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June 2010 - Posts

  • TechEd Video Chat: Alan Stevens Loves The Developer Community

    Check out this video chat with the smart and gregarious C# MVP, Alan Stevens.

    In the video, I talk with Alan about:

    • passion for the developer community
      • getting involved – open source projects, user groups, etc.
    • his latest talk
      • an interesting talk that ties creative writing issues and software development
    • open spaces
    • presentation patterns
      • ASP.NET routing
    • on being confident and humble
    • BDD
    • DVCS – Mercurial and Git

    Watch the video to see how fun Alan is to speak with:

    Video Chat: Alan Stevens @ TechEd

    Thanks Alan!

    Learn more about Alan on his blog [netcave.org] or ping him on twitter [@alanstevens].

     

    Drop me a line below with any of the number of topics discussed in the video. Thanks!

     

    DXperience? What's That?

    DXperience is the .NET developer's secret weapon. Get full access to a complete suite of professional components that let you instantly drop in new features, designer styles and fast performance for your applications. Try a fully-functional version of DXperience for free now: http://www.devexpress.com/Downloads/NET/

  • Download Silverlight Help Documentation – v2010 vol 1

    Microsoft Silverlight Logo The Silverlight documentation is now available for the DXperience 2010 volume 1 release.

    Download the v2010.1.4 help file installer here:

    DXperience Help Installer v2010.1.4

    You can also get the latest help file installer from your client center account or here.

     

    DevExpress Silverlight Help Root DevExpress Silverlight Help Products

    Note: The Silverlight documentation will be uploaded to the help.devexpress.com website soon.

    DXperience? What's That?

    DXperience is the .NET developer's secret weapon. Get full access to a complete suite of professional components that let you instantly drop in new features, designer styles and fast performance for your applications. Try a fully-functional version of DXperience for free now: http://www.devexpress.com/Downloads/NET/

  • HELP! It’s all new!

    HelpInSemaphoreWe just launched a new documentation website!

    The DevExpress online help documentation website got a big makeover for the DXperience v2010 volume 1 release.

    The redesigned help website features a number of useful improvements for you.

    help.devexpress.com

    The online documentation is now available at the following 2 URLs:

    The online documentation is also integrated in to the DevExpress search engine:

    For Visual Studio local help, download the help installation files at the bottom of the DXperience download page.

    Benefits

    The new documentation website uses the DevExpress ASPxSplitter control in the base design:

    New DevExpress documentation website

    This change brings several benefits for you:

    • Visual Studio 2010 Format – The new layout matches the new look and feel of Visual Studio 2010’s help system
    • Same as local help - – The online documentation is now the same as the local installed documentation
    • No IFrames – By removing the iframe and using the ASPxSplitter, you’ll notice that:
      • URLs are updated when clicking between help topics
      • the splitter allows you to resize the 2 navigation and content areas
      • uses callbacks – the help content pane on the right side is updated using an Ajax callback

    Powered By DevExpress ASP.NET

    Download Free DevExpress Logos

    The new documentation website is built with just 3 DevExpress ASP.NET controls:

    • ASPxSplitter
    • ASPxTreeList
    • ASPxHyperLink

    In Beta ?!?

    You’ll notice at the top right of the documentation website the red ‘beta’ label:

    DevExpress Help: Beta Version

    There are a couple of minor issues to be resolved like a known issue with the IE8 back button. Rest assured that the documentation team is working hard to resolve the issues as soon as possible.

    Feedback

    The new website brings you several benefits, however, it’s still a work in progress. So if you have suggestions on how we can improve it then please leave a comment below.

    Thanks!

  • Software Geeks Attempt To Raise A Wall

    Check out this Habitat For Humanity wall raising ceremony video from TechEd New Orleans. DevExpress teamed up with Habitat For Humanity to donate and help build a home for a deserving family in New Orleans.

    Thank you!

    None of this would be possible without you, our loyal customers. Thank you!

    Watch the video and you’ll see:

    • a great speech from one of the Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Jim Pate
    • a random rain shower on hot day thanks to New Orleans tropical weather
    • Julian says a few words about DevExpress’ involvement
    • software geeks raising the first wall of the house!

    Video: Habitat For Humanity - Wall Rasing Ceremony w/DevExpress

    Thank You Habitat For Humanity!

    The entire day was exhausting and rewarding. Get involved with Habitat for Humanity and donate some of your time and sweat. You’ll enjoy it!

    Thanks MVPs!

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    Several MVP friends of DevExpress were there to help as well, Thanks goes to Scott Cate, Steve Andrews, Sara Ford, Peter Ritchie, and a local New Orleans guy called Kevin. You guys rock!

    Check out the GeekGive.org for more information.

    Drop me a line below with your feedback, thanks!

  • TechEd Video: Scott Cate on VS Tips and AZGroups Day of .NET

    Check out this great video interview with ASP.NET MVP, Scott Cate.

