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  • Tim Sneath

    Build an Avalon Web Browser Application

    Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon") applications have two modes of execution: standalone applications and in-browser applications. The former model is I think well-understood, but the browser-based capabilities of Avalon are new to some people...
  • TexBlog

    Reston DevLab post mortem

    Not sure why I'm calling it a "post mortem," since I feel pretty solidly in the midst of mortem itself at the moment. Ayman and I had to get up at 5:00 AM eastern to catch the flight back to Seattle, and it's now about 4:00 PM pacific, so feeling pretty...
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    Ignore this test post

    I try not to do this, but I'm tracking down an issue with my client software. Normal service will be resumed etc…
  • TS Tidbits

    Office 2003 SP2 Now available

    Get Office 2003 Service Packs at You'll find: Office 2003 SP2 Office 2003 SP2 for Proofing Tools OneNote 2003 SP2 Project 2003 SP2 Project Server 2003 SP2 Visio 2003 SP2
  • One Louder

    Subvert from Within

    Wow! What I thought was being grouchy with people that don't care about candidate experience actually has a name now, thanks to Kathy Sierra. Kathy recently blogged Subvert from Within: a User-focused Employee Guide . All I can say is "amen sister" and...
  • Brad Abrams

    The SLAR (vol2) on System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException

    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on AmbiguousMatchException. public sealed...
  • Third Of Five - just another voice in the Collective

    Office 2003 SP2 is out

    Access users: Make sure you install SP2 (here: ) since it also contains some important Access fixes. This KB article describes what's changed...
  • Managed CodeGen

    CLR Profiling API

    I think CLR Profiling API is one of the coolest things in CLR. Here is a nice article I just found on msdn about Whidbey Profiling APIs. Note that Everett Profiling API and Whidbey Profiling API are completely not compatible. You have to explicitly implement...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Debugger.Log and LogMessage

    Calls to Debugger.Log in a debuggee can generate a ICorDebugManagedCallback::LogMessage managed debug event. This is the managed equivalent of kernel32!OutputDebugString . Other managed functions (like Debug.Write ) may degenerate to calls to Debugger...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Merged resource dictionaries

    One of my favorite new features in the September CTP is merged dictionaries -- you can use these to put resources in a separate file from the rest of your xaml. Nathan gives a great overview of this feature in
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    Anti-Aliasing in Avalon WPF 3D Applications

    Avalon 3D has always suffered from aliasing problems. Consider the following 3D mesh , from the ZAM3D default library: The jagged edges of the geometries are harsh on the eyeballs. With the September CTP of Avalon, this is no more! While not all...
  • Microsoft Excel 2010

    The big picture ...

    Before I carry on digging into the details of the new and improved features in Excel 12, I wanted to make sure everyone had a good sense for the work we’ve done in this version. When we were planning Excel 12, we spent a significant amount of time talking...
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