All about .net stuff, Compact framework, framework.net and personal projects.

  • The best O/R Mapper

    Some people have developed tools called ORM (Object Relational Mappers) utilities, which can make it easier to map database tables, views and other relational objects to an OOP class. They can explore the database´s shema and create the wapper custom entity and domain object classes for you.


  • PontoNetPT event

    The PontoNetPT community was created with the objective to join all the programmers who speak Portuguese, who intend to learn or that already are developing applications with this new platform NET.  In this event we talk about the possibility to know some techniques and tools that will be able to help in the process of development and implementation it on them projects, thus optimisation its applications of a fast and robust form.


    We have made one big meeting in 15 October and I want to share some photos.


    The sessions where about:

    -         ASP.NET - Techniques to improve performance

    -         Tools and strategies of development

    -         Development of Unitary Tests with the Nunit

    -         Using the CruiseControl.Net and tools associates to mount a process of Continuous Integration.

    From left to right:
    João Cardoso [MVP], José Almeida [MS], Ricardo Figueira [PontoNetPT], Nuno Costa [MS] e João Miranda [PontoNETPT]

    Note: Do you want to see more ? :PPP



  • PontoNetPT (community) event

    Is only to say that our community will do a big event in Portugal (yes, we are a Portuguese Community) ;P




    Local of event:


    15/10/2004, 9:00-18:00 -  Lisboa (Porto Salvo)

    Auditório da Microsoft 

    Edifício Qualidade, C1 - C2

    Av. Prof. Doutor Aníbal Cavaco Silva

    Tagus Park

    2744-010 Porto Salvo 



    I hope to see some friends of PontoNetPT community ! ;)

    Note: On 16/10/2004 I will post some pictures in the gallery ;P


  • PontoNetPT – Portuguese .Net Group

    This post is only to people that understand Portuguese ;)

    Yeap! Is true. There is one .Net group that talk about .net platform since 2 de November 2001 only in Portuguese language. We are more or less 300 programmers…

    Here is the link

    This site is hosted on a free server (have many limitations) and is only to give support to our group. Perhaps someone here can dispense some space to host for free this site ;) Note that we don’t have any profits in mind!

    If you don’t speak Portuguese, please don’t join. We only talk Portuguese in that mailing list :)


  • Free ebook (Programming the .NET Compact Framework)

    "Paul and Dave are simultaneously writing two Compact Framework books: one with all C# samples, the other with all VB samples. (The samples are going to be made available for download to registered users.) Prior to the publication, all chapters from both books will be made available on this website for public review and comment."


    Check his link:







    1 Compact Framework Architecture

    2 What is a Compact Framework Program?   

    3 Fundamental .NET Data Types  

    4 Platform Invoke  





    5 Creating Forms  

    6 Mouse and Keyboard Input  

    7 Inside Controls  

    8 Data Binding   

    9 Inside More Controls   

    10 Custom Controls  





    11 Storage  

    12 ADO.NET Programming  

    13 Synchronizing Mobile Data  

    14 Remote API (RAPI )





    15 Compact Framework Graphics  

    16 Text and Fonts  

    17 Printing


    A Appendix A: Hungarian Naming for .NET




    Thanks, Paul Yao and David Durant for sharing that ;)


    Note: Register online at http://www.paulyao.com/ReaderFeedback, to get access to complete chapters


  • Differences Between VB.NET / C#

    "....Because of the past differences between Microsoft® Visual Basic, Microsoft® Visual CT, and Microsoft® Visual C++, many developers have the impression that Microsoft® Visual C# .NET is a more powerful language than Microsoft® Visual Basic .NET. Some developers assume that many things that are possible in Visual C# .NET are impossible in Visual Basic .NET, just as many things that are possible in Microsoft® Visual CT 6.0 and earlier or Microsoft® Visual C++T 6.0 and earlier are impossible in Microsoft® Visual BasicT 6.0 and earlier. This assumption is incorrect. Although differences exist between Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET, they are both first-class programming languages that are based on the Microsoft® .NET Framework, and they are equally powerful..."

    Check this:

    Differences Between Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET

    Don’t forget to do the download ;)


  • DataBinder (Pros and Cons)

    DataBinder.Eval method saves you from writing complex expressions ;)

    BUT, using this method does impose a performance penalty on your code, because all the work it does is late-bound. Ok, if we want the fastest possible code, you can replace calls to DataBinder.Eval with explicit casts.

    For example:

    <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, “myField”,“{0:c}”) %>

    An equivalent expression using casts would be this:

    <%# String.Format(“{0:c}”,(CType(Container.DataItem,DataRowView)(“myField”))) %>

    Good ;)