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  • Glen's old blog

    Sample code and slides available for ASP.NET Mobile Controls and Security Best Practices

    I have added links to slides and demos (and to recordings of the webcasts) for 2 recent webcasts I did to my presentations page (see link on the right as well). Enjoy!
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    CSS considered dangerous

    Another day, I'm going to comment on the design of the Avalon styling model, which was largely driven by problems we saw with CSS. Today however, I suggest looking at some of the best evidence that CSS actually is workable:
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Amazon client based on XUL

    Devon Strawn points out a very interesting app built with XUL: His explanation of the significance is good, so I'll leave the comments to him.
  • .NET4Office

    FAQ: Why do my forms in my managed add-in or VSTO 2003 look Windows 95-ish

    This is a frequent question that comes up. You develop a managed add-in or VSTO 2003 code behind. You show a windows form and yuck--it looks like Windows XP never happened. The buttons aren't pretty like the Windows XP buttons. Everything looks circa...
  • Glen's old blog

    Spotted at my last MSDN Event

    One of the attendees at my last event in Greensboro, NC may have gone a little overboard with his car, but at least he's got the right message. ;-). A few of note (since the picture is blurry) One I'd never heard before: "Stop Mad Cowboy Disease" Truest...
  • JTChris's WebLog

    Name That Layout: In the beginning ...

    Windows Forms 2.0 contains a set of new layout features that are a blast to use - but first-time users can be easily overwhelmed by the options, and even developers experienced with Windows Forms may need a helping hand to figure out how to get the most...
  • Josh Lee's Financial Services Blog

    Another "Win" for Compliance

    As many are probably already aware, the US Insurance industry suffered a major blow (not to mention TONS of market cap gone) this week in the filing of charges against a raft of executives for allegations of price fixing and other sundry schemes. For...
  • .NET Banana

    Mike O'Neill has a blog...

    My boss, Mike O'Neill, just started blogging .
  • .NET Security Blog

    Getting the Current Permissions in a Named Permission Set

    There are several named permission sets defined by default in the CLR security policy: FullTrust SkipVerification Execution Nothing LocalIntranet Internet Everything These sets are used to create the default policy, however there's nothing stopping any...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Hong Kong's use of Technology

    A couple of friends, Rob & Becky Dickson, live in Hong Kong and Rob loads up his watch with credits so that when he rides the subway, he simply wands his watch near some sort of reader at the turnstile. I always though that was pretty cool as I would...
  • frankred's WebLog

    Hello C# World

    As you may have heard , I've recently taken over content strategy duties for the C# dev center from Duncan Mackenzie, who has transitioned to a dev position within MSDN - best of luck D! As you also may have heard , I'll be attending the Win-Dev conference...
  • Funny, It Worked Last Time

    Encodings in Strings are Evil Things (Part 4)

    In our last episode, we established that we wouldn't be able to make a true std::string replacement and still handle variable-width encodings. So, we started with the beginning lines of an rmstring class. However, this doesn't mean we are going to dispense with std::string entirely! And, as it turns out, compatibility with it is both easier and harder than actually making a std::string, depending on what you're implementing and where......
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