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Design Guidelines, Managed code and the .NET Framework

May, 2003

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    MC++ vs. C#

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    There was a thread internally on the virtues of using the managed extensions to C++ or using C#... This is dangerous territory as they are both well supported by the CLR so I don’t feel like I should recommend one language over another. Core to our...
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    .NET Application Profiler?

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    More from inside the walls... There are a couple listed on the C# site. Goto http://www.csharp.net , and goto the "Tools" tab. -----Original Message----- Subject: .NET Application Profiler? Hello all, I have a client who would like...
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    Microsoft.Data.Odbc vs System.Data.Odbc

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    Question: Does anyone know if System.Data.Odbc is backwards compatible with code that was using Microsoft.Data.Odbc? Answer (from the devlead for System.Data): Except for the namespace, they should be the same.
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    IEexec and CurrentDirectory

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    Another one from the internal aliases... Q: I launch my managed app in internet explorer via command line as C:\tmp> %programfiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe http://mywebserver/myapp.exe It looks to me that the Environment.CurrentDirectory...
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    Strong named assemblies

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    More from inside the firewall… Question: Is there a way (not programmatically) to find out if a given assembly is strong named or not? Can we assign a strong name to an assembly that is already compiled with specifying a PublickeyToken? ...
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    ACLs support in managed code

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    We are debating features for the BCL … one that has come up a lot in the past is ACLs support in System.IO. Do you think it is worthwhile to expose ACLs off FileStream? What scenarios do you need those for? Thanks!
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    What should developers do TODAY to prepare for the future?

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    The other day at the Triangle Area . NET Users Group someone asked me an interesting question.   Based on my experience at Microsoft working on future versions on the . NET Framework and the Windows operating system, what should developers do...
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    Should API check and throw OutOfMemoryException?

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    More from inside the big house.... Answer from the super-smart guy that wrote the GC: No, you don't need those lines. new xxx(....) will either return an instance or throw OOM for you. -----Original Message----- Sent: Mon 5/12/2003 10:37...
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    In North Carolina

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    FYI – I am enjoying some time off in North Carolina (my home state) for a few weeks… If you are in the area you can catch me at the Triangle Area .NET Users Group Meeting .   You can catch me on Thursday (5/29) at the GSK Auditorium...
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    Nikhil in the house!

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    Nikhil joins the ranks of MS bloggers. He is a master of the ASP.NET webcontrols framework and other great ASP.NET and .NET Framework wonders. Look for good things from him.
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    It is crunch time on the CLR team...

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    We are in the process of pushing hard toward ZBB for an interim milestone (M2) within the Whidbey schedule. ZBB is a hard process where force ourselves to reach zero active bugs older that 24 hours (Zero Bug Bounce). We are starting with a pretty sizeable...
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    Managed code usage survey

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    I just completed a survey on managed code usage internally. It was very informal, but I think we got some good general directions. I thought I’d validate some of that by asking you folks some of the more interesting questions… Please respond in...
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    MSDN-TV spot posted

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    I just got mail from Erica that the MSDN TV spot I shot a couple of weeks ago got posted . Love to hear what folks think and what else you’d like to hear. In it I talk a little bit about how the GC works and the IDisposable pattern.
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    Links to great perf info

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    From an internal blog posting... Performance Tips and Tricks Garbage Collector Basics and Performance Hints Performance Considerations in .NET
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