)

Dan Wahlin on Using the Visual State Manager in Silverlight Templates

Amit looks at Creating a Silverlight Fade In and Out Popup Window

Emil Stoychev announces Silvester meets CodePlex

Silverlight 2 XAML Binding and Custom / Core Dependency Properties

Brian Likes compares Silverlight IValueConverter vs. TypeConverter

Jesse Liberty delves into Graphing – Silverlight Toolkit

Gerard Leblanc continues with Menus, part V : Sliding menu

Ning Zhangs loks at how to Customize Silverlight Toolkit Controls: NumericUpDown

SQL

Mr Denny goes Back To Basics: What’s the difference between a Scan and a Seek?

Ashish Mehta asks Are Your Indexes Being Used Effectively?

Tyler Chessman on Integrating SQL Server 2008 Spatial Capabilities with Microsoft Virtual Earth

Derek Comingore with Business Intelligence Explained for the DBA

Scott Selikoff expands some more with Denormalized Databases: A better example

TDD

Jonathan de Halleux and Nikolai Tillmann have published a code project article on Getting started with Automated White box Testing (and Pex)

WPF

Ruben Steins reminds us of Infragistics’ LOB examples

Adam Kinney gives Karl Shifflett a much deserved spotlight with XAML Power Toys from Karl Shifflett

2008 November 24 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, CSS, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, WPF with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.Net

Phil Haack on Combining JQuery Form Validation and Ajax Submission with ASP.NET

CSS

Lightpost Creative has a CSS Image Sprites Tutorial – Create Multiple Buttons With Rollovers

jQuery

Scott Guthrie’s introduction to jQuery Intellisense in VS 2008

Other

Sergio Pereira gives a great tip on getting Visual Studio to Please open my .aspx fast  – only really works if you too are a “source view kind of programmer”

Karl Seguin is going Back to basics: Generics

Sacha Barber shows us How To Create A WCF Client Proxy Without Having a Deployed WCF Service

Patterns & Practices

Xianzhong Zhu looks at Practicing the Chain of Responsibility Pattern

Silverlight

Nikhil Kothari on In-Place Editing for Silverlight using Styles and Templates

Kathy Kam with a really nice looking demo project: Silverlight Movies (Silverlight + Live Search) and the deck and demo for her Introduction to the Silverlight Controls Framework

Hannes Preishuber looks at Input Validation with Silverlight

David Betz on Understanding WCF Services in Silverlight 2

Ruurd Boeke on Efficiently animating items on movement and on Introducing TransitionContentControl

Suprotim Agarwal discusses Saving and Retrieving Images from IsolatedStorage

Codeplex project alert: Silverlight Validator & Input Toolkit

Jesse Liberty offers A Better Multi-Page Solution

Joseph Glasson talks about Silverlight 2 User Controls Communication

WPF

Jaime Rodriguez on Forwarding the DataGrid’s DataContext to it’s columns

Marlon Grech on ICollectionView explained

Ralph Arvesen on a Snapshot of XAML control, save to image

Paul Stovell on Validation Scopes: Draft

Martin Hinshelwood gives some Advice on using XamRibbon with Composite WPF

2008 November 21 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, Silverlight, SQL, TDD, UX, WPF with tags , , , , , , on November 21, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.Net

Dino Esposito presents some ASP.NET Presentation Patterns

Other

JD discusses Documentation, the Mindscape way

Marcelo Ruiz looks at Limiting how many entities are returned from an ADO.NET Data Service

Design Shard have some absolutely gorgeous work in Illustration Artists Showcase and Inspiration – Part 2

Johnny Lee highlights Some great Wiimote IR tracking projects

Josh Lane presents some Best Practices For Windows Workflow Foundation Apps

Dames McCaffrey asks What Makes A Good Software Tester?

Simon Segal has Julie Lerman Entity Framework Tutorials consolidated

Patterns & Practices

Ray Booysen makes his Code Available from MVVM Talk

Ray Houston with PTOM: The Composite Design Pattern

Ken Getz presents The ObservableCollection Class

Silverlight

Joel Neubeck on Developing a Casual Games with Silverlight 2 – Module 2

Mike Benkovich announces Twin Cities Silverlight Demo Code posted!

