When I first started experimenting with WPF I was quite confused with the new custom control introduced in WPF. I did a quick Google search but never got the full understanding of the difference, but I read somewhere that in most cases a custom control was not necessary, so I just focused on the regular user control back then.
Microsoft has just release a series of short (15 minutes long) how-to videos for WPF 4.0 introducing the various new features of WPF 4.0.
The documentation and tutorials on Caliburn is still very limited, and is one of the biggest obstacles getting started with Caliburn right now. In this post I hope to fill some of the gaps I have seen in the lack of documentation by showing how you can easily hook up two Views to one ViewModel.
Extension methods enables you to hook up extra methods to an already existing (and possibly sealed) class, without the need of subclassing or changing the original class. Lets say I have a class from a third party vendor I use, which contains information on persons
The yield statement was introduced in .Net 2.0, but I am a bit surprised that I meet many senior developers who has never used yield return (and yield break)! For some strange reason, yield has become some kind of hidden treasure in .Net. Through this post, I hope I can show some simple examples, and give some of the ideas, benefits and limitations with yield.
On a project I attended a couple of years ago, we struggled a lot with string parsing, date formats and cultures. The product was shipped to among others China, Japan and US, and getting your code to work seamless in all culture formats can be a bit of a hassle if you are not fully familiar with how .Net and C# handles cultures and globalization. Back then I crated a small Windows Forms application to help me fully understand the details of conversions and parsing to avoid problems when our application was run on e.g. a Chinese laptop.
For the second time this week, I saw that my Squeezebox Server won't scrobble my played (and loved) tracks to last.fm! I started investigating, and in the server log of my Squeezebox server, I found the following errors: