The energy level is going to be through the roof in November when WPF Fanatic Karl
Shifflett arrives at the Triangle .Net User Group (TRINUG)
for his presentation on Authoring WPF Custom Controls on Wed November 14, 2007. If
you are interested in WPF, and want so see some examples of it’s power in real world
applications come check it out.
Authoring WPF Custom Controls
When Microsoft released the .NET Framework, they really energized and radically expanded
the toolset available to developers. The .NET 3.0 Framework is no exception to this
In this presentation we will explore the steps required to build and consume
lookless WPF Custom Controls that expose Dependency Properties and Routed Events.
The sample code includes a WPF CheckListBox and HyperLink control (that is not dependent
on the FlowDocument, Page or TextBlock controls) along with a WPF application demonstrating
visit www.trinug.org for more info!
NEW IMAGES AVAILABLE HERE:
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Beta
2 Team Suite VPC
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Beta
2 Team Suite & Team Foundation Server VPC
Just a heads up that if you are working with one of the VS2008 Beta 2 VPC images,
they will expire on November 1, 2007. You will need to backup and files you want to
keep outside of the VPC before then or risk loosing your work. It sounds like Microsoft
will be posting new images soon. Please spread the word.
The official information is available here.
The VPC downloads listed above will expire on November 1, 2007, which is earlier
than anticipated. It is important that you backup or move any data to a new location
before that date. To move Team Foundation Server data, see Moving
Team Foundation Server. New VPC images will be posted as soon as they are available.
I just wanted to thank Ben and everybody else from the Raleigh Adobe User Group tonight
for inviting me in to speak on Silverlight. It was a interesting to hear your questions
and get your perspectives on the whole RIA space and have informed comments on both
sides of the Flash,Flex/ Silverlight camps.
In honor of the event I have posted a special Silverlight
version of the RDAUG logo in XAML as shown in my demo. Enjoy:
If you’re interested in Flex, Flash, and other Adobe products check out the groups website for
a list of future meetings. They’re also looking for some meeting space if anybody
around can help them out.
Last week Microsoft opened the Popfly Beta site up to the public. Popfly is a “fun
and easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, and Web pages”. Basically it provides
you with an online Silverlight based visual development environment that includes
a variety of building blocks that you can use to build your own creations. Check it
INETA Speaker Bureau Speaker Chris Menegay stopped by TRINUG to
present on Visual Studio Team System Futures. (Ironic that somebody from Texas
away comes to show us something being build within a couple miles of here. Anybody
from the local VSTS team want to come show us more?)
Chris provided a great look into new things coming in the next version, while at the
same time introducing us to things in the current version that we had not all seen
(Well, at least I learned a couple of new things!)
We’re all curios to find out what Omar did to his VPC image though! 😉
Thanks Chris, it was a great presentation.
The Triangle .NET User Group will be hosting a special meeting, with extra special
guest Russ Fustino on Thursday October 18, 2007. The event will be in the evening,
following the afternoon MSDN presentation
Russ is giving near by. For more information and registration [YES,
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT THIS EVENT SO WE CAN ORDER ENOUGH PIZZA] please
visit the TRINUG Website.
October 23rd, 2007 6:30
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I will be presenting an introduction to Microsoft Silverlight to
the Raleigh Adobe User Group on Tuesday Oct 23. The presentation
will cover Silverlight 1.0/1.1 and the Microsoft
Expression Suite of design tools.
[UPDATE: THE EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO OCT 23!]
Why pay attention to what other language communities are doing? One day it might
be coming to a language near you!
Last weekend Scott Guthrie showed
the first public views of a new Model View Controller. Scott
Hanselman posted some video through his blog.
Jeffrey Palermo gives a great overview in this
post on his blog
Last week I was able to spend some time at
Microsoft in Redmond. I just couldn’t resist a photo op with the “9 Guy”. If you haven’t
taken a look at Channel 9,
you’re missing out on the great content Jeff and
the gang are putting together.
Tags: Channel 9
On Saturday Oct 29th I was fortunate to participate in the Southern California INETA
Community Leadership Summit. The event brought together influential leadership
team members from the local Microsoft .NET user group community.
The event was hosted at QucikStart’s
Irvine facility and was sponsored by Microsoft and Verio.
it was a great opportunity to discuss common problems and share ideas on creating
stronger user group communities.
If you’re interested in seeing one of these events put together for you region, please
drop me a note.