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2019

Async/await in Desktop Applications

This is a transcript of a demonstration I gave in our company internally about async/await “challenges” in UI programming. You can find the accompanying repo...

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2018

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2017

ResourceLib, PE Format, and WiX

Some time ago I reported a bug and provided a pull request to resourcelib, a managed library to read and write Win32 resources in executables or DLL’s. And u...

Cleaning NuGet’s cache

From the beginning NuGet used a per-solution folder packages to store all packages for the projects in a solution. (Does anyone else remember the numerous di...

Pretzel and Kudu on Azure

I’ve published a couple of posts about that I’m using Pretzel to generate the HTML pages of my blog. However, I didn’t talk about the hosting.

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2016

Naming Events in .NET

Update 2016/12/29: I’ve complained about the On prefix in the comment section of the documentation (and Jonas Gauffin too). In fact the prefix was a mistake ...

From Jekyll To Pretzel

Some time ago I told that I converted my blog from CommunityServer to Jekyll on Github Pages. However, I was not satisfied with that solution. Running a stat...

Password support in 7Zip4Powershell

A few minutes ago I published the new version 1.3 of 7Zip4PowerShell. Isaac Springer asked for password support when creating or extracting archives, so I a...

7Zip4Powershell in PowerShell Gallery

A few days ago the Preview suffix was removed from PowerShell Gallery. This gallery is a central repository for PowerShell content such as modules and scrip...

Saving bandwidth with Zopfli

Today Jeff Atwood published the article Zopfli Optimization: Literally Free Bandwidth, praising the compression algorithm Zopfli. Zopfli was created by Googl...

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2015

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2013

Fun with RavenDB and ASP.NET MVC: part I

I’m working on a small pet project with ASP.NET MVC, where hierarchical structured documents are stored in RavenDB. These documents can be retrieved by their...

7-Zip for Powershell

At work we deal with different big databases, and by big I mean between 3.5 and 8 GB. Those databases are zipped with 7-Zip and stored on a server. Dependin...

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2012

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2010

Binding WebBrowser content in WPF

When you’re using a WebBrowser control in your WPF application, you may have noticed that you can’t bind the control’s content. WebBrowser has no property to...

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2008

Sharing Extension for Graffiti

Two weeks ago Telligent published the second beta of their upcoming new product Graffiti. It is a simple lightweight content management system. And by simple...

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2007

Shot myself in the foot

If you have tried to leave a comment on my site in the last two days, you may have noticed that they weren´t accepted. Here is why:

nrw07 Slides

In my nrw07 talk I promised that I would publish my slides. Originally they´re German, so I translated them first (no, it did not take me two weeks to transl...

Twitter Publisher for CruiseControl.NET

Some weeks ago I posted a CC.NET task which pushes build results to a blog using the MetaWeblogAPI. This might be a feasable solution for projects which sour...

Blog Publisher for CruiseControl.NET

Some time ago I wrote a blog publisher for CruiseControl.NET, but didn’t manage to blog about it. In fact, it totally slipped my mind. However, my machine be...

coComment for CS 2007 updated

Every day you can learn something new. Today it was Scott who taught me ControlAdapters after he read my post about coComment with CommunityServer 2007. You ...

coComment support for CS 2007

If you are one of my two regular readers, you may have noticed that I published many posts regarding coComment. In fact, I published instructions to integrat...

Kathy Sierra

Generally I limit my posts to programming stuff, but after I read Kathy Sierra’s Death threats against bloggers are NOT “protected speech”? (why I cancelled ...

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2006

Snap Preview

I just want to announce that I added Snap Preview to my blog. But unlike Scott and J-O, I enabled them only for external links. IMHO it is useless for intern...

Vacation Enforcement

Because of a mayor release in our company and the obligatory deadline pressure, I have a backlog of 30.5 free days, i.e. there’s even half a day left from 20...

Updated to CS2.1 SP1 and fixed an issue

I just upgraded my site to Community Server 2.1 SP1. I wouldn’t post this if I did not encounter an issue, though you may experience this error only if you u...

Auto-attaching to aspnet_wp.exe

Dennis van der Stelt asked me how to debug CSModules without using the Community Server SDK. Ok, so here’s how I debug my modules.

Another teaser

What’s that stuff every Community Server affiliate is talking about? Only a few hours left until this site is launched.

