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    User Interface Programming Tip #1 – Writing maintainable code and Code Complexity

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    When adding code to event handlers to a form code behind (i.e. your button click event), consider the following guideline(s). Place as little code in the event handler as possible. You should delegate the actual functionality out to a user interface...
  • Matt Powell

    Problem with the WSE 3.0 July CTP

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    Two problems were found with the just published WSE 3.0 July CTP . 1. The Add Web Reference feature in the July CTP version of Visual Studio 2005 does not generate a WSE enabled proxy. To work around the problem, modify the generated proxy base...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    InstallValidate Nulled Out My Request (Part II)

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    Earlier, in my blog , I digested a piece of a legacy internal troubleshooting document into the post: Troubleshooting: InstallValidate Nulled out my Request . Turns out there's more to this story. We've received a report of an Uninstall in which the REMOVE...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    VPC for Beta 2 Available

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    From Rob Caron – For MSDN subscribers this is the way to go! The much anticipated download of a fully installed & configured Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 VPC is now available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. VPC Contents...
  • scarroll's Blog

    Meltdown Profiler Tips and Tricks Talk Details

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    Online registration for the Meltdown DirectX conference ends tomorrow July 22. I tried my best to target this talk to the Game Developer. If you are a grizzled veteran perf guy, I'm going to show you how to get the most out of our tool with advanced...
  • Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

    BizTalk 2006 Beta Released

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    Pretty good day. Microsoft earnings are up , and BizTalk Server 2006 beta 1 is publicly available. I'm in the process of planning some SoCal customer/partner visits to overview the new BizTalk 2006 release, so if you're interested in this circus stopping...
  • scarroll's Blog

    Profiling FAQ #5: Why are there two copies of my function in Instrumentation mode function report?

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    The most common reason for this to occur in Instrumentation mode is that the dll you instrumented is appearing in two different processes. We don't aggregate data from multiple processes. You can see this easily by using vsperfreport.exe -summary:function...
  • Inside Architecture

    Agile also means fall early and get up

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    I was discussing the notion, the other day, that a defect in design may be expensive, but a defect in the fundamental assumptions of a project can be catastrophic. In other words, if you are doing the thing wrong, you can fix it, but if you are doing...
  • TabBlogger

    Sometimes, I wish people would send me free stuff...

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    I can't say that I have any power to get you into any beta of anything, but it would be cool to leave anonymity for a little bit. Check this pic out Wow! But then after thinking about it a little, I am happy for my anonymity. I wonder what it...
  • Michael Rys

    Interviewed by Tim Anderson

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    Tim interviewed me as part of the earlier mentioned wireside chats, and has now published the interview on his website ITWriting.com . We talk about data modeling when relational tables support XML datatypes, use cases for XML in the context of database...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Setting up an AppDomainManager

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    When I first talked about AppDomainManagers , I mentioned that there were three ways to tell the CLR that you'd like to use the managed hosting infrastructure: The unmanaged hosting API Environment variables APPDOMAIN_MANAGER_ASM and APPDOMAIN_MANAGER_TYPE...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Power Session on Writing Good Code

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    Thanks to all that attended today’s Power Session on “Writing Good Code” with Visual Studio 2005. This session covered the basics of the code profiler and Unit Testing. As promised – the slides are available here and the session can be viewed here . ...
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