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  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Windows Forms interop

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    A couple months have passed since Deepak Kapoor and I wrote an article about Avalon-Windows Forms interop. ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnlong/html/avalonwinformsinterop.asp ) I still point people to that article; even though it was written...
  • Rob Copeland's Blog

    Friday Morning

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    I attended an Orcas planning meeting this morning. Even though I took the day off today I didn't want to miss this meeting. Orcas is the next version of Visual Studio (after Whidbey) and we've been spending time working on the "pillars" of that product...
  • Daryll McDade

    Project Aardvark update

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    Project Aardvark is a project pulled together by Joel Spolsky (he of Joel on Software fame). Excerpt from Joel on what Project Aardvark is; "Instead of wasting their talents giving them the usual dull and unimportant tasks of a typical summer internship...
  • Keith Short's Blog

    Microsoft's Modeling Strategy

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    My team has written a document that explains Microsoft’s Modeling Strategy and addresses a number of FAQ’s we get from customers and partners. The outline is: Why Modeling? How Are DSLs Used in Model-Driven Development? What About UML? What About MDA...
  • Love that ASP.NET and SQL Server

    Connected Systems Developer Competition

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    SQL Server 2005/Visual Studio 2005/BizTalk 2006 Connected Systems Developer Competition Do You Dare? Show the world what a great developer you are and have the chance to win $50,000 USD and a trip to the joint SQL Server 2005/Visual Studio 2005/Biztalk...
  • Peter Bernard's MEM Thoughts

    Man, it is HOT up here!

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    When I moved up here in April everyone kept telling me how cool and rainy it was, and in fact it has been . . . pretty cool and rainy. That all changed this week when we reached a high of 93 F - criminy! How do I know the high was 93? I use...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    Should Exceptions Carry Error Code Information

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    Recently somebody asked me to clarify one of the exception guidelines . They were asking whether it's ok to have a property on exception types that provides access to an error code. I added the following annotation to one of the guidelines: Do not...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    SQL Server 2005/Visual Studio 2005/BizTalk 2006 Connected Systems Developer Competition

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    One of my favorite things is to give away free stuff for great code! If you haven’t seen this competition - it looks incredible! Do You Dare? Show the world what a great developer you are and have the chance to win $50,000 USD and a trip to the...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Application logging and Error methods

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    I have some Fox classes that run in several modes. The normal fox interactive design environment In a runtime Multithreaded DLL from the fox interactive environment In a runtime Multithreaded DLL from within a client application (like windows...
  • blogs.msdn.com/brianjo

    Using Visual C++ 2005 Express Beta 2 with the Platform SDK

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    We've got a draft of the updated document that I'm planning to post Monday around using Visual C++ 2005 Express with the Platform SDK. There are a couple of issues that are tackled in the article and the workarounds should get you up and running. First...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    BizTalk Server 2006 Rolling Thunder #4: Developer Tools

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    Today is likely to be the hottest May 27th in Seattle weather history. Not bad for the day before a long weekend. I decided to take the day off and play in the garden and then realized I better get this done first. This time around we have the new improvements...
  • Jason Zander's blog

    Public Symbols for Beta 2 Now Posted

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    When I was in Atlanta debugging a customer application, I noticed that the Symbol Server didn't have the Beta 2 public pdb's posted. It took a little while, but the Release team has confirmed they are now available. The easy way to verify this is to install...
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