Remote Access to SQL Server Express

Today I tried to access a SQL Express server remotely for the first time. Because I’m writing this you may already guess that I had some trouble. In fact, I ...

Inline Search for Internet Explorer

From Omar Shahine’s blog post entitled InlineSearch for Internet Explorer we learn This is simply a musthave add-in for IE. For those of us that u...

Another release of Akismet spam rule

My Akismet spam rule has a second home. Originally I contributed it to CSMVP’s CSModules package aka Alabaster. A couple of days ago José Lema informed me th...

Mixing C# and VB.NET in one assembly

A couple of weeks ago Jayson Knight invited me to join the CSMVP’s’ CSModules package. This project was created to incorporate several CSModules written by C...

Pimp my Community Server

Yesterday I upgraded my site to Community Server 2.1 RTM. I’m astonished how many additional mods I’m already using:

Server Outage

As my two readers may already have noticed, my site wasn’t accessible for the last 24hrs. The SQL Server hosting my Community Server database had a hard disk...

What’s next

As mentioned in my last post, I’m working on several extensions for Community Server 2.1. I used to use the Intensive.CodeHighlighter library by Gary McPhers...

Upgraded to Community Server 2.1 beta 1

Finally I managed to update my site. I already missed the last major step from 1.1 to 2.1. However, during the last few weeks the number of spams increased d...

NRW06 Community Conference

After the great success of our last year’s .NET Summit, our .NET user group is proud to announce the NRW06 Community Conference:

coComment Logo for my blog

Jayson Knight requested a logo for coComment to put on his blog. Though I think he refered to the comment form, I created two different “blog buttons” (or ho...

Revised coComment support

Yesterday Jayson Knight described how to add coComment support to CommunityServer. I’m a user of coComment too, therefore I added Jayson’s hack to my blog.

My Tool List

At the last meeting of our UserGroup I’ve presented a list of tools I’m using frequently. Because of strong demand I promised to publish it here on my blog:

Windows Live Messenger FAQ

Thanks to Rich Mercer for inviting me to the Windows Messenger Live Beta program. Today Scobleizer points to LiveSide, which on its parts links to the Window...

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2005

Cyber Squatters - Part 2

I wrote two weeks ago that a cyber squatter registered my domain thomasfreudenberg.com. I’ve contacted her, and I want to share the exchanged mails with you:

Community Launch 2005

Today’s the Community Launch 2005 of my .NET UserGroup Vfl-NiederRhein and netug Düsseldorf.

Using Hyphens In Post Names

There was a discussion regarding naming of posts in a CommunityServer forum (a surprisingly unknown feature of CS::Blogs, though even dotText .96 supported i...

The Return of the Sidebar

The sidebar’s back. Microsoft presented it to us two years ago, but in succeeding CTPs it was gone. Now it’s back and you can add so-called gadgets. To speak...

Let the party start

The journey was a mess. My flight from Düsseldorf on Saturday was scheduled for 7:15am. Unfortunately, it was cancelled, and the next flight was at 2:05pm, s...

Four Days Left

I’m cleaning up my desk at the moment and preparing my laptop as I did the last time before I’ll leave tomorrow.

Back from vacation

Two days ago my girl friend and I returned from our vacation on Fuerteventura. Most of the time we were hanging around at the beach or the hotel’s pool, but ...

Finally switched to CommunityServer

Finally, several month after the initial release of CommunityServer I’ve managed to migrate from dotText. With the help from Kevin Harder’s DotText-CS-Conver...

Camera Raw viewer for XP

Microsoft released a new power toy for viewing RAW images (currently Canon and Nikon only supported).

Scott says ".Text Still Lives"

Finally, Scott answered to my previous series of posts, via mail as well as on his blog. I’m happy that Scott seems to understand my point. Sometimes I get s...

Where’s .Text going to?

I was told that DonXMl has mailed Scott about my previous post. Well, I think the main point of my posts was: where’s .Text going? To be more specific: Will ...

Making things clearer

Hell, I’ve got lots of feedback about my previous post. Some commented in the blog, others send me private mails. Many questions arised. Therefore, I think I...

Bringing .Text v.96 further

Almost one year ago I upgraded my .Text blog to .96. I blogged about it several times, my last post was about adding the rel=”nofollow” attribute to links in...

