Running with Code Like with scissors, only more dangerous


C# 4.0 and Dynamic Programming @ AZDNUG

Posted by Rob Paveza

I’m officially posting my code samples and slides BEFORE the presentation tonight so that I can actually claim that they’re online.  They are downloadable at – includes the project folder, the “building-up-the-code” part (including the IronPython code), and the slides.

The project requires Visual C# 2010 to open.  Executing the Python code will require IronPython 2.6 for .NET 4.0 (available here).  You may need to modify the paths in the Python code to make it work exactly right as it relies on some paths, and in fact, the Python code won’t run until you’ve build an executable for the Cs4Dynamics project.


Moving my Blog

Posted by Rob

Welcome to the new Running with Code site at  I've migrated many of my posts from my old Geeks with Blogs content from - unfortunately, the automatic backup feature from Subtext is disabled.  So it's slow going, comments are lost, and code samples don't translate that well - I will eventually link all of the posts back to their originals.

I intend to start writing more again soon, too.  Welcome!

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Awesome Code Snippet Plugin for Windows Live Writer

Posted by Rob

I've enjoyed Windows Live Writer as a blog editing tool for a while now (in fact, I think all of my blog entries have been written with it).  WLW includes a nifty SDK (one that I haven't had a chance to play with yet) that enables add-in creation.  Leo Vildosola created it, based on the more recent plugin I used in fact.

This is the third code snippet plugin I've used (just started this one today, in fact) and it's definitely the best.  It has some nice features; if you look at the previous post, you'll see that it enables code to be contained within a container element, so that long listings don't need to take up pages.  Very nice.  It also has a mini mode!  What more could you want?

I need to make a stamp graphic or something that says "Rob's Stamp of Approval". :-)

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