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  • Random Thoughts and Hints on Software Development

    Common COM HRESULTs...

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    It's so annoying to look for HRESULT codes... I remember some, but not all. So, why not to list them here? At least they will be easy to find. Well, actually it's easy in VS too -- the codes are declared in WinError.h, it's just it is never opened...
  • graceworld

    Feeling sentimental...

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    This is totally unrelated to VSTS - like totally... :-) As my 1 year wedding anniversary is right around the corner, I dug up my OOF message from that time: I am OOF - going to the chapel within a church within a city which all bear my name, getting...
  • Jesper snackar dynga då och då. Här är beviset.

    Localizing accelerators

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    As per old, well established conventions, several languages localized certain accelerators. The most common ones are Ctrl+I, Ctrl+B and Ctrl+U. If an application uses these for Italic, Bold or Underline, the accelerator may be switched during localization...
  • Kevin Boske - VSTA

    WinFX CTP's and Office Versions

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    The February CTP of WinFX is out. However, this and future CTPs will not work with the Microsoft Office System 2007 Beta1 files. Some readers have emailed me with questions regarding an error when opening (Package.Open) the Beta1 files using the February...
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    "Design for Operations" Workshop in Redmond, March 27-28

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    First, thanks to everyone who attended the patterns & practices Summit in Sydney this past week - it was great to see so much excitement around our deliverables and everyone's willingness to share feedback and ideas. It was also great to catch up...
  • IEBlog

    IE Chat Transcript online

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    I just wanted to thank everyone who attended the IE Expert Zone chat earlier this month and point out that the official transcript is now available online . The chat was a lot of fun and included eating donuts as we typed answers furiously to keep pace...
  • Windows CE Networking Team WebLog

    Importing a session key into CAPI

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    I've seen a lot of non-optimal code to import a session key into CAPI. The attached code provides a utility function to do the import. Note: KeySize depends on the algorithm of the session key.
  • devi's blog

    Expression Web Designer, SharePoint Designer

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    Last week we unveiled plans for two new products – Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 and Microsoft Expression Web Designer. Expression Web Designer is focused on the needs of professional Web designers seeking to build high-quality, standards...
  • 16.7ms in the life

    Tripod sings about romantic love

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    I saw this the other day... definitely worth a viewing. WARNING: If you have a girlfriend/wife/S.O. and you game a lot, you might want to put on headphones or suffer facial contortions and rolling eyes. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1329362959167995041&q...
  • Ben Armstrong

    The Neverhood under Virtual PC

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    This is a truly unique game. In this game you control 'Clay Man' as he explores his world and finds out what his purpose is. The game is done in beautiful claymation with a haunting sound track. It also has a very intuitive user interface - the only thing...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Student Challenge Support Site.

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    Those nice chaps over at LearningCE.com have setup a web site to support Windows Embedded Student Challenge teams. - Mike
  • Brian McMaster's Blog on QA, .NET, and VS

    ISU Tech Talk on WPF and UIAutomation

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    I had the pleasure of speaking to the ISU students on Tuesday this week. I gave a high-level overview of WPF (Avalon) and Windows UIAutomation (vNext of MSAA). I wanted to go ahead and get my basic slide deck posted in case anyone wanted it. Sorry I don...
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