Clog Project Source Integrated Into Calcium

02 Dec 2009

I am pleased to announce that the Clog project has been integrated into Calcium. The source code for both the Silverlight and Desktop CLR Clog projects is now located along with the Calcium source code on Codeplex. Why did I take this step? The reason is that there are shared projects across Clog and Calcium, and maintaining two codebases would not be a good thing. One of my goals when publishing software is to make...

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Alt.net Swiss Group

26 Nov 2009

Last night I had the pleasure of speaking at the ALT.NET Swiss group in Geneva. I spoke on composite applications, Prism, Calcium, and T4 Generated Metadata. Valeriu Caraulean spoke on MVVM, BLToolkit and Caliburn. Thanks to Frederic Schafer for organising the event, and to Atif Aziz and Cargill International SA for the location. Catch us at the next meeting!

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Using T4 To Generate Pack Uris For Xaml Files

25 Nov 2009

Yesterday my fellow WPF Disciple Paul Stovell got me thinking about resolving XAML file paths. As Paul points out, there doesn’t appear to be an easy way to locate the URI for a XAML file. Internally, the generated .g.cs makes use of the path, as shown in the following excerpt: public void InitializeComponent() { if (_contentLoaded) { return; } _contentLoaded = true; System.Uri resourceLocater = new System.Uri("/PageCollection;component/pages/page1.xaml", System.UriKind.Relative); #line 1 "..\..\..\Pages\Page1.xaml" System.Windows.Application.LoadComponent(this, resourceLocater); #line default...

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Calcium Part 3

21 Nov 2009

I’ve just published the third part of the Calcium series of articles. Calcium is now provided as an SDK, and comes with 12 VS Project templates (3 for 2008, 2010, C#, and VB.NET) This article looks at the changes that have taken place in the Calcium project since the first release, a number of months ago. It features an introduction to the File Service, which abstracts the displaying of dialogs and handling common IO exceptions,...

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Speaking At The Swiss Alt.net Group On 25 November

19 Nov 2009

I will be speaking at the next ALT.NET Swiss user group on the 25th of November. I will be showing of latest version of the Calcium SDK, and looking at some other MVVM frameworks created by my fellow Disciples. Special thanks go out to Frederic Schafer, and Atif Aziz of Cargill International SA, for making the meeting a reality. Nice one guys. The details are: 25 November at 18:30 Cargill Conference Center Cargill International SA...

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