rAge 2007 round-up

After three very busy days rAge 2007 is now over, if you missed it, then you missed out. Once again the Xbox 360 console dominated the consoles at the exhibition with almost every stand featuring at least one. It was quite a shock to not see an official presence for Sony’s PlayStation 3 console. Yes […]

Silverlight 1.1 UserControl C# template code does not follow best practices

Why does the Microsoft Visual Studio team not follow the best practices internally? When creating a Silverlight 1.1 UserControl under Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 it generates the following code by default. System.IO.Stream s = this.GetType().Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(“Project1.UserControl1.xaml”); this.InitializeFromXaml(new System.IO.StreamReader(s).ReadToEnd()); Most developers would realise that this is not good code. Why do I say this, well firstly […]