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  • Peter Stern's WebLog

    Printing to XAML with the Windows Client Print Driver – AKA gradients are kicking my ass

    I’ve done a lot of experimenting to generate XAML with my vector drawing tools, and Office apps. I learned if you copy vectors from Illustrator and paste them into PowerPoint, they are rasterized into a .png. If you copy and paste those vectors...
  • One Louder

    Whatever happened to job fairs anyway?

    Back when I started my recruiting career, job fairs were a staple of the recruiter role. I lived in Chicago and, being a big city, with lots of people and lots of job openings, I knew that many people would be matched up with potential opportunities at...
  • Sampy's Blog

    Trust Licenses

    I've talked with one of the lead ClickOnce program managers about Paul's feedback on my most recent post. His guidance was to sign your ClickOnce manifests with an X509 certificate (possible with the MAGE SDK tool) and have your IT admin deploy that certificate...
  • C# Frequently Asked Questions

    Does C# support variable arguments (vararg's) on methods?

    There was a suggestion/question on the Product Feedback site for VS2005 that suggested that the params keyword may not be that well understood. The params keyword can be applied on a method parameter that is an array. When the method is invoked, the...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Helping friends and family protect their computers

    I consider myself a Nerd (yes, with a capital “N”). I have always been enamored with technology, and especially computers. With this enthusiasm, however, comes great responsibility. The concept of “six degrees of separation” is...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Pocket PC Virus

    It looks like there's a low threat Pocket PC Virus - this is discussed on the c|net site, here Symantec rated the bug a "1," the lowest on its five-point scale. In a statement, the company offered the standard warning not to open or execute files from...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Hot job alert: Live Meeting!

    A colleague just sent over some of her current openings with Live Meeting. Many moons ago (well, like just a little over a year ago, actually), I recruited for this group, and I can vouch that this is a really cool team and technology. Read on to see...
  • Jon Steed

    Directly Mapping Texels to Pixels

    When rendering 2D output using pre-transformed vertices, care must be taken to ensure that each texel area correctly corresponds to a single pixel area, otherwise texture distortion can occur. This article describes the process that Direct3D follows when...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    Caution! Graphic Images

    I thought some of you would like to see me, so I've uploaded a picture of myself. ;-) Please make sure that your children are not viewing this as it is graphic. (Just kidding!) Bill
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    ASP.NET 2.0 Internals

    Latest from Infusion Development on ASP.NET 2.0 is live: ASP.NET 2.0 Internals TTFN - Kent
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    "The latte, it starts to smell after awhile"

    So says our illustrious PM Eric, who's famous for not discarding the used styrofoam cups in his office. The occasion? A going away soirée for a fellow teammate, Simon , who's headed back to England. The turnout was good, much beer was consumed...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    My First Post!

    Hello All. My name is William J. Steele. I'm sure most of you don't know who I am, but I am a Developer Community Champion covering the Great Lakes District for Microsoft Corporation. I've been a software developer for most of my life... I started when...
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