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  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    What do you want to see in the TechEd community lounge?

    We are in a meeting now, brainstorming all kinds of really cool things to do in the Tech Ed community lounge. Instead of us making all the decisions, we wanted to get your feedback -- warning -- this is a total braindump from us to you, so I can't make...
  • Omar Shahine

    Clean Project

    Does anyone know why there is a Clean button in the Batch Build dialog in VS.NET but it fails to do anything? I think this would be a useful feature no? (delete all the files in bin/Debug and bin/Ship). If you rename your assemblies a lot of crud builds...
  • the1's WebLog

    Using C++ Member Function Pointers

    I don't know about you, but the C++ syntax for member function pointers always eludes me. Every time I would spend half an hour or more deciphering MSDN to get the exact syntax, only to completely forget it the next time. Oops. I can think of three...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    Incorrect Overloaded functions called when specifying Enum Parameters

    I was sent the following code with an subject similar to this blog entry title: Option Strict On Option Explicit On Option Compare Text Public Class ExampleClass Public Overloads Function Member ( ByVal IntegerArgument As Long ) As String...
  • .NET Security Blog

    PKCS#12 in .NET

    Michel Gallant has posted a very nice article on MSDN about using PKCS#12 key with .NET. PKCS#12 are keys, generally exported from certificates, that tend to be stored in .pfx or .p12 files. Michel has provided some nice code for opening these files from...
  • Santhosh Pillai

    Hard to Find a Technical Resource? Think About Microsoft Developer Support!

    I often see questions like this in various forums: We are about start the coding phase of our project. We would like to validate our architecture against someone with expertise in DCOM/Remoting/--Add your technology here--. We probably need a week...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog


    Donald Rumsfeld made the concept of “unknown unknowns” popular recently , but I actually first heard the comment back in 1985ish. One of the Microsoft program managers I worked with was discussing his idea of a concept of “hierarchy...
  • Yves Dolce

    Publicity on television

    Even if you don't understand French, you'll easily browse that site and find hilarious publicities: You can also try this tranlation . Have a great week-end!
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Clearest Code Challenge: My answer

    Here’s my solution. const int spacing = 12; _buttonCancel.Location = new Point ( this .ClientSize - _buttonCancel.Size - new Size (spacing, spacing)); _buttonOK.Location = _buttonCancel.Location - new Size (spacing + _buttonCancel...
  • Visual Studio

    Check out Box and Fox on .NET Rocks!

    Jon Box and Dan Fox, authors of Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework speak about their book and smart device programming on .NET Rocks - The Internet Talk Show for .NET Developers. The March 22, 2004 Box_Fox_Rox episode is here...
  • Cool Client Stuff

    Whidbey Community Preview is here!

    Check out the new Visual Studio 2005 home page . If you are an MSDN subscriber, PDC/VSLive attendee or an Alpha participant, you should be able to get a Preview build of Whidbey soon (if you haven't already!). These are very recent bits, so there are...
  • Visual Studio

    Mobile2Market Application Contest 4 Grand Prizes $25k each...

    “Submit applications for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones to the Microsoft Mobile2Market Application Contest for your chance to win one of four grand prizes for US $25,000, application distribution plus featured promotions. The first...
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