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  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    PDF conversion solution

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    I came across an interesting solution for converting PDF files to JPG files. You just send the email with a PDF document attached to it to an email address and it will send back a series of JPG files converting the PDF to images. They offer a free...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Scott Hanselman's 2005 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List

    Just threw out a message in a bottle for MSN Search to put this in the top of the list for "handy developer tools" http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2005UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolList.aspx
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Quiz: String performance optimization

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    This code takes .03 seconds to run on my computer Try running it on yours. ns= SECONDS () x="" FOR i = 1 TO 30000 x=x+"OneTwoThree" ENDFOR ? SECONDS ()-ns ? LEN (x) Modified slightly, it takes 15 seconds. That's 500 times...
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC05: Product Key Problems - Redux

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    A week or so ago, I posted an updated product key for the Windows Vista builds we distributed at the PDC . We've been keeping a close eye on attendee feedback to make sure we've mopped up any problems people have experienced whilst installing Windows...
  • Haibo Luo's weblog

    Nested Types in Generic Classes

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    In C#, nested types can be defined in generic classes just like they would be in non-generic classes. For example: class G <T> { public class NestedC { } public enum NestedEnum { A, B } } Inside the nested type NestedC...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    the first step

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    I suppose that I should begin with an introduction. My name is Wes Dyer and I am a developer on the C# compiler team. I have many interests in the area of computing including but not limited to compilers, artificial intelligence (especially machine learning...
  • .NET4Office

    VSTO “v3”-an early look at our direction

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    At PDC we showed an early alpha build of VSTO v3 that gave attendees an idea of where VSTO v3 is going. Here are some of the early themes of VSTO v3: Works with Office 12 VSTO v3 will target Office 12. We plan to make all the features in VSTO...
  • Test Guide

    How Do You TDD UI?

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    Something I've been experimenting with recently is Test-Driven Design (TDD) for user interfaces (UI). In brief ( see Wikipedia for further details ), with TDD you write a test, run it to be sure it fails, and then write just enough code to make it pass...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    How To: Debug a custom MSBuild task using Visual Studio

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    Yesterday I was complaining to Kieran about how hard it was to debug a custom task. When working on my AssemblyInfo task I was debugging all my regular expressions by running them in a separate command-line app, and with Log.LogMessage() calls in the...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Installation Guide

    Read this first if you've installed security update 896358 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 on the machine you will be reading the installation guide on: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902225/ Here's the installation guide: http://www.microsoft...
  • Jim Galasyn's Learning Curve

    Feet first

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    Mr. Burns: Ex-cellent. It's all falling into place . I'll be documenting the Avalon designer and the Avalon/Windows Forms interop story. This makes me happy. This blog will describe the ecstacies and the agonies of climbing this rather steep learning...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Enterprise Engineering Center

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    You can find me here today: http://blogs.technet.com/eec/archive/2005/09/28/Stanley_.aspx . Well I'm at the EEC everyday but you know what I mean.
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