    In the video, Scott discusses:

    • Visual Studio Tips And Tricks
      • Scott’s VS tips blog and video commitment
      • Scott and Dustin Campbell’s awesome TechEd session
      • 2 popular VS2010 tips
    • AZGroups 7th Annual Day of .NET with Scott Guthrie
      • DevExpress Sponsorship and Involvement
      • Great event videos from NextSlide.com
      • Mark Miller wows the crowd with another CodeRush guitar demo

    Watch the full video here:

    TechEd: Scott Cate Interview

    Here’s the links mentioned in the video:

    Scott was also one of the generous MVPs who came out to help us build the home with Habitat for Humanity:

    Scott helping build a home with Habitat For Humanity and DevExpress

    Thanks Scott!

    AZGroups Day of .NET looks like a great event and I’ll be sure to drop by next year.

    Drop me a line below with some of your favorite Visual Studio tips from Scott.

    DXperience? What's That?

    DXperience is the .NET developer's secret weapon. Get full access to a complete suite of professional components that let you instantly drop in new features, designer styles and fast performance for your applications. Try a fully-functional version of DXperience for free now: http://www.devexpress.com/Downloads/NET/

  • TechEd Video: The Largest Code Camp In the World ?!?

    Check out this short 2 minute video chat with ASP.NET MVP, Peter Kellner.

    Peter is the primary coordinator for the Silicon Valley Code Camp and claims that it is the largest in the world. DevExpress is happy to sponsor this 2-day event and I hope to attend it this year in October 2010.

    Watch the video to learn more about the Silicon Valley Code Camp and Peter Kellner:

    image

    Links mentioned in the video:

    Thanks Peter!

    Drop me a line below if you plan to attend the Silicon Valley Code Camp.

    Want to experience a better Visual Studio?

    Install CodeRush by downloading the free lite version here: CodeRush Xpress

    Or better yet, try the full blown package free for 30 days – CodeRush and Refactor Pro Download!

  • TechEd Video Chat: SharePoint 2010 with Andrew Connell

    Check out this video interview from TechEd 2010 with SharePoint MVP and guru, Andrew Connell:

    Video: Andrew Connell @ TechEd 2010

    In the video, Andrew discusses:

    • What is awesome about SharePoint 2010?
    • Silverlight in SharePoint 2010
    • The SharePoint 2010 development experience
    • Andrew’s CodeRush plugins that help solve SharePoint development pains
    • Andrew's push to improve DevExpress' involvement in the SharePoint developer market
    • SharePoint education and training from CriticalPath
    • Is Andrew the best SharePoint MVP ever?

    To learn more about Andrew Connell, check out his blog. Or twitter him if you’re into all that social stuff. Smile

    Thanks Andrew!

    Be sure leave your feedback for Andrew in the comments below.

  • TechEd 2010: First Time In New Orleans

    We’ve teamed up with Habitat For Humanity to build a new home for a deserving family in New Orleans. The ‘wall raising ceremony’ for the home will be this Friday, June 11th. If you’re at TechEd and would like to help then come by the DevExpress booth on Aisle 2600 at Booth 13 and let us know.

    Check out these pictures of beautiful New Orleans, the city that is hosting Microsoft TechEd 2010. This is my first time visiting this historic city and it’s been fantastic.

    The pictures below represent just a few of the spots that Julian and I visited on the day before the show. 

    TechEd NOLA - French Quarter TechEd NOLA - Mississippi River

    TechEd NOLA - Jackson Square TechEd NOLA - Jackson Square 2 TechEd NOLA - Jackson Square 3

    TechEd NOLA - Jackson Square 4 TechEd NOLA - Holocaust Memorial

    Photo credit: All photos above taken by Julian Bucknall, an excellent shutterbug and CTO.

    DXperience? What's That?

    DXperience is the .NET developer's secret weapon. Get full access to a complete suite of professional components that let you instantly drop in new features, designer styles and fast performance for your applications. Try a fully-functional version of DXperience for free now: http://www.devexpress.com/Downloads/NET/

  • Free CodeRush Plugin: VS Add New Items Simplified!

    Check out this new CodeRush plugin that saves you time by letting you create items from Visual Studio’s "Add New Dialog" without using the dialog!

    Watch the CodeRush DXNewItem plugin dialog to learn how to install and use this plugin:

    image

    Download DX_NewItem Here

     

    Feedback

    Be sure to leave Rory feedback below for another great CodeRush plugin! Thanks Rory!

     

    Want to experience a better Visual Studio?

    Install CodeRush by downloading the free lite version here: CodeRush Xpress

    Or better yet, try the full blown package free for 30 days – CodeRush and Refactor Pro Download!

  • DevExpress Wins #1 Publisher Award

    Thanks to loyal and awesome customers like you, DevExpress recently won several bestseller awards from Component Source.

    This morning at TechEd 2010, Chris Brooke from Component Source dropped by to present the top #1 Publisher award:

    Chris from ComponentSource

    Thanks for your support!

    DXperience? What's That?

    DXperience is the .NET developer's secret weapon. Get full access to a complete suite of professional components that let you instantly drop in new features, designer styles and fast performance for your applications. Try a fully-functional version of DXperience for free now: http://www.devexpress.com/Downloads/NET/

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