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  • BCL Team Blog

    How long will it wait? [Fernando Vicaria]

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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

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    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)

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    IanG gives a brilliant explanation of C# 3.0 expression trees and how they enable efficient queries in DLinq: http://www.interact-sw.co.uk/iangblog/2005/09/30/expressiontrees This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights...
  • Live Search

    MSN AdCenter Pilot

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    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

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    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

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    First there was XAMLPad, now WFPad!...
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