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  • Modern Dev Practices: Unit Testing

    This looks like its going to be a great series. Looking forward to it. I use unit tests in my own, personal projects. Work is somewhat of a different matter. There's lots of reasons for that, but I don't think you want to hear them. Bottom line, on newer projects we do use MS Test. Still learning the practice, though. For example, we had to spend a lot of time trying to get to 100% code coverage on some projects, which meant writing lots of low effective tests (e.g.: testing that an int property, when assigned, returned the assigned value). Oh well, we're getting there.

  • What's New in Visual Studio 2017

    Congratulations Robert, on this the 200th episode!!

  • This Week on Windows: Inking, Jason Bourne, Cortana, Sling

    The getting directions by drawing looks great! But we can't figure it out. We're on our desktop, using a mouse (no touch enabled desktop), clicked the Directions button and then started trying to draw a line.

    But it didn't work! Instead it just moved the map around.

    OK, what are we doing wrong???

  • Our Reaction to the News and ​Announcemen​ts Made at Build 2016

    Enjoyed this episode. Got a question about the Project Murphy and its integration with Skype. I went ahead and looked up Project Murphy, added it to my contacts in Skype and started chatting. One of the suggestions it gave was to ask it, "What if I were president?" So I went ahead and entered that. And then Murphy asked me to upload a picture of myself. I wasn't exactly sure how to do that, but I found it. Then I discovered my problem.

    My Skype allows only 2 options, either I can add an emoticon or I can send the text message. That's it. There's no uploading a file, sharing a file, etc. Not sure why I don't have that button in the chat window/text box, but I don't. My version of Skype is

  • Tips on Creating Templates, a new UWP Template and a Prism Pack too!

    You da man @gduncan411, thanks for this!

  • IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2015

    @angelosp: Thank you for clarifying that for me.

  • IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2015

    Excellent video. I've never heard of IntelliTrace before, so this was useful as an introduction. Thank you.

    I've got a question about using the stand-alone IntelliTrace for gathering information on a server that you can then use later on a development machine. Does this mean that when compiling the application you shouldn't compile it using Release? Is it necessary to use Debug? I'm answer the answer to my question is yes, as I'm sure we'd have to have executable code with the relevant symbols in it so that debugging is possible. Am I correct about that?

  • TWC9: Visual Studio 2015 Launch is a Go!

    How do you sign up for the Office 365 Channel on IFTTT when your work email account is one thing, but your work Office 365 account is associated with an entirely different email account? I try entering my email account, but that fails because its not what's used for Office 365. I try entering the email account associated with Office 365, but that refuses to be accepted.

    So, what do I do?

  • Visual Studio 2015 RTM

    I've been watching this episode. Haven't finished it yet but I love what I'm seeing. Really love the new IntelliTest feature and the Live Visual Tree and Live Property Explorer features for XAML developers. As a XAML developer that's really going to be good!! But I've got to ask, what SKU's get these new goodies, and which ones don't?

  • TWC9: Visual Studio 2015 Release Date, Windows 10, Open WWT, Maker.js and more

    This was an excellent episode. Lots of great info.

  • WPF in 4.6 and beyond

    @Dehnashi:At this point in time I think that Microsoft is still committed to enhancing WPF. WPF is, from what I can see, the way to go for desktop development. And that's important to the enterprise. When Windows Store apps overtake WPF than I'd say WPF's day has gone, but until then I think Microsoft will continue to enhance WPF.

    Of course this is all my opinion; I've no inside knowledge of anything that Microsoft is or isn't doing.

  • WPF in 4.6 and beyond

    @Niner488372: I've used Snoop too and love it. Very handy to figuring out how controls are being used as you run the app.