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  • Patrice Godefroid - Automated Whitebox Fuzz Testing with SAGE

    Makes you wonder just how many advances we are going to get because of symbolic anylsis of constraints.

  • 10-4 Episode 27: Server-Driven Paging with ADO.NET Data Services

    Well it took all of about 5 seconds after seeing Astoria (before it became ADO.NET data services), for me to ask for a total record count.  Glad to know you guys finnaly got this in.

  • Silverlight Geek - An interview with Jesse Liberty

    1) If I make a UserControl.  How can I make, for example, the Background color of the layoutroot (grid) be settable from the designer?  I want to hook-up the background property to the grid.

    First you set a property on your usercontrol.  Any property on the user control well be settable in the designer if blend knows how to display its type (such as a string/enum/color etc.).  Then you databind the grid to the usercontrols property.  So you would write something like this in the xaml for the user control: <Grid Background="{TemplateBinding Background}"/>.  You will probably want to make the usercontrols background property be a dependancy property, so that other people can bind data to it (although making DP's are a little more challenging go look it up).

    2) How, in c#, to set the Margins of a control?

    If I remeber right you get a refrence to the control (such as by its ID), and then just type myGrid.Margin = new Thickness(60);  Thickness has several diffrent overloads if you want to set each side diffrently.

    3) I have a SL3 project am testing.  Can't seem to get other browsers (i.e. non-dev) to install the SL control.  Is this because you need to install the SL dev on the client first?  Or should it just download and run SL3beta normally.  Do I have to wait for RTW to have other clients be able to load SL3?

    SL3 as far as I am aware does not have a go-live license yet.  As such they have only released the developer's runtime.  The user must have the SL3 runtime already when it starts to have it work right.  The reason for this is they didnt want people getting "autoupgraded" to SL3 if SL3 had a bug.

  • Raja Krishnaswamy and Vance Morrison: CLR 4 - Inside Type Equivalence

    Nice guys.  Lots of info about how everything works.  You know alot of diffrence pieces of the .NET framework core depend on each other fairly tightly.  I would think this would be a great feature to use to break up all the different parts  Where each "section" of the .NET core framework would interact with the other parts through an interface.  Then you could even have diffrnet parts of the framework "upgrade" without having to recompile.  Every .NET assembly has inside it all the links that are attached when that DLL is loaded.  I would think it might be possible to then figure out which sections (and versions of those sections) that were needed and then download just that small little piece of the .NET framework.  Like say you had a WPF app.  On running it finds the client doesnt have the "whole" .NET framework and that it needs to load the new pieces, it could only download the WPF stuff (and the stuff that requires), and nothing to do with ASP.NET or winforms or debugging etc.  Lots of intresting ideas on how to build my own frameworks using this.

  • Shawn Farkas: CLR 4 - Inside the new Managed Security Model

    Thank God!  Well done guys!  As someone that has been working with the silverlight security model for some time now, I have to say its a hell of a lot easier to understand and work with.  Glad to see that getting back into the core clr.

  • Vance Morrison: CLR Through the Years

    WOOOT for default interface implementation!  This is something that I have wanted for a long time.  Is this going to be in .NET 4? Or some latter verison?

    I know in the VS2010 beta released yesterday I got the error "interface members cannot have a definition", so I assume its some latter version of .NET?

  • Ruchi Bhargava on Windows CardSpace Geneva

    The problem is that cardspace (the client side part), is vista or Win7 only.  No public website is going to ever use this without cross OS support.

  • Get Windows 7 RC Now!

    I have been recently using Win7 on an old labtop with 384Mb RAM, and I have had no problems.  With vista you couldnt run with anything less then 1Gig of ram without problems in terms of performance.
  • The Future of SQL Data Services with Nigel Ellis

    One other question.  How will (if it will) the filestream type work.  Normaly this stores it outside the database in normal NTFS.  In the cloud would you have some kind of Azure Blob Storage that would store these files?  Would they count twords the 10gig max on SDS?
  • The Future of SQL Data Services with Nigel Ellis

    10 Gigs really?  I mean I have used 2TB databases. I think you will find people will really need at least 100 Gigs.  Consiter something like Exchange backup where you got all kinds of emails and attachments being stored.  Something like that NEEDS a large database cap.  And the cop out of saying well you can create a bunch of little databases doesnt work as you cant run cross-database queries.