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  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    C# Edit and Continue Support in Visual Studio 2005

    This is one of those things that I knew customers would be excited about, but I had to keep quiet. Sometimes that's tough to do with a feature that you know so many people are waiting for. Well, we announced today that C# now includes the same edit-and...
  • BenCon's WebLog

    Table editing feedback

    For lack of anything better to post, I would like to get an idea of what people think of the table editing in the HTML/ASPX designer in whidbey. I spent a lot of time trying to improve this area. After VS.NET 2003 I rewrote some parts of this code, hoping...
  • shawn's blog

    GMail Drive shell extension

    OK, this just completely rocks… A free 1000MB drive…B-) Getting things done frequently translates into the ability to access certain files, regardless of your physical location. Because IE is required...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Specification for Nullable [Kit George]

    I thought I'd make the Nullable specification available to everyone, for reference, and in order to allow you to ask any questions/issues. This is about to go through an ECMA review as well, so it should be interesting to see what their issues/comments...
  • Inside Architecture

    Workflow patterns - so much more left undone

    I have been following the progress of Dr. Wil van der Aalst in his efforts to create a patterns language for workflow processes, as you know if you've read my posts. First, the workflow patterns were described, then a comprehensive comparison of different...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    Edit and Continue support coming to C# in Visual Studio 2005

    Well lots of folks gave feedback that they would like to see C# support for Edit and Continue in Whidbey , and its on the way. See Soma's blog for the announcement . Congrats to all involved.
  • Ben Armstrong

    Why I hate drag and drop in Virtual PC...

    I guess I'll start with why I love drag and drop in Virtual PC. Firstly - Virtual PC is the most drag and drop friendly application I know. Want to mount a CD .ISO? Drag and drop it on to the CD icon. Want to change the .VHD? Drag and drop the new .VHD...
  • Paul Andrew

    Fraud in Ministry of Health in New Zealand

    An Australian IT worker (a project manager) John Bernard Denison was sentanced today in Wellington , New Zealand. He had worked at the Ministry of Health in Wellington, New Zealand - where I live - how rude - and apparently had hacked the Ministry of...
  • Engine Watch

    isolation level

    Isolation level is always an interesting topic to me. I read this paper " A Read-Only Transaction Anomaly Under Snapshot Isolation " yesterday. -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
  • Steve Cook's WebLog

    Software Factories and Packages

    I read Alan Wills’ blog about his domain-specific languages tutorial at UML 2004, and it reminded me of some thoughts I had about the difference between a Software Factory and a Package. A Package is a chunk of software that is designed to encompass a...
  • Paul Andrew

    Windows Media Center Edition 2005

    I'm running Windows Media Center Edition 2005 at home and is't very cool. Sometimes it's not though. I was just sitting on the couch watching the start of Everybody Loves Raymond. My wife walks in and rewinds it back to the start so I get to watch all...
  • Andy Pennell's Blog

    C# Edit and Continue is here!

    Finally we have announced C# Edit and Continue, the 2nd most requested feature in all of VS (according to the Ladybug tool). The whole team across all the disciplines really pulled together to get it done. As a point of history you can read my original...
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