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  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    The answers to the puzzle questions

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    Thanks to everyone who sent me email about the puzzle questions from last week . I’m a little behind on email, but I’ll get back with you next week. Promise. In the meantime, I thought I should reveal the correct answers to the puzzles. No sense in...
  • Just Coding

    ILMerge: New tool to merge assemblies

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    ILMerge is a utility for merging multiple .NET assemblies into a single .NET assembly. It works on executables and dlls alike. It comes with several options for controlling the processing and format of the output, see the accompanying documentation...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    Customizing the Microsoft .NET Framework Common Language Runtime

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    If you want to know how to customize every bit of CLR, you should read Steven Pratschner's book Customizing the Microsoft .NET Framework Common Language Runtime http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0735619883/qid%3D1119055133/sr%3D11-1...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    What is taking up the space on your hard disk? TreeMap it!

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    Several years ago, I saw a presentation from Microsoft Research about online communication in communities . In particular, a group was studying online communities based on NewsGroup message traffic volume. One of the results was a graphical view of the...
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2010

    Calling code/script from a Rule

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    Rules are a quick way to add dynamic functionality to a form, so a lot of programmers choose to use rules even when they know how to write the code to do the same thing. However, sometimes after writing a complex set of rules they may realize that they...
  • TabBlogger

    Tecra M4 in the house

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    I got a Tecra M4 on temporary assignment so that I can develop a Longhorn upgrade/clean install story on it. Since it's June (end of FY budget squandering time), lots of people in the company have been buying hardware with their remaining budget. I expect...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Sigh... Sara Williams leaves Microsoft

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    Being a little behind in my blogs, I just today read that Sara Williams has left Microsoft . You may not have heard Sara's name before, but you certainly know about the projects she's worked on. Sara had the ability to go against the current and do...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Office Pranks on the Increase

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    Pocket Lint has a short article on office pranks, with a few examples. Such pranks have been a tradition at MS as long as I've been here. One guy on my corridor has a pink office as a result of such attention. Over the years, I've seen people's rooms...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Using MsiBreak to gather debugging information for .NET Framework setup failures

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    I have been working on the .NET Framework setup since before v1.0 shipped, and in that time I've seen all sorts of bugs and setup failures. There is one particularly tricky set of bugs that all show the same symptom but that we haven't been able to track...
  • sano the super geek

    DataGrid Q&A #2

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    Troy Simpson was nice enough to point out and provide a fix for some visual inconsistencies with the horizontal scroll bar when resizing the DataGrid in the solution that I supplied with the DataGrid Q&A #2 post a few months ago. Thanks, Troy.
  • IEBlog

    Netscape 8 update for XML rendering

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 We posted recently an issue affecting XML rendering in IE after an installation of Netscape 8. Netscape has just released...
  • Pedro Silva's Blog

    Martin Fowler on DSLs and Language Workbenches

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    Martin Fowler just recently posted an article on DSLs and his concept of Language Workbenches . There is no generally accepted definition of what makes a language workbench. This isn't surprising as I've just made up the term for this article! But...
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