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    Blog: DevExpress CodeRush Templates for Silverlight MVVM Development

    I’ve made secret about the fact I’m a huge fan of DevExpress ’ Visual Studio productivity tools CodeRush & Refactor! Pro . A Visual Studio 2010 install isn’t complete until these guys are running. One thing I love about CodeRush is the code expansion templates. I built a bunch of these for SharePoint developers to help with all the XML we have to write back in the pre-Visual Studio 2010 days.
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    Blog: Using the MVVM Light Toolkit and Silverlight Behaviors with the DevExpress Data Grid (AGDataGrid) Control

    This post is going to first show you how I wrote it to get it working using the standard code-behind event handler approach. Then I’ll show you how I changed it to leverage the MVVM Light Toolkit and Silverlight behaviors to make the code more manageable and promote more code reuse.
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    Blog: Roadmap (or lack there of) of my Visual Studio DX CodeRush/Refactor SharePoint Extensions

    Over the last few months I’ve fielded quite a few questions in person at conferences, via email or via Twitter from folks who were interested in what my plans were for my DevExpress CodeRush & Refactor extensions I wrote for Visual Studio 2008 for SharePoint developers. If you aren’t familiar with what I’m talking about, back in 2007 I created a few extensions for those customers who had bought a copy of DevExpress’ CodeRush & Refactor Pro!
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    Blog: DevExpress ASP.NET control support for SharePoint coming soon!

    Subject says it all… this is awesome news from the top notch UI control company out there! » SharePoint Products From DevExpress Coming Soon
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    Blog: AC's VS SharePoint Project Utility Tool Window for SharePoint Developers

    This page serves as the portal for all information related to the SharePoint Project Utility Visual Studio tool window I’ve created for developers using Visual Studio 2005 / 2008 with DevExpress’ DXCore. Overview Background Like many other SharePoint developers I’ve adopted a similar approach to building SharePoint projects and solution (*.wsp) files. My process is not unlike many others where I mimic the SharePoint “12” folder structure in my Visual Studio projects (only the folders that I’m using).
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    Blog: Creating custom Refactorings for use in Refactor! Pro: The 'Create Web Part Definition' Refactoring (Part 5 of 5)

    This post is part of a series of articles on my AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs. The other posts in this series can be found here: AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs In Part 1 of this series on these little tools I created for SharePoint developers I gave a bit of an overview of what they are all about and where you can get additional information.
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    Blog: Use of StringProviders in AC's VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs (Part 4 of 5)

    This post is part of a series of articles on my AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs. The other posts in this series can be found here: AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs In Part 1 of this series on these little tools I created for SharePoint developers I gave a bit of an overview of what they are all about and where you can get additional information.
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    Blog: MOSS Publishing Templates in AC's VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint (Part 3 of 5)

    This post is part of a series of articles on my AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs. The other posts in this series can be found here: AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs In Part 1 of this series on these little tools I created for SharePoint developers I gave a bit of an overview of what they are all about and where you can get additional information.
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    Blog: Working with Templates in AC's VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs (Part 2 of 5)

    This post is part of a series of articles on my AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs. The other posts in this series can be found here: AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs In Part 1 of this series on these little tools I created for SharePoint developers I gave a bit of an overview of what they are all about and where you can get additional information.
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    Blog: Announcing AC's VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs (Part 1 of 5)

    This post is part of a series of articles on my AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs. The other posts in this series can be found here: AC’s VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Devs I finally got sick of writing feature.xml after feature.xml and creating new GUIDs. These repetitive things as well as those that make me take my hands off the keyboard slow me down… and that drives me nuts.
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    Blog: AC's VS CodeRush/Refactor Tools for SharePoint Developers

    This page serves as the portal for all information related to the productivity enhancements I’ve created for developers using Visual Studio 2005 / 2008 with DevExpress’ CodeRush & Refactor! Pro. Requirements Visual Studio 2005 / 2008 CodeRush by DevExpress Refactor! Pro by DevExpress These tools have been tested with the latest releases of CodeRush & Refactor! Pro: v3.0.5 in both Visual Studio 2005 & 2008. Download This part of the page will be updated with the latest release of the components.
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    Blog: DevExpress rocks - they've "solved" the newsgroup/web forum delima (pay attention Microsoft!)

