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  • jfo's coding

    Keeping your UI Responsive and the Dangers of Application.DoEvents

    What’s the difference between Application.Run and Application.DoEvents? Application.Run continually processes window messages for your application, raising events as necessary. Application.DoEvents processes all the window messages in the queue until...
  • Bryan's Blog

    SMS Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates Pre-Installation Guide Available

    In anticipation of the upcoming release of the Systems Management Server 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates, Microsoft has released a Pre-Installation guide that can help customers prepare their SMS environments for the new tool. As an add on to...
  • Bryan's Blog

    SMS Patch Status Views and Reporting

    With the release of the SMS Inventory Tool for Dell Update and the upcoming SMS Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates, SMS introduces a new set of PatchStatus and PatchState classes known as the Extended classes. These are denoted by the "Ex" suffix. Microsoft...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    To The Screaming Children (You Know Which Ones I Mean)

    Dear Kids, I want to thank you: You are how I know summer is here. You see, when summer is here, your parents let you into the back yard so you can play. You sound like you're having so much fun! You will be out there for hours, running around and...
  • Kam VedBrat

    MTP Support comes to Rio Carbon!

    Yay! Rio Audio has support for MTP now for the Rio Carbon ! I gotta try this!
  • MikePelton's WebLog

    DirectX Matrix Multiply

    Just in case it's driving you nuts too, I've just rediscovered something. I'd be happy to be proved wrong, but I've been drawing pictures of axes for an hour now (sad, I know), and I'm satisfied I'm right. You might imagine that... Matrix m1 = ...
  • Visio

    Visio ActiveX あれこれ

    Visio Drawing Control の詳細を、というリクエストをいただいたのでこちらを… 1 クライアントでの利用が前提 Visio Control は基本的にクライアント アプリケーションでの利用が前提で、サーバー用のコントロールではありません。ただ、SharePoint の Web パーツに挿入することで擬似サーバー用アプリケーションとすることは可能です。Web パーツで使う際には、アクセスするユーザーの PC に Visio がインストールされている必要があります。でないとコントロールが初期化されず...
  • Getting the word out!

    dotProfiler by JetBrains

    The good people over at JetBrains has released a profiling tool called dotProfiler . While I have not had a chance to use the tool myself, I do currently use the ReSharper product for VS2003 and I have to admit there are several features I really like...
  • Visio

    Visual Studio 2005 Beta2

    TechEd でも少し触れましたが、Visual Studio 2005 Beta2 の Windows フォームに Visio Drawing Control を挿入する場合はあるオプションをオフにする必要があります。 プロジェクト設定のデバッグ タブ内の一番下に [Visual Studio host process debugging] というチェックボックスがあります。これは既定でオンになっていますがこの状態だと Visio Drawing Control の初期化に失敗してコンパイル エラーが出てしまいます...
  • Antimail

    Puzzle: a little geometry problem, and a sequence question

    This is not really a puzzle, but a real geometry problem. Let's take a random triangle (ABC), and let's assume that the angle bisector from A intersects BC in the point D. Proof that: AD ^ 2 = AB * AC - BD * CD Here is the figure, drawn in MSPAINT...
  • Antimail

    IE7... feels different

    I like IE7. A few days ago, being too brave maybe as usual, I decided to instal it on my dev box and in a few days I succeeded to develop dangerous addictions for several things. First, on tabbed browsing (pretty fast given that each IE window is a separate...
  • Solutions Monkey

    Microsoft Message Queue - An Introduction

    In this series I would like to introduce you to MSMQ history, key concepts, dwell into painpoints, suggest workarounds, and give an insigth into to future. What is MSMQ? MSMQ enables Asychronous communicaiton between two different applications....
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