I am just back from a week in Redmond for the annual MVP Summit. I have met a lot of friends over there.
The only thing I can tell you is not to miss the Microsoft Connect() online and free event that will be held November 18-19. Last year, they made some great announcement and from what I read between the lines, it should be as exciting this year.
You can check the agenda by going to http://connect2015.visualstudio.com/
Since yesterday, I wasn't able to open Excel files located on the network which were previously running just fine.
I was receiving errors saying that the file was corrupted or the Excel splash screen was simply freezing trying to open the file.
To add to this strange issue, the same file when copied on my desktop was opening just fine!
I haven't changed anything on my computer. I even tried a Office 2016 repair. So surely one of the Windows Update pushed automatically to my Windows 10!
I have been able to fix my issue by following the steps listed on https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=42387 (even if I don't have Open Office installed!).
Lately, I had remote users testing one of my application. These users were not SnagIt users. They asked me to add a button to the application that will automatically create an email and attach the snapshot just taken.
So that was my inspiration for this month article which you can read from http://emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2015/10/Taking-a-snapshot-of-a-screen-in-WPF.aspx.
La cédule du prochain samedi SQL (SQL Saturday) est maintenant connue. Une grande nouveauté, 2 salles offriront des sessions. Vous avez donc plus de variété dans les sessions offertes. Des sessions seront offertes en français et en anglais.
L'événement est ouvert à tous mais l'inscription est obligatoire! L'événement lui-même sera gratuit grâce à des commandites de PASS mais nous demandons 10$ pour le diner.
L'inscription et le paiement du 10$ se font sur le site de PASS: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/466/eventhome.aspx
Cet événement est organisé par les membres de MSDEVMTL.
The schedule of the next SQL Saturday is now public. The event will offer 2 tracks for more sessions available to you. Sessions will be offered in French and English.
The event itself is open to everybody but you need to register. The event is free (thanks to our sponsor PASS) but you need to pay 10$ for the lunch.
Registration and the payment need to done on the PASS web site: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/466/eventhome.aspx
This event is organized by the members of MSDEVMTL.
I just published a new article about the WPF Calendar control which is available since WPF 4.0.
This article shows you how to customize important behaviors of the control to give a better user experience.
You can read the article from http://emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2015/09/Customizing-the-WPF-Calendar-control-.aspx
The sessions of the September edition of the 24 Hours of PASS (which was held the September 2015 on 17th and 18th) are now available for online streaming!
If you have missed one session in particular or the entire event, you can view or review your preferred sessions. Each video is available on detail page of the related session.
Do you sometimes have to test a small snippet of .Net code and have no compiler available. Or do you want to provide a sample to somebody?
If you answered yes, you might like the .Net Fiddle available freely from https://dotnetfiddle.net/.
J'ai été invité par mes amis Mario Cardinal et Guy Barrette au podcast Visual Studio Talk Show pour discuter de Visual Studio 2015, des éditions disponibles, des améliorations et des nouveautés.
Le podcast est disponible sur http://visualstudiotalkshow.libsyn.com/187-eric-moreau-les-nouveauts-de-visual-studio-2015.
Don't miss the next fully free 24 Hours of PASS training that will happen on September 17-18.
It is in the form of 24 1-hour consecutive webcasts on SQL Server.
If you want to see the details and register (for free), visit http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/2015/summitpreview/Schedule.aspx
I just published a new article.
Once in a while, I have this request to produce barcode in apps. I even wrote an article about that back in 2007 during the Windows Forms era.
This time, I have to do it for a WPF application. Probably still the easiest way is to produce a barcode is to use a font. So I started to look around to find a font and find a way to distribute the font without installing it on all computers.
You can read this article from http://emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2015/08/Embed-a-font-in-a-WPF-application.aspx