The Multitouch table formerly known as Surface

by newuser09876 27. August 2012 22:28
  ​When I talked with someone about Surface year ago it was always about that cool multi-touch table. Now when I talk about Surface, it is about the new Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet which should be available at the end of October. What happened to that multi-touch table? It just got a new name. ... [More]


Professional - c# - Surface

Give us more of the Millenium Falcon

by newuser09876 21. November 2011 05:45
Dear Mister Lucas, I was only 9 years old back in 1980 when I saw Star Wars in the theatre for the first time. An epic space adventure with a farm boy, a princess, a scoundrel and a real bad guy. Great characters which hit me in the heart straight away. Even the ‘mechanical’ d... [More]


Passions | Prive

Datepicker Watermark

by newuser09876 1. April 2010 07:10
On my current project, we make use of the WPF Toolkit. One of the things we use is the Datepicker. A nice usefull control. We wanted to set the watermark, but the control doesn't support setting the watermark with a public property and we didn't want to go into the control's source itself. On Codep... [More]


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WPF autocomplete textbox/combobox

by newuser09876 28. February 2010 18:38
You know these nice ajax/javascript textboxes where you start typing somes text and the website looks up the data in the database and returns a list of items starting with the text. There is no default control for this in WPF as well. So, time to build one. First we need to create a WPF User Contr... [More]


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Bing maps on Microsoft Surface

by newuser09876 26. February 2010 04:53
The biggest christmas present for my company was when we got our own Microsoft Surface table. We already were brainstorming on what kind of applications we would develop, but the first thing that ran through my brains was exploring the world. And next to that i was convinced i wasn't the first to ha... [More]


Professional | Professional - c# - Surface

Const versus Readonly

by Sottje 22. February 2010 21:43
Developers often make use of constants to hold static values to use through the class or even through the application.Sometimes we use de const and sometimes the static readonly. They seem to do the same but aware of the differences. ConstThe const field is a defined and evaluated at compile time a... [More]

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Preserve user settings upon installation

by Sottje 21. February 2010 20:00
When a new version of your application is deployed, you need to make sure that the user settings are preserved. The best way of doing this is to make use of a boolean setting "IsFirstTime" with a initial value of 'True' which is checked at the startup of your application. // Check if it is the firs... [More]

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About me

Jeroen van Gent is a Professional Web, Windows and Surface developer at Qurius.

Currently coordinating 3rd line international support for an accounting company active in over a 100 countries for a WPF/Groove .NET application used by more than 20.000 users on a daily basis.

Husband and Parent with passion for Reading, Star Wars and Lego!

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