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  • Riding Herd

    Easter egg follow-up

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    Tom says there's no excuse for adding easter eggs . I think this post of mine has generated more activity than anything I've written about WinFS or Longhorn ;) I'm not going to advocate that every developer ought be able to spend as much time as they...
  • Riding Herd

    The cost of frequent bits updates

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    Sharing Whidbey interim releases more frequently (Mark Cliggett, via JayBaz , via Scoble ) with our developer community is a great step for MS, I think. I love to see the Whidbey team being more open and engaged with the community On the other hand...
  • atmosphere - the developer blog of Bernard Wong

    Grab bag of bits and bites

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    in my last blog entry , i should have mentioned that those links to the videos of the Japanese bi-pedal robots were forwarded to me by my pal, Randy Brown, program manager for Microsoft FoxPro. props also due to our mutual friend, Alan Griver, who spotted...
  • Brad Abrams

    Why can't NullReferenceException tell you the type of the instance that was null?

    • 23 Comments
    If you have done much managed development you have run into a NullReferenceException more times that you’d care to count. The CLR throws this exception when you try to access instance state on null instance… One of your internal customers...
  • Brad Abrams

    Windows Forms FileDialog

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    In my comments Kevin Westhead asks about the Windows Forms FileDialog. I was able to speak to grandpuba of Windows Forms, Mark Boulter who explained this as recommend a fix to the documentation: FileDialog is a detail of the implementation of OpenFileDialog...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    What time is it ?

    • 4 Comments
    It's nearly 10pm in Seoul, the hands on labs are up and running, we've met with the translators and run through our sessions and labs - actually, that's not entirely true - that Doug Boling chap hasn't arrived at the hotel yet, so this could mean one...
  • jeff's WebLog

    ode to m

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    McAllister : Show me the heart unfettered by foolish dreams and I'll show you a happy man. John Keating : But only in their dreams can men be truly free. 'Twas always thus and always thus will be. In other news, AZ and I climbed Tiger Mountain this...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Another application for WordML

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    At least the different articles I have read are using WordML in a different way than we are. The main use of WordML is for obtain a set of data in XML. They are using Word as a entry of formatted data. We are using it for the opposite. We create a...
  • Daigo Hamura's Weblog

    コンパイラのテスト

    • 13 Comments
    殺人的な忙しい日々がやっと終わりやっとアップデートできました。最後のポストからだいぶたったのですが、今日は、どのようにC#のコンパイラはテストするのか?について書いてみたいと思います。私は、Whidbeyでは主にAnonymous...
  • This is my old blog

    Fixing HttpServerUtility.Transfer

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    We have reported this a year ago HERE You can see the formal description of the problem here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;833833
  • adamga's WebLog

    You don't always need to convert right away...

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    When Riverdeep wanted to write new features for The Print Shop in C#, it didn't want to have to convert the entire 20-year-old C++ code base of The Print Shop forward into managed code at once. The existing 1.4 million lines code were not structured well...
  • adamga's WebLog

    Funky SQL Ports...

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    Great tip from Bill Brockbank... Useful in very tightly locked-down environments.... .NET Data Access Architecture Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/daag.asp ***********************************...
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