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  • IEBlog

    IE add-ons in Marketplace

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Hi, I’m Gary Schare and I run the product management team for IE. This includes defining and communicating the IE value proposition...
  • The Old New Thing

    The shift key overrides NumLock

    It also overrides CapsLock....
  • The Old New Thing

    More dictionaries you didn't realize you needed

    Apparently there are a lot of strange dictionaries out there....
  • Guoqiang Wu's Blog

    Programming Office Commandbars - get the ID of a CommandBarControl

    The FindControl ( FindControls ) method of CommandBars collection / CommandBar object is the most useful and reliable way to get the reference to a CommandBarControl object. For built-in menu items and toolbar buttons, the control ID is required for a...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    More thoughts on error tolerance.

    I've posted before about error tolerance and how I consider that a very important part of VC#. This time I want to talk about some of the difficulties that arise when you go down that route. I'm going to start with a bug we recently discovered and how...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MSR Cambridge - Day 1

    I arrived in Cambridge mid afternoon on Sunday 5th September, and needed to get to the Microsoft Research office to upload some lab documents I will be using later in the week - Thankfully, Damien Watkins (and his wife) were also in the office and offered...
  • .NET4Office

    Parameterized Properties in C# and the mystery of Value2 in Excel

    One of the mysteries in Excel customization code that I see written by C# developers is the use of the "Value2" property to set the value of a Range in Excel. Why do C# developers use this wacky Value2 property? Most VB programs you see written against...
  • Chris Keyser's Blog

    SCT Options - Using a cookie approach with SCT's in a farm

    So far I've discussed using two techniques for using SCT's in a web farm, pinning and using a database as a caching mechanism. The third and final technique I'm going to cover is using a cookie-like approach of embedding the information in the extended...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Don't Lock the Taskbar

    UI Designer mentioned that he has moved his taskbar to the top of his desktop rather than leave it in the default position at the bottom of the screen. I tried this out myself a few years ago and have stuck with it ever since - less mousework to do since...
  • Omar Shahine

    dasBlog Security Update

    If you are running dasBlog, make sure you install the security fix available for all released versions of dasBlog.
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Score Me Some H

    Yesterday when we were out food shopping, I picked up a $16 bottle of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir -- "H" from Hamacher. Wow. Lots of nice fruit and a good finish. Back to back with the Firesteed, my other $15 Pinot Noir, I'd have to say that the H shows...
  • David Kline

    No more paper maps for me...

    Last week, I got my hands on a copy of Streets & Trips 2005 with GPS Locator . This weekend, I bought the cable assembly to connect it to my Pocket PC and got it hooked up in my car. This is my first GPS device (odd, I realize, for a Microsoft geek...
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