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  • C# Frequently Asked Questions

    Where can I find sample C# code for simple threading?

    Refer to the System.Threading namespace on MSDN for full details. Meanwhile here is a quick taste. using System; using System.Threading; class ThreadTest { public void Runme() { Console.WriteLine( "Runme Called" ); Thread.Sleep(10000...
  • Hans VB's WebLog - For FREE!!!

    TechEd Europe 2004 (Amsterdam)

    My main objective is to evangelize (don't blame me, I don't like the word evangelism either) SQL Server 2005. Although this objective fills 100% of my time, I took on the task of deciding which sessions go into the Developer Tools and Technologies track...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    My mom doesn't care about space

    Now, before I go on, in the interest of not filling this article with assorted exceptions for perfect accuracy which I could never possibly achieve anyway, kindly allow me to make the general point bearing in mind that, as usual, what I write is only...
  • Craig Flannagan, MSDN Canada's WebLog

    The latest news for Canadian Developers

    Hey Team Canada, Well, I just got off of the latest MSDN Canada DevChat ( ) with Microsoft Developer Specialist Dan Sellers, and I must say - it was awesome - the demos were great and Dan's presentation was solid. You can...
  • Riding Herd

    A WinFS scenario from someone other than me...

    ...and he's a real developer, even! Dan Crevier, an architect on the People & Groups team on Longhorn, has posted a write up of how WinFS would have helped him on his last software project.
  • Yves Dolce

    The [well known] dangers of indirection...

    Both _com_ptr_t and CComPtr template classes make your life a lot easier when consuming COM components. But if you have multi-threaded code that’s creating a lot of COM component at a very high rate, you might want to look for that old “...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog


    Ok, so they've finally convinced me to go live with something that resembles my own thoughts (instead of just making snippy comments about other peoples’ posts :))... So who am I and why do I think that anyone in their right mind would care about...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Outlook, .NET, and WordML- the FOURTH of a short series.

    All right, it's time I quit answering email and get back to my blog (for those of you waiting for something from me- you now know why it has to wait!). In this entry, I will describe the XSD I use for this little sample, and then I will get into the manifest...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    CSUN - Accessibility Conference

    CSUN – it is coming up, and I’m excited. It is a great opportunity to really show how we’ve been taking this community seriously. ASP.NET initially had some serious accessibility issues when it was first released, but we addressed this...
  • JoeN's Blog

    Default Namespace and folders

    Most of my time is spent on Whidbey and Anson and I have been working on the project templates and the add item templates for Whidbey. One of the issues we are currently looking at is the need for namespace entries in the code that gets generated when...
  • Andy Oakley

    Changes in the Workspaces releases area

    As I mentioned last week , the Workspaces on GotDotNet are going to see a few changes tomorrow. There will be some downtime while the modifications are made across the site but expect all data to remain intact. Some of the changes on the way in the...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    One of my favorite recruiting tools . . .

    A lot of people have asked me how I go about finding candidates. My job could be re-titled “internet sleuth,” and that would be a fair description. While I use many tools (some of which I’ll tell you about later), one of my favorites...
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