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  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Counting all the Visuals in an Avalon tree

    Here's an example of using the VisualTreeWalker from the last post: public class TreeStatistics { private int visualCount; private int greatestVisualDepth; private int depthTotal; private FrameworkElement root; public TreeStatistics(FrameworkElement...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Avalon Performance: What is your Visual count?

    The Avalon compositional UI model encourages you to create Styles and Templates (VisualTree in the May CTP build) that automatically generate visuals. Build a complex Visual Tree and create a bunch of these automatically with data bound ListBoxes, and...
  • Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

    The little bug that was (not?)

    I have a dilemma - when is a bug worth fixing? This is a hard question to answer. Here is some insight to how we would treat it pre-RTM and to a point, post RTM. Lets say I have a clear cut bug in the product , however the product is not current (lets...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Walking the Visual Tree in Avalon

    Sometimes you just need to walk the tree of Visuals in Avalon. It's easy to do, but it is even easier if you have a nice Visitor-pattern implementing tree walker. So: using System; using System.Collections; using System.Diagnostics; using System...
  • Windows Security Logging and Other Esoterica

    Deciphering Account Logon Events

    One of the most common questions that I get about Windows Auditing is, how come you guys were so @#%! stupid that you put in two logon categories? The answer is actually pretty simple- we're bad at choosing names. "Account Logon" isn't really about...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Spot the Bug

    Just saw Rick Samona's Spot the Bug blog, which appears to be a pilot for an upcoming feature on the MSDN Developer Security Center . Can you spot the bug? g
  • John's Blog

    Developer Wiki Hopefully Coming Soon...

    After a month long break, I'm back and this time I'm talking Wikis. July seemed to rush past, thanks to a trip back to the UK, and all that pesky work stuff getting in the way. Honestly, if it wasn't for all this work I have to get done, I could do such...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: watch your language when creating unit tests

    Nutshell: In the dialog to generate your unit tests pay close attention to the default language it is going to create the test project in to make sure it is what you are expecting. Monstrosity of verbosity: When creating unit tests (right click on...
  • PDC2008

    Where will you be sitting for the PDC Keynotes?

    If you are one of the lucky few, you'll be sitting in the best seat in the house! That's right, we've got ten comfortable reclining chairs that will be located front row center in the PDC keynote room. We're randomnly giving away the opportunity to sit...
  • WebLog de Stéphane PAPP [MSFT]

    Tableau de dimensionnement de MOM 2005 (MOM 2005 sizer)

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  • Spot the Bug!

    Spot the Bug - August 4, 2005

    I think the last bug stumped a few people. Can you find the security vulnerability in this one? Courtesy of Neelay Shah, Consultant, Foundstone #define STD_HASH_LEN 11 #define MAX_HASH_LEN 31 char * strPassHash = (char*)malloc(sizeof(char)*STD_HASH_LEN...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Use Team Test to create test lists

    Ran into this the other day, when creating a team build it allows you to associate a test list with a build. If there are no pre-existing test lists, you find yourself in a bit of pickle on Team Developer. You can however use Team Test to create the test...
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