Category: Windows

5 Steps to Getting Started with Material Design In XAML

Material Design In XAML (MDIX) is a beautiful theme library that brings Google’s Material Design to your Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) applications. In this tutorial, we look at how easy it is to get started and add some beautiful material design to your application.   If you have an existing WPF project, you can skip […]

Deploying your app with Squirrel

Application deployment made easy   Many .NET developers are familiar with ClickOnce, Microsoft’s simple deployment solution for quickly packaging and deploying software that is easy for end-users to install. However, these conveniences come with limitations. There are only a couple automatic update situations. To show custom UI when an update is available, requires disabling the […]

Removing Duplicate Entries from %PATH%

As developers, we frequently end up with duplicate entries in our path. From the command line you can clean up your path using pathman.exe. Here’s a PowerShell Script to find the duplicates and remove them using Pathman.exe: $extraPath=(($path.Split(“`;”) | group | ?{$_.Count -gt 1}).Values | %{$_[0]} pathman.exe /ru $extrapath Disclaimer: Works for us.

GIST: Windows Server “8” Administrative Experience

There are several items that deserve highlighting from Erin Chapple’s post (via Jeffry Snover) titled, “Rocking the Windows Server “8” Administrative Experience”.  Here’s my gist: Administration designed for one a single-role centric view to a multi-server view of the environment.  The result is that rather than administer a role on a particular server you will […]

Installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on the Windows Build Samsung Galaxy Slate

If you copy the Windows 8 Consumer Preview directly to a USB key and run Setup.exe you are likely to see a dialog indicating you need 20 GB of disk space and, obviously, there is no such availability on the tablet given the previous Windows 8 Developer Preview install.   Windows 8 20 GB Required […]