March 2005 - Posts

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Code Structure with VS2005 Using Partial Classes by Bil Simser

Thanks to Trent on suggesting to use a partial class for implementing the auto-code part of a class from yesterday. I thought the idea of partial classes was neat but the only thing I could think of was where you had a large class so you split it up into...
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Changing the way you code, physically? by Bil Simser

I've been doing a tremendous amount of work with VS2005 lately (and getting all our ducks in a row to set things up to embrace it, this isn't just another software upgrade kids) and noticed something funny that I wanted to ask people about. Currently...
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Fix ONET.XML and win a prize! by Bil Simser

Cheap huh? Okay after yesterdays ObjectMother fiasco I think I've calmed down now. Thanks to those who posted the comments and information. I always find it hard to get good examples of unit testing out there and it's always hard to know what to test...
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Advantages to using an ObjectMother and Why should I test string = string.Empty? by Bil Simser

In my never ending quest for the holy grail I continue to ask more questions than I answer. Recently as I was putting together our unit tests for a project, I decided to give the ObjectMother pattern a whirl. This is a pattern dreamed up by some ThoughtWorkers...
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What's a Web Part for Anyways? by Bil Simser

Maybe I'm getting senile in my old(er) age. Maybe I'm just emotionally upset that my blog isn't listed on the usual ones for SharePoint. Maybe I'm just angry at the world. Anyways, I have to wonder about Web Parts and what is out there. Walk with me on...
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Visual Studio 2005 and SharePoint by Bil Simser

In my ongoing attempt to try to leverage the 2005 tools with our SharePoint development I continue to make some headway (not much though). I'll probably have to shelve my ideas for awhile as it's getting more and more painful everytime I try to model...
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Is it DTO or Dto? FxCop can't decide. by Bil Simser

Okay, I give up. Sure this might be minor to some but it's bugging the heck our of me this fine morning. FxCop is a great tool. Sure, there are sometimes a few too many warning messages that it yells at you with and sometimes it suggests stupid things...
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Documenting SharePoint Solutions with Whitehorse by Bil Simser

I'm currently trying to document (via reverse engineering and a some manual efforts) a .NET application built on top of SharePoint using Whitehorse. Whitehorse is the codename for the Visual Studio 2005 SOA tools (or maybe it's the codename for all of...
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New Toronto SharePoint User Group by Bil Simser

Eli Robillard flipped me a note about a new SharePoint User Group he's starting up in the Toronto area. The first meeting is April 13 so you have plenty of time to get it into your calendar. If you're in the Toronto area, drop by and say hi. His blog...
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Keep the SharePoint Web Parts burning by Bil Simser

I don't normally blog twice in the same day, but I was talking to Mike Fitzmaurice about SharePoint Web Parts, Smart Part , ASP.NET 2.0, and migration strategies. He's posted a blog entry that is a sort of roadmap for WSS into 2006 and is an excellent...
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