Felix Corke with A Step-by-Step Introduction to Styling, Templating, and Animating in Expression Blend

Katrien De Graeve on creating a Silverlight Mesh-enabled web application in 8 steps

Crocus Girl gives us a Silverlight Tip [AG_E_NETWORK_ERROR]

Justin Angel discusses Silverlight Design Time Extensibility and Silverlight Toolkit: Treeview, TreeViewItem & HierarchicalDataTemplate

Martin Mihaylov on Using the TreeView control in Silverlight 2

The SDK guys offer some advice on Using ViewportOrigin and ViewportWidth in Deep Zoom  and a subsequent update

Jesse Liberty with some advice on Becoming a Silverlight Programmer

Jon Flansders on SharePoint, Silverlight, and Virtual Earth

Bruce Abernethy uncovers the ImplicitStyleManager – Hidden Gem in the Silverlight Toolkit November 2008

Timmy Kokke on Silverlight Without Xaml

Manish Dalal with CROSS BROWSER CLIPBOARD : DATAGRID WITH EXCEL SUPPORT – PART 2

David Anson suggests if you are Having problems with layout? Switch to Plan B! [LayoutTransformControl scenarios for WPF]

Michael Demopoulos on Building a Live Mesh Silverlight Application

Lee on Customizing tooltip

SilverlightGirl discusses how to Obtain cool looking text without embedding fonts in Expression Blend 2

The SDK guys look at the Silverlight Toolkit and F1 Help

Rick Strahl enters the Silverlight space with Silverlight and Data Communications

Ning Zhang’s look at how to Customize Silverlight Toolkit Controls: NumericUpDown

SQL

Bennie Haelen is Investigating the new Spatial Types in SQL Server 2008 – Part 2

Edwin Sarmiento is Using Partitioned Tables with Multiple Filegroups for High Availability

Scott Selikoff explains Why too much Database Normalization can be a Bad Thing

Ken Simmons on how to Generate SQL Agent Job Schedule Report

TDD

Jeremy Miller recommends a Design For Testability

UX

Dmitry offers some thought provoking advice with De-clutter Your Interface With Hover Controls – definately worth considering.

Charlse Kreitzberg and Ambrose Little present The Human Face Of Software

Zef Fugaz makes Free UX Templates available

WPF

Martin Hinshelwood gives some Advice on using XamRibbon with Composite WPF

Mike Steadman with the mechanics of building a Custom Control Part 2

Charles Petzold looks at a Simple Cable Simulation

Mike Taulty has a series of posts on WPF and “Twistori”: Part 7 (of 7 :-)), Part 6, Part 5, Part 4, Part 3, Part 2 and the one that started it all

and a WPF: Experiment with Text Animation

Charles Petzold on how to Render Text On A Path With WPF

2008 November 19 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, CSS, Silverlight, SQL, WPF with tags , , , , on November 19, 2008 by mga guy

ASP.Net

Suprotim Agarwal on Using jQuery with ASP.NET – A Beginner’s Guide

CSS

Jacob Gube with CSS Tip #1: Resetting Your Styles with CSS Reset

Other

Glen Stansberry on Develop a Social Media Website With These 10 Code Techniques

WebResourceDepot bring us 30+ High Quality And Free Vector Object Sets To Beautify Your Designs

Smashing Magazines 15 Helpful In-Browser Web Development Tools

Christopher Khalil muses on Web 3.0, User Experience and Intelligent User Interfaces

Silverlight

Brian Goldfarb highlights MSN Germany with Silverlight wins IPTV Award 2008 – coolness

The announcement of Silverlight Feeds should make my life a lot easier 🙂

Corey Schumann on Embedding and Obfuscating fonts

Bert Czernicki on Silverlight clientaccesspolicy.xml files for the Enterprise (Part 1 of 2)

Justin Angel on SILVERLIGHT DESIGN TIME EXTENSIBILITY

Shemesh with Silverlight: GridSplitter with a collapse button

Steve at the Expression blog highlights a gorgeous 2.5D USERCONTROL FOR SILVERLIGHT 2

Mehdis Andaloussi discusses CREATING NEW ISM-COMPATIBLE THEMES

David Anson presents An unexceptional layout improvement [Two LayoutTransformControl fixes for Silverlight 2!]

Rudi Grobler announces the codeplex project WPF Themes Updated

Josh Smith on Emulating ICommandSource in Silverlight 2 and Putting Silverlight Commands to Use

Mike Snow’s Tip: New Silverlight 2 Web Site Clean Up Check List

Rob Zelt with Silverlight LOB Forms http://www.robzelt.com/blog/2008/11/19/Silverlight+LOB+Forms.aspx

Andy Beaulieu gives us a Preview of Upcoming Physics Fun

Peter McGrattan continues with Silverlight 2 WCF Polling Duplex Support – Part 4: Adding a WPF Client

Hannes Preishuber with instructions on how to show a line number within a datalist and get ID inside a Silverlight Datagrid when Button clicked

SQL

Craig Outcalt has some Tips for New DBAs

Bennie Haelen beings Investigating the new Spatial Types in SQL Server 2008 – Part 1

Ashish Mehta is Grouping Sets in SQL Server 2008

WPF

Mike Benkovich has an older post with a series of webcasts on learning to develop WPF applications

Sacha Barber on NUnit STA Threads & Testing WPF

Marlon Grech on how to Fix scrollbars for a dynamic layout in a Listview/ListBox