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  • The Wayward WebLog

    Code Warriors

    The smell of sulfur is in the air, as clouds of smoke slowly dissipate in the stale wind. The debris of war is strewn across the battlefield; crumpled metal canisters, oil stained boxes and the melted remains left by soldiers long gone; nothing left standing...
  • Brad Abrams

    Early warning on obsolete members coming in .NET Framework 2.0 (Whidbey)

    We have a very cool report we run every week over the entire .NET Framework that shows which members were obsoleted. As I was reviewing that list, I thought that this would be great information to get out to customers right away. After all if you are...
  • Vinayak's WebLog

    My first blog!

    I am Vinayak Tadas, a developer in the Commerce Server team in Microsoft. Seeing so many blogs on different Microsoft products, I also decided to create my own blog. I will be writing about Commerce Server in general and the the Product Catalog system...
  • Santomania

    Using Access 2003 as a Smart Client

    If a 'Smart Client' means being able to work online or offline and call Web Services then here is an example. This app lets you copy the WSSFAQ and view it in an Access form.
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    RAII and C#

    Daniel wrote: I've been reading your blog for quite some time, and, while I love C#, I never understood why it doesn't support RAII (Resource Acquisition Is Initialization). You know, in C++ you can acquire some resource (a handle, a file, a connection...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium


    If you've ever wished you could find a P/Invoke definition for a Win32 function, you'll like this site .
  • Rob Villahermosa's WebLog

    Configuring your V1.1 apps to run against V1.0

    A friend of mine was trying to get his V1.1 app to run against V1.0 without much luck. His config file had a startup section that looked like this: <startup> <supportedRuntime version=”v1.1.4322”/> <supportedRuntime...

    MSDN Webcast: Writing Add-ins for Visual Studio

    Craig Skibo is giving a Webcast tomorrow (April 22) at 1:00 PM (PST) on Writing Add-Ins for Visual Studio. Here's the link: Writing Add-ins for Visual Studio Come and learn how to customize and enhance Visual Studio to make it a tool for just you...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Poser update

    A few updates on the results of my “poser” post. First, anybody who said “anybody who coded that deserves whatever they get” is absolutely correct, but gets no points because that wasn't the answer we were looking for. I...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Customizable CAS Defaults

    One of the nicer new Whidbey features, at least from an admin standpoint, is the ability to customize the default CAS settings. On v1.0 and 1.1 of the framework running caspol -all -reset resulted in the security policy being reset to hardcoded defaults...
  • Brian Keller

    MSDN Webcast: Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Transition

    I did a Webcast yesterday that's online now. You can view the archive of that here: Several people have asked whether or not it's still important to migrate away from the MSJVM...
  • Scott's Blog

    Whats with the weird keyboard navigation in the Help Index and Table of Contents tool windows?

    Do you ever navigate the Index or Table of contents using the keyboard with just a little mouse clicking? If so, you might have noticed that the only way to keep the selection focus on an item in the Index or TOC is to first give focus to the tool window...
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