# Monday, 10 May 2010

If you’re a bit like me you like to have a lot of keyboard shortcuts handy while coding in your favorite IDE, Visual Studio. In the past I blogged about cheat sheets for former versions of Visual Studio but I recently found out about documents for 4 different languages in Visual Studio 2010: C#, F#, VB.NET and C++.

Take a look here to download these.

Grz, Kris.

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# Tuesday, 04 May 2010
Being a pimp with Silverlight (using ASP.NET MVC2 and jQuery) was my first presentation for the Belgian user group Visug.
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# Monday, 19 April 2010
This article shows how to use ajax to load a partial view into a view and afterwards the form data can be retrieved from that dynamically added control.
Ajax | jQuery | MVC | PartialView
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# Thursday, 15 April 2010

Codeplex is a great resource to find all kinds of things developer related. One of the things I found recently were a bunch of snippets for jQuery to make life easier for developers using Visual Studio 2010. You can download them here.

Grz, Kris.

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# Tuesday, 13 April 2010

I just found out about this free eBook which can be found for download here.

The book is not a language primer, a language reference, or a single technology book. It's a book that will help professional developers move from previous versions of Visual Studio (starting with 2003 and on up). It will cover the features of Visual Studio 2010 through an application. It will go through a lot of the exciting new language features and new versions of the most popular technologies without putting the emphasis on the technologies themselves. It will instead put the emphasis on how you would get to those new tools and features from Visual Studio 2010.

Grz, Kris.

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# Monday, 12 April 2010

A long awaited arrival of Visual Studio 2010 came true today as Microsoft shipped the product. This is one version that I installed also during the alpha and beta periods to test out and provide feedback towards Microsoft about things that could be made better or bugs. I’m looking forward into using it as soon as possible at work as well.

You can read more about the announcement here: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/04/12/visual-studio-2010-and-net-4-released.aspx.

Grz, Kris.

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# Thursday, 08 April 2010

Yesterday I had the pleasure to deliver my first international presentation in Lebanon. The talk was about ASP.NET MVC 2 which got recently released topped with some jQuery. Since I knew that most people didn’t have hands on experience with MVC I made a more entry level presentation, explaining why it was introduced by Microsoft and what it was. Then I used several demos especially crafted to demonstrate some of the handy and powerful additions like data annotations and the interaction with jQuery validation, templated helpers, partial views, using a JsonResult together with jQuery to fill up html elements dynamically, …

For me it was a great experience and I got several felicitations from the spectators. I myself would like to thank Bilal Haidar for getting me into contact with the Lebdev user group and Samer Chidiac from Microsoft Lebanon for organizing this event at Berytech.

The slidedeck that I used can already be found on slideshare:

Grz, Kris.

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# Thursday, 01 April 2010

Today I got the message that my MVP got extended for another year. That’s great news and I’ll make sure to keep up the things that are community related during the coming year. A good example of this is that next week during my vacation to Lebanon I’ll be giving a presentation about MVC 2 for Lebdev, a local user group. It’ll be my first foreign talk so I’m looking towards to it with a lot of excitement.

Grz, Kris.

MVP
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# Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes a whitepaper explaining all of the new Silverlight 4 RC features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and a 8 unit course for building business applications with Silverlight 4. The business applications course includes 8 modules with extensive hands on labs as well as 25 accompanying videos that walk you through key aspects of building a business application with Silverlight. Key aspects in this course are working with numerous sandboxed and elevated out of browser features, the new RichTextBox control, implicit styling, webcam, drag and drop, multi touch, validation, authentication, MEF, WCF RIA Services, right mouse click, and much more!

You can find the material here: http://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/Silverlight4/.

Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:06:39 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Only yesterday I was viewing the MIX10 keynote at Microsoft Brussels via live stream and today I noticed on twitter that Charles Petzold has already put a preview content online of his upcoming book about the topic. Take a look here for a pdf or xps excerpt.

Grz, Kris.

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