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  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    How to detect .Net Framework installed in a web client?

    In my last post I talked about how to detect .Net framework installed in your local machine. This is another .Net framework detection. But not for you, it is for web servers. Suppose you browse some web site. How does that web site know if you have installed...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    What would stop you from using Managed DirectX?

    This is a question that is interesting in more ways than one. One of the more common answers to this question i hear is naturally centered around performance, even though many times the person with the 'fear' of the performance hasn't actually tried to...
  • Noah Horton's WebBlog

    O'Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference

    For those of you attending the O’Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference this year (San Diego, Feb 8-12), Peer Networking will have a presence. Ravi Rao, another Program Manger from my team, will be attending the conference. If you are interested...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    How to detect .Net framework installed or not.

    This is another frequently asked question. If you search google how to detect .Net Framework , this(;%5BLN%5D;315291 ) page ranks very high. Ignore all the details in the KB articles. It basically...
  • Noah Horton's WebBlog


    Welcome to Noah Horton’s Blog. On my blog, you will find info on Microsoft Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking, .NET Development, the digital lifestyle in general, and, occasionally, a rant on any particular topic that merits one. I am a Program Manager...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    Very long assembly name

    Speaking of file name inspired me to write another post about assembly name. Windows supports long file path since Win95 time. It has a MAX_PATH limit, which is defined as 260. Prior to .Net era, you seldom see long file name. If you poke around...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    User friendly file name

    There was an interesting discussion not long ago. People complain file names are just too user un-unfriendly. What is WISPTIS.exe? It is “Microsoft Tablet PC Platform Component”. How could you tell from its name? Valid complain. Other...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Today's dose of ASP.NET content

    We have two articles for your pleasure today on the ASP.NET Developer Center . Note that if you look at the home page, you won't see them now, but the links below will work. They'll appear on the homepage Friday afternoon. What's a week like without...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Ow! My Foot!

    Numbers are bad. That might sound like a strange statement coming from a professional software developer with a degree in mathematics. Let me try to justify that. Numbers are bad the way that power tools are bad. I mean, I like power tools. A lot...
  • Matt Powell

    Where is SOAP 1.1?

    Don indicates his trials in finding the SOAP 1.1 spec now that appropriately points at the latest 1.2 spec. I ran into the same problem on MSDN . Seeing as I had neither a mirror or Don's tattoo (and although I heard about his...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Empower for ISVS - new lower price

    I mentioned the Empower Program for ISVs a while back . It is a great resource. Well guess what, the price has been lowered! Enroll now and receive 1 MSDN Universal Subscription and 5 user licenses at the new, lower membership fee of only $875 ...
  • I Love that New Syntax Smell

    Windows Forms III - Dynamic Layout

    I'm not going to belabor my blog with yet another code explanation. I've converted the dynamic layout example (found here ) from C# to C++. It isn't especially interesting, but it is good groundwork for later examples and projects. Get the code! You...
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