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Eli Arbel
Sep 21, 2014
To ConfigureAwait or not to ConfigureAwait?
When awaiting tasks in C#, you have the option to configure how the continuation behaves – whether it uses the Synchronization Context or not. This can be pretty important, especially when awaiting ta ...
Tamir Dresher
Sep 19, 2014
Dependent DLLs are not copied if referenced only from XAML
I got a nasty exception in my project: A first chance exception of type ‘System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException’ occurred in PresentationFramework.dll Additional information: Could not l ...
Tamir Dresher
Sep 18, 2014
WPF Lite TreeView
I received a call from a client last week about bad performance in their WPF application. It turns out that they expected that some view that holds a tree will need to show a few tens of items BUT whe ...
Pavel Yosifovich
Sep 10, 2014
“Universal” Mandelbrot
Those of you following my blog may have noticed a somewhat “obsessiveness” with the Mandelbrot Set. In the past, I’ve created a WPF version and a C++ AMP version (and privately a few more versions). I ...
Dror Helper
Sep 08, 2014
Visual Studio 2014 CTP - first impressions
I’ve installed the latest VS2014 CTP3 on my aging I3 home machine – because why use a VM when I can always re-install windows.And so far I’m impressed! this is a low end I3/4GB machine and it loaded f ...
Tamir Dresher
Sep 03, 2014
System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException from xaml in Windows Phone
Lately I ran into a tricky bug inside a Windows Phone application. Sometimes an unhandled exception was thrown that caused the application to crash. Looking into the logs showed that the exception was ...
Dror Helper
Aug 31, 2014
Syntax error when using explicitly defaulted/deleted functions in windows phone 8 project (C++11)
A few days ago a colleague of mine asked me to help with strange errors his C++ project kept throwing at him.Since it was a C++ project we had more than 200 compilation errors but as the  C++ vet ...
Dror Helper
Aug 25, 2014
Unit testing – you’re measuring it wrong
I’ve been having this problem ever since I’ve started teaching (and preaching) about SCRUM, clean code, unit testing and TDD and any other software development practice.When implementing a change - ho ...
Tamir Dresher
Aug 20, 2014
Redirecting DLL Loading in .NET application
Usually when you create a .NET application and add references to external DLL you end up with an output directory that contains all the referenced dlls. Lately I had a project that a strong dependency ...
Tamir Dresher
Aug 19, 2014
Visual Studio 14 CTP 3 Was Published
Yesterday a new CTP for Visual Studio 14 was released. it includes some very nice features like ASP.NET vNext, Integration of .NET Native and so on. my favorite feature is “PerfTips” which ...