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November, 2005

  • Brad Abrams

    The SLAR (vol2) on System.Globalization.CultureInfo

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    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on CultureInfo. SS (Shawn Steele) ...
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    Some great new CLR stuff on MSDN-TV

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    Enjoy! Favorite v2.0 Features in the Base Class Libraries Kit George and Ari Weinstein show some of their favorite Base Class Libraries features new to the .NET Framework 2.0. Features include Generic collections, new String APIs, the TryParse...
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    Peanut butter and software planning

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    One of the reasons planning software projects is so much fun is that there are tons of inputs… customer requests, what the competition is doing, what the business needs to grow, supporting other groups at the company, our own personal pet peeves about...
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    WinFX Nov CTP for use with VS2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 RTM

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    At long last we have a WinFX build to release that works great with “Whidbey” RTM. Here is the low-down: Uninstall any previous release (you can use the uninstall tool ) Download and install WinFX Runtime bits Download and install the SDK...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Class name prefixes

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    Continuing in the series of discussing topics from the Framework Design Guidelines … DO NOT give class names a prefix (e.g., C). KRZYSZTOF CWALINA The only prefix used is I for interfaces (as in ICollection), but that is for historical...
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    API design hall of shame...

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    Here is a new one for the API design Hall of Shame …. It has been in the .NET Framework from V1.0 days and I can’t believe I didn’t know about it until today… Maybe I did know about it before but I blocked it out of my memory ;-) This API takes...
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    The SLAR (vol2) on System.Runtime.InteropServices.CharSet

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    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on CharSet. public enum CharSet { ...
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    from Features to Value Proposition

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    One thing I love about software is that there are very few limits to what you can do. Basically if you can imagine it, it can be done. After all it is all ones-and-zeros. One implication of this is that it is easy to think up new features for a software...
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    Breaking Changes between .NET Framework 1.1 and 2.0

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    I just saw some mail internally where folks were looking for a list of the breaking changes between .NET Framework 1.1 and 2.0… As you likely know we work * very * hard to ensure that your V1.1 apps will this just work on 2.0, but none-the-less, this...
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    PowerCollections for V2.0 RTM

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    Peter just posted a version of the Power Collections for V2.0 . I’d love to hear your feedback on these and the general model. Our goal with helping out Peter and Wintellect with power collections was to provide a first class extension of the existing...
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    Errata for the Framework Design Guidelines

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    We are finalizing plans to do a 2 nd printing of the Framework Design Guidelines (thanks for those of you who bought a copy)… As you may be aware, with additional printings they don’t generally like authors to add new content, but it does afford an opportunity...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Names of Namespaces

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    Continuing in the series of discussing topics from the Framework Design Guidelines … Expert from 3.3 Names of Namespaces DO use a stable, version-independent product name at the second level of a namespace name. DO NOT use organizational...
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    The SLAR (vol2) on System.Runtime.CompilerServices. DecimalConstantAttribute

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    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on DecimalConstantAttribute. RJ ...
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    The SLAR (vol2) on System.Reflection.BindingFlags

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    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on BindingFlags. public enum BindingFlags...
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    Expanded market for the Framework Design Guidelines...

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    We never really considered the canine market when we wrote the book , but good to know they are interested none the less Check out the picture thanks Richard for this link! Krys and I are collecting these, so please send along your “funny...
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    Only for the CLR Geeks

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    For those true CLR geeks --- you will love this MSDN TV spot with Joe and Joel talking about CLR Method Dispatch . Let us hear what you think about it.. and what other topics we should cover…
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Word Choice

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    Continuing in the series of discussing topics from the Framework Design Guidelines … Expert from 3.2.5 Word Choice DO NOT use Hungarian notation. KRZYSZTOF CWALINA There have always been both positive and negative effects of using...
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    The SLAR (vol2) on System.BadImageFormatException

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    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on BadImageFormatException. BA You have...
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