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  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Attached properties

    Attached properties were probably the very first technology we invented for WPF. Back in late 2000, before WPF/avalon even existed, Jeff Bogdan and I were doing some prototyping, and we ran into a problem -- every layout had a set of properties that it...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Hello from an intern [Marek Olszewski]

    I just thought I would say hi to the outside world. I’m an SDE intern here in the BCL working on two new features for all to enjoy: Pipe Streams and Memory Mapped Files (that’s right, I do more than just get people coffee [;)] ). The plan is to release...
  • Marley Gray's WebLog

    Financial Services Desktop Architecture...

    We are currently working on an architecture for the desktop that is re-usable in many contexts within Financial Services companies including, Broker-Trader Desktops, Call Center and branch banking/insurance needs. Our work is largely based on the Composite...
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    TechEd is upon us... let me tell you the place's to be!

    Hi there... guess why I've been so "dark" for the last couple of weeks? All the fun begins with Student Day TOMORROW! Betsy is here and preparing and the final of the AUT robotics competition is all ready to go... we have podcasts on the go....
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Office 12 Preview Site

    From Jose at XP Source – I almost missed it. If you want to be part of the Office 12 beta check out the preview Website
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    How exactly would you describe a Code Camp?

    It’s amazing to hear people describe them. David McNamee has a great description here . If you have never heard of one or attend one – definitely worth the read!
  • ashwin Kowtha's blog

    Getting started with debugging managed code

    Since .NET/CLR "manages" code, an additional layer of code processing is now introduced. Managed code is IL'd and Jit'd/Ngen'd(optional) into native(OS) code. So debugging managed code, while easy, can get quite tricky, especially when Interop, unmanaged...
  • ashwin Kowtha's blog


    I have been with Microsoft since 2000 and it's been an amazing roller coaster ride on various technologies. I have had the opportunity to work in various capacities with SQL, IIS, Windows, C++, CLR teams. Currently, I work as a Solutions Architect in...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Hong is famous :-)

    I thought this was cool and wanted to blog it - I was reading an eWeek article this morning about VS 2005 and Hong Gao got mentioned by name. I've been working with her on the side a little bit to get the VS 2005 cleanup tool updated to work with beta...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    MSDN for VS 2005 beta 2 will fail during uninstall if .NET Framework 2.0 beta 2 was uninstalled first

    While working on some of the new steps needed in the cleanup tool that will help folks moving from VS 2005 beta 2 to post beta 2 CTP builds and eventually to the final released version (you can get a preview version of this tool here ), I found a bug...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    National Society of Black Engineers

    Today was N.S.B.E. Day and I forgot to celebrate by representing and recruiting! I had the perfect shirt, too. NSBE is the National Society of Black Engineers, an org formed in the 70s by black engineering students so that they could pool resources, study...
  • Developing for Developers

    Floating-point arithmetic

    What's got a mantissa field, an exponent field, is included in nearly every major programming language, yet relatively few programmers really understand? The answer is floating-point arithmetic. Most programmers realize that floating-point computation...
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