Just Click OK

Something that has always nettled me is watching someone go into a properties dialog, make their changes, click Apply, and then OK.  You do realize that you can just click OK, right?  OK will apply your changes and close the window.  Why did you hit Apply and then OK? I... [Read More]

Shipping Software

Shipping software is hard.  It can sometimes be just as intense (or more so) than writing the software.  For many months, my team at Microsoft has been working on some great new features in Silverlight 3 and the Silverlight 3 SDK.  I had the pleasure of working to prepare our... [Read More]

Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services

Ever since I started at Microsoft, I’ve been part of a team working to deliver a lot of things that are hitting the streets today.  It’s been a wild ride and it’s great to see our work going public. Here is some of what is most exciting for me to... [Read More]

Creating Subset Solutions in Visual Studio

I’m a big fan of project references in Visual Studio.  They make development very easy and you never have to fight stale DLLs and wonder why on earth the code you just changed isn’t being reflected in a referencing project.  But I’ve always had a gripe about how project references... [Read More]