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  • Dave Massy's Blog

    Avalon != XAML

    XAML is not Avalon and Avalon is not XAML. I think we've not been making this entirely clear although it has definitely been implied by Don Box, Chris Anderson and others. See the Holiday MSDN TV show to see some of this. However there seems to be a little...
  • Tim Sneath

    MSDN Flash: Improving .NET Code Quality

    Welcome back! My name is Tim Sneath , and I work in the Developer & Platform group in Microsoft UK. In the last issue of the new MSDN Flash, we looked at a number of helpful third-party utilities that can help you get the most out of the .NET Framework...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Review: iRiver iHP-120 MP3 player

    I recently picked up an iRiver iHP-120 MP3 player . I'd been finding it hard to work at our the club without music. I thought about buying a Rio S50 (like my wife's), but my collection is ripped at a pretty high bit rate, so you can't fit that much...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Diving into DirectX...the shallow end of the pool

    I have been spending a little time trying to figure out how to mess around with some audio settings on my computer programmatically. It's not as easy as it seems. I have renewed respect for game programmers. But then, my game experience starts and ends...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    BizTalk Server will split up your documents for you.

    Lots of people have asked me how you split up a documents. You don't have to write code for this it is a built in feature of the parsers in BizTalk Server. For example check out this sample .txt document. It has a header (Northwind Shipping) and multiple...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes


    Learned a hard lesson. Contention between GetPrivateProfileString and WritePrivateProfileString may cause a deadlock, even for multiple processes. If you intent to Read/Write the same ini file, you have to lock the file yourself. Yes, I know they are...
  • Josh Heitzman's Blog

    Known WTL7.1 for CE issues and more on the Windows CE Application Wizard

    Today, I got a request for a list of known WTL7.1 for CE issues, so here it is (at least the ones I am currently aware of): Update UI broken Property sheet tabs are not at the bottom for Pocket PC Splitter windows are not supported –...
  • Mitch Walker

    Avalon Skinning

    [Note (05/19/2005): I see that I've broken the images below. I'll try to fix this tomorrow. Sorry about that!] Yesterday I posted about Terrarium at PDC 2003. I mentioned that one of the features I liked best was the use of Xaml to provide skinning...
  • digitalnetbizz's WebLog

    An intro grip on Longhorn ...

    From Visual Studio Magazine .
  • digitalnetbizz's WebLog

    Windows Media Center is so well integrated ...

    I bought a Windows Media Center from HP 2 months back and I'm enjoying a whole new level of media experiences. The tv guide, my tv, video and pix are all good. The online experience that comes with Windows Media Center 2004 is even better .. Napster,...
  • Mitch Walker

    Avalon Skinning

    I whipped up an article that goes over the steps we took for using Xaml and Avalon to provide a skinnable UI for the version of Terrarium we had running at the PDC 2003 Hands-On Labs. It is pretty easy to implement and really allows you to do some cool...
  • Noah Horton's WebBlog

    The Joy of Smartphones

    Today I spent two hours in a meeting with The Man. I'm sure everyone reading this is in an organization with someone who qualifies as The Man, if not several qualifying people. Resultantly, you probably all know the nervousness that a meeting with The...
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