Determining if a type is defined in the .NET Framework

There have been several questions on StackOverflow about how to determine if a type is defined in the .NET Framework or is a third-party or custom type. Based on the answers provided to these questions, this can be accomplished using some reflection to retrieve the public key token of the... [Read More]

Interesting .NET Framework 4 Statistics

Last September while I was working on my Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours book for Sams Publishing, I posted some interesting statistics for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Now that the .NET Framework 4.0 has been released, I thought I would update these statistics (and... [Read More]

Favorite Visual Studio 2010 Extensions, Update

With the release of the Visual Studio Pro Power Tools (and many other new extensions having been released), my list of favorite Visual Studio extensions has changed. All of these extensions are available in the Visual Studio Gallery. Here is the list of extensions that I currently have... [Read More]

TechEd 2010 Twitter Book Give Away

If you’re going to TechEd North America this year, Sams Publishing will be giving away 9 advanced reader copies. In order to win a copy, be sure to follow the InformIT Twitter account and the #TechEd hash tag. Sporadically throughout the day a tweet will be sent out... [Read More]

Interview with Joe Healy

Earlier today, Joe Healy interviewed me about the upcoming book. The video is now up on YouTube and will be on Channel 9 shortly. [Read More]