Introducing The Model Thread View Thread Approach

01 May 2010

Reduce threading code, and increase UI responsiveness with a new approach extending MVVM. The article describes an approach that leverages the facilities that make MVVM so effective. The MTVT pattern is an architectural approach used for explicit demarcation of the view and view model via disparate threads of execution. Read on…

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IEnumerable IsNullOrEmpty

18 Apr 2010

String.IsNullOrEmpty is a commonly used method for determining whether a string is null or has a zero length. But, no such method exists in the FCL for collections. A moment ago I whipped up an extension method for IEnumerable types. It’s not rocket science, but I thought I would post it anyway. public static class Extensions { /// <summary> /// Determines whether the collection is null or contains no elements. /// </summary> /// <typeparam name="T">The...

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Microsoft Mvp Award

03 Apr 2010

I arrived back in Geneva on Thursday night, after spending a couple of days in Belgium attending Techdays 10. I had a blast, and some of the highlights for me were: The presentation by my good friend Laurent Bugnion entitled A day in the life of a WPF/SL. Very cool. I had the opportunity to ask Anders Hejlsberg about the new .NET 4.0 default parameter feature. I attended a presentation on Moles. Looking forward to...

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Building A Windows Phone 7 Puzzle Game

25 Mar 2010

Get a head start with the new Windows Phone 7 developer tools. Learn how to create a Sokoban game in Silverlight for the WP7 platform. Read on…

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Synchronous Web Service Calls In Silverlight Using Javascript

18 Mar 2010

MVP Valentin Billotte has written a very interesting article about using JavaScript to call web services in Silverlight with the ability to block until call completion on the UI thread.

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