Since I just had to find this again, since its so disjointed setting (in my mind) that fixes it, I am posting here fro future reference by me. Now I will just have to remember that I posted a link to this blog for it 🙂
Well last night I got an email back from the Windows Store certification process saying the second submission of my first windows 8 application was approved. The first submission had some minor issues, and although the report wasn’t perfectly clear on what was wrong I was able to take a guess at what those issues were.
Just like with Windows Phone I used the user group I run in the Northwest Phoenix valley (Site) as subject matter for the application. This is a “minimum viable product” version of the application, so is fairly basic and not that pretty looking. More features and some good UI/UX cleanup will be coming in future versions of the application.
Please check it out and install it if you use Windows 8 and leave a review (taking into account it’s a first version with planned updates coming when I can) if you feel inclined to do so.
Just got done with reading a good article with some nice illustrations used to show the concepts being presented. If you ever wanted to do triangles on your HTML to use for directing a user’s attention, this is a good article to get you started.
One of the things I do in the developer community is run a small .Net developer User Group in the Northwest Phoenix Valley. Our site is at http://nwvdnug.org
So our February meeting is this coming Wednesday, the 27th. This month we are celebrating our first anniversary of the group, and will also be hosting our first presenter from outside the Phoenix area.
Today while poking around the JetBrains Tools Blog and reading an article about their ReSharper SDK update notifications. In the blog post it mentioned a couple of plugins that are using this feature. And the name of one of them, resharper-nuget, caught my eye, being a bug fan of NuGet and a longtime user of ReSharper.
So I went over to https://github.com/JetBrains/resharper-nuget and perused the home page there and read briefly about it. And it fixes an issue when using ReSharper’s “Add Reference” functionality on undefined types. I will let the following quote from the projects home page describe it better than me repeating it here.
ReSharper has a Context Action on undefined types that looks at assemblies referenced in other projects for that type. If it finds a match, it will add a reference to the assembly, and import the namespace, fixing up the undefined error.
However, ReSharper always adds the assembly as a file reference, even if the assembly is part of a NuGet package. This means NuGet’s referencing is bypassed, and the packages.config file isn’t updated, dependencies aren’t installed, and things don’t work when it’s time to update the package.
This plugin makes ReSharper invoke NuGet when adding a reference to an assembly in a NuGet package.
Check it out, as it should make it easier to use NuGet packages in other porjects in a solution without those being file references, and proper NuGet package references are made so any updates to the NuGet package will smoother.
An interesting video recording. To quote from the page :
When Hadi tried to create an Entity Framework app, he realized just how bad of a noob he really was. He then decided to call on a favor to Julie, the Data Farm Queen. As Julie was teaching Hadi, he kept interrupting her to tell her about easier ways to do things using ReSharper. That’s when they decided to stop right there and make the whole thing public. Julie would teach Hadi EF and he would in exchange show her some tips on how ReSharper could help with coding.
But this article (link at end of post) by Jim Cowart covered some things I didn’t know, and like Jim, I felt these should be passed along to others. I really liked the ideas of white and black listing members of objects for logging parts of objects while debugging/profiling client side code.
Hope someone else learns something new from this too.