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  • simon.says

    Connected Applications using System.Net in VS 2005

    MSDN TV hosts a great video to show how to write better connected applications using the System.Net libraries in VS.NET 2005. Definitely worth a look - especially to see new event handlers for network connectivity (essential for disconnected Smart Clients...
  • David Kline

    Determining the IP address of your device

    Device's do not typically register a name with the network. This means you cannot just use a name to connect to or ping the device. Back in July 2004, I posted a snippet that shows all of the IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) that equate to "localhost". Today...
  • TS Tidbits

    Coming soon: Microsoft Management Summit 2005

    Date: April 18th — 22nd, 2005 Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV Please attend the 2005 Microsoft Management Summit (MMS 2005) to explore the latest windows management solutions, exchange tips and tricks with your peers and experience...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog


    I saw this post which shows some VFP code to permute a string. For example, there are 6 permutations of “abc”: abc, acb, bac, bca, cab, cba There are n! permutations of a string of length n. I dug up some old code that did the same thing in fewer lines...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    File Handle Hell

    Raymond Chen has an interesting post about a program that tried to open a file, got back an error code, and used the error code as a file handle. In this particular scenario everything worked, but completely by accident. Reading it, I remembered back...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Why RSS matters in the marketing world

    After spending over 5 months researching the subject of RSS marketing, Rok Hrastnik has finally released his new e-book, 'Unleash the Marketing & Publishing Power of RSS' . Why RSS Matters in the Marketing World The reason this guide matters and will...
  • sano the super geek

    DataGrid Q&A #2

    Q: How do I extend the DataGrid's furthest right column so that the column (or, at least, the column header) extends all the way to the right edge of the grid when the furthest right column is visible? A: In all of my articles on the Windows Forms DataGrid...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Fun with Floating Point Arithmetic, Part Four

    A reader also asked the other day why it is that in VBScript, CSng(0.1) = CDbl(0.1) is False . Forget about binary floating point for a moment. Suppose that we had two fixed-point decimal systems, say one with five digits after the decimal place and one...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Deployment, security and provisioning

    Long time Windows Mobile support wizard Marcus Perryman just started blogging. Marcus has worked for many years helping customers build and deploy applications and solutions built around Windows Mobile. He has a unique insight into the issues facing business...
  • Visual Studio Profiler Team Blog

    we've got a newsgroup

    We're now monitoring microsoft.private.whidbey.teamsystem.developer - if you have a question or problem you want to ask us on the profiler, please do. If you haven't used the Microsoft newsgroups before, here are tips on how to get started: http://blogs...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Microsoft Word, XML, and the hierarchical DataSet

    I was finalizing some demos for an internal event here at Microsoft. We have an internal conference for people from the field and elsewhere to learn more about our technologies, do some hands-on labs and so forth. It's goodness. I am doing a presentation...
  • Aali's blog

    Arkkitehtuuripäivä 9.3.2005

    Microsoft järjestää arkkitehtuuripäivän 9.3.2005 Innopolissa, Espoossa. Tilaisuudessa keskitytään erityisesti tuleviin sovellusarkkitehtuuriin olennaisesti vaikuttaviin työkaluihin ja alustatuotteisiin kuten Visual Studio 2005 Team Systemiin , Indigoon...
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