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Windows Azure Developer Community Event in Santa Monica

We're starting a new local community for Windows Azure Developers in Los Angeles! If you're an...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 08/29/2011

Making “Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.Estimate” Field Reportable in TFS

If you'd like to make a report in TFS that compares the estimated time to complete a task with the...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 02/25/2010

Good WPF Book

I get lots of questions about books I recommend for learning WPF. Adam Nathan's Windows Presentation...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 05/13/2009

Managing Cultures in a Global Application

I have been doing a lot of work on globalized applications lately and I have learned a lot. I...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 03/30/2009

Global Toolkit is now in CodePlex

I've been doing a lot of globalization work lately, so to capture some of my best practices around...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 03/30/2009

Presentation Model Pattern in WPF (Part 2)

In part one we looked at the concept of a presentation model. In this post we are going to going to...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 07/10/2008

My Toolbox

One thing I always find myself doing is showing people the little indisposable tools in my toolbox....

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 06/28/2008

Presentation Model Pattern in WPF

Choosing a design pattern for the user interface of your application involves weighing trade-offs...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 06/21/2008

Real World GridView is now on CodePlex

Yup. I heard you (eventually). You wanted easier access to the source code of Real World GridView....

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 01/23/2007

Multi-Process Synchronization with Named Events

Since I am in between real projects right now, I have had some time to work on some side projects....

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 03/03/2006

Real World GridView: Excel-like Frozen Headers for ASP.NET 2.0

Many of us are familiar with frozen cells in Excel, but it is typically quite difficult to implement...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 03/02/2006

Finally ... Part 2 of Real World GridViews

GridView is a great control, and out of the box it does a lot of wonderful stuff, but I haven't...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 03/01/2006

Real World GridView: Two Headed & Grouping GridViews

By now you may have figured out when I say “soon” I mean relatively soon, and by “relatively” I...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 03/01/2006

Lambda Expressions: C# has a Lisp??

Until I started looking at C# 3.0, I had never heard of lambda expressions. A quick glance at...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 02/17/2006

Using SynchronizationContexts.

SynchronizationContext is new in .NET 2.0, and I haven't found too much written about it yet. It is...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 02/13/2006

WinCast: A podcast receiver built-on the Windows RSS Foundation.

I saw the Windows RSS API was published the other day and so I just had to create something with it....

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 02/09/2006

WPF: Expander Dropdown

Do you ever get sick of hunting through a dropdown that has hundreds of items in no particular...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 11/22/2005

Fluid Dynamics with WPF

This week I thought I would test the waters with 3D in WPF. After seeing this video on Channel 9. I...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 11/17/2005

Helping Meghan Speak (Avalon & SAPI)

I saw this post http://www.longhornblogs.com/robert/archive/2005/11/11/15246.aspx and just had to...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 11/11/2005

Extending ASP.NET's GridView: Bulk Editing

If you're interested in allowing users to edit multiple rows of a gridview ... check out my new...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 11/09/2005

Real World GridView: Bulk Editing

GridView is a tremendously useful control in ASP.NET 2.0. Despite being much improved from the...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 11/09/2005

Installing Vista in VPC

I've seen a lot of people stumped while trying to mount the Vista Beta1 iso image for thier VPC. VPC...

Author: Matt Dotson Date: 09/16/2005