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  • Ryan Farber's WebLog

    Two simple file tricks

    1. How do I know if a file path string has valid characters without resorting to catching an exception? bool IsFileNameValid(string fileName) { if (filename != null && fileName.IndexOfAny(Path.InvalidPathChars) != -1) { return false; } else {...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Debugging IL

    Managed applications are compiled to IL (Intermediate Language) and then our JIT (Just-In-Time compiler) can compile it to native code so that the CPU can execute it. (The alternative is interpreting the IL directly, which has horrible performance characteristics...

    Antivirus Defense in Depth Guide Updated for XPSP2

    On Friday, Microsoft posted version 2.0 of the Antivirus Defense in Depth Guide. You can find out more and download it from here: The Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide The information presented in the Antivirus Defense-in-Depth guide has been updated...
  • Kam VedBrat

    Keeping track...

    Normally, my wife and I a little insane about keeping track of our income and spending. We started using Microsoft Money at the begining of the year (before that, we had an elaborate excel workbook). Money works well for us, but lately we got behind in...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Volcano Research goes High-Tech

    With Mt St Helens getting ready to blow it's top it's interesting to see the progression in Volcano and Quake (no, not the game!) technology - this article compares the technologies being used to monitor earthquakes and volcanos - it's interesting...
  • David Ornstein's WebLog

    FlexWiki customizable borders now well-documented

    I finally go around to writing up some solid documentation describing all the ways that that the borders on a FlexWiki page can be customized .
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Home Servers & Storage...

    Charlie Kindel's Blog is running a series of articles on home servers and storage - Charlie is an interesting guy, I first met Charlie at the 1994 OLE Developers Conference in London, Charlie had a pretty interesting description of exactly how random...
  • Innovación Tecnológica

    Documentación de Visual Studio 2005

    Para todos los que ya usan Visual Studio 2005 , está disponible una versión Beta de la documentación en MSDN2 , que además es el nuevo engine de publicación que usará MSDN en el futuro. Una de las grandes mejoras es el sistema de URL's que ahora soporta...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    The C prompt – command line information

    To some, the command-line (Start, Run, CMD) is a confusing place to be. To others, it’s the place to get stuff done quickly. Here are a few useful links for that second group, or if you’d like to be part of that group: Command-line reference for Windows...
  • inviso's WebLog

    Hello World

    Hello, people. - Eric
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    More Tips on Writing Good Bug Reports

    Marie has done an awesome job writing up the most complete “how to file a good bug report” I’ve ever seen on paper: Two things I really want to emphasize: Good bug titles – we have lots...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Code Snippets 101

    I’ve been testing the new Code Snippets feature heavily the past couple of days. Meghan (Editor Dev Lead) and Sean (Editor PM) have good information about Code Snippets on the VS Editor blog: Code Snippets – a way to be more efficient in writing code...
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