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Sync Your Visual Studio Environment Through THE CLOUD

When you read “THE CLOUD,” I hope the voice in your mind sounded powerful and a bit haughty.  The cloud holds lots of promise (and more than a few perils).  If you find yourself using Visual Studio on multiple machines, you probably spend at least some of your precious time keeping your various development environments in sync, especially if you’ve invested any time in installing useful extensions or customizing Visual Studio to fit your preferences.  Today, I’m going to show you how I have fully synchronized my Visual Studio setup across nearly a half-dozen machines through the... [More]

Fluent XML Serialization–Part 3: How Serialization Is Performed

Reflection is a powerful tool when used correctly.  In this penultimate chapter of Fluent XML Serialization, I will show you how Fluently-XML uses configuration data built up from a domain-specific language to perform serialization at runtime.  Keep in mind that the code is still a work-in-progress, but it does indeed meet (most) of my original requirements.  At the very least, it meets the business requirements it was built for. :) Previous Posts Fluent XML Serialization–Introduction Fluent XML Serialization–Part 1: The Domain Specific Language Fluent XML Serializati... [More]

LiteGrid Roadmap

The LiteGrid jQuery Grid plug-in is getting some new code as I drive towards the 1.0 release.  I’ve (finally) started on an MVC library to make working with LiteGrid within MVC applications trivially-simple, I’ve created a sample application to serve as live documentation, and a variety of NuGet packages will be part of the 1.0 release.  If you want to know more, read on. What is LiteGrid? As a refresher, LiteGrid aims to be an easy-to-rich grid extend plug-in that plays very nicely with ASP.NET MVC.  The JavaScript core is built using an event-driven, pluggable architecture ... [More]