Watch Silverlight Go Zoom

We’ve been keeping the airways hot here at Wintellect. First there was Devscovery Denver. Then came MIX in Las Vegas, Devscovery New York, and a trip to Redmond, all in consecutive weeks. I’m looking forward to having (most of) a couple of weeks at home before heading to TechEd and then back to India. Below are…

WinDBG Starts to Show a Little CLR Love (Finally!)

Reading Volker von Einem’s excellent blog, he mentioned that WinDBG 6.7.5.0, the latest release, now shows the mixed managed and native stack in the Calls window. I hadn’t noticed that, but it works like a charm. In the screen shot below, I double clicked on the NSort!NSort2.BubbleSorker.Sort method and was taken directly to the syntax…

A New WinDBG!

Wow! I go on vacation[1] for two weeks and the world changes. Such is life in the software development world working on internet time. Microsoft releases its Flash killer, which is nice, but more importantly, a new version of WinDBG rolls to the world. For those of you that have been stuck with the WinDBG…

A Touch of Silverlight

I’ve been playing with the Silverlight bits Microsoft published last week and am having a blast. I just finished adding a Silverlight viewer to MyComix. To check it out, go to http://mycomix.wintellect.com and click a comic book cover. (Make sure you’re in thumbnail view, because I only have the Silverlight viewer wired into that view.) You…

MIX Update: WPF vs. Silverlight

I’ve heard a lot of talk around MIX this week about Silverlight obsoleting WPF. Developers are asking “why would I develop a WPF app when I could do the same thing with Silverlight and have it run in a browser?” I can think of two big reasons why WPF is still relevant: 1) WPF has…

The Day the Web Changed: NET in the Browser!

MIX 07 opened yesterday and I believe we’ll look back on that day as the day that the Web changed. Microsoft made several announcements, not the least of which is that Silverlight, formerly known as “WPF/E,” will include a cross-platform version of the CLR that runs in the browser. What does it mean? It means…

Excellent Devscovery Denver

We’re all back home after having a blast at Devscovery in Denver. Thanks to everyone that attended, as always you made us work our behinds off with all the great questions and challenges. I always enjoy conferences for purely selfish reasons: I learn a ton! Everyone is working on all sorts of interesting applications and…

Announcing MyComix

For a couple of years now, I’ve been showing an ASP.NET 2.0 sample app named MyComix to conference audiences and promising that I would make it available for downloading. I finally found the time to clean up the source code, and the app is now live and available for downloading at http://mycomix.wintellect.com. MyComix is, first and foremost, a…

April Fool’s for Programmers

I got a laugh out of an entry in Scott Adam’s DilbertBlog describing favorite April Fool’s jokes. It reminded me of maybe the best (and dirtiest) prank I ever heard about. It happened years ago at PC Magazine. I wasn’t there when it happened, but it was related to me by someone who was. The…

Creating Sophisticated Animations with the Microsoft AJAX Library

The AnimationExtender control in the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit makes it easy to add animated effects to Web pages. I especially like the fact that you can compose complex animations from simple animations and use <Parallel> and <Sequence> elements to control animation order. Much of AnimationExtender’s magic is found in a file named Animations.js, which…

Goodbye Europe, Hello Vista

I arrived home from Europe Friday night in time to spend a quiet (and much needed) weekend at home. My last stop was at Developer & IT Pro Days in Ghent, Belgium. The conference was well attended and featured a keynote by David Chappell. Ghent is a beautiful little town about 30 miles northwest of…

Do You Want To Become A True Alpha Geek?

A friend of mine, Roberto Farah, has started blogging! I’m thrilled because he’s super hard-core and his blog focuses on really cool tricks and scripts with the Debugging Tools for Windows (AKA WinDBG). If you want to see how a master builds reusable scripts to peak and poke at mini dumps, definitely subscribe to Roberto’s…