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  • MSBuild Team Blog

    Well Known Limitation: Dynamic items and properties not emitted until target execution completes

    Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi has written about a restriction that he ran into when using CreateProperty and CreateItem tasks to dynamically emit properties and items. The issue has to do with not being able to access items and properties that are created within...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Making the Media Center Remote Keyboard Work

    When Microsoft released their remote keyboard for Media Center, I was excited. Here was a wireless keyboard, including mouse and MCE-specific functionality. As an added benefit, it uses the Media Center IR receiver so you don't have to connect another...
  • Reid Gustin's Blog

    First Post

    It seems like everyone else out there has a blog, but I've been resisting. Partially because I feel like many blogs are just a place for the author to dump their diary, and I didn't want my blog to be that. So, when a coworker left Microsoft a little...
  • Outside The Cube

    XBOX 360 Controller for Windows, Part II...

    Just booted up to XP/x64 - detected and installed the controller driver without issue ;-) Now to figure out how to get the button mappings working...
  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    Universal cradle also available

    Following my earlier post regarding the Wizard Cradle - I also spotted that Expansys is offering a rather nice cradle for the HTC Universal device - Orange 5000, O2 XDA Exec, T Mobile MDA Pro and Imate Jasjar The cradle is a bargain £13.95! http...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    MSBee CTP released

    Craig points out that the first CTP for MSBee went out early adopters last week. If you are interested, send an email to and get on the CTP! We look forward to your feedback as we continue to work on MSBee in the coming weeks...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Free VB 2005 and ASP.NET Training

    Time is starting to run out so make sure you get in on this! Via Brad McCabe Free VB 2005 and ASP.NET Training With the holiday’s coming lots of people have some extra time on their hands, with this in mind MSDN and Microsoft Learning got...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Looking at the Report Viewer Control

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 includes a report designer functionality and a new set of ReportViewer controls that can be used to build and display reports within custom applications. Reports may contain tabular, aggregated, and even multidimensional data...
  • Real world problems; Real world solutions

    Erroneous Character displayed instead of $ sign or currency symbol

    Hi all, This time I want to discuss how globalization features affect the behavior of an ASP.NET application. I recently worked with a customer who had an ASP.NET application which outputs a $ sign in front of the currency. Instead of the "$" sign...
  • Jinghao Liu (刘劲浩)'s BLOG


    当 W3C 的专家们刚开始筹划 XML(eXtensible Markup Language) 的标准时,他们的目的是发明一种比 HTML 更好得标识语言: “ Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing … ”( ) 。没有想到最终结果却是为互联网上的数据传输提供了一个好办法。 < Customer CustomerID...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    OPML Manager / Editor app

    Kosso has put together a web-based (in Flash) OPML Manager / Editor app . It's not just a demo, it actually does stuff. Superb. Try throwing in any OPML file (try mine ) by copying and pasting the url and hit 'Load OPML'. Then play. Tags...
  • Aali's blog

    Opiskelija: kehittäjäksi tai testaajaksi Redmondiin?

    Meillä on kaksi harjoitteiljapaikkaa opiskelijoille auki ensi kesäksi Redmondissa: testaaja ( SDET ) ja kehittäjä ( SDE ). Hakemukset tammikuun loppuun mennessä osoitteeseen . Jos haluat tutustua siihen millaista koodaus on maailman...
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