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  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    UI Updating can be hazardous to your performance...

    Dare writes about a perf and memory usage issue in RSS Bandit. I've come across this at least 10 times in my career - developers tend to underestimate the amount of time it takes to update a UI. I've seen cases where 70% of the cpu time is going towards...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

    James Governor provides his thoughts on the never-ending discussion around the definition of Web 2.0 . Following James' format , here are the differentiating characteristics between the Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 concepts as I see them: ...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Can you please point me to some good documentation for creating a MSI custom action?

    Custom actions provide a generalized way of extending the Windows Installer engine. Due to the fact it's a generalized extension mechanism, it's difficult to provide a universal cookbook for custom actions. I suggest starting with the Windows Installer...
  • Arpan Shah's Blog

    SharePoint Portal Server Discovery Kit

    One of the pieces of feedback that I have received from partners and customers is that they don't immediately understand the value that SharePoint Portal Server provides over Windows SharePoint Services. We have several whitepapers that address this topic...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Link experiment

    Me too: J-Walk blog link experiment. via Tommy .
  • Mohamed Sharaf's Blog

    Passing non-English parameters to reporting services via URL access

    Few weeks ago I faced a problem when I was using SQL Server Reporting Services to generate a report in which all parameters' values in Arabic. The problem appeared when I used this report through URL access , and passed the parameters' values throug...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    You did it!

    As many of you may know, we recently announced a pretty big change to the C# 2.0 language. The full details of the change can be found at Soma's blog but i'll include the information here. We designed the Nullable type to be the platform solution...
  • That One Guy's Blog

    The Danger of Marshal.StructureToPtr

    Pop Quiz! Is the following code secure : public static unsafe IntPtr WriteListToNewNativeBuffer<T>( List <T> list) { if (list == null ) { throw new ArgumentNullException ( "list" ); } IntPtr nativeBuffer = IntPtr .Zero;...
  • notes and rants

    Ack! What happened to my blog?

    "Ack", of course, is a quote from my favorite fictional cat, Bill . The problem with my blog is the same problem that many (most?) other blogs have - too long of a gap between posts. This summer has been one for the ages. My motorcycle has been in the...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Methods and Masters Tour

    In case you haven’t seen it. Going to be a great set of sessions! Methods and Masters: Visual Basic Migration Roadshow Are you a Visual Basic 6.0 developer? Are you creating the same kind of tired applications that you have been building for...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Is your vacation over?

    Well hopefully everyone is back from vacation. Code Camp is starting to shape up but we are looking for even more session. I have started to post some of them to here . With even more being added. But we are looking for even more! If you would like...
  • Peter Hallam's WebLog

    Many C# Questions: Switching on non-constant values.

    I finally decided to play with the style settings on my blog. As you may have guessed, I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to websites and blogging. Let me know what you think of the new look. Last weeks posting generated some great comments. Tzagotta...
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