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Duncan Mackenzie has too much time on his hands

November, 2003

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    Longhorn Preview now available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    The Longhorn preview distributed at the PDC is now available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads for active MSDN Operating Systems, Professional, Enterprise, and Universal subscribers as well as for Certified Partner and Breadth ISV/Empower members.
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    Burn CDs right from your .NET code...

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    Anson Horton gave me this cool .NET component and source code last night so I've uploaded it to microsoft.com for your burning fun The XPBurnComponent allows your .NET applications to burn files to CDR/W discs on a Window XP® or Windows 2003 Server...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Reading An Image from the web...

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    Nothing amazingly difficult about this task, but it was an interesting GotDotNet question posted today so I thought I would answer it here; Glenn Holden asks how to turn this file based function into one for images stored at http addresses... Protected...
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    Interop Article by Sam Gentile

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    Sam "blogger guy" Gentile has a new article up on MSDN: Beyond (COM) Add Reference: Has Anyone Seen the Bridge? Summary Sam Gentile explains the need for bridges between COM Interop and the Microsoft .NET Framework, and how bridges are implemented in...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    CLR Profiler Available

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    Jan Gray talks about the update to the CLR Profiler We've just updated the CLRProfiler distribution . Once again, we're shipping both the source and the prebuilt binaries, and this time we're delighted to include a terrific ~100 page tutorial and reference...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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