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Duncan Mackenzie has too much time on his hands
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    New *Free* Windows Forms Controls

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    Like a lot of other people, I've recently found Tim Dawson's Windows Forms controls along with a great set of useful articles... I'm particularly impressed with the design-time support he has built into these controls. Check them out if you are into Windows...
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    My latest book is now available online

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    Written with the wonderful assistance of Erik Porter , Joel Semeniuk and Andy Baron , this book is focused on the move from VB6 to VB.NET... check it out at Amazon.com
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    Halo for the PC

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    I'm getting a little tired of playing with people I don't know... so if anyone is into playing Halo feel free to try to track me down or if someone felt like it, we could even set up our own game(s)... my Halo name is, boringly enough, "Duncanma" so you...
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    A flexible line graph class library in C#

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    A pretty cool library for drawing 2D graphs, with a demo project and an associated article, appeared on Code Project last week... you might want to check it out. A flexible line graph class library in C# (Code Project) by JChampion
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    Visual C# "Whidbey": Language Enhancements

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    If you think we are talking about Whidbey too much... don't read this post :) The powerpoints and demos are both online for Anders Hejlsberg's talk on the changes to C# for the Whidbey release: In "Whidbey", the Visual C# language will be extended...
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    New Article up on the Visual Basic developer center...

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    Exploring the Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit by Joel Semeniuk
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    Space Invaders in C#

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    from Gus Perez (via Dan Fernandez ); Gus wrote Space Invaders in C# ( source ). Sweet!
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    Eric J. Smith's CodeSmith Utility

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    I use this program all the time, but I paved my machine recently and didn't have it installed... It took me awhile to figure out the web site for the tool, so I thought I would post it for everyone's enjoyment! For those that haven't had the pleasure...
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    Very comprehensive FAQ on the .NET Compact Framework available

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    This isn't new, but it is new to me... http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobility/prodtechinfo/devtools/netcf/faq/default.aspx
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    C# Splash Screen

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    From CodeProject.com (via James Avery's Blog ); A Pretty Good Splash Screen in C# - Tutorial on how to build a full featured splash page (includes fading, progress bar, etc)
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    Questions about the C# Site

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    I've received a few emails and blog comments wondering how to submit comments on the MSDN C# Developer Center , suggestions for new comments, etc. so I thought I would quickly mention that anyone who has any comment at all about the site should feel free...
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    C# Programmable Calculator

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    If you were a big fan of programmable calculators in University (or highschool, I guess it depends on how much $$ you were willing to spend on a calculator back then) then you should like this; C# Programmable Calculator is a Reverse Polish Notation ...
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    Cool "Article" from Cory Smith up on the web...

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    Read it in his blog , it has some neat stuff around GDI+ that I might end up using in my music app ...
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    C# Bloggers Page Up...

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    Only a few bloggers listed so far, but more will be coming in the near future: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/community/blogs/default.aspx
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    New C# Home Page Design Up on MSDN

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    We've been playing with some new developer center home page designs, and we decided to update the C# site first. Check it out at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/ and let me know what you think... Of special interest to the blogging folks, notice that...
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    Hands On Labs

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    Puppy Luppy just commented: Downloaded the SQL Server/Yukon Hands On Labs...can't find anything in the c:\Labs directory...as in: C:\Labs\DTS Lab\SourceQuery.sql C:\Labs\DTS Lab\DTSLabDimProduct.dtsx but didn't give an email address... so everyone...
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    PDC Sessions available as streaming audio with synchronized PPT and demos...

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    For the next 6 months, many of the PDC Sessions will available at http://microsoft.sitestream.com/PDC2003/Default.htm as streaming audio with synchronized PPT and demos. Check it out!!
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    C# Whidbey Sneak Preview doc up on MSDN

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    This document provides an overview of the new features available for C# developers in Visual Studio "Whidbey". Download the Word document from here
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    Looking for a "Photo Blog"

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    I recently acquired a digital camera so I started thinking about a photo blog... something my family out in Winnipeg could subscribe to. A colleague, who has a camera phone, suggested textamerica, which seemed quite happy to accept my registration but...
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    Ninja Gaiden

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    I just read the description of this game on xbox.com , which I've done before ... then I read "Nov 2003" for a ship date. I swear I actually shivered... oooh. Turns out, according to EBGames.com at least, that it is 12/15/2003... which is the day before...
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    Dolomite <> Dolemite

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    Earlier today I posted some background pics... including some from www.dolomitesworld.com ... Frank Redmond (Content Strategist for .NET Framework) just bust out laughing in my office because he thought I was posting backgrounds based on one of the many...
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    SHAutoComplete

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    As a follow up my last post ... I also found this fairly clear and simple explanation of using just SHAutoComplete (which is much easier than implementing IAutoComplete2) in your applications
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    IAutoComplete

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    I was playing with the SHAutoComplete API call and the IAutoComplete (2) interface last night (adding auto-complete to an application of mine) and I found a neat article and related component on CodeProject... C# does Shell, Part 4 by Arik Poznanski...
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    Desktop Backgrounds

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    I'm always looking for nice desktop backgrounds that are tasteful enough to display at work and searching on google (on this particular topic) just doesn't find that many high-quality sites, so I thought I'd post a few of my recent finds; http://bibliofile...
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    Scott Mitchell's Data Structure Article is finally up...

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    Ages ago, Scott Mitchell wrote the 1st of 6 articles on Data Structures in C#... and now it is finally up (through no fault of Scott's) Check it out here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dv_vstechart/html/datastructures_guide...
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