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  • Antimail

    Launching a CMD window as Local System

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    What is your favorite method of launching CMD.EXE as Local System? I found the following method after a little experimentation. Just run the command below to create a generic service called TESTSVC. C:\>sc create testsvc binpath= "cmd /K start" type...
  • BCL Team Blog

    New MSIL & Subset CodeDom Provider samples [Peter Drayton]

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    There's a fair bit written about using CodeDom, but samples showing how to implement your own provider have been quite thin on the ground . Fortunately Eden Li , a CLR intern this summer, produced a couple of useful CodeDom provider samples now live on...
  • Bing it on

    Starter Site - The Real Solution Site

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    If you have worked with Commerce Server 2002, you have probably used one of the Solution Sites which were shipped as great examples of how Commerce Server could be used in various ways. These included the very popular Retail site and the international...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Introducing the XMLTextReader

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    The .NET Framework provides a variety of classes and methods to manipulate XML. However, many times an application requires read only access to an XML Data file. This is the perfect situation for the XMLReader. This abstract class provides a fast forward...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    How to Paint a Room: What Your Mother Never Told You

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    Someone today asked me how to paint a room. About once a month, someone asks me how to paint a room because they think I'm "handy." I'm not a professional painter. I don't even like painting much. But I have gotten pretty fast at it over the years. I...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Running a scheduled app in unattended mode

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    This question came up in a webcast: "I have an app that wakes up the device periodically. I don't want to waste battery power, so when my app is done doing its thing, I don't want to wait for the normal three minute timeout. I'd like the device to go...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    Upcoming webcast: Governance and Compliance in Service-Oriented Solutions

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    To be presented on Frday (12/3) morning. Sign up here . Here is the abstract: Myriad regulatory compliance challenges such as the Sarbanes-Oxley act, HIPAA, the Basel II accords, and the USA PATRIOT act now face enterprises around the world. As agencies...
  • Andrew Ma's WebLog

    Custom Control webcast sample

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    Hello again, For those of you who went to my webcast this morning, thanks for coming. There was a request for the project I was working on during the demo. I don't have it lying around but I created one that is pretty much identical and it can be found...
  • hari's WebLog

    ASP.NET Cookie Issues...

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    I finally got the solution to a cookie issue I've been messing with for the last 2 months. My ISP recently upgraded to Win2K3 server. Everything on my site worked great, except that my cookies expired after 30 minutes. I tried everything, searched high...
  • Nick MacKechnie

    Smartphone error when connecting to USB cable

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    Do you get this error when syncing your smartphone from a USB cable? "Unable to connect using your default connection. Attempt a connection using Pass through connection instead?" To resolve this error -> Click on Start/Settings/More/Data Connections...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Managed Hosting API Take 3: the Host SecurityManager

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    Now that we've examined how to customize the AppDomain creation process , lets go back to our EchoAppDomainManager and look at some other places the CLR lets a managed host customize its behavior. Looking back at the output of running HelloWorld with...
  • jeffcal's blogland

    don't interrupt unless it's important

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    anyone know of a tool i could dock in the system tray which can alert me to new exchange mail if and only if the new mail meets some criteria i set? i'd like to leave outlook closed most of the day while i work without missing the high pri mails (eg,...
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