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    PInvokes available as a VS.NET Add-In...

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    Amazing stuff... Adam Nathan creates pinvoke.net, to general acclaim, and then follows only a few days later with a great VS.NET Add-In that allows you to search for, insert and even contribute PInvoke signatures to his site. "Introducing" PINVOKE.NET...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Cyrus likes Weak & Strong references

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    Then Cyrus decided he wanted to support weak references. A weak reference is one that the GC can decide to release if there are no other references to it. For our LazyLoader, that would mean that you create the item when demand appears, and it may...
  • .NET4Office

    Coming to grips with the mess of types in the Office PIAs

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    Have you ever looked at the Excel PIA “Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel” using the object browser in Visual Studio and just been blown away and confused by what you see there? For example, consider what .NET Interop does to the simple...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    CeBIT 2004 Sydney - Thoughts

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    I did a wander of the floor at CeBIT today. What struck me was the number of companies doing the same thing - mms gateways , content management systems , web-based erp , sales force automation , mobile field service , crazy embedded devices . Lots of...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Cyrus enhances Optional<>

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    Cyrus just can’t stop! First he Refactored Optional<> , basically to use a singleton for None<> interface IOptional <A> { A Value { get ; } } class None <A> : IOptional <A> { public static...
  • Paddy Srinivasan's WebLog

    Smart Clients contd...

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    Now you can work on your Siebel Data without leaving Outlook - from the Siebel user week last month... ...... extending Siebel 7.7 functionality to the Microsoft Office System, allowing Siebel customers to seamlessly leverage the capabilities of Microsoft...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    App Building - Day 2

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    Today was the second day of app building. But first, a few comments on the comments on my last post. One set of comments is around what I meant by “real apps”. It's true that when I say “real apps”, I don't mean the sort of...
  • adamga's WebLog

    VSLive Recap...

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    Wow, great attendance at VSLive! and MDC this week in Toronto. Heard very positive feedback from attendees, they liked the content. Hopefully, we'll have another one here next year... I presented .NET Security and Enterprise Services. Lots of interest...
  • C# Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do I get the error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object"?

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    The code is trying to access a member of a reference type variable that is set to null . Given the following class, let's examine some code that could be in the Main method: using System; class Foo { static void Main() { // foo has not been...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Temporary New Home

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    Welcome to the temporary home of DevHawk. I'm guessing (hoping?) many of the people who read my blog regularly also monitor the MSDN blog feed and will notice that I am back online here. My friend who hosts DevHawk for me out of the kindness of his heart...
  • Five Testers From VC

    Cool thing I learned about the IDE today.

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    [Michael] The VS IDE has a ton of cool UI features - many that I'd never ever head of before. If you're a command line kind guy, you can get some use out of the “Find combobox”. I'm sure this feature is in Visual Studio 7.1 + but I also...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    New Blog : Windows XP Embedded and Setup Issues

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    One of the Windows XP Embedded team (Aaron Stebner) now has a Blog up and running, this will be covering Windows XP Embedded and Setup issues (not together you understand), Aaron used to work in the Visual Studio team and has a ton of experience around...
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