Paul Cornell

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This blog is no longer being maintained

I've decided not to maintain this blog anymore. This means that I won't be adding any new posts nor...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 02/21/2014

Small Basic #19: Syntax Cheat Sheet

Here's my list of how to create and access things in Small Basic. I use this when I need to jog my...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 04/02/2010

Day/Week/Month Time Management System

Mark Forster, creator of the popular AutoFocus time management system, has come up with a new...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 02/11/2010

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidates are Here!

Get more information and download them here.

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 02/09/2010

Small Basic v0.8 is Here!

From the Microsoft Small Basic blog: The Small Basic v0.8 release features: Addition of details...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 02/08/2010

Small Basic #18: Digital Clock

I created a digital clock to demonstrate the Microsoft Small Basic Clock object. You can do any of...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 01/07/2010

Small Basic #17: Silverlight-Based Small Basic Program Runner

You can now run Microsoft Small Basic programs in a Microsoft Silverlight-based viewer from a...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 01/07/2010

Small Basic #16: Downloadable Code Examples (So Far)

Here are the Microsoft Small Basic code examples that I've created so far. If you have Small Basic,...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 01/04/2010

Small Basic #15: The Turtle

Microsoft Small Basic provides a Turtle object that lets you draw on the graphics window with a...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/30/2009

Small Basic #14: Mouse and Keyboard Events

If you're interested in creating basic text-based programs, Microsoft Small Basic has TextWindow and...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/29/2009

Small Basic #13: Math Facts Guessing Game

It's that time in my childrens' lives where they need to practice their basic math facts under a...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/29/2009

Small Basic #12: Shapes

The Microsoft Small Basic Shapes object allows you to do the following with shapes in the graphics...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/28/2009

Small Basic #11: The Graphics Window

The Microsoft Small Basic graphics window allows you to do the following, as demonstrated in the...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/28/2009

Small Basic #10: File Input and Output

As demonstrated in the following code, you can use the Microsoft Small Basic File class to create...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/23/2009

Small Basic #9: Arrays

Microsoft Small Basic supports arrays, which allow you to store items in temporary computer memory....

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/22/2009

Small Basic #8: Math

Microsoft Small Basic supports several mathematical functions, including not only simple addition,...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/22/2009

Small Basic #7: Odds and Ends - Sound, Program, and Stack

A few more Microsoft Small Basic classes with very methods and properties are: The Sound class,...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/22/2009

Small Basic #6: Odds and Ends - Desktop, Dictionary, Flickr, ImageList, and Network

Some Microsoft Small Basic classes have very few methods and properties. Among them are: The Desktop...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/17/2009

Small Basic #5: Clocks and Calendars

Microsoft Small Basic has a few clock-related properties for the date, year, month, day of the week,...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/17/2009

Small Basic #4: Working with Text

Here is some code demonstrating how to use all of the Microsoft Small Basic Text class's...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/17/2009

Small Basic #3: Keywords

The For, To, EndFor, Step, While, EndWhile, If, Then, Else, ElseIf, and EndIf keywords are used to...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/16/2009

Small Basic #2: Working with the Text Window

This is the first of many posts that demonstrates how to use Microsoft Small Basic to program...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/15/2009

Small Basic #1: Introducing Small Basic

I was recently asked to participate in an initiative to help students and beginners learn how to...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/15/2009

Outlook 2010: Macro for Moving Selected Items

It has been a really long time since I wrote Microsoft Outlook VBA code. But when a customer last...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 12/07/2009

.NET Framework 4: The Managed Extensibility Framework

Two video reviews today! .NET Framework 4: Creating Extensible Applications with the Managed...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 11/16/2009

MSDN Subscriber Benefit Changes

The following e-mail just went out to all MSDN subscribers. Here's a copy of the e-mail in case...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 11/03/2009

.NET Framework 4: Fixing PIA Pains with Type Equivalence

In this 12-minute video, you'll learn how "type equivalence" in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/28/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2: How to Download and Install

In this 20-minute video, you'll learn how to perform a single-server installation of Microsoft...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/21/2009

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework Beta 2 Downloads Now Available

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/21/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Documentation is Now Available on the MSDN Web Site

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd831853(VS.100).aspx. You can switch between the...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/21/2009

Team Foundation Server 2010: Getting Started in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

Visual Studio General Manager Jason Zander has an excellent post on getting started with Team...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/21/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Packaging Announced

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Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/20/2009

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Announced, and MSDN Gets a New Look

For the announcement of Beta 2 for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4, see...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/19/2009

.NET Framework 4.0: Monitoring Workflow Services

In this 11-minute video, you'll learn how to track workflow service events for health monitoring,...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/13/2009

Visual Studio Team System 2010: An Introduction to Manual Testing

In this 25-minute video, you'll learn about the new features in Visual Studio Team System 2010 for...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/12/2009

Simplifying My Computer: Outlook

I’ve been trying to simplify my computer so that I can work faster and with less distracting visual...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/08/2009

.NET Framework 4.0: Simplifying Data-Driven Web Applications

In this 21-minute video, you'll learn about some improvements planned for dynamic data in the .NET...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/08/2009

Visual Studio 2010: Web Tooling Improvements

In this 16-minute video, you'll learn about some of the new web tooling features in Visual Studio...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/07/2009

.NET Framework 4.0: Service Discovery with WCF

In this 24-minute video, you'll learn about how Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) in the .NET...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/06/2009

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0: Overview of Planned Features

In this two-hour video, you'll get an extensive rundown of some of the features planned for Visual...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/05/2009

Visual Studio Team System 2010: Functional UI Testing

In this 17-minute video, you'll look at a new type of test coming in Visual Studio Team System 2010...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 10/02/2009

AutoFocus Version 4 Now Available

AutoFocus version 4 (AF4) is now available. In summary: Start writing a list of your undone tasks,...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 09/30/2009

Autofocus: Why I Like AF2 So Much Better Than AF1

Why do I like Autofocus 2 (AF2) so much better than AF1? I like the notion of one big list of tasks...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 07/27/2009

OneNote Replica of Todopaper

Someone recently asked how Microsoft Office OneNote could possibly be used as a replica of popular...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 07/27/2009

Autofocus: Differences Between Versions 1 and 2

I’m really enjoying working with the Autofocus (AF) method by Mark Forster. It has allowed me to...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 07/24/2009

Autofocus Version 2 Now Available

See http://www.markforster.net/blog/2009/6/27/autofocus-2-time-management-system-af2.html. (Version...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 07/22/2009

F#: Introduction

In this 18-minute video, you'll take a brief look at the basic F# data types, and you'll explore...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 05/29/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1: How to Install

How to download and install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1:...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 05/29/2009

Kanban: Scrum-ban

Scrum-ban: http://leansoftwareengineering.com/ksse/scrum-ban/. "The idea of using a simple task...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 05/29/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 Screen Shots

Jason Zander (General Manager of Microsoft Visual Studio) has posted several screen shots of...

Author: Paul Cornell Date: 05/19/2009

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