Service Pack on the way?

A while ago, Rob Relyea mentioned on the forums that they had someone working on community and bugs in the WPF team.

I also remember reading a few days ago a Microsoft blogger talking about a service pack.

And Neil has pointed out that bugs are starting to get closed down on the Connect site.

And now, another proof, in the form of a link list:

Service pack may you come. And if other bugs could be fixed, including the dependency property journaling and persistence counter for user controls, that would be nice Microsoft :)


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Multiple mice and cursors on WPF applications

For those that want to do WPF development with multiple cursors, Microsoft released a new version of the MultiPoint SDK. 

Download details: Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Software Development Kit (SDK)

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Knowing which aliases are defined

[Update: Replaced -eq by -match as suggested on the PowerShell blog. Thanks guys, humbling to have you reading this blog. Tagging really does have a use :) ]

One of the main struggles I have when writing my PowerShell scripts for public consumption is that I never remember which aliases I can use. And eventually I'd like to naturally type gci instead of ls, but old habits die hard.

Here's a little function I have in my profile to get the list of all aliases defined for a command.

function Get-AliasShortcut([string]$CommandName) {
    ls Alias: | ?{ $_.Definition -match $CommandName }
Set-Alias gas Get-AliasShortcut

Which you can then execute as such:

6# gas get-childitem

CommandType     Name                                                Definition
-----------     ----                                                ----------
Alias           gci                                                 Get-ChildItem
Alias           ls                                                  Get-ChildItem
Alias           dir                                                 Get-ChildItem

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