Monthly Archives: September 2011

It’s all about the Type of the data

There have been a lot of rumours, and lots of demos that gave hints about the type providers that were to become available in F# 3.0. At last, a developer preview is here, and they do indeed look like a … Continue reading

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COM is coming home

The recent //BUILD/ conference changed a few things in the Windows Space. A long time ago in the 1990s, COM was the mechanism that allowed disparate applications to communicate with each other. At the turn of the century, the focus … Continue reading

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Ask your Dad!

Something that puzzles me every time I read articles about WPF DependencyObjects, is the fact that they don’t mention how property value inheritance is implemented. Inheritance is used all over the place so property values such as fonts trickle down … Continue reading

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What type of event were you expecting?

We looked last time at how the rendering flowed between the managed and unmanaged worlds when running WPF and Silverlight. For any sort of useful application, of course, there’s also the question of events and  how events are captured and … Continue reading

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Down to the MIL

I’ve never really spent a lot of time looking at WPF, but the recent discussions about HTML5 and whether Silverlight still has a place in the application world have encouraged me to have a closer look at it. Declarative GUI … Continue reading

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You made me… now tell me what to do

The question came up at work as to why a warning was issued against the call to DoSomething in the following code. public class A{    public A()    {        DoSomething();    }    protected virtual void DoSomething()    {    }} The answer is, of … Continue reading

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Behind you!

There have been quite a number of blog posts lately on the subject of WebGL, an embedding of OpenGL into web browsers. I started trying to learn about this by reading the excellent article by Bartek Drozdz in .NET magazine. … Continue reading

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