Visual studio feeds

All Visual Studio blogs in one place


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Increase your website traffic with



Anti-spam: How many eyes has a typical person?

Follow us on FB


#1,185 – ItemsControl Customization Summary

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
You can can customize an ItemsControl, or any of the controls that derive from it (ComboBox, DataGrid, ListBox, TabControl, TreeView et al), in a number of ways.  The various customization mechanisms are summarized below. Set Style to apply a set of property values for the main control Set Template to change the control template of the control. This changing the highest level of the […]

Career planning: What is your path?

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
I got a lot of really great answers about my “Where do old developers go?”, I’m feeling much better about this now . Now let turn this question around, instead of asking what is going on in the industry, let’s check what is going on with you. In particular, do you have a career plan at all? An easy way to check that is asking: “What are you going to do in 3 years, in 7 years and in 20 years from now?” Of course, best laid plans of mice and men will often go awry, plans for the futures
are written in sand on a stormy beach and other stuff like this. Any future planning has to include the caveats that they are just plans, with reality and life getting in the way. For lawyers*, the career path might be: Trainee, associate, senior associate, junior partner, partner, named partner. (* This is based solely on seeing some legal TV shows, not actual knowledge.) Most lawyers don’t actually become named partners, obviously, but that is what you are planning for. As discussed in the previous post, a lot of developers move to management positions at some point in their...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1721

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Software Azure’s getting bigger, faster and more open – Jason Zander shares the latest announcements from the Azure Conference yesterday, discussing the new G-Series VMs, high performance storage, market place, the Microsoft Cloud Platform System, and industry partnerships Information EF7 – What Does ‘Code First Only’ Really Mean – Rowan Miller discusses the retirement of […]

APress Deal of the Day 22/Oct/2014 - TypeScript Revealed

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is TypeScript Revealed. “TypeScript Revealed is a quick 100-page guide to Microsoft’s “JavaScript for application-scale development," covering the new object-oriented-like syntax, tooling, community support, and process to include it into your projects.”

SPS Canberra 2014 - Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows Apps (post-show notes)

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
  On Friday afternoon I drove down to Canberra for SharePoint Saturday.  It really was a wonderful afternoon.   Building SharePoint 2013 Workflow Apps   My talk focused on Building SharePoint 2013 Workflow Apps.  That is, practical examples of what you can build with Workflow Manager for both Office 365 and SharePoint 2013.  Lots of individual examples, Workflow Custom Activities, and a full SharePoint App with Forms, Lists and Workflows (and I found this humourous: no C# or JavaScript).   Questions A question was asked about parallel tasks, the
short-cut logic and whether it could be done for approval workflows that required (3 out of 5) votes to progress.  While I think that would be possible, the Out Of Box Composite Task covers that scenario directly so you don't need to build this via a tricky Parallel Task.  Much applause for Microsoft.   Why is REST the best thing in the slide I didn't stress this point enough. Traditionally, when MS adds new services or methods, we need to wait for MS (hahaha) or ask someone to build a custom activity to use them in...(Read whole news on source site)

DroidCon 2014 – Android Conference in Bangalore

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Droidcon , one of the India’s largest Android developer conference is scheduled to be held on December 5 and 6th 2014 at MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar, Bangalore. What is DroidCon ? DroidCon is part of the world wide series of DroidCon conferences that happens in Paris, Berlin, Netherlands, Tunis, Ankara and Brussels. It is [...]