LESS Grid CSS for Fluid Width Grids

by Christoph Menge in .NET

I’m a huge fan of LESS. CSS is nice, but using LESS makes your files so much cleaner. Now I had to cope with some grid systems today, and I figured that many online grid generators are either broken, down or buggy. Perhaps it’s just not my lucky day. Anyway, the cool thing is that [...]

ASP.NET MVC3 is a blast! If you haven’t tried it, you definitely should – it’s really fun to work with and brings so many cool new features! Now that the MVC3 Release Candidate is out, there’s practically nothing missing. Most importantly however, MVC3 introduces the Razor View Engine and separates MVC and WebPages, so the [...]

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Rob Conery recently wrote about using MongoDB with Linq. I was really intrigued by the fact that you can use elegant, readable, type-safe Linq-queries to access MongoDB document database. To be honest, I had no clue what an object database really is, but when it speaks Linq it must be cool, I thought. So I [...]

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My db4o Wishlist

by Christoph Menge in .NET, db4o, Software

After finding that db4o did not screw up in our projects, I dug a bit through their issue tracker, which is a very important resource you should definitely check out if you’re working with db4o! Just to get that straight: I’m an avid db4o user and really love it. These issues are not critical and [...]

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We’ve been working a lot on db4o related and db4o based projects lately, and close to completion of the first and most simple product, we really hit a few roadblocks. UPDATE: Just after releasing this article, I found the bug in our code. It’s not db4o’s fault after all… Motivation One thing up front: We [...]

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db4o Queries on Large Datasets and a bit of Linq

by Christoph Menge in .NET, db4o

My last small note on db4o performance will soon be outdated – fortunately. Newer releases of db4o will no longer rely on Cecil to perform reflection, thereby speeding up db4o linq queries – However, make sure you have Mono.Reflection.dll in your app! Also there are some restrictions when it comes to the compact framework and [...]

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DependencyProperty Serialization Part II

by Christoph Menge in .NET

First off, my apologies for not posting the second part earlier. I have had a lot to do in the past Months… Part II of the article will show how a SerializationSurrogate works and explore wheter we can use it for generic de-serialization of DependencyProperties. Also, in this article I provide full source code for [...]

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ICommand.CanExecute() and NullReferenceException

by Christoph Menge in .NET

Have you ever tried to call ICommand.CanExecute()? It actually works fine, but only if you are not as naive as I am… Simply calling it without the proper know-how might result in a NullReferenceException, so what you should read is how to implement ICommandSource. See MSDN: How To: Implement ICommandSource MSDN: Implement ICommandSource Sample. Not [...]

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New Prism Drop!

by Christoph Menge in .NET

Again, there is a new drop for the Prism Reference Implementation. Get it here: http://www.codeplex.com/prism/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=12226 At the current release intervals, it’s hard to keep up

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Tao Framework now DPI Aware!

by Christoph Menge in .NET, Software

Huge thanks to Ilmar Kruis for implementing GetDeviceCaps() in the Tao framework! With some small modifications I suggested, one can now easily develop DPI-aware OpenGL applications using C# or .NET in general! Thanks Ilmar! I will update my article on the CodeProject about OpenGL windows in Vista soon! See http://www.taoframework.com/ Get the latest version via [...]

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