Till Now I used to use XAMLPad for testing XAML snippets. I installed KAXAML today(http://www.kaxaml.com). Installation was smooth. I started loving it after seeing the welcome screen –

The tool is a really wonderful tool and the more you use it, you would love it. It has all the richness, styling and look that WPF is meant for. if you have not tried it, give it a shot.


Windows Update Applet

Today I was trying to install the Parallel Extensions to .NET Framework 3.5 December CTP from MS site (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e848dc1d-5be3-4941-8705-024bc7f180ba&displaylang=en). I received an error as I did not install couple of required Windows Updates. I used the Windows Update applet (found in Control panel) to view all the required updates and install them.

If all the required updates are installed then the tool shows a green tick icon, otherwise it shows a red cross icon. clicking on ‘View available updates’ shows the detail of every update and whether it’d required or optional –


Excellence Award for “Innovation”

Recently I received Target’s Yearly Award of Excellence for "Innovation". I really do not know whether the work that I have done is innovative enough to be considered for an award, but I am happy to get recognized. I guess I received the award for really working hard (read late telecons with onsite team) & providing innovative 🙂 ideas and solution for RedRock Pharmacy project.

Windows Live

I installed the Windows Live 1.0 desktop version today. Earlier I have used the beta versions. The installation was smooth. it did not ask me to uninstall the beta versions and then install the released version, rather it upgraded the version from beta to 1.0 – really cool!

WPF Class Hierarchy

Recently I created a Visual Studio class diagram of the WPF Class Hierarchy. The class diagram shows the complete hierarchy starting from DispatcherObject, DependencyObject & Visual.

Still this is not fully complete. I will have another post once I complete this.

Click on the image to see a larger view.

NetBeans 6.0

I installed the NetBeans 6.0 IDE couple of days back. The installtion was smooth, though the log showed some errors. I did not face any issues while working.

It was reaaly nice working with Java after couple of years of gap. Last couuple of years I did not get much time to check anything other that .NET. Specially last year I spend lot of time on .NET 3.0 (WPF and WCF) and lately on .NET 3.5. I’ll post some more posts on NetBeans as I brush up my Java skills 🙂