Add rel="nofollow" to .Text comments

Today Google, Yahoo, MSN Search, and other search operators announced their support of the rel="nofollow" attribute for <a href="..." /> tags. Adding t...

Blog citation search engines

Jeff Sandquist (yes, the nice guy who sent me a t-shirt) compares blog citation search engines, i.e. Bloglines Citations, Feedster Links and Technorati. He a...

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2004

DateTime.ParseExact

If you’re using DateTime.ParseExact with a custom format string including slashes, don’t forget to escape them.

Hatteras

Korby Parnell, Wesner Moise, and Eric Sink talk about Hatteras, a new source code control system part of Visual Studio Team System.

UserGroup VFL NiederRhein

Today is our formation meeting for a new INETA usergroup. It already has a homepage. Daniel Fisher did a good job with the longhorn ;-)

Hot to make APIs obsolete

Brad Abrams points to a document at GotDotNet explaining Micosoft’s process to make API’s obsolete.

Grammer God

Damn, I’d have never expected that (well, is this statement syntactically correct?)

c:\utils: TortoiseCVS 1.6.8

With this post I’m starting a new category on my blog, c:\utils. Its name is derived from Scott Hanselman’s Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tools List. Ho...

Comment Problem Solved

As I posted, no postbacks on my site were possible. Though I’m running the same application at home and on my site, the onsubmit tag was rendered differently...

No comments possible

Currently it’s not possible to post comments on my blog. I’m still investigating this issue. I have a copy of all files and the database running at home, but...

Test post

Comments aren’t working using IE, are they?

“Read This First”

Congratulations! You have purchased an extremely fine device that would give you thousands of years of trouble-free service, except that you undoubtably ...

Yukon and Whidbey delayed to 2005

Microsoft has delayed the release of SQL Server 2005 (formerly known as Yukon) and Whidbey (VS.NET 2005?) to H1/2005. I hope we get same betas till then.

Stupidity

Remember: if you patch your blogging engine, make sure everything works properly before publishing it! And backup everything!

Updated to .Text pre .96

Scott has published the pre .96 sources of .Text. It includes lots of exciting new features including the long-awaited search.

The Third Place

Finally I know what The Third Place means. Several month ago Sony started it advertising compaign for its Playstation 2 here in Germany. Everytime the TV ads...

Feature Request for RSS Bandit

Earlier today I mentioned the new Eyefinder control by Tim Dawson. I said I would like to see it in RSS Bandit. Here’s a screenshot of what I have in mind:

WinFX 247

Christian Nagel points to Matthew Reynolds’ announcement of WinFX 247:

How to add GeoTags to your blog

Someone asked in the .Text forum how to add GeoTags to your blog. Well, since version .95 .Text uses a masterpage, which is declared in DottextWeb/DTP.aspx. ...

Longhorn demo application video

Brad Abrams points to an application demo video using Longhorn technology. Pretty cool. I envy Carter Maslan having the time to “play” around with Longhorn.

Updated to .Text .95

Today I managed to update my site to .Text .95 by following this guide. It turned out all right, however, here’s an advice for you: if you’re using a custom ...

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2003

RSS Bandit with Outlook 2003 look

RSS Bandit is getting better and better. I’m really thinking about switching from SharpReader, but it doesn’t feel right at the moment.

"Neues aus L.A."

The “Neues aus L.A.” was a nice event. Though I attended PDC myself, Clemens did a good job summarizing the PDC’s three pillars Avalon, WinFS, and Indigo. I ...

PDC Retrospection

Today’s the PDC retrospection “Neues aus L.A.” organized by newtelligence AG. You don’t know newtelligence? Well, you may know Clemens Vasters, writer of das...

C# 2.0 generics

I’m playing around with C# 2.0 templates a.k.a. generics. I was really missing them in the past, but finally, they’re there.

Busy days and Longhorn connectivity

I haven’t blogged since a few days. That’s because stayed another two days after the PDC in Los Angeles, but I didn’t have any web access. By the way, these ...

The Return of the Console

I’ve never stopped using the console since the good old DOS. In fact, each developer at our company is using the console, i.e. 4NT. Our development environme...

