October 2010 Entries

Goodbye Windows Mobile, Hello Droid 2!

My 2 years of Windows Mobile are over! Out with the old (Samsung Omnia) and in with the new! Just got a Droid 2 and I'm very excited! I was holding out for Windows Phone 7, but since it's not launching on Verizon until next year, I decided that I'd go with Android. It was a tough decision, but so far I think it was a good one. If nothing else, it will give me a chance to use a "modern" phone and see what I've been missing. I'm also hoping that I'll have a bit of...

posted @ Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:00 AM | Feedback (0)

WPF & Entity Framework 4 - Tales from the Trenches

I recently presented "WPF & RF4 - Tales from the Trenches" at the Cleveland .NET SIG. This presentation reviews tips, tricks, and lessons learned from building real world apps with Windows Presentation Foundation 4.0 and Entity Framework 4.0. Whether you’re doing desktop, Silverlight, or web development, the EF T4 template tweaks, MVVM usage, Undo/Redo implementation, and Reactive programming tips reviewed in this presentation should come in handy. The Photo Tagger sample application includes implementations of these topics and issues. I'd highly recommend pulling this down and taking a look. Downloads WPF...

posted @ Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:00 AM | Feedback (6)

MUF is Live on CodePlex! (Monitored Undo Framework)

The Monitored Undo Framework (MUF) is now available on CodePlex! First of all, I'd like to offer a a big thanks to my client, who allowed me to make this available. MUF is a library for implementing Undo / Redo. It was written in tandem with a WPF application, but should work ok in Silverlight too. The "Monitored" part of the name refers to the way it builds the undo / redo stacks. It does so by monitoring the property changes in the model (or view model, or whatever) and adding a change item into the...

posted @ Wednesday, October 06, 2010 10:58 PM | Feedback (4)

.NET SIG: "Bag O' Tricks - WPF and Entity Framework" (Oct 12th)

Just wanted to plug my upcoming presentation at the Cleveland .NET SIG…. Oct 12th at the Microsoft offices in Independence, OH. Topic will be "Bag O' Tricks: WPF and Entity Framework" I plan to share lessons, tips, and tricks from my experiences with WPF 4.0 and Entity Framework 4.0. Even if you aren't using WPF, I think you may find these topics useful since many are are also applicable for other technology stacks, including Silverlight, Windows Phone, Windows Forms, and even web apps. EF Self Tracking Entities ...

posted @ Friday, October 01, 2010 10:41 AM | Feedback (0)