Posts Tagged ‘.net’

Look what I just found…

Today I’m pleased to announce we have shipped the RC for Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Framework 4! MSDN subscribers can download the bits immediately from this location. The RC will be made available to the public on Wednesday February 10.

via Jason Zander’s WebLog : Announcing VS2010 / .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate (RC).

The RC’s include a Go Live license which means they can be used in production. On a closely related note, ReSharper has a nightly build available that supports the new RC’s.


Time to make good use of Comcast’s overpriced bandwidth and start the 2.3GB VS2010 Ultimate download!


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From the picture Julie painted it sounds like the Entity Framework is finally coming together. While I’m sure it’s far from perfect the latest version would seem to have addressed MANY of the issues I ran into the first time I used it. With EF being such a strong contender, it would seem my decision has come down to nHibernate and EF. Microsoft safety versus the guys that have been doing it right for a lot longer… tough call!

Julie Lerman on Entity Framework 4.0Julie is back to talk about the improvements to the Entity Framework in version 4.0.

via .NET Rocks!.

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Ugh, grids. Seems like no matter what I want to do it ends up being more complicated than I’d like. Same goes for binding to nested properties…

My workmate Vijay is playing with WCF with a small project, and was asking me how to display a “nested” property of his business object in a DataGridView. I'll walk through an example here, changing the class names to protect the innocent.

via Binding to Nested Properties : Mad Props! – Matt Hamilton.

also DataGridView: How to ind Nested Objects.

And while I’m at it here’s a good overview of binding combo boxes to your grid. (Yes, I’m too lazy to make another post.) Exploring DataGridViewComboBoxColumn Databinding.

For proof that I’m cleaning out Firefox tabs, here’s  a decent post about binding a grid to a binding source. BindingSource and BindingList Of T – DataBinding Made Simple! And an MSDN link that you’ve probably already found via Google.

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Excellent, now I can detect Visual Studio design time anywhere in my code. (Make sure to read the comments, they provide a valuable correction.)

I came across interesting issue with one of our controls. I needed a different behavior during design-time and run-time. I was sure that .NET Framework has a nice solution for me, but I found out this is not the case.There is a DesignMode property but according to several sources it doesn’t always work as expected. There seems to be more that one way to solve the issue. I decided to useSystem.Diagnostics.Process.GetCurrentProcess.ProcessNameand check if it equals string “devenv”. If it does, the instance is running inside Visual Studio, which means it’s design-time for our control. For my problem this simple solution worked as a charm.

via Detecting Design-time in C#.

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I suppose that’s why it’s a “beta” but I honestly only expected the .NET beta to break itself, not other applications. Here’s a better worded post than I feel like writing that describes the issue…

I’ve had a problem on my most recent Windows 7 install with getting the WCF activation to install. I kept getting errors which told me that an error occurred and some of the features were not installed and then I was prompted to restart now or later… Well, great as that was, I was sort of hoping to find a solution…

via Installing WCF Activation on Windows 7 with VS 2010.

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This is a great link I can pass on to the people responsible for maintaining the servers who were worried (hey, I was worried too) about installing a beta version of the .NET framework next to production apps using non-beta versions. (For those of you not already familiar with Scott Guthrie, he’s a a Corporate VP in the Microsoft Developer Division and his blog posts are always great references.)

.NET 4.0 can also be installed “side by side” with previous versions of .NET on the same machine. .NET 4.0 has a new version number for both the framework libraries and CLR engine – which means it runs completely independently from .NET 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. What this means is that you can install .NET 4.0 on a machine that has .NET 2.0/3.0/3.5 installed, and configure some applications to run using .NET 4.0 and others to run using the older .NET versions (the IIS admin tool allows you to configure this for ASP.NET applications). This allows you to use .NET 4.0 for new applications – without having to necessarily test and upgrade all your existing ones.

via Multi-Targeting Support (VS 2010 and .NET 4 Series) – ScottGu’s Blog.

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Yet Another Podcast, (YAP) this time about the complexity of software development, the different types of complexity of consider, and an all-around interesting conversation.

Panel: Is Software Development Too Complex?

Recorded live at devLink in Nashville, Tennessee. Billy Hollis, Kathleen Dollard, Jim Holmes, and Josh Holmes (no relation) discuss the issue of the complexity of software development. Several .NET celebrities in the audience also chimed in.

via .NET Rocks!.

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