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  • Chris Pratley's Office Labs and OneNote Blog

    Let's talk about Word

    So far this blog has mainly been about OneNote and general product design. I started that way because I love OneNote, and with its hard core fan base and relatively newness, I thought it would be a fun thing to blog about (and I will continue to do that...
  • Omar Shahine

    Send to OneNote from Outlook PowerToy

    At long last, my PowerToy is live! Send to OneNote from Outlook lets you send Mail, Post items and Sticky Notes to OneNote (note, this was previously called Outlook2OneNote). While you are there I also recommend Send to OneNote from Internet Explorer...
  • Mark Ihimoyan's WebLog

    System.Xml in NETCF v2.0

    Mark Fussell recently authored a very comprehensive article on the MSDN XML developer center that details the improvements to the XML APIs in System.Xml and the .NET Framework for version 2.0. This is the first in a series of articles that will provide...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Presentation from Francesco Balena on Data Structures for VB Programmers

    From Paschal's blog... Data Structures for VB programmers Interesting PDF file to understand .NET stuff like basic types, arrays, collections and regular expressions. Download here Source: Only4gurus Good presentation... from a great author . It appears...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    AssemblyToVisio - Visio 2003 UML diagram generator

    Sent to me ( Josh ) from one of our Microsoft consultants.... AssemblyToVisio - Visio 2003 UML diagram generator This tool fulfills the...
  • Vinayak's WebLog

    Things you should know about the MSCS_CatalogScratch database

    The Product team received a number of queries regarding the MSCS_CatalogScratch database and so I thought I should write about it. Simply put the MSCS_CatalogScratch database is a scratchpad database (much like tempdb) which contains empty tables. These...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    Add #Region Macro

    Another macro from Devhawk allows you to quickly add your own regions to code. From his site: In order to make it easier to create regions in my code, I wrote this macro. It asks the developer for a region...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    Set IDE to Demo Mode Fonts

    Via Devhawk comes a macro to set the editor fonts to and from a preset demo mode size and font combo. Private Sub SetEditorFonts( ByVal size As Integer , ByVal family As String , ByVal bold As Boolean ) Dim Props As Properties Props = DTE.Properties(...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    How to Use Macro Code

    To use the macro code you find here you'll want to copy it to the clipboard and follow these steps. Getting the macro into Visual Studio .Net Open Visual Studio .Net Use the menu to view Tools->Macros->Macro Explorer or Alt-F8 with most...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Chocolate as a Social hacking tool?

    From memefirst , we see the power of one of the most powerful substances in the world, the cocoa bean. According to this article, it's strong enough to either make you divulge your password or lie to a researcher. As a chocoholic who needs at least a...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Back from VS Connections onto Bay.NET UG

    I'm back from VS Connections , the demos for my talk went off pretty smoothly and I got to meet lot's of great people. The people I talked to were really excited about C# 2005, and I got to show off some of the cool, new features that came online in the...
  • Ed Draper

    For the Microsoft haters out there...

    John Topley has an excellent post on his blob regarding the pathology of Microsoft bashing.
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