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  • Channel 9 now has a Windows 8 app!

    @Sadatay: I thought Sinofsky say "write for touch get mouse & keyboard for free" I guess that wasn't 100% accurate.

    On a positive note: Full screen HTML5 video, YEAH! Nice job.

  • Visual Studio Toolbox: ​Simplificat​ion of the Visual Studio 11 Development Environment

    Hey where's the famous Ribbon in place of the toolbar?!?!? It's a desktop app after all. At least you'd be more consistent rather than this half-donkeyed thing that some fools think is in a metro style. I'm sure the decision makers on this are all just saying "people just don't like change" but c'mon really? This is metro? You should be ashamed.

  • Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio 11 Beta with Jason Zander

    , rogreen wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio:Adding color is the #1 request on the Visual Studio UserVoice site.  Please feel free to add your vote and elaborate on what you want. The product team is hearing this feedback loud and clear and is listening.


    Thanks. I voted. Strange that the site doesn't support a Passport/Live/Microsoft Account login.

  • Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio 11 Beta with Jason Zander

    Now I know to whom to direct my rage on the removal of color from the IDE. Thanks!

    I loved how he spoke of developers wanting to "focus on their code" and not on the tool yet what was he doing most of the demo? Looking around the IDE for tools and clicking on them. Kinda hard to find what you're looking for when everything looks the same.

    Nice "metro" theme. I'm gonna ALL CAPS my toolbar tabs too so I can say I'm "metro". [facepalm]

  • TWC9 September 9th 2011

    Nic said:

    You had life all over your hands, the essences of life...

    You know what people do in the privacy of their own bedroom really should be left out of the show. Scared

  • TWC9: August 19 2011

    Nice broadrange set of topics with just enough depth to make me want to look into some things. I'm old so a little longer time on the screenshots please. Smiley

    It was great to see Microsoft actually talking about WPF. It's too bad however they were riding on the coattails of Brian Lagunas and the folks who build the extended WPF toolkit (IOW not Microsoft's work or $$$).  The last release of Microsoft WPF toolkit was February 2010. Unless Microsoft shows it's still really behind it WPF is pretty much dead. Also that was a great exchange between Brian Keller and Nic about IP of the extended toolkit. LOL!

  • Silverlight TV 79: Data Binding Debugging

    ,jopapa wrote

    @deadlydog: No announcements for data binding debugging and WPF at this time. Sorry.

    I thought is was "for ever and ever" and not "at this time". Isn't WPF deprocated for desktop Silverlight and/or HTML5/JS in the future? It's too bad I wasted a my customer's money on WPF.

    Breakpoints in Silverlight is pretty awesome stuff though.

  • A Quick Look At "Windows 8"

    I predict that Microsoft will try and placate devs in September by providing "Jupiter" which will turn out to be nothing more than a little glue to let you hookup Silverlight apps to the new HTML5/Javascript desktop. They'll say "you can still develop Silverlight apps" rather than what they really mean "Silverlight will still be supported much like WinForms but Microsoft will only be improving the HTML5/Javascript platform". They won't even mention WPF because they're too much of a bunch of [insert you favorite term here] to tell us that it's dead. IMO, they are nothing more than a bunch of politicians and academics that don't listen to their customers. Just look at VSTSDB for a great example of academia gone wild.

  • Silverlight TV 75: Quick and Dirty UX Testing (Design Tips Mini Series)

    Great video. Can you do one about how to UX Test HTML5+Javascript? You might add a memorial to all of those WP7 Silverlight apps at the end of the video. Thanks. Smiley

  • A Quick Look At "Windows 8"

    WOW! Finally Windows gadgets get the focus they deserve! I always thought these puny gadgets were never going to amount to much but Microsoft making them full screen is just sheer genious. And we all know how well web based apps worked on the iPhone. They sold like hotcakes. I mean you couldn't find a native app in Apple's app store even if you tried.

    I can't wait to see the new toolset for HTML5/Javascript. I bet a close preview will look like my HTML/Javascript tools of yesterday -- Notepad. Being that Microsoft was so capable in producing a WPF designer in Visual Studio (you remember -- cider) I have no doubts the HTML/Javascript designer will be far superior (in ideals) than the current HTML designer. Maybe well even get a few new parts in the toolbox! I bet through Microsoft's magic the toolbox will load even faster and never corrupt with these new HTML5/Javascript tools on board. I can't wait!

    Well back to filling the dumpster with my legacy WPF skills. Won't be needing them much longer. Thanks Microsoft for providing such a clear and concise strategy for developers to follow.


  • 12 Year old kid develops for Windows Phone!

    Nice work Elliot! So much further along than I was at 11 on my Commodore Pet writing stuff in assembly. You have got a huge leap ahead of your peers and ahead of many of us old timers here.


    Don't mind the dorks here. Most programmers are on the Aspergers/Autistic spectrum so they don't know how to behave socially. I'd include myself in that. Smiley