Mole geekSpeak Posted Online

April 25, 2008

Glen Gordon has posted the MSDN webcast geekSpeak we did on Mole.

You can view the webcast and links to resources mentioned in the webcast here: Mole geekSpeak.

Enjoy Mole!

Just a grain of sand on the worlds beaches.

Wednesday 23 April MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: The Mole Visualizer for WPF

April 22, 2008

Back in January 2008, I was asked by Glen Gordon, our fantastic Microsoft Developer Evangelist for the Southeast if I would like to be a guest on geekSpeak and do a MSDN Webcast about Mole.

My reaction; honored and thrilled.

Wednesday 23 April 2008 at 3:00pm EST, Mole will be live on geekSpeak! 

You can register for the Mole geekSpeak Webcast here:

geekSpeaks are free Webcasts conducted over Microsoft LiveMeeting, which provides the attendee’s the ability to ask questions and get them answered during the Webcast.

I have bookmarked several upcoming geekSpeaks myself. You can view all upcoming geekSpeak Webcasts here:

Looking forward to your questions about Mole on geekSpeak!

Have a great day!

Just a grain of sand on the worlds beaches.

12 March Columbia SC – 27 March Charleston SC

March 12, 2008

I’ve not fallen off the face of the earth, last week I was at MIX08.  So many others have blogged about MIX, so I didn’t. 

To be sure it was a week VERY well spent.  Being able to speak directly with Microsoft developers and developers from other, “tip of the sword” software companies is the reason I went to MIX08 and hope to go each year.  An additional benefit is that you can speak one on one with the speakers after their presentations.  For me, it was the face time that made MIX a super event.

Since coming back I’ve been studying and considering many issues for my next article in the WPF Business Application Series.   I’ll be posting the article this week with all the background and research I’ve conducted.  I also started on Mole for Silverlight.  I really love the new Silverlight 2.

Tonight – Wednesday 12 March

Tonight I’ll be in Columbia, SC presenting at the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild.  The topic tonight will be Mole for Visual Studio.  Chris will be giving away a copy of Microsoft Expression Studio.  If you’re in the Columbia area join us for a great evening with fellow developers and Mole!

Thursday 27 March

Superman Lou Vega has invited me to speak on Thursday 27 March to the Great Charleston .NET User Group in Charleston, SC.  Lou asked me to bring Mole and come on down for the night.  Hope to see you there!

 If you are in the Charlotte area and want to attend either of these events, please contact Karl ( ) or leave a comment on this post and let’s ride together.

Have a great day!

Just a grain of sand on the worlds beaches.

Karl & Mole will be presenting at the Columbia, SC Enterprise Developers Guid – 12 March 2008 6:00pm

March 2, 2008


Chris Eargle President of the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild has invited Mole down for their March 12 2008 presentation at 6:00pm.  Karl has agreed to drive Mole since the drive from Charlotte to Columbia would ba a long walk for Mole.  (Playing second fiddle to a mole, now I really need therapy!).

If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to ride with Mole & Karl to Columbia please call or email Karl.  If you don’t have these numbers then send an email to and I’ll get right back with you.  Was planning on leaving Charlotte around 4:00pm.

Session:  Mole Visualizer For Visual Studio

The Mole Visualizer For Visual Studio has taken the developer community by storm. It has been written up on major developer blogs all over the world including several at Microsoft. It has been downloaded by tens of thousands of developers worldwide.

This session will cover using Mole on WPF, WinForms, ASP.NET, WCF and WF Visual Studio project types. Time permitting, we will also get into how Mole works.

What is Mole? Mole is a very complex Visual Studio Visualizer. Mole was designed to not only allow the developer to view objects or data, but to also allow the developer to drill into properties of those objects. Mole allows unlimited drilling into objects and sub-objects. When Mole finds an IEnumerable object, the data can be viewed in a DataGridView or in the properties grid. Mole easily handles collections that contain multiple types of data. Mole also allows the developer to view non-public fields of all these same objects. You can learn a lot about the .NET framework by drilling around your application’s data. Depending on the type of object you are visualizing you can view properties, fields, IEnumerable collection data, an image of the data/control, and run-time XAML.

Mole also allows editing of displayed properties, including properties in the heap.


Midlands Technical College
Northeast Campus
151 Powell Rd.
Columbia, SC 29203

Map and Directions:

Have a great day!

Just a grain of sand on the worlds beaches.


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