Resource mailboxes play host to a number of room resource specific settings and policies, such as the window (in days) in which you can “book” the resource, as well as a many-layered system of policies and permissions which affect who may use them as well as their experience in doing so. Your application may have [Read on for more...]


A reader recently sent me a message requesting further clarification on how one might use the generic IWeakEventListener implementation I recently wrote about (note to self: I need to disable the auto-comment disabling feature on this site). The Scenario Let’s say we have a child/parent pair of view models which serve as abstractions of a child/pair [Read on for more...]


As a conclusion to the series of articles which started with a discussion on the various ways one can perform simple validations on method parameters using PostSharp, I thought I’d share my final thoughts on the matter as well as what I’ll be ultimately using my in own environment. My primary concern with the original [Read on for more...]


The Weak Event Pattern Microsoft made a good move with .NET 4.0 when they introduced the concept of a weak event pattern as a technique meant to address a glaring WPF memory leak issue that had the tendency of arising under certain conditions. You can read all about it here, but that aside, it helps to [Read on for more...]


Recently I’ve been involved with creating a general purpose library (to be used at my company) that includes, among other things, a nice API for creating and manipulating Task Dialogs from .NET-land. As with everything unmanaged, implementing it not only yields the benefit of being able to use it, but you tend to learn some [Read on for more...]


With the release of .NET 4.0, Microsoft made some large scale changes to the framework’s security model. Concluding that the legacy model was little understood by both developers and IT administrators, Microsoft decided to do what is normally a very prudent action: they decided to simplify it. In previous versions of the .NET Framework, the [Read on for more...]


[ExcludeFromCodeCoverage] — Oh, the Pain! If you make use of Visual Studio’s built-in code coverage feature, you are probably aware of the existence of the ExcludeFromCodeCoverage attribute. This attribute, when decorating a piece of code, will exclude that code from all code coverage instrumentation. The end effect of its use is the total exclusion of the [Read on for more...]


Note: The following article is more an exploratory piece than anything; using any of the code or the approaches discussed in a production setting is not recommended. This article is meant to be as part of a build-up for an ultimate conclusion on the matter. The Problem In my previous article on the topic, I [Read on for more...]


Immutable Properties Microsoft likes to say that an auto-implemented property declared with a private set accessor is immutable. This is not entirely true, in a number of ways. One can always use reflection to assign values to a property, regardless of whether the set accessor is private or public. But putting conspiracy theory cases like that [Read on for more...]


If there is one piece of an Exchange or Outlook appointment that is as important as it tends to be misunderstood, it would certainly have to be the Organizer property. This lovely little fellow returns a string which represents the name of the individual who owns the appointment, or, as Microsoft puts it in the Outlook Object [Read on for more...]

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