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  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What's wrong with this code, part 3

    This time, let’s consider the following routine used to determine if two strings are equal (case insensitively). The code’s written in C# if it’s not obvious. static bool CompareStrings(String string1, String string2) { // // Quick check...
  • Jeremy Bostron's Blog

    Microsoft Employee Biographies

    Are you interested in who the employees at Microsoft are that work around the products you are interested in? I have been working with a number of individuals to launch the Microsoft Employee Biographies site at:
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    Whidbey Beta Tip#1 Addendum: C# Screensaver Starter kit is in Express only

    Don asks whether the C# Screensaver starter kit is in the Express SKU only? The answer is yes. We werent quite sure whether to ship this in the SKU meant for professional developers so we didnt. What do you think? Should the SKU meant for professional...
  • The Wayward WebLog


    Oetho rushed out the doorway at the base of the stone tower. His gray hair whipped in the wind and his black cassock snapped. He held his arm up to shield his face, but the wind still bit at his eyes and ears. Wincing, he forced his way across the small...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    JavaOne Day Three

    JavaOne Day Three Last night I went to a couple of BOFs (Birds of a Feather sessions). The first one was on the new Tiger features. This was mostly Q & A and requests for new features in J2SE (the C# analog would be in the language and BCL, with...
  • Kirk Evans Blog and Fun with JLCA 2.0

    I have a project that I have been putting off for several months now. For my own edification, I have been implementing a .net implementation of a SAX parser. My first attempt at an implementation was written by hand while looking at the spec. Things that...
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

    Announcing Visual Studio Tools for Office, Version 2005 Beta

    Welcome! Welcome to the start of the Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System, Version 2005 Beta program. This technology enables Visual Studio .NET developers to write managed Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET code that runs...

    Jana Carter Posts to the Community Blog

    My good friend Jana has added her voice to the Community weblog. Jana is the product manager for the technical chat program at Microsoft, so I'm sure many of you know her from that. It looks like she'll be able to pass on some pretty interesting...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Everybody's kicking ass this week!

    It's been an amazing week so far from everywhere in the software industry. Each day keeps making it better and better. I was a little dissapointed with the bravado that apple presented, but I'm hoping that their final release will shape up to be a better...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    My new Coding 4 Fun Column is up on MSDN...

    How Long Now? Summary: Duncan Mackenzie describes how to calculate the difference between two dates in Visual Basic .NET, and builds an application that counts down to the release of Halo 2.
  • doncampbell's weblog

    Nice new Office 2003 feature - Paste Options

    Have you ever tried to copy text or images from one Office application to another and struggled with the formatting? One neat new feature in Office 2003 is the Paste Options smart tag. When you copy from PowerPoint and paste into Word, for example...
  • Chris Garty's Weblog

    Presentation: Refactoring

    Last week I gave a presentation at the Melbourne Microsoft Developer Group (MDNUG) on Refactoring with code examples in C# (.Net) and using Visual Studio 2005 for some live demonstrations. The slide deck for my Refactoring presentation is available...
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