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June 2004

Preparation for DEV-404

For my TechEd session DEV-404, Creating a Klingon Culture I've not only prepared by learning the new globalization and localization features of Visual Studio 2005, I've also used two great books from Marc Okrand. Here are the links to Amazon.

Christian

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Star Trek Sessions at TechEd 2004 Europe

There are multiple Star Trek sessions at TechEd Europe! Holger Schwichtenberg includes tribbles in  his presentation

My presentation already has Klingons in its title:

Not only Star Trek fans will get a lot out of these sessions ;-)

Christian


History Repeats

With different applications I see similar problems that are repeated year after year.

One example: show up the username either lastname, firstname - or firstname lastname. Changing the application settings only changes the behavior for new users but not for the existing ones.

How many applications did face this problem in their first versions? I've seen several.

Christian


Achim Ruopp - Welcome to blogging!

Achim Ruopp started blogging. I've met Achim at TechEd in San Diego. Achim is a great guy working at Microsoft to deal with internationalization issues, this is also shown with the title of his blog: "Tales from the Crossroads of Internationalization and .NET".

One of his first entries lists all Internationalization Sessions at TechEd 2004 Europe.

Achim, it's great to see you blogging :-)
Subscribed.

Christian


Generics and CLS Compliance

Kevin Dente has a problem with generics as not being CLS compliant. With Longhorn generics will be CLS compliant.

In the meantime with CLS compliant assemblies this can be done:

  • using generics within the classes is not a problem
  • having generic classes as arguments of public/protected methods, both a generic and an alternate version can be supplied. The generic version is marked with the attribute [CLSCompliant(false)], while the alternate version is CLS compliant.

With the Longhorn timeframe the non-generic version can be marked obsolete.

Christian


DEV499: Building Extensible and Globalized Windows Forms Applications Using Attributes, Reflection, Code Generation and a bunch of Winforms Tips and Tricks

Jeroen van den Bos has a problem with simultanous TechEd sessions and proposes a new session:

DEV499: Building Extensible and Globalized Windows Forms Applications Using Attributes, Reflection, Code Generation and a bunch of Winforms Tips and Tricks

However, this session needs 3 time slots. ;-)

I prefer DEV404 - "Creating a Klingon Culture - More about Globalization and Resource Management". I will be there :-)

Christian