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  • mszCool's thoughts and cents revealed

    ControlDesigner - Accessing Web.Config at Design Time

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    TechEd Europe is quite cool till now. Some interesting sessions (especially things about Team System and Web Services) and - if you have read one of my older blog entries - I am at the ask the experts getting some interesting questions from attendees...
  • PuzzleBuff's WebLog

    Three bits of code for popping bubbles

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    Here are three ways to pop bubbles: 1. PopBubbleWithStar - this method erases the bubble, then draws a star, then erases the star. 2. PopBubbleWithBrush - this method erases the bubble, draws the bubble with a vertical hatch brush, then erases the...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    What is a C0000005 crash?

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    In my blog about Dr. Watson I talked about product crashes. What is an example of a crash? How destructive is it? Here’s a simple example. MyFunction takes a string parameter and calculates its length MyFunction ( char * StringParam...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What's wrong with this code, part 3

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    This time, let’s consider the following routine used to determine if two strings are equal (case insensitively). The code’s written in C# if it’s not obvious. static bool CompareStrings(String string1, String string2) { // // Quick check...
  • Jeremy Bostron's Blog

    Microsoft Employee Biographies

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    Are you interested in who the employees at Microsoft are that work around the products you are interested in? I have been working with a number of individuals to launch the Microsoft Employee Biographies site at: http://www.microsoft.com/communities...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    Whidbey Beta Tip#1 Addendum: C# Screensaver Starter kit is in Express only

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    Don asks whether the C# Screensaver starter kit is in the Express SKU only? The answer is yes. We werent quite sure whether to ship this in the SKU meant for professional developers so we didnt. What do you think? Should the SKU meant for professional...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Solitude

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    Oetho rushed out the doorway at the base of the stone tower. His gray hair whipped in the wind and his black cassock snapped. He held his arm up to shield his face, but the wind still bit at his eyes and ears. Wincing, he forced his way across the small...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    JavaOne Day Three

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    JavaOne Day Three Last night I went to a couple of BOFs (Birds of a Feather sessions). The first one was on the new Tiger features. This was mostly Q & A and requests for new features in J2SE (the C# analog would be in the language and BCL, with...
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

    Announcing Visual Studio Tools for Office, Version 2005 Beta

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    Welcome! Welcome to the start of the Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System, Version 2005 Beta program. This technology enables Visual Studio .NET developers to write managed Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET code that runs...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Sax.net and Fun with JLCA 2.0

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    I have a project that I have been putting off for several months now. For my own edification, I have been implementing a .net implementation of a SAX parser. My first attempt at an implementation was written by hand while looking at the spec. Things that...
  • blogs.msdn.com/brianjo

    Jana Carter Posts to the Community Blog

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    My good friend Jana has added her voice to the Microsoft.com Community weblog. Jana is the product manager for the technical chat program at Microsoft, so I'm sure many of you know her from that. It looks like she'll be able to pass on some pretty interesting...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Everybody's kicking ass this week!

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    It's been an amazing week so far from everywhere in the software industry. Each day keeps making it better and better. I was a little dissapointed with the bravado that apple presented, but I'm hoping that their final release will shape up to be a better...
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