    It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of the productivity tools CodeRush & Refactor! Pro for Visual Studio 2005 by DevExpress . While I’ve only played around creating custom plugins, one of the challenges I, along with so many others, have faced is a lack of documentation for plugin development… something equivalent to an SDK. The answer was always simple… head to the DevExpress newsgroups. The Plugin newsgroup contained a wealth of information.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp 2006 Recap

    Saturday’s second annual Jacksonville Code Camp was a lot of fun. It was held at the FCCJ Advanced Technology Center (wow, NICE digs!) in downtown Jacksonville. As always, one of the best parts about Code Camp is seeing all the regional developers who you usually only get to see at these things. There are too many people to mention, but I do want to say thanks to David McNamee , John Holliday , Duray Akar , and Stacy Draper for submitting and presenting sessions related to SharePoint 2007… we had a whole track dedicated to SharePoint 2007!
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp 2006 - This Saturday!

    The second annual Jacksonville Code Camp is now less than a week away! It’s being held this Saturday, August 26th at the Florida Community College Advanced Technology Center in downtown Jacksonville, FL. While it is a free event, registration is required so make sure you register today! Come see some top notch speakers from the local community including seven MVP’s, several softies, and many other regional speakers. This is a great op for you to get *free* information on .
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp 2006: Registration, speakers, sessions and my sessions

    The guys rounding up the Jacksonville Code Camp have been hard at work! In the last week, the official site has been the recipient of a much needed face lift as well as the addition of a TON of content! Check out the site for the following additions: Registration information (yes, you MUST register, even though it’s a free event) List of speakers List of sessions Keep in mind, you MUST register even though this is a free event… space is limited so make sure you register!
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    Blog: More DevExpress DXCore goodness!

    Yesterday, Julian of DevExpress, posted an interview with a developer who recently wrote a slick new plug-in for DXCore. Basically his plugin enforces your coding style WHILE you code … cool idea! Oh, what’s DXCore? For review, DXCore is… DXCore, the base software that both our CodeRush and Refactor! Pro products use, available as a free download. Essentially, DXCore wraps the somewhat-difficult-to-use VSIP interfaces in a neat .NET package with extensibility points, and also provides some extra functionality for Visual Studio available nowhere else.
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    Blog: RECAP: Tampa Code Camp - July 15, 2006

    Yesterday I attended the Tampa Code Camp 2006 with two local friends who rode down from Jacksonville with me Friday night: Vinay , and Greg Y. The Tampa crew did a fantastic job putting on the event and it was filled with some great regional speakers including Jim Zimmerman , Jay Kimble , Vinay Ahuja , Brian Knight , Bayer White , Stan Schultes , Tom Fuller , and David Silverlight .
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    Blog: A little more on DevExpress' VS.NET Productivity Offerings...

    After the JAXDUG meeting the other night, I was talking to a few people who said that while they see value in things like DevExpress’ CodeRush & Refactor! Pro, many developers won’t care about it because you have to pay for it and it’s hard to explain the value to your management. My first reaction to that is in the case of DevExpress, go buy their tools and try them for 60 days .
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    Blog: Changes to my virtualization/dev tools Tampa Code Camp talk this weekend...

    As I previously posted , I’m presenting two sessions at the Tampa Code Camp this weekend… one on WCM (mostly one long demo) and one called “ Don’t be a Tool, Be a Better Developer Through Tools & Virtualization! ” The virtualization/dev tools talk is a semi-repeat of a talk I did last night at the Jacksonville User Group which ran long and eventually got cut short as I mentioned in the recap post earlier today .
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    Blog: DevExpress' DXCore, CodeRush, Refactor!, and Mark Miller

    You’ve probably seen others rant & rave about two development productivity utilities offered by DevExpress : CodeRush & Refactor! I first got my paws on these two utilities in April of 2005… right away I was hooked. Since then, I’ve been meaning to post my $.02 on these two VS2003 add-ins but I kept putting it off again and again. DXCore Building add-ins for VS requires an in-depth knowledge of VSIP.