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Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 3, Logging, and Depency Injection by Bil Simser

I started a new ASP.NET MVC project recently and wanted to give you a little insight on kicking off new projects. There’s some setup time you want to spend setting up your solution and getting the plumbing in order before you dive into writing unit tests...
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Visual Studio Achievements - Remember Kids They're Just For Fun by Bil Simser

I followed a neat project for the last couple of months which today became a reality, Visual Studio Achievements . Achievements are something the gaming world are very familiar with. They're milestones of recognition to meet like "Blowing up 30 Enemies...

Demystifying the Windows 8 Grid Application by Bil Simser

If you’re looking to “re-imagine” your apps on the Windows 8 platform in Metro style you can start with the Grid Application template that’s provided in the Visual Studio 2011 preview. From Visual Studio choose New Project and select Grid Application...

Getting Started with PowerConsole by Bil Simser

Visual Studio 2010 is quite an improvement over it’s predecessors in many areas. Extensions for Visual Studio is a big thing and gives you the ability to install simple add-ons that interact and work with your solutions and projects, right from within...

Coffee, Code, or Me? by Bil Simser

The gauntlet has been thrown down. It's duelling laptops as John Bristowe and I square off at the Kawa Expresso Bar in Calgary this Friday and bring you the Cowtown version of Coffee and Code (with a little Ultimate Fighter Championship thrown in for...

Setting the Publish Status to Include for 3rd Party Files with XBAP deployments by Bil Simser

I was trying to deploy a new WPF app via XBAP today and we were experiencing an odd deployment error. When we deployed and launched the app we were getting this error: Startup URI: http://localhost/XbapNHibernateDeploymentSpike/XbapNHibernateDeploymentSpike...
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Reintroducing Terrarium, now with 2.0 goodness! by Bil Simser

To skip to the chase… http://www.codeplex.com/terrarium2 Origins A long time ago, on a development team far, far, away, some bright dude (or dudette) came up with the idea of Terrarium. Terrarium was a .NET 1.x game/learning tool that was aimed at getting...

Microsoft StyleCop, Totalitarian Rules by Bil Simser

I got turned onto a fairly new tool by a friend and was interested in checking it out. It's called Microsoft StyleCop and done in the style of FxCop but rather than analyzing assemblies it looks at code for formatting and style rules. The original use...

UI Exception Handling vs. AppDomain Exceptions by Bil Simser

I'm building an uber-exception handling system for all of our apps at work (basically handle unexpected exceptions and post them to out bug tracker, JIRA) and wanted to clear up some confusion on the differences between unhandled exceptions. As an FYI...
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Finding the AJAX Control Toolkit in VS2005 by Bil Simser

This might be old information to some, but I wasn't able to find the answer (very clearly) on the web so here it is. If you're building a new website with Visual Studio 2005 and want to use the AJAX Control Toolkit there are two different variations you...
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