Category Archives: SharpMT

Pocket SharpMT 3.2.1

A new version for the application that wasn’t supposed to get a new version! Not a total re-write, but I’ve looked at almost all parts of the application for possible improvements, retiring obsolete functions where I could, and adapting the bits to use the 2.0 version of the .NET Compact Framework.

Resizing should work on all devices, connections should work better and more reliably, and I’ve cleaned up some of the UI that has irked me after looking at it.

Some things to note, after the jump – you should really read them before downloading!
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Digital Musings

Recently, MSN Spaces has announced that they are now supporting external Blog writing tools for Spaces users. It’s some good news from for them: offline Blog writing is incredibly useful, especially in places that aren’t as wired as Washington.

So why is this a SharpMT post? I thought it would be nice if SharpMT supported Spaces…. home team and all that. Even though it has been tuned to support the MT Blog engine, I thought I’d take a peek and see what would happen if I pointed SharpMT to the Spaces MetaWeblog API… God, do I hate technology.
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FeedDemon Support?

Odd that I never thought to try this before, but it’s looking like SharpMT supports FeedDemon’s integration. At least the Release Candidate version of 3.0 that I’m running with does; don’t know about 2.6.

Anyway, to be able to blog from within FeedDemon, go to the Blog Publishing Tools under the Tools menu on FeedDemon. Add a new Tool and use the browse button to find SharpMT – odds are this is at “C:\Program Files\RandyRants.com\SharpMT\SharpMT.exe”. Once you have the right location, add /plug-in to the end of it… this meand that in the Command Line text box you should see:

C:\Program Files\RandyRants.com\SharpMT\SharpMT.exe /plug-in

Click OK because you’re done: whenever you select “Blog this News Item” from within FeedDemon the entire item will appear in SharpMT.

SharpMT 3.0 Beta 3 (Update)

Bug fix time, while waiting for Visual Studio 2005 to ship! Beta 3 addresses the problem with all open drafts being posted when only the current draft was supposed to be posted (the Post All Drafts still works as expected), the fact that sharpmt:// links wasn’t opening SharpMT properly, and the preview HTML template is back to “normal”. Please keep the bug reports coming – although, I am hoping there aren’t many more left!

Update: For some reason the Minimize to SysTray got lost in the shuffle – I’ve recompiled the EXE (it’s now dated May-22) and updated the installs. I have a feeling that Beta 4 will be a while down the line, so I thought I’d just update Beta 3.

Download SharpMT [3.0 Release]: EXE | MSI

View SharpMT FAQ: FAQ

Download: .NET Framework, version 2.0 – Beta 2 (required to run SharpMT 3)

SharpMT 3.0 Beta 2

wOOt! A new mini-feature and a bunch of annoying bug fixes makes for a sub-release of a pre-release of a beta release. Or Beta 2, for short. The bug fixes in the installers and some dialogs/version numbers was for my own benefit, but the mini-feature is a first shot at this bookmarklet stuff. This first cut works very similarly to the way the RSS Aggregator works: click a link and the test will appear in one of SharpMT’s text boxes… in theory. More on this in the article…
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Sigh…

I know, I know, I know, alright? I knew that if I re-wrote any of my apps for Beta 1 of VS2005 that there was a good shot that they wouldn’t work with Beta 2. There was never any discussion about migrating the Beta 1 projects forward… in fact, since you weren’t allowed to release any applications based on Beta 1, why should there be a forward upgrade path?
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w.Bloggar 4.0

Update for MT users: w.Bloggar has finally opted to start supporting the extra fields of MovableType with their 4.0 release… I didn’t notice if TypePad was specifically supported, but it should be, if MT3 is supported. Just an FYI for those of you that like the UI on w.Bloggar over SharpMT, since we’re all part of one big happy blogsphere – I refuse to trash talk for a bigger share of a market that doesn’t make money!

Honest! I’m still working on the port of SharpMT to the next release of the .NET Framework – seeing new blogging clients out there doesn’t stop me from writing code… lack of time stops me from writing code. And once Beta 2 comes out, I’ll have to re-check most of the code, since I’m currently using Beta 1… ideally though. I hope to get SharpMT to state where I could open up the source code for download, although I’m just toying with that idea… I’d have to clean up a bunch of stuff, too, which is boring, but if it helps to show off the new Framework… maybe… just maybe.