U2U Blog Center

For developers and other creative minds

Welcome at the U2U Blog Center

U2U has built up the last 10 years a huge amount of expertise in the Microsoft .NET Framework. Expertise they have always shared in the community. Below you can find a list of the blogs maintained by U2U trainers.

Lambda Curry in F#

Bart De Smet commented on my post about Lambda Curry in C#, saying (amongst other things) that F# supports currying out of the box. That’s true, and it’s a nice feature of the language. However, it is a mechanical operation, almost identical to what the following C# extension method does: public&#... [More]

T9 encoding, decoding and prediction in C#

T9 stands for Text on 9 keys. It's the -patented- mobile phone technology that allows words in SMS messages to be entered by a single keypress for each letter. So instead of pressing the '3'-key three times to enter an 'f', you press the key only once. The software will then try to figure out whethe... [More]

U2U is still looking for colleagues

Today someone asked my if U2U is still looking for new colleagues, since some time passed since the announcements in popular job-sites. The answer is YES! If you’d like to join the U2U team, contact us! And maybe you’ll be joining us at TechEd Berlin. The perfect opportunity to get to know each oth... [More]

Building a generic EntityViewModel

In this blog post I want to show you a little ViewModel wrapper for entities I’ve built. You can use it to wrap entities who don’t need to support property change notifications, implementing the INotifyPropertyChanged interface. When your model’s entities support INotifyPropertyChanged and IDataErro... [More]

Essential WPF ListBox Styling

This article explains how to style a WPF ListBox. I know: there must be a million articles about this subject. So if you're looking for kaleidoscopic brushes, dazzling effects, and animations from outer space, then feel free to press the Back button in your browser to return to your search engine pa... [More]