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agosto 2009 Blog Posts

IconWorkshop 6.5 released

You will probably know IconWorkshop from Axialis, perhaps the best tool for producing icons for your applications. You may want to take a look at the new features available in the just released version 6.5; you can read the following page for further information: Two particular features are impressive, the ability of editing bitmap images and the improved add-in for Visual Studio. Take a look :-) Alessandro

posted @ domenica 30 agosto 2009 17:42 | Feedback (9) | Filed Under [ Misc ]

Web.UI 2009 for Silverlight from ComponentArt

In this blog post I’d like to mention a great suite of controls for Silverlight development, produced by ComponentArt. Such suite is named WebUI.2009 for Silverlight and is available from ComponentArt’s website as a free trial that you can download to take a tour of the features before purchasing. Controls are very impressive. The first approaches is given by an all-in-one demo application which allows browsing and see in action all controls on different sides, such as the appearance and the API usage. The following figures show how you can easily browse samples and...

posted @ sabato 15 agosto 2009 16:24 | Filed Under [ Silverlight/Windows Phone ]

Resources about Windows 7 development

As you may already know, it's a few days that Windows 7 RTM is available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers while it will be available to the general public next October. Windows 7 opens lots of important development scenarios, particularly because of the part of its architecture that takes the advantage of WPF (such as multi-touch). But obviously there are many interesting things.  Here you can find important resources about developing for Windows 7: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET 3.5 SP 1 Programming Windows 7 (dedicated page on Channel 9) Windows 7 Training Kit for developers (must-have!) Windows API CodePack for .NET Framework Article about applications compatibility...

posted @ lunedì 10 agosto 2009 23:46 | Feedback (9) | Filed Under [ Windows 7/Vista ]

The BigInteger type with Visual Basic 2010

Among the new types provided by .NET Framework 4.0, available also in the current Beta 1, there is the new System.Numerics.BigInteger. Such object's purpose is representing a signed integer, arbitrarily large, meaning that it has neither minimum nor maximum values, as instead happens about other .NET value types. In fact BigInteger doesn't expose the MinValue and MaxValue properties. The one thing you need to take care about is the risk of overflows if the value becomes too large.   A few examples:           'Creating an instance         Dim myInt As New System.Numerics.BigInteger           'It could store the minimum Short...         myInt = Short.MinValue         '...or the maximum Long as...

posted @ venerdì 7 agosto 2009 01:02 | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio 2010 Visual Basic ]

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