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  • BCL Team Blog

    How long will it wait? [Fernando Vicaria]

    This posting will touch once again the Process class and the WaitForInputIdle method. This method contains 2 overloads, one that takes no parameters and another one that will take an int as its single parameter. The confusion will start exactly here...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    ReadDirectoryChangesW is evil

    I have some code that uses ReadDirectoryChangesW() to monitor when files are modified, renamed, or deleted. I've gotten a few bugs from our testers saying that the right thing isn't happening, but I've been unable to repro them. Today, I finally got...
  • Musings on Data

    How to trigger a subscription in Reporting Services 2000

    RS 2000 doees not support custom events. What this means is you cannot, on the face of it, trigger a subscription on demand. Luckly, we thought of this. The method of doing this is not particularly pretty, but it does work. Eventing in Reporting...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Countdown to Launch!

    Visual Studio 2005! SQL Server 2005! BizTalk 2006! One of these things is not like the others ;-) Although the year seems a little off on BizTalk, the date is not - all three products are scheduled to launch in less than one month at Moscone West Convention...
  • Chris Rathjen

    My God, it's full of Edge Cases

    I've posted on resolve before , but I figured it'd be nice to come back and see where things stand in the Beta3->RTM timeframe. When you run get, checkin, or merge, the system can’t always do what you want it to. There are some basic cases – you...
  • DDITDev

    Some things I learned about SQL Indexing Tuning recently (posted by Paul)

    Where to put the clustered index Last month there was a heated discussion in our group about whether to move the clustered index of a table from the primary key (int identity) to two columns that are heavily referenced in queries. Many people would...
  • Brad Abrams

    Framework Design Guidelines: Powerful and Easy

    Continuing in the series of sharing information from the Framework Design Guidelines … Expert from 2.2 Fundamental Principles of Framework Design Providing a development platform that is both powerful and easy to use is one of the main...
  • Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

    Diane Zak at ACET

    The lunch speaker for ACET today was Diane Zak , noted text book author. This was the first time I have heard her talk or met her. She gave a very interesting talk about teaching with Visual Basic .NET. Like me, she is in the process of updating a book...
  • Sharp Things

    C# 3.0 Expression Trees

    IanG gives a brilliant explanation of C# 3.0 expression trees and how they enable efficient queries in DLinq: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights...
  • Live Search

    MSN AdCenter Pilot

    Oilman beat me to the punch posting this one. Yesterday, Yusuf Medhi, MSN SVP, asked us to invite people to join the US MSN adCenter Pilot. I am going to extend the invitation to apply to all of our loyal blog readers. We want all of you to have a shot...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    ASP.NET Jumpstart: Media Share Library Starter Kit

    Bill Evjen launched the first article in his JumpStart series that will walk users through a new starter kit called the Media Share Library Starter Kit and show them how to build that kit up from scratch -- a very fun and easy way to get started using...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    Another reason to love WF: WFPad

    First there was XAMLPad, now WFPad!...
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