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  • James Newkirk's Blog

    Refactoring: Introduce SetUp Method

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    Tests in a TestFixture share common initialization code. Create a method in the TestFixture, move common initialization code to the method, and execute the method prior to each test. Before: [ Test ] public void UponCreationCountIsZero() { BookmarkCollection...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Musing

    System.EnterpriseSe#?

    • 4 Comments
    If you are brave enough to look at Whidbey's native image cache, you will see some odd directories ended with '#'. C:\WINDOWS\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.40607_32>dir *# Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is 685B-4400 Directory of...
  • James Newkirk's Blog

    Bookmark Collection: Implementing the Add Method

    • 6 Comments
    The first test I implemented last week turned out to describe an excellent example of the Fake It ('Til You Make It') pattern. As we continue with the next test let's see if we will continue to "Fake It" or do we have enough tests and information to begin...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Musing

    Codebase hint in config files

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    If your assemblies cannot be found by the standard fusion probing logic , you have two options: 1. Hook up AssemblyResolve event. 2. Specify a codebase hint in config files. The syntax for specifying codebase hint in a config file is in MSDN http://msdn...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Sanitize Your Clipboard Text

    • 10 Comments
    I'm guessing this is mostly a geek problem, but I frequently find myself starting up NOTEPAD, pasting in some formatted text, selecting all of the now-unformatted text, copying it again, and pasting it into some other application. Does this sound familiar...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Save that Command Prompt

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    Do you like the Command Prompt? Don’t let that blinking cursor go to waste. Install the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 package which is the same compiler and linker that ship with Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional! With it you can compile apps using the Command...
  • Ed Draper

    G4-TechTV sucks

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    The G4-TechTV merger has to go down in history as the worst corporate bungling since the new Coke and it continues to get worse. Finally, I see a TSS host that's not only a geek, but who's actually funny and is not card carrying Linux or Apple bigot ...
  • Marie's Blog

    Community Integration in Whidbey Beta 2

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    You may have heard about a few new community integration features we’ve been working on for the release of Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey) Beta 2. We finally have an story end to end for a finding, installing and using VS components such as Starter Kits...
  • David Kline

    Debugging NetCF apps using CorDbg - Part X: Threads

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    Earlier in this series , I mentioned I would talk a bit about threads... Commands re[sume] su[spend] t[hreads] Working with threads in CorDbg is pretty straight forward. The viewing an navigating of your application's threads is done using the t[hreads...
  • Ben Armstrong

    OS/2 2.11 under Virtual PC

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    One of the skeletons that I keep in my closet is that a long time ago - I was an OS/2 zealot. Soon after using Windows 3.0 - I got to play with my first copy of OS/2. OS/2 2.11. I immediately fell in love with it. It was much more stable than Windows...
  • Roberdan

    Some good web parts for free

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    "Every so often we develop tools or software bits that we may find either particularly useful or simply educational. Typically we are able to provide these downloads free of charge and anyone is free to utilize them (providing you accept and comply to...
  • Brad Abrams

    *VERY* poor man's profiler

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    There are tons of great .NET profilers out there, but my experince with customers is that very few are using them. There are a varity of reasons for this, but if you are seroius about getting the best performance possible out of your managed apps you...
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