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.NET has had generic data types since .NET 2.0. However, many AVR coders aren’t aware of these powerful data structures and how much time they can save. In this article we’ll take a look at using generic dictionaries in AVR for .NET. Old school RPG programmers will recognize dictionaries as the distant cousin of green-screen RPG’s alternating tables–except much better!
After much fanfare, tons of PowerPoints and videos and presentations, Windows Metro UI, as a brand, is no longer with us. After an apparent disagreement between Microsoft and a European business partner, Microsoft has ditched the Metro name. At least for the time being, what we once knew as Metro style will now be called, simply, a “Windows 8 application” or a “modern UI” application. It seems that this all caught Microsoft a bit by surprise there wasn’t time to think of a better replacement name.
This has been a great year for ASNA due to the wonderful support we have received from all the ASNA customers. I want to thank you all and wish you all a very happy holiday season. The launch of our new product Wings at the end of 2010 was very well received and we are thrilled with the responses we have had. There have been some great successes and we look forward to many more in 2012. 2011 is the 30th Anniversary for ASNA which is exciting for all of us. Going into our 31st year you can expect to hear important new offerings from ASNA. We will keep you posted.
We at ASNA are happy to report that we have completed the move to our new offices in San Antonio. Our phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged. This is a welcome move for us, as we now have the added office space we need for the new employees joining us at ASNA. In addition to more room, our new office affords us lots of open space and desk-to-desk transparency. Even with the additional space, we’ve already run into our first GOOD problem that our Visual RPG.NET training class for September is sold out and we have standing room only. So, any time you’re in San Antonio, drop by and visit our new office. We’d be proud to give you a tour.