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  • Heath Stewart's blog

    64-bit Windows is Here

    Yesterday was a truly remarkable day. Not since Windows NT 3.1 released in 1993 have we seen such a shift in computing on Windows to another architecture. Windows Server 2003 SP1 for x64 and Windows XP Professional for x64 were released to manufacturing...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    What else happened yesterday?

    Yesterday, a few hours before RTM, my blog posting was almost ready, I realized that this blog entry, being posted a few hours before RTM of SP1, had the potenial of becoming 'influencial' to my career. Well, at least I decided not to blog. Only to find...
  • jfo's coding

    Getting the "blue" themed border color

    "What color can I use for borders - InactiveCaption is close, but doesnt work in Silver?" System.Windows.Forms.VisualStyles.VisualStyleInformation.TextControlBorder Prior to Whidbey, you would have to directly use the UxTheme API . I would recommend waiting...
  • Marcelo's WebLog

    Data transfer in Avalon

    Data transfer in Avalon is all about sharing data between applications. Getting your data from one place to another is a very basic part of your computer interaction. The two most commonly used mechanism to move data from one app to another is through...
  • Rob Caron

    Capacity, Velocity, and Productivity

    In planning our 4th Sprint, which is currently in progress, we wrestled with determining how much backlog each individual and the team as a whole can deliver. The part that was difficult was figuring out how much cost affects each person on the team....
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    An Apple a day...

    Keeps John Kennedy up waaaay too late editing videos for the web. Find out how we recorded the new tutorial videos and what John learned from the experience. – Mike
  • John's Blog

    Microsoft Staff Caught on Video - The True Story

    As you probably know, Mike Hall is a cheery chap who loves to explain Windows CE and Mobile Device related stuff. Better yet, he doesn't mind when we point a video camera at him and film him doing it. In fact, he even writes about these videos, on his...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… How to quickly set the editor background to black

    You can quickly change the editor background to black by going to Tools Options Environment Fonts & Colors. Make sure that “Show Settings For” is on Text Editor and the Plain Text is selected in “Display Items”. Change item foreground from Default...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Tutorial - Adding files to Windows CE 5.0

    You’ve built your Windows CE 5.0 operating system, and you now need to add some files, perhaps this is an application you’ve written in Visual Studio .NET 2003, or an MFC application written in eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 SP4, or some resource...
  • Dgoldman's WebLog

    Overview of the OABgen process

    I have some free time this week so I figured that I would post a blog in regard to the OAB generation process. As of late I have seen a lot of confusion around the topic of how OABGen works, so here is a high level overview. Offline Address List Generation...
  • Feroze Daud's WebLog

    HttpWebRequest and Host Headers

    A user posted on the newsgroups asking about how to set Host headers in HttpWebRequest. HttpWebRequest does not allow the host header to be set by the user. It is set automatically from the URI supplied to HttpWebRequest constructor. However, it...
  • Okoboji: a lake, a mythical university, Kevin Moore's blog

    Avalon March CTP: Creating a simple TreeView

    I’m going to walk through creating a simple TreeView with the March CTP of Avalon. First, the tools you need. 1) Visual C# Express 2) Avalon and Indigo Community Technology Preview - March 2005 (In a previous post , I’ve...
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