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  • Brad Abrams

    Designing great frameworks training: Naming Conventions

    Continuing on the weekly series , today we posted the session on naming conventions . Thanks for watching the intro class and coming that chat. We had over 1,600 folks already watch the talk and nearly 80 folks in the chat. If you missed it you can catch...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Bite of Advice: Tailor your resume for each company of interest

    The Suggestion Kitty says … When applying for a job at a specific company, remember to customize your cover letter or objective statement for that company. While we truly do receive cover letters that read “Dear Apple HR Department” or “Dear Yahoo! Recruiter...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Cool new little Editor feature in the Dec CTP – Edit.PasteParameterTip

    It’s really the simple things in life. Ever had a long list of parameters for a method and didn’t want to have to look down at the tooltip to know where you were at in this list? Check out Edit.PasteParameterTip. Under the General Development Settings...
  • Adarsh's blog

    Must watch MSDNTV shows on network programming

    If you love working on network programming and curious to see the demo of upcoming network programming features in .Net frameworks 2.0, you will love these MSDN TV shows from our team. Write Connected Applications Using System.Net Learn how to...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    ColorPicker .Net: When a product does what the name suggests

    I recently spent a good deal of time redesigning the look of my blog . At the time when I was trying to pick colors I was either randomly setting the HEX for RGB and refreshing the page or opening up mspaint only to use the color picker. Of course this...
  • Aali's blog

    Microsoft Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference 2005

    Microsoft Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference 2005 is going to be held in Las Vegas in May 9-12, 2005. If you are interested in Windows Mobile development, mark the date to your calendar! No official site yet, but it is announced at the Windows...
  • Andrew Ma's WebLog

    Showing images on XP-styled buttons.

    The other day, I decided to enable visual styles on one of my winform apps and found out that doing so breaks buttons with images. To get around this, I had to write a control which would inherit from the System.Windows.Forms.Button class and then handle...
  • Hilmars hjørne

    Enestående chance...

    Erik Dibbern Röser, der arbejder i det samme lille team hos Microsoft som mig, har fået nyt job. Desværre for os (men godt for ham - det lyder vildt spændende!). Det betyder, at vi skal have ansat en ny ISV Developer Evangelist - så er du .NET-nørd, der...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Channel9 India video (by yag)

    While on our tour of India, Steven Lees and I were interviewed in Bangalore by Channel9. You can see our discussion of the tour, VB 2005, VFP9, the Indian developer community, the weather and snake farms (!) here .
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    IOD: Truly Public .Net Chat Calendar

    I've previously posted some ideas on how we could improve Microsoft hosted chats . Today Mark asked me to promote his upcoming chat on my blog. Of course this wouldn't really be nescesary if the webcasts/chats page had an RSS feed, but it got me thinking...
  • One Louder

    The Apprentice...I am inspired...

    to blog regularly on "The Apprentice". I admit that I watch it. The whole dang show is about hiring talent. The interview is long, grueling and quite unusual, but I think there are lessons to be learned. Now before I start blogging on The Apprentice,...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Decoding the timestamp in class libararies and forms

    I was asked Is there a way to translate the timestamp in a VCX to a human readable format? Visual Foxpro puts a timestamp on many records in the table that represents a form or class library. Historically this field was used to match records across supported...
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