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  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Dev Luv: Visio Development Top Five Performance Tips

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    Here are my favorite five recommendations for improving Visio performance in an app: Get a Cell by its location rather than its name : Retrieve a cell by its Section, Row, and Cell location in the ShapeSheet using CellsSRC, rather than by Cell name. It...
  • TSQL_language's WebLog

    Intro

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    My name is not actually TSQL language :-), I am Eugene Zabokritski, a Technical Lead working in the TSQL front-end team of the SQL Engine group. My plan is to post a series of overviews of some TSQL areas that I think are complicated enough to warrant...
  • Rob Caron

    MSDN Webcast: Extensibility in Visual Studio 2005 Team System—Level 200

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    Be sure to add this to your calendar for this Thursday (tomorrow) if you're interested in Visual Studio 2005 Team System Extensibility. To understand the extensibility architecture is to understand the underpinnings of Team Foundation's architecture since...
  • Joel Pobar's CLR weblog

    CLR Metadata – please sir, let me consume the bits…

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    Firstly, the big metadata diagram . Thanks to Chris King for this absolute gem. Now, on to the various ways developers can read and write metadata bits... Unmanaged Metadata Reader API’s I mentioned various times before that there exists Unmanaged Metadata...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Visual Effects -- Soft Fade

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    If you’re willing to put a little more time into it, you can play around with transparencies and fills to create fades or bevels or soft shadows. Visio rendering is based on GDI+, which provides a rich foundation for visual effects. The easiest “advanced...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Welcome to the Visio blog!

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    Thanks for visiting! I'll be covering cool things that users can do with Visio, ranging from making it faster and easier to create a drawing to making your Visio drawing look great. I'll also be talking about Visio developer issues. I'm really interested...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Visual Effects -- Color Schemes

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    Visio is a great application that gets used at about 15% capacity by most users. (It’s a testament to the functionality in Visio that the 15% still makes Visio interesting for millions of users.) I’ve seen a lot of information-packed diagrams that convey...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    NimbRo RS

    My favorite part of working in the software industry is that no matter what you come up with, people will always find ways to use it for something that you'd never imagine. Check out this article (with great pictures) about "Nimbo RS". [Author: Robert...
  • Joel Pobar's CLR weblog

    TechEd AU/NZ shoutouts

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    2 months since my last post? – Yeah I know, I’ve been very busy lately with Whidbey CLR commitments. I'll have two posts today – a quick postmortem on TechEd AU/NZ, and a post on various metadata related API’s developers are able to consume. They're kind...
  • JasonMcC's WebLog

    MS TimeZone: Another useful/less utility

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    Working for an international company like Microsoft means I am often time zone challenged. I decided I needed the magic of software to help me overcome these difficulties and was surprised to find we make one of own multi-time zone clock applications...
  • Visual Studio For Devices

    Forceful home screens on Smartphone devices

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    Another great question from the Smartphone developer newsgroup today. The gist of it is: "Why does the Smartphone home screen pop in front of my application every 10 minutes, and how can I stop it?" The Smartphone Home screen pops forward after the device...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Windows Mobile Development Tool Support Matrix

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    This post has been replaced with newer information. See https://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2005/06/02/424382.aspx -Robert
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