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  • The Old New Thing

    Keep your eye on the code page

    There are two 8-bit code pages in common use in Windows. Make sure you know the difference....
  • [Profoundly Esoteric Image]

    Pedro (re)joins the team.

    Pedro Silva is coming back to work with us as a developer on the DSL Tools.  Welcome Back Pedro.
  • Omar Shahine

    Proud owner of FeedDemon

    A few years ago I purchased TopStyle . It's simply the best CSS editor on the market. Before that I loved HomeSite , which is now owned by Macromedia. I mean really, both products rock. Nick Bradbury has always been a talented developer in my mind, and...
  • Omar Shahine

    Make ico files from png

    I found this great freeware utility, png2ico , which will take a png and create an ico file. I wanted to create a favicon for my web site, and this made it super simple. This will also come in handy when I need to make icons for my .NET applications...
  • Pascal Belaud

    DevDays 2005 - On est à Lille !

    C'est reparti pour un tour ! En attendant Lyon jeudi, nous sommes aujourd'hui à Lille où l'accueil est très chaleureux mais c'est une caractéristique des gens du Nord de toute façon... Voici quelques photos : [Initialement...
  • Visio


    Visio 2003 はグラフィックのレンダリングに GDI+ を使っています。GDI+ というとセキュリティの? という印象が強いかもしれませんが、実際には描画エンジンです。 GDI+ は Windows 2000 に搭載された描画エンジンで、その後の Platform SDK や OS にはすべて含まれています。今でこそ当たり前になった感じがしますが、Windows 2000 がリリースされたときに、半透明のウィンドウや、フェードインするメニューに新鮮味を覚えた人は少なくないと思います。Visio...
  • Brad Abrams

    Software Development and Engineering Design

    Having spent 3 weeks on the road talking to different customers about software development and coming back in to look fresh at our on processes has got me thinking about our development methodologies. That coupled with the fact that my Dad , who is a...
  • Engine Watch

    Beginner: SQL 2005 CLR

  • simon.says

    Malaysia Architecture Symposium

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to host an Architecture Symposium at our Microsoft office in Malaysia, the topic being Web Services Interoperability. Despite a few demo glitches (including a fire alarm announcement in the middle<g>), the turnout...
  • Don Syme's WebLog on F# and Related Topics

    F# Now Available

    F# is a research project from Microsoft Research. It is not a Microsoft product . All opinions are my own. All content is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. F# is now available at
  • Ben Armstrong

    Loading DOS Sound Card drivers under Virtual PC

    Every now and then someone will contact me asking how they can get the Sound Blaster drivers loaded under Virtual PC. The first thing that I point out is that you probably do not need to have the drivers installed anyway. DOS did not really have a strong...
  • Dave Froslie - Microsoft Development on the Prairie

    Bridge Building and Software Development

    In my last post , I told you about Archie – my bridge for the bridge building contest tomorrow night. I want to tell you a little bit about my development process for Archie in this post and see if it sounds familiar. Armed with some basic tools and skills...
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