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  • Devhammer on MSDN

    ASP.NET 2.0 Starter Kits

    • 0 Comments If you had the chance to work with the starter kits in ASP.NET 1.0/1.1 , you know that they are good frameworks for quickly getting up and running for particular scenarios, as well as being good learning tools. It should come...
  • daclark's WebLog

    Post-SP1 COM+ Hotfix Rollup

    If you're using ZTP, BizTalk, or anything that uses Enterprise Services (COM+), after installing Windows Server 2003 SP1, you need to install the post-SP1 hotfix listed in 896729. From the article: Provide...
  • Direct Reports

    The Girl who Runs the Beat Hotel (ReportViewer docs)

    One of the cool new things in Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 is the new Report Viewer controls. These controls make it easy to embed rich Reporting Services reports in your WinForms and ASP.NET applications. As one of the goals was to deeply integrate them...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Got the betas but no drive space? VirtualPC and USB 2.0 is your friend

    I give a lot of demos using a lot of our technologies, and I don't want to try to configure my laptop to run everything under the sun. I leverage VirtualPC a lot, but the virtual harddrive files can get pretty huge. The solution? Get an external USB 2...
  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    VC# Express Beta2 and MapPoint WebService (oh man!)

    I'm currently working on an article introducing C# Express edition for one of the local developer magazines and my plan was to take the ScreenSaver example that ships with the product and extend it a little. In particualr, I wanted to introduce the concept...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog


    Want to see the UK Developer and Partner team in a new light? Check out the caricatures we had done recently: I tried to get a Smartphone in the drawing as well, but the artist was having...
  • mgrier's WebLog

    Why is fclose()'s contract so confusing?

    Because it’s a long established pattern and contract, let’s explore fclose() today. Here’s my ideal fclose() implementation: int fclose(FILE *fp) { close(fp->fd); free(fp); return 0; } But of course close() can fail . Yuck. I found this man...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    confessions of an evangelist...

    So, its been a while since I blogged last… I’ve found blogging to be therapeutic, and why I haven’t done so in the past week or so is, well, very well explained. I’m starting to come to terms with a few things that “ hit ” me a few weeks ago. And I suppose...
  • Heath Stewart's blog

    Windows Installer 3.1 Fails when Attempting to Update Protected Files

    Windows File Protection is a feature that prevents critical files from being replaced by unauthorized programs. Currently, the only applications capable of updating WFP-protected files are the following: Hotfix.exe for hotfix installations Update...
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    SPA 2005

    Along with my colleague Alan Wills , I recently had the privilege of co-hosting a workshop on DSL Tools and Software Factories at the SPA2005 conference . It was my first time at SPA and, despite only managing a short visit, I had a good time and met...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Warnings? We Don't Need No Stinking Warnings

    I have been playing with the latest builds of Visual Studio 2005 over the past few weeks but it has been mostly playing with new development of samples and demos. Today I spent some time upgrading some code I had written in Visual Basic 2003 before I...
  • Adarsh's blog

    WebException message vs. Response.StatusDescription on FtpWebRequest

    Recently one of the reader asked an interesting question, he was using FtpWebRequest with MakeDirectory method, if directory already exist then application received the WebException with message. "The remote server returned an error: (550) File unavailable...
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