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  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Sanitize Your Clipboard Text

    I'm guessing this is mostly a geek problem, but I frequently find myself starting up NOTEPAD, pasting in some formatted text, selecting all of the now-unformatted text, copying it again, and pasting it into some other application. Does this sound familiar...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Save that Command Prompt

    Do you like the Command Prompt? Don’t let that blinking cursor go to waste. Install the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 package which is the same compiler and linker that ship with Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional! With it you can compile apps using the Command...
  • Ed Draper

    G4-TechTV sucks

    The G4-TechTV merger has to go down in history as the worst corporate bungling since the new Coke and it continues to get worse. Finally, I see a TSS host that's not only a geek, but who's actually funny and is not card carrying Linux or Apple bigot ...
  • Marie's Blog

    Community Integration in Whidbey Beta 2

    You may have heard about a few new community integration features we’ve been working on for the release of Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey) Beta 2. We finally have an story end to end for a finding, installing and using VS components such as Starter Kits...
  • David Kline

    Debugging NetCF apps using CorDbg - Part X: Threads

    Earlier in this series , I mentioned I would talk a bit about threads... Commands re[sume] su[spend] t[hreads] Working with threads in CorDbg is pretty straight forward. The viewing an navigating of your application's threads is done using the t[hreads...
  • Ben Armstrong

    OS/2 2.11 under Virtual PC

    One of the skeletons that I keep in my closet is that a long time ago - I was an OS/2 zealot. Soon after using Windows 3.0 - I got to play with my first copy of OS/2. OS/2 2.11. I immediately fell in love with it. It was much more stable than Windows...
  • Roberdan

    Some good web parts for free

    "Every so often we develop tools or software bits that we may find either particularly useful or simply educational. Typically we are able to provide these downloads free of charge and anyone is free to utilize them (providing you accept and comply to...
  • Brad Abrams

    *VERY* poor man's profiler

    There are tons of great .NET profilers out there, but my experince with customers is that very few are using them. There are a varity of reasons for this, but if you are seroius about getting the best performance possible out of your managed apps you...
  • TS Tidbits

    Intellectual Property Protection Expanded for Our Customers

    Companies understand the importance of protecting themselves from legal risk. Many have asked Microsoft about ways to reduce their risk of being caught in the middle of an intellectual property legal dispute. Microsoft offers a strong intellectual property...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    When their customers speak, the Web Platform and Tools Team listens

    You may recall a while back when some changes got announced around possible changes to the special directories for ASP.NET 2.0. Many, many people wrote in to comment on those changes. So, I'm now pleased to point to Brian Goldfarb's posting , and a page...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Visual Studio Industry Partner DVD - Available For Free

    Check it out! The Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) Program has put together a DVD packed with full, trial, and demo components and tools from several dozen of our VSIP partners... and best of all, the disc is available at absolutely no charge, not...
  • Euan Garden's BLOG

    Euro Road Trip Pt 5

    It has been a fun weekend relaxing in Aberdeen, back to doing some "work" today. I went to speak at my old University . I spent time in the morning speaking with the first years on the Comp Sci course about all the different things, including working...
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