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  • IEBlog

    IE add-ons in Marketplace

    • 35 Comments
    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.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

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

    More dictionaries you didn't realize you needed

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

    Programming Office Commandbars - get the ID of a CommandBarControl

    • 5 Comments
    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    If you are running dasBlog, make sure you install the security fix available for all released versions of dasBlog. http://www.dasblog.net/documentation/PermaLink.aspx?guid=92ad6eb7-ee40-4c89-9f1e-a07c83859e63
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Score Me Some H

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    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...

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    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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