Meeting CPians at PDC

As announced, CPians attending the PDC met this afternoon at the Starbucks coffee stand. It was my first time I met any CPian in real life. I was a little bi...

Keynote with Bill Gates and Jim Allchin

The first time I’ve seen Bill Gates in real live. He spoke much about the past development of the IT industry and presented the Microsoft’s vision for the ne...

Melting Pot PDC

This morning I meet Tom, a nice guy from North Carolina. We took our breakfast together. Afterwards, while waiting for a taxi in front of the hotel, a Austri...

Arriving in L.A. Yesterday

After 12 hours of flying I arrived yesterday in Los Angeles. Though I heared about the current fires around L.A. in German news, I was surprised by the dark ...

Longhorn pre-Beta 1 For All!

WinNetMag is reporting that Microsoft will make Longhorn pre-Beta 1 available for a small fee and also ship it for free to MSDN subscribers.

Official C# 2.0 Spec Unveiled

Today, the C# team published the most up-to-date specification of the C# language, which includes many improvements over the original proposal unveiled a ...

this.MoveTo(“ThomasFreudenberg.com”)

As announced I’ve managed to move my site from my home system to webhost4life. I have had some trouble importing my SQL database to the host’s server, but th...

ToDo’s before PDC

Reminder to myself: Install following two applications on your laptop before flying to L.A. next week:

Where are const parameters?

I’m programming in C# for about 18 month by now, and I really like it. However, what I’m missing about C# are constant parameters.

Moving this site

I know I’m a geek. These pages are hosted on my server at home. It’s a recycled Athlon XP 1800+ running Windows Server 2003 incl IIS 6.0, MS SQL 2000 and MS ...

Self-Installing .NET Windows Service

Did you ever write a .NET Windows service? What I really dislike about it is that though the framework provides the System.ServiceProcess.ServiceInstaller cl...

Users are too busy

Raymond Chen mentions Jason Moore’s Usability on the cheap, Part 1. It’s a great reading, especially for GUI guys like me.

Awesome: Snippet Compiler 1.9

Twice again Snippet Compiler has been updated since my last post, no it’s v1.9. I’m getting the impression, that in several weeks it will be v17.3 and displa...

Another .Text enhancement

I’m using the .Text web administrator for writing my postings. Unfortunately, there’s no link provided to get from the administrator section to the public vi...

Emoticons within .Text

Some days back I’ve started to implement support for emoticons in .Text. It was expected to replace any textual emoticons such as :) into the graphical repre...

FeedValidator does not like me

It seemed as Feed Validator didn’t like me. When I checked it said it can’t validate my RSS feed. However, loading my feed within a web browser looked ok. Th...

Snippet Compiler 1.7

While two days ago I told you about Snippet Compiler 1.6, today 1.7 has been released. Gosh, I’m glad we don’t release our software at this speed.

Images: relative vs. absolute

I’ve updated the img tags in my previous posts. I’ve used relativ links (i.e. ``<src img=”/images/…” />). It looked ok in [SharpReader](http://www.shar...

TechEd 2003 Presentations Online

In case you didn’t get a chance to go to TechEd this year, I just found that most (all?) of the presentations are available online. I don’t mean just the ...

SpamBayes Outlook Addin 0.8 released

Yesterday the Outlook addin by the SpamBayes project has been released in 0.8. I’ve been using 0.7 for several weeks. I’m impressed, no false positives by no...

.Text User Administration

.Text is a great product. However, currently there’s no comfortable way to administrate the users, but you have to edit and execute a SQL script. I don’t kno...

Compression for ASP.NET in IIS 6.0…

It is REALLY worth doing this, dialup users will love you long time for doing this! (Oh, and you’ll effectively quadruple your bandwidth :-)) This is an e...

Some more issues with .94

I’ve updated my site to .Text .94, but unfortunately I have had some issues, though I followed Scott’s instructions. Maybe I did something wrong during the s...

It’s working again

After I updated my .Text sources two day ago from the official workspace, I wasn’t able to post anymore, because some essential stored procedures were missin...

.Text and Image quality

I don’t know what others think, but IMHO the quality of the preview images generated by .Text isn’t as good as it could be. Currently it just resizes the ima...

Starting signal

Just started blogging. Well, sort of. In fact, I’m already blogging for two month by now,  but restricted to the intranet in our company Cycos.

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