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January 30, 2015 / No Comment

Road to the Cloud: Seattle Business Strategy and Networking for ISVs will be led by Mark Michaelis on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 from 1:00-6:00. Business leaders of independent software vendor organizations (ISVs) face increasing challenges in today’s software market. Many companies that have historically bought packaged software solutions are evaluating software as a service (SaaS) […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Cloud, Events, Headlines

The CIL of C# 6.0’s String Interpolation

January 2, 2015 / 2 Comments

One of the C# 6.0 features that will most simply and perhaps most predominantly affect the way you write C# code in the future is string interpolation.  Besides explaining composite string formatting (the old way – string.Format("{0} {1}", firstName, lastName) ) or obviously being relegated to a pre-C# 6.0 world, there is little reason to revert back from the […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#

IntelliTect and Local Businesses Hold Holiday Home Essentials Drive

December 23, 2014 / No Comment

This holiday season IntelliTect invited several local businesses to participate in a household essentials drive to benefit the Spokane based organizations Hearth Homes and the Northwest Connect Hands Up Non-Food Pantry. The drive took place December 1-12th at Tilton Excavation Co., The Liberty Lake Athletic Club, Northwest Health Systems and Casey Family Dental. “We have […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Philanthropy

MSCORELIB Classes that work with using static in C# 6.0

November 15, 2014 / No Comment

While writing another MSDN magazine article on C# 6.0 (the third because the language continues to improve) I was looking for a good example of when to use the new “using static” feature.  Towards this effort, I used PowerShell to crawl through all the MSCORELIB types and output the ones meeting the following criteria: The […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#, PowerShell

Visual Studio 2015 Installs Google Chrome

November 12, 2014 / No Comment

Remarkable!!! Microsoft is now installing Google Chrome via Visual Studio 2015

AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Visual Studio

Exception Handling Improvements in C# 6.0

August 29, 2014 / No Comment

There are two new exception-handling features in C# 6.0.  The first is an improvement in the async and await syntax and the second is support for exception filtering. When C# 5.0 introduced the async and await (contextual) keywords, developers gained a relatively easy way to code the Task-based Asynchronous Pattern (TAP) in which the compiler […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#

Declaration Expressions in C# 6.0

August 29, 2014 / 3 Comments

It’s not uncommon that in the midst of writing a statement, you find you need to declare a variable specifically for that statement.  Consider two examples: In the midst of coding an int.TryParse() statement, you realize you need to have a variable declared for the out argument into which the parse results will be stored. […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#

Static Using Statement in C# 6.0

August 29, 2014 / 5 Comments

Another C# 6.0 “syntactic sugar” feature is the introduction of using static.  With this feature, it’s possible to eliminate an explicit reference to the type when invoking a static method.  Furthermore, using static lets you introduce only the extension methods on a specific class, rather than all extension methods within a namespace.  The code of […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#

Relative Paths for Visual Studio Generic Tests

October 20, 2013 / No Comment

To make generic tests robust enough to run for all developers on your team and on the build server, you are likely going to want to avoid hard coding the path to the executable.  To do this successfully, you need to have a list of all the environment variables that are available when the test […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, ALM, Blog, C#, Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2012 Presenter Mode

November 9, 2012 / 1 Comment

For those of us frequently presenting, we are faced with having to switch to presenter fonts by changing the font size for multiple different display items on the Environment->Fonts and Colors Options dialog or (if we are looking for an adequate but not optimal solution) simple changing the zoom level.  Of course, when we get […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Visual Studio

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