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  • David Kline

    Checking for Screen Rotation Support in NetCF version 2

    A couple of months ago, I showed an example of how to P/Invoke to check if your device supports device rotation using version 1 of the .NET Compact Framework. In that post , I promised to revisit the example for NetCF v2 once Beta 2 was released. You...
  • Gaurav Seth's WebLog

    Some quick FAQ's about JLCA

    Here are some of the quick FAQs about JLCA which are not available at our website : How can one use the JLCA tool? The JLCA tool can be executed from the command line as well as from Visual Studio (VS) To execute JLCA from command line - Navigate...
  • Brad Abrams

    Cool Console Game

    You thought Space Invaders! was a cool sample, check out this one: It is a VB 2005 Console based game that rocks. It reminds me of sitting in my Dad’s lab at NCSU playing Castle on one of the consoles connected to...
  • Buck Hodges

    Don't use the June CTP of SQL 2005 with Team Foundation

    It's a question that's come up a lot lately. The June CTP of SQL 2005 will not work as the SQL backend for the current public releases of Team Foundation. There have been changes in SQL 2005 that require changes in TFS for it to work.
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    VS 2005 beta 2 setup fails with 1935 or 2908 assembly installation error

    I have heard from a few people (including this customer comment on a previous blog post and a fellow Microsoft employee) who have tried to install VS 2005 beta 2 and received 1935 (or 2908) assembly install errors with HRESULT value 0x8002802F. If you...
  • Peter Bernard's MEM Thoughts

    Device Management and Windows Mobile 5.0

    I had a comment/question on here recently about the support for OMA device management standards in Windows Mobile 5.0.   The OMA-DM standard essentially enables a OMA-DM compliant server to remotely set a variety of parameters on a mobile device...
  • Sriram Krishnan

    Life at Microsoft - 1

    I've been a bad blogger after moving over here to and I plan to make up for it. Life here at Microsoft has been quite fun. I've met some incredibly smart people and learnt a lot even in the short time I've been here. Since I'm feeling lazy...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Stretching the training budget?

    I just spoke with Carl Franklin who not only is the awesome host of .NET Rocks but provides some of the best VB.NET training out there. He is running a special two for one promotion for his VB.NET Master Class on July 11 to 15 th for INETA members and...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… How to use How Do I

    (New Whidbey Feature).  You have a task in mind, but don’t know how to do it.  How Do I allows you to browse through topics to find the one related to your current task. Let’s say I’m new to the Visual Basic .NET language and I need to learn...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Submitting Forms with Email

    InfoPath provides a variety of ways to submit completed forms. One of the ways that InfoPath provides is through email. However, it is important to remember that this is considered out of process workflow. For example, if the person receiving the email...
  • Typed XML in SQL Server 2005

    Effects of the type substitution mechanism on static typing (part I)

    The XML schema specs define a mechanism that allows for the use of derived types in instance documents. In short, if a schema contains an element ‘E’ of type ‘T’, and if there is a type ‘T1’ derived from ‘T’ then we can set the type of any instance of...
  • Jeremy on stuff

    The for Command

    I stated earlier that the command prompt can be a very powerful scripting shell. Much of this power comes from the "for" command. Let's look into it more closely. First, the text of "help for" on my Windows XP SP2 machine: Runs a specified command...
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