About Me

I’m a software developer working in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies.

My focus is on developing desktop applications on Windows, as well as working on server-side components (web services and database). I also do some work in developing native apps on iOS.

The technology stack that I currently work with includes XAML (WPF and Windows Store), C#, SQL Server, Entity Framework, WCF Data Services, Azure and Xamarin.iOS for iPhone/iPad clients.

I’ve been a full-time software developer for 27 years, spending a good chunk of that time as a C++ developer.

I’ve also spent significant time working with Windows Forms, MFC, ActiveX, COM, and VB6/VB.NET. I started my career in the mid 1980s writing Ada and C applications on VAX/VMS, transitioning to the Windows platform in the early 1990s.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (University of Minnesota, 1987) and a Master of Science degree in Software Design and Development (University of St. Thomas, 1994).

Other places that you can find me: Sean’s Stuff, Twitter.

The 2000things.com blogs include:

34 Responses to About Me

  1. Khalilo says:

    Well, I have to admit that presenting the information in that organized manner following topic by topic in small chunks is absolutely creative way presenting the info to other programmers. In my modest opinion, I can even grasp the concepts much faster than I do with reading a WPF book.

    Thank you 🙂

  2. SODA says:

    Great job Sean!! Thanks and good luck

  3. pravin says:

    wpf.2000things.com doesnt display properly on ie8

  4. adi says:

    Excellent blog for learning WPF. I am new programmer and was looking for such a blog which explains each little things in detail. Thanks for making this blog. If there is any way I can also be useful, let me know.

  5. nihit says:

    hello sean, i am a new programmer and was looking for such a wonderful blog like you which explains each little things in detail. Thanks for making this blog ,how are writing an excellent blogs
    thank you………………..

  6. ngm says:

    It’s absolutely stunning work what you’ve done and what you’re doing Sean.

    Thank you for your gift to community!

  7. Hey! Great site you have there, Sean.
    Excellent C# and WPF knowledge centralizer together with StackOverflow and Code Project.
    Thanks!

  8. Nikhil says:

    Great site! Love the format!
    Can you do ones for LINQ, ASP MVC, Razor and Regular Expressions
    Just some ideas 🙂

    • Sean says:

      Thanks Nikhil. All of these topics are good ideas, good candidates for a blog following the “bite-sized chunk” format. I likely won’t cover any of them in this blog, since it’s limited to WPF (and some Visual Studio stuff). I’ll eventually get to LINQ in the C# blog, though (csharp.2000things.com).

  9. Ludo says:

    Hello,
    i want to know if it’s possible (and know-how) using a Page-Based Navigation inside an normal WPF application. What do u think?
    For example: i have an application wpf where, on a window or usecontrol customized, there’s a button and his event that calls a pages-based navigation of 3 pages.

  10. Ludo says:

    thanks for answered me. Do u know how to do that?

  11. ngm says:

    Sean,

    Just wanted to say how stunned I am finding this blog. The whole format and the way you present topics in it is something truly unique.

    Thank you for investing your energy into community.

    Will be checking the blog daily.

    – ngm

  12. Matthew Copeland says:

    Repeat what many others have said.

    What a simple yet incredibly effective idea. Bravo!

  13. Thanks so much for this awesome blog.

  14. zclmoon says:

    Hi, Sean

    I like your “bite-sized chunk” format.
    I’m reading your WPF related items, and I want to translate these items to Chinese into our code
    share BBS.
    We need your agreement.
    Our site: http://www.codesee.com

    Thanks,
    CodeSee

  15. shankar says:

    Thank you very much for sharing such a vast information. Very well organized and precise. Many developers and professionals will get benefited from this.. Good Work. 🙂

  16. HN says:

    Wow, this is an amazing blog on WPF and C#. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  17. henryqng says:

    I’m glad I found this website https://wpf.2000things.com/.
    Thanks for blogging!

  18. Ikram says:

    I am trying to make a Tire size lookup with Car Make; Model and Year selection with smooth transitioning. Do you have something like that. Meaning for every Make selection I can see the Model of the selected Make. That would be cool.

  19. Mariusch says:

    Hi.
    Where can I ask you a question about XAML?

    • Sean says:

      Right here works just fine. But Stackoverflow is always a great place to ask a question–tap into people who know a lot about WPF.

      • mariusch says:

        I’m trying to create a game that has a war map(grid) like in the Heroes 3 but with RotationX effect(so it looks like 3D). Is there a possibility to disable this Projection for some children of this grid?

  20. This is a really nice resource that you provide. I love the small, precise and clear examples. No nonsense, just the gist of it, enough to get me going. I hate having to parsing through huge essays, when I’m just looking for a small piece of information. Thanks man, I really appreciate your work!

  21. Red says:

    Excellent blog Sean, I’ve used this resource countless times in the past and I am very thankful for it. Keep up the good work.

  22. Hello Sean,
    great stuff.can you please provide pdf for that.it would be great for me as i can have hard copy to read it.
    Thanks

  23. John Martini says:

    Hey Sean, I had a few questions regarding one of your tutorials, i was wondering if you have time to help answer a few questions

  24. Steffen says:

    Hey Sean,
    I’ve been searching the internet – including your blog – for info about draging a selection of rows in a bound datagrid to some other control.
    My datagrid is bound to an ObservableCollection. I want to select one or more rows and drag them to an other datagrid. I am not able to find out how to extract the selected rows from e.Data.GetData(……) in the drop event.
    Do you know a way to do it? As I am using MVVM I would prefer your sample to do the same but it’s OK if it doesn’t.
    Thank you for a great resource!
    Best regards,
    Steffen

  25. Gopal Mahale says:

    Excellent blog for learning WPF

  26. Daniel Wherry says:

    Still helpful, here in 2017. Especially for a young dev like me!

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