June 2008 - Posts

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Tree Surgeon 2.0 Released by Bil Simser

We’ve released version 2.0 of Tree Surgeon . This is the first major release since I took the project over from Mike Roberts. This release adds the following features: 2005 and 2008 support in addition to the original 2003 support Ability to choose the...
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Tree Surgeon is Looking for a Logo by Bil Simser

A new release of Tree Surgeon is forthcoming and I’m looking to the community to see if someone with some time and artistic skills on their hands would be interested in putting together a logo to kick things up a notch. Tree Surgeon is a .NET development...
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Testing Castle Windsor Mappings Part Deux by Bil Simser

In my original post on testing Windsor Container mappings , I posted a spec to run whenever you are using Castle Windsor in your project. It basically ran through your configuration file and ensured all the mappings worked. This was meant to be a safety...
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ADO.NET Enity Framework Vote of No Confidence by Bil Simser

Over the past year or two, I've been a casual observer into the Entity Framework coming out of Microsoft. Being an ALT.NET guy, the world tends to revolve around NHibernate for me so I've already got an excellent OR/M tool in my toolset. One of the big...
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Creating a Native Win32 Splash Screen by Bil Simser

Splash screens are all the rage. They’re cool, they’re fun, and they can be a pain to program right. I though I would share a native Win32 splash solution with you on this rainy night in June (well, it is June here and it is raining from where I am, YMMV...
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WinForms Dummy Question by Bil Simser

This has got to be one of the dumbest posts I've done but for the life of me and my co-horts we can't figure it out. We have a TextBox sitting on a UserControl sitting on a Panel sitting in a Form. $10 to the first person to tell me how to set the focus...
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The First Spec You Should Write When Using Castle by Bil Simser

Thought this might be useful. On a new project where you're using the Castle Windsor container for Dependency Injection, this is a handy spec to have: [ TestFixture ] public class When_starting_the_application : Spec { [ Test ] public void verify_Castle_Windsor_mappings_are_correct...
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Plumbers @ Work, Catching up with the Kovacs by Bil Simser

James "The Godfather" Kovacs has been a busy beaver. We've been recording our podcast show, Plumbers @ Work , but post-editing the show has been dreadfully slow. James has pulled his rabbit out of his hat and posted not 1, not 2, but 3 podcasts...
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