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Providing technical information from a slight slanted standpoint.
By Peter Henry on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10:55 PM

Expression Blend 3 has code editing built in!  VERY COOL!  You don't always have to go out to Visual Studio to add some code, but you'd never know it by the default options.  Read on for how to change it!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:10 PM

Did you read the latest news?  Expression Blend is source control friendly, just not to SVN, read on for more details.

By Peter Henry on Monday, November 23, 2009 10:48 PM

So you've created a custom class for special information, fantastic!  But now, how to you get your users to input data?  Ya, sure you could create a new data entry form, but is there an easier way?  Read on for a cool tool Visual Studio has in it's toolbox for you!

By Peter Henry on Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:04 PM

hhhhmmmm you've just spent four months slaving over Expression Blend and Visual Studio, suffering through XAML, layout managers, routed events, data binding, EF, POCOs, etc, and the first thing people at your sprint demo say is....."eeeeehhhhhhh" that's ugly!  Read on for a 15m quick fix to help make a great first impression!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:16 PM

Do you want to see those cool Images/Bitmaps when you're debugging your code?  Read on to help fill the one gapping hole in Visual Studio's debugger.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:35 PM

Do you use SQL Server Management Studio to right mouse click on a table and just hate it when you're told how many rows you can SELECT or EDIT?  Read on for a quick'n'easy fix!

By Peter Henry on Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:29 PM

Do you use Properties?  COOL!  Then you might want to check out Automatic Properties to help save a bit of typing.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 9:14 PM

This morning a friend of mine (NK) emailed me saying he heard my Dad being talked about on TV last night.  This isn't the first time this has happened, but what was different was the setting.  Read on for an interesting story.

By Peter Henry on Monday, November 09, 2009 9:02 PM

So!  You think you know your scoping rules for C# eh?  Check out this funky little nuance/difference between the CLR and C#!  This surprised me, and it might surprise you too!

By Peter Henry on Sunday, November 08, 2009 2:10 PM

Progress update as promised (late, but still as promised).

By Peter Henry on Thursday, November 05, 2009 4:30 PM

Do you want to get the most out of your Visual Studio experience?  Read on for over 135 Tips'n'Tricks to become more proficient with the tool you live'n'breath with everyday!

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:05 PM

I know learning something new always has it's hiccups, but this is crazy.  Try this on for size, try creating a WPF form and making your already created icon the WPF forms icon.  Try it, I dare you.  Frustrated yet?  Read on for the answer.

By Peter Henry on Monday, November 02, 2009 8:51 PM

Are you getting a cryptic ORA-12154 error saying something like "TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified?"  If you are, I potentially have a solution for you, read on.

By Peter Henry on Sunday, November 01, 2009 1:39 PM

When you create a new project, do you commonly change the Assembly Information?  If you do, you ever get tired of changing the "Microsoft" in the Company and Copyright?  If you are, then please read on for the quick fix.

By Peter Henry on Saturday, October 31, 2009 2:27 PM

Since you were little, you probably knew what the difference between a pen and pencil was right?  But on the computer, what's the diff?  Different tools have different impressions, so what's the diff with Expression Blend?

By Peter Henry on Friday, October 30, 2009 1:36 PM

Secrets in C#?  Ya!  Right, there aren't too many of those!  So how DO you keep strings from being publically exposed to anyone watching?  Read on to find out!

By Peter Henry on Sunday, October 25, 2009 10:25 PM

Yesterday, a colleague and I went to Montreal to participate in the Samedi.NET (a Saturday of nothing but Silverlight).  Read on for my review.  Updated: 10-26-2009 14:52

By Peter Henry on Sunday, October 25, 2009 8:37 PM

Bold title eh?  Ya, I thought so too but it's true!  If you haven't tried Visual Studio's Debugger Visualizers, you're missing out!  Read on for a gripping intro!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:02 PM

Do you know that F6 is the C# keybinding for building your solution?  What about CTRL+. for SmartTags or that F7 views code from the Designer?  If you don't, then read on for a quick cheat sheet!  If you do, continue as well cause you could find some new key bindings to use!

By Peter Henry on Monday, October 19, 2009 7:12 PM

In your shop, what criteria do you use to decide if you're code's done?  What does "done" actually mean to you?  To QA?  To management?  Read on for just one devs version.

     
  
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