Archives / 2016 / October
  • How to fix Your Open Live Writer Account Settings for

    When I tried to post on my blog ( yesterday using Open Live Writer, it failed with an error message – I ended up posting via the web interface.

    I contacted the ASP.NET website support and today Terri Morton got back to me, telling me that an update of the website last week forces https and that I should point my blog account to Interestingly, it was already set to https.

    Adding a new account in Open Live Writer is really easy, so I tried that, but it didn’t work. Looking at the error message, a mix of https and http URIs caught my eye:


    Digging in the registry, I found the following entry

      • SOFTWARE
        • OpenLiveWriter
          • Weblogs
            • <guid>
              • PostApiURl =

    After changing the URL from http to https and restarting Open Live Writer, my blog account worked again – this post is living proof.

  • UWP Community Toolkit 1.1 Released

    Back in August I blogged about How to Search Twitter from Your UWP App using the then-new UWP Community Toolkit. Of course, the toolkit offers much more than that. It has now been updated to version 1.1, with quite a list of improvements and fixes. A small, but nice addition is the GridSplitter, which was one of the first things I was missing when moving from WPF to UWP.

    The release also sends a strong signal about the future of the UWP Community Toolkit. It is now part of the .NET Foundation (which brings a move of the documentation to a new location) and has promising community activity. While this may not be a guarantee for longevity, at least the signs point into the right direction.

  • “Mini-DevCon” der DevGroup Göttingen/Kassel am 21.10.2016

    Die .NET DevGroup Göttingen/Kassel veranstaltet am 21.10.2016 ab 17:30 in Hann. Münden-Laubach ihr 202. Treffen, das als “Mini-DevCon”, also im Prinzip eine Halbtags-Konferenz, konzipiert ist.

    Es hat mich sehr gefreut, als ich in meiner Eigenschaft als Mitglied des Sprecherbüros von INETA Deutschland angefragt wurde. Ich habe gerne zugesagt und werde in meinem Vortrag praxisrelevante Grundlagen in den Bereichen Visual- und User Interface-Design sowie User Experience vermitteln.

    Das Programm der Veranstaltung sieht aktuell wie folgt aus:

    • 17:30 – 17:45 Begrüßung und Keynote (Joachim Bieler)
    • 17:45 – 18:30 Industrie 4.0 für zuhause – IoT für Otto Normalentwickler (Martin Roppert)
    • 18:45 – 19:45 Design/UI/UX-Grundlagen für Entwickler (Roland Weigelt)
    • 19:45 – 21:00 Abendessen und Verlosung
    • 21:00 – 21:45 PRISM 6 (Jürgen Goschke)

    Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, um Anmeldung wird gebeten.