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C#/.NET Little Wonders: The Enumerable.Range() Static Method

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Once again, in this series of posts I look at the parts of the .NET Framework that may seem trivial, but can help improve your code by making it easier to write and maintain. The index of all my past little wonders posts can be found here. Thanks for all of your patience while I’ve been dealing with other matters these last few weeks.  I didn’t want to let my post slide a third week, so I decided to say a few words about a small static method in the Enumerable class from System.Linq
Using Range() to generates a sequence of consecutive integers So, if we look in the Enumerable static class, where most of the linq extension methods are defined, we will also see a static method called Range() whose purpose is to generate a range of integers from a given start value and for a given count.  It’s syntax looks like: Range(int start, int count) Returns a sequence of int from start to (start + count – 1). ...(Read whole news on source site)

Nightly news, 27 April 2012

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WPF Elements Charting performance improvements The Chart control now provides a FinishedPlotting event Fixed a bug with displaying lots of data in a stacked chart Added support for customising the scheduler recurrence dialogs ScheduleFormatter now provides an option for customising the default name of newly created schedule items Fixed a bug in the TimePicker control [...]

What are the requirements to earn the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency?

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Earlier this month we announced Details on the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency that talked about what it is, some of the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency, etc. and this morning on today’s MPN Live, the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency was touched on again. One question that I received after both the initial blog post earlier this month and again after today’s MPN Live show was: “Hey, Eric. What are the actual requirements to get the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency?” Well, here are the requirements for the Microsoft
Partner Network Silver Small Business Competency and the Microsoft Partner Network Gold Small Business Competency: To earn the Microsoft Partner Network Silver Small Business Competency, you will need to achieve the following: Exam Credentials: 1 MCP must pass 2 exams: Required: 70-323 - Administering Office 365 ...(Read whole news on source site)

OakLeaf Systems Website Privacy Statement

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Welcome to the OakLeaf Systems website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use. The term ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to Roger Jennings and OakLeaf systems, the owner of the website. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website. The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use: The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject
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Develop your app for everyone–localize your UI

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Being more involved in the engineering process of a product I had the chance to participate in the design of various features instead of just the ones that I’m responsible for delivering.  One of those areas was the way we would enable developers to produce localized applications.  Before this process I have to be honest and as an app developer never really paid much attention to providing localized versions of any app that I wrote.  I had absolutely no good reason for coming to that decision, just never bothered.  In helping to design and understand localization a bit more I
can say that it is easy to do this in your app and there shouldn’t be any excuse for any app developer to create their application in a way to make it localized at any given moment.  Note I didn’t say localized immediately, but rather I mean to create your app in a way that would make it easy to provide a localized version in a fairly quick turnaround. As I do some app development for Windows 8 I wanted to share my thoughts around localization and what it really means to me to provide a ‘world-ready’ application.  The...(Read whole news on source site)

Daily WP7 Development News 26 April 2012

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Daily Windows 8 Development News 26 April 2012

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Creating a Private Data Marketplace with Microsoft Codename “Data Hub”

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Introduction SQL Server Labs describes their recent Codename “Data Hub” Consumer Technical Preview (CTP) as “An Online Service for Data Discovery, Distribution and Curation.” At its heart, “Data Hub” is a private version of the public Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket that runs as a Windows Azure service and enables data users and developers, as well as DBAs: Make data in SQL Azure discoverable and accessible in OData (AtomPub) format by an organization’s employees Enable data analysts and business managers to view and manipulate data from...(Read whole news on source site)