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  • jfo's coding

    Writing custom popup controls

    Orangy asks: Hello, thanks for nice articles. Could you please write one about creating combobox-style controls using WinForms? I mean control with a popup element, which is hidden when user clicks (or tabs, alt-tabs, win-button, hit global shortcut...
  • notes and rants

    Cruising around

    One of the last things I ever thought I’d end up doing in life is going on a cruise. I like to travel, but I like to have freedom when I travel. For example, a few years ago, I went to New Zealand for three weeks. When I left, I had booked the round trip...
  • mikechampion's weblog

    Writing less code

    Who said "There's only really one metric to me for future software development, which is -- do you write less code to get the same thing done?" Maybe one of the folks on who practice the art of using less code to get more done . We shun...
  • venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog

    Another Ajaxian Portal

    I just found about another ajaxian portal - . Looks quite good to me. It will be interesting to see how the page evolves. There are now at least four portals that i know of: www...
  • Moustafa Khalil's Space

    Windows Workflow Foundation Announced at PDC 2005

    We announced Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) at the PDC 05 last week in Los Angeles. WWF was announced in Eric Rudder's key note, we had 6 breakout sessions, WWF was mentioned in other presentations as well. We had 12 hands on labs and a busy track...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    MSDN Webcast Dude comes to visit

    I got my very own MSDN Webcast Dude . He's really cute, but a bit shy. He's hiding in my new WinFX cup which came to me via the just ended PDC . Some of my team members took pity on my not attending the PDC , so they are trying to cheer me with...
  • Dave Green's WebLog

    An open model

    Well, here I go again. It seems I must be having fun! And, I admit, I’m encouraged by the kind words I’ve received so far – for which, thank you. But let’s hope this doesn’t turn into one of those ‘blog fast, dry young’ affairs. Last post, I talked...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Any clues to why we're seeing Error code 1912: Could not unregister type library for [file]?

    Question Any clues to why we're seeing Error code 1912: Could not unregister type library for [file]? Answer The error comes from the typelibrary API -- so it's what's having an issue. From the log file: MSI (s) (84:FC) [11:44:22:589]: Executing...
  • Durgaprasad Gorti's WebLog

    Using System.Net Tracing

    In Whidbey (.NET Framework 2.0) System.Net has a new feature called Tracing. This uses the builtin CLR Tracing functionality. What is interesting about the System.Net Tracing is that You can easily see the data that is being sent or received without having...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    SharePoint V3 Video

    Looks like the Channel 9 folks have a pretty good video on some of the new features of SharePoint V3.
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Recommended Background on Versioning and Component Rules

    To acquire background on Versioning and Component Rules, we recommend Rob Mensching's Background blogs Component Rules 101 Windows Installer Components Introduction. Component Rules The following MSDN topics help folks understand the components...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Insights into the underlying Windows Installer reboot behavior.

    Here are a set of frequent and infrequent questions around Windows Installer's reboot behavior Question What happens if the user reboots their machine during an installation? Answer This is called a suspended installation. If you’ll search the...
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