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Design Guidelines, Managed code and the .NET Framework

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    Internal Coding Guidelines

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    Table of Contents 1. Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 1 2. Style Guidelines ..........................................................
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    .NET Framework 4 Poster

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    We created a very cool poster that shows off the new stuff in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.    Thanks to Kit George for running this effort to get a very cool view of .NET Framework 4 and for the great folks at Addison Wesley...
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    .NET Framework 3.5 Namespace poster Updated

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    A while back I blogged about the .NET Framework 3.5 Namespace poster... We made a few tweaks and updated it, including making it available in more formats. Download Links: Full XPS Split XPS PDF Tiled PDF Enjoy!
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    Silverlight 2 Developer Poster

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    At Mix08, the Silverlight 2 Poster was a hot item given out in many of the session.   If you didn't get yours or if you couldn't make it, you can feel free to download and print your own! [ JPG version 5.8MB] [ PNG version 6.5MB]  [ TIF...
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    Framework Design Studio Published

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    Krzysztof Cwalina and the gang have been working on a tool to make it easier for Framework designers to design, review and maintain highly usable APIs...  You have to check out Framework Design Studio .   We'd love to hear what you think!  ...
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    Simple Introduction to Extensible Applications with the Managed Extensions Framework

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    Recently my team has been working on the Managed Extensions Framework (MEF)... I have gotten a chance to explain the concept to folks and I think I have discovered a way to talk about MEF that folks can easily get. So I thought I'd spend a little time...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 "SP1" Beta

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    VS2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 offer a ton of customer value from Linq to Ajax and much more. The service pack we have been working on to round out this release adds even more new value in addition to fixing a 100s of customer reported bugs! All of it...
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    I can only access Vista\IIS7 sites from localhost...

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    I have personally run into this issue a few times and I have helped a couple of people debug it. What generally happens is that you set up a test or development box running Vista and IIS7.. everything works fine from http://localhost , but when you try...
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    Building up your documentation Karma

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    I just saw that the MSDNWiki RC0 just went live! I love this project because it allows us as a community to control the quality of the documentation and samples. It makes it super easy for Microsoft folks and the community to quickly and easily add content...
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    .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Allows managed code to be launched from a network share!

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    This has got to be one of the most consistently asked for "features" of .NET from the start!     Download .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 Run off a network share with local permissions - You have voted and we have listened...
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    .NET Framework 3.5

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    Daniel Moth has a good post describing .NET Framework 3.5 ... I though i'd share part of it here as it is likely better than one I could do... thanks Daniel. Our goal with the .NET Framework 3.5 was to make it very easy for customers to adopt while providing...
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    Free online class: Designing .NET Class Libraries

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    Krzysztof Cwalina (co-author of Framework Design Guidelines ) recently did a talk for the Microsoft Research Group on great framework design. Online lecture on API design I gave a lecture on framework design at the Redmond’s Microsoft Research...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Extension Methods

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    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This content is found in the Extension Methods section of Chapter 5: Member Design. One of the major new features we...
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    Creating API Documentation

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    Some customers have asked my how we create our API docs internally and what tools they can use... Some of you may have already heard about Sandcastle, but I thought I'd spread the word even more.. Sandcastle enables managed class library developers throughout...
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    ASP.NET MVC Example Application over Northwind with the Entity Framework

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    Over last month over the holidays, Lance Olson and I spent some time porting ScottGu's excellent MVC example over the Entity Framework . I thought I'd share the results here and get your thoughts\feedback. 12-11-08: I updated a few links and the...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Dependency Properties

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    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This content is found in the Dependency Properties section of Chapter 9: Common Design Patterns. Phil offers some great...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Sealed Classes

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    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This content is found in the Extensibility Mechanisms section of Chapter 6: Designing for Extensibility. It is interesting...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Book: Extra Content from the DVD Posted

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    A few weeks ago a reader wrote in to tell me that they bought the Kindle version of the Framework Design Guidelines and was disappointed to not receive the DVD.  Well, I was of course immediately jealous because I don’t have a kindle , but when I...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Overriding Object.ToString()

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    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This content is found in the Object.ToString section of Chapter 8: Usage Guidelines. Christophe provides some great...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Factored Types

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    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This content is found in the Factored Types section of Chapter 9: Common Design Patterns. Phil offers some great additions...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Avoiding custom delegates

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    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2nd edition .. This content is found in the Events and Callbacks section of Chapter 6: Designing for Extensibility. I am impressed...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: System.DBNull

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    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This content is found in the Nullable<T> section of Chapter 8: Usage Guidelines. Pablo helps us out with some...
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    New Tools for Framework Designers Published

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    Mircea recently published a set of tools we have been using recently in design and Architecture reviews of the .NET Framework.  You can download the three new tools Deps, Layering, and potentialCallers here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/fxarch...
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    At the Visual Studio 2008 Launch in LA

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    I am already having a great time at the Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Sql Server 2008 Launch event in LA… I am gave a very fun session on Visual Studio 2008 for Web Developers... It was fun to pull this together over the last few days...
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    Managed Extensibility Framework released on CodePlex

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    I am super jazzed that we released the Managed Extensibility Framework CTP2 on CodePlex.  http://www.codeplex.com/MEF     We have taken a lot of good feedback in from the community... a few cool things here:   1. We shipped source...
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