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MIX09 talk on Core CLR

 For everyone who attended MIX this year, we hope it was a lot of fun. Brandon from our team, gave a talk on "Going Inside Microsoft Silverlight: Exploring the Core CLR" at MIX09 last week. The talk covers how the desktop CLR was slimmed down to be used for Silverlight, and in the process, covers Core CLR's architecture (...
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Exceptions out of Fault/Finally

 Assumption: This write-up assumes that you are familiar with the managed exception handling constructs (e.g. catch, filter, fault, finally). If not, you may want to read this and also refer to the CLI specification. Managed exception handling exposes constructs to handle an exception (e.g. catch and filter blocks) and also to ...
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Hotfix for “Design view does not update HTML” and to “Designer inserts a lot of  “

A hotfix is now available for issues most commonly described as "I make changes in Design view but Source does not get updated" and "After certain actions designer inserts a lot of   in the page". This hotfix can be downloaded from: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB967253/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=2845 http...

New TlbImp Release on CodePlex – Full Customization of Interop Assemblies

It has been a few months since our last release of TlbImp on CodePlex. We recently released a new version of TlbImp – please visit the Codeplex page for this tool to find out more. In this release, we’ve introduced two major features: 1. Ruled-based customization of interop assemblies 2. TlbImp regression test tool Ruled-based ...
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Creating Silverlight 3 applications for PHP

Juan Rivera from JCX Software and the developer of VS.PHP has added support for Silverlight 3.  If you’re a PHP developer this is very cool news.VS.PHP is a plug-in for Visual Studio that brings the rich development environment of Visual Studio to PHP.  In addition to the great intellisense Visual Studio provides for JScript, ...

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 now Live!

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 is now Live.  You can download it right now here.  Also check out Phil Haack’s post on the release.  If you are new to MVC, please check out our previous posts for more information and links to many useful blogs and resources.  Alternatively, check out the official site for tutorials, videos, and more....

Silverlight 3 Tools Beta Released!

Silverlight 3 Tools Beta for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available for download. This installer includes: XAP Compression Improvements The Silverlight 3 SDK creates XAPs compressed up to 40% better than the Silverlight 2 SDK. Support for Cached Transparent Platform Extensions Reduce the size of your ...

ASP.NET Web Development Server Stops Working

A Windows Defender and Microsoft Forefront Client Security signature file (1.53.256.0) was released at 8:45 PM (PST) on March 9, 2009 to address a Win32/PossibleHostFileHijack issue.  This update modified the hosts file to prevent malicious redirection of websites.  As a result, the entry for localhost may have been removed from the ...