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  • Mark Yocom's Script Tips

    Evolution of a solution

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    The other day, someone posted a message at work asking for a way to find out the drive letter for partition 1 on the first disk. The first response offered this: C:>echo list volume | diskpart Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565 Copyright...
  • Mark Yocom's Script Tips

    Making your scripts look prettier

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    Many languages provide a mechanism to make their code look pretty. VBScript, for example, assumes one statement per line, but including an underscore at the end of the line indicates that your statement continues on the next line. Normal WScript.Echo...
  • Satisfy Me

    Tschuess, John Canning from Media Center

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    A quick note on my friend John Canning ( Media Center Evangelist extraordinaire ), who left Redmond recently for the wilds of Southern California. (The first link is to part one of his Channel 9 interview on Media Center... here's part two .) I had the...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    It's been a year

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    It's been about a year since I first started blogging . At first, I wasn't sure if I should do it because I couldn't think of what to blog about and I didn't think I'd have anything interesting to say . I remember asking Andy Pennell , Steve...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Google: San Fran will enjoy free 300kps wif-fi anywhere in the city

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    Has Google just increased the value of every property in SF? Om Malik has some very interesting news: breaking…. Google is making a bid to build a San Francisco-wide free wifi network , according to company officials. The company today filed documents...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    He's Coming!

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    In case you haven’t had a chance to register. Carl is passing through town on his road trip to the various launches! Register Now Wednesday, October 12, 2005 6:00 PM -9:00 PM Microsoft Waltham Office 201 Jones Road , 6th Floor Waltham...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    DSL Example - Part 1: Getting Started

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    Yesterday , I talked about the September CTP of the Domain Specific Language Tools. Over the next several days, I'm going to walk through an example of using the tools. I'll try to throw in some tips and tricks along the way. If you follow along, by the...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Code Camp Portland

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    Code Camp Portland Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Register Now VTEC 50 Foden Road South Portland Maine United States Are you a developer interested in improving your .NET skills? Then this is the event to...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Migrating a great big hwnd (and comparing WPF to GDI+)

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    A couple people have asked me, "my application has one great big hwnd, so I can't use HwndSource/HwndHost -- is there another way to incrementally move to WPF?" Another option is to port your great big hwnd to WPF rendering -- a line for line port...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    'Clarify the OPML spec, and we can skip another prolonged format battle.'

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    Nick Bradbury says probably the most sensible thing I've heard all week. "Clarify the OPML spec, and we can skip another prolonged format battle."
  • Brad Abrams

    Framework Design Guidelines in stock...

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    Today I noticed that Amazon has the Framework Design Guidelines in stock (finally)... you can also post comments up there now. Especially for those of you that already have a copy of the book from the PDC, please do post a review and let us (and your...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    Migrating to XslCompiledTransform

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    To improve XSLT execution performance in the .NET Framework version 2.0, the XslTransform class has been replaced with a new XSLT 1.0 implementation: the XslCompiledTransform class. XslCompiledTransform compiles XSLT stylesheets to Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) methods and then executes them. Execution time of the new processor is on average 4 times better than XslTransform and matches the speed of MSXML, the native XML processor. Although XslCompiledTransform is designed to be as c...
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