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    Good Question on WMA support for Windows Forms

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    J. Daniel Smith in the comments to my last post writes: “ Why doesn't the new Sound control support WMA files? (Yes, I know it's just a wrapper around the Win32 control...) But still, this "mixed messaging" from Microsoft is a bit annoying at...
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    Embedding sound files into a Windows app (Whidbey)

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    I have to confess: I've been coding again...its my one escape from the 104 flagged emails that need responses or large amounts of work done, and the as-yet uncovered firedrills which I'm sure are just one Outlook-sync away. For now, I blog... Recipe...
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    Java Applets running on the .NET Framework

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    Brian Keller points out the newly released J# Browser Controls 1.1b beta . If you have the source code for a Java applet, you can use the J# browser controls and have your code running on the .NET Framework in a couple of minutes. This is pretty powerful...
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    New C# Blogger

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    Shaykat Chadhuri from the C# team has started blogging. Subscribed :) Shaykat is also in charge of samples for Whidbey so you can send him your requests directly. Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/shaykatc RSS: http://blogs.msdn.com/shaykatc/Rss.aspx
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    Brian Keller's back in the blogging seat

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    It looks like Brian's blogging again, and he has some fascinating gossip on Barbie and Ken's breakup and the rumor that C# & J# are dating. I'm sure your asking yourself whether Brian is heavily medicated, and I can assure you that his medication...
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    C# on Slashdot x2

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    **Changed title for correctness :) In case you didn't see this, Slashdot has two discussions on the Anders Hejlsberg interview series conducted by Bruce Eckel and Bill Venners. Talk amongst yourselves.... Generics in C# and Java How C# was...
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    Robert Green's blogging

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    Robert Green from the Visual Basic team has started blogging, should be some interesting stuff on that * other * language. Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/rgreen_msft/ RSS: http://weblogs.asp.net/rgreen_msft/Rss.aspx
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    TreeView in Arabic

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    In the Q&A after my ASP.NET talks at MDC, someone asked whether the new ASP.NET 2.0 TreeView control can render nodes and subnodes in languages that read from right to left like Arabic. I tried testing this by dropping a TreeView control and looked...
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    Convert J2EE code to C# & the .NET Framework

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    As Duncan points out, the Java Language Conversion Assistant, version 3.0 is now in an open beta . The big change is the support for converting J2EE 1.3 libraries including EJB, JAAS, JCE, JMS, JNDI, and RMI. If a company has existing investments in J2EE...
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    Playing with Partial Types

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    I've been playing around with Partial Types in Visual Studio “Whidbey“ after a developer asked me how the Extract Interface refactoring will work when applied to partial types. First a quick primer on partial types - Partial types lets...
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about JLCA

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    Travis Bright from the JLCA team has started a blog. Should be lots of good info on migrating Java applications to C# here... http://blogs.msdn.com/tbright/
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    Articles on Visual C# Whidbey

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    Below are some recently released articles on C# Whidbey, definitely check them out Three Cool New Features in C# by Markus Egger http://www.code-magazine.com/Article.aspx?quickid=0303072 C# 2.0 Code Refactoring by Juval Lowy http://www...
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    Language Research

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    Recently winnetmag posted this piece on C# and Xen (X#) and I felt like I had to respond. Just What We Need--Yet Another Programming Language I hope you've have mastered C# because Microsoft is working to replace it with yet another C-like programming...
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    Whidbey Chronicles on Whitehorse

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    The latest Whidbey Chronicles installment on “Whitehorse” is now available for download , check it out! What is Whitehorse you might ask? Below is the text on “Whitehorse” from the Visual Studio Roadmap With Visual Studio...
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    Slash*not*

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    Not sure if others have seen this yet, but this is pretty funny - www.slashnot.com
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    Andy Retires

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    As some of you may already know, Andy, the original C# mascot, has been retired. For most of you, especially those members of the C# team, this may come as a relief and a day that was long overdue. For others this news is both tragic and shocking. ...
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    MSDN Resources on C#

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    Duncan wants to know what are some good questions to get to know the C# MVPs? Everyone points out the Win32 API - .NET Framework Mapping doc And the C# Sneak Preview document that we put together for PDC is now available as a web page on MSDN.
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    Back from MDC 2004

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    The Middle East Developer's Conference was lots of fun, I only wish I had more time to enjoy Egypt. I presented two sessions, one on ASP.NET Whidbey and the other on C# Language Enhancements. The people at the conference were great and there were lots...
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    More MS Bloggers

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    I'm still catching up on all things blogging, but since British Airways gave me access to a computer in Heathrow (suckers!), I figured I could at least blog about new Microsoft bloggers that might interest you: Joe Nalewabau - C# Program Manager...
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    MSBuild - Whidbey Chronicles

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    The newest MSDN TV installment, MSBuild , has recently been added. You're probably saying to yourself, why would building applications be exciting? Watch the episode and you'll understand and be a believer :)
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    Ask and you shall receive

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    [I can't post much right now as our entire team is working their tails off for events like Envision, Developer Days , and MDC 2004.] Lot's of people don't think they can influence a company like Microsoft, but it's not true, we really do hear what...
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    Upcoming Events

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    This week's been super busy, and I'm probably not going to have any free or personal time. I won't even attempt to list my To-Do list here, but I'm really, really busy. You may be interested in hearing about some upcoming developer events. Middle...
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    Holiday & New Year's recap

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    I realized I haven't blogged for a while, and I needed to at least mention my geeky Christmas gifts. I traveled back east to DC for Christmas and had a great time there with friends and family, then me & the Mrs. celebrated New Year's eve in New York...
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    Blog now at blogs.msdn.com/danielfe/

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    Sara Williams rocks, but that's beside the point...My blog is now available at http://blogs.msdn.com/danielfe/ and at the weblogs home. You'll see just about everyone else recovering from the Gotdotnet diaspora now links on http://blogs.msdn.com/ so don...
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    New Blogging Home

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    ** Updated with correct link (thanks Aaron!)** As the Microsoft blogger diaspora continues, I'm packing up and moving on over to weblogs.asp.net/danielfe/  so make sure to update your bookmarks if you actually want to hear what I have to say...
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