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Duncan Mackenzie has too much time on his hands

January, 2004

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    Managed code samples from the Exchange SDK

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    From KC Lemson's blog ... ASP.Net samples of WebDAV against Exchange 2003 In a previous entry, I received a comment about how there were no examples of using WebDAV in the Exchange SDK with ASP.Net... I forwarded it to our SDK team (who can be reached...
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    Printing a text file

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    This is definitely a frequently asked question... "how do I print a text file?" Well there is more than one answer to that, but I've put a simple sample up on http://www.duncanmackenzie.net/Samples/default.aspx to give you a head start if you have ever...
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    Modern Software Development in Visual Basic .NET

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    I blogged about it before, but there is a 15-part webcast series starting Tuesday February 3rd, presented by Dr. Joe Hummel , focused on Visual Basic .NET topics for the Visual Basic 6.0 developer (and others!). Check out all the details here !
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    The C# team is going to be coming after me...

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    Every week, Eric Gunnerson , Dan Fernandez and I get together to work on the C# developer center and other C#-ish topics... and last week we divided up some tasks amongst the three of us. Well, we are meeting again today and I don't have those tasks done...
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    Win32 API to .NET Framework mapping

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dndotnet/html/win32map.asp This article identifies the Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.0 or 1.1 APIs that provide similar functionality to Microsoft Win32 functions. One or more relevant...
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    New Visual Basic home page design live...

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    Blog is on the home page, headlines re-vamped... check it out and let me know what you think. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/
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    Just a quick reminder, VB6 upgrade chat tomorrow

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    MSDN Chat: Upgrading Visual Basic 6 Skills and Applications to Visual Basic .NET On January 27 at 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time, join members of the Visual Basic .NET and Visual Studio teams and talk about best practices for upgrading your old projects (and...
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    Data Access and Storage Developer Center now up...

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    A new developer center has been launched; http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/ covering both Data Access (ADO, ADO.NET, OLEDB, etc...) and Storage (SQL Server, Access, etc...). Check it out!
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    Multi MSDN Multimedia

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    A new .NET Rocks! has been posted: http://msdn.microsoft.com/dotnetrocks/ In this, Mark's last show, Carl and Mark welcome Rory Blyth, who writes a very popular blog at http://www.neopoleon.com. Rory talks about the .NET community and the Open Source...
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    New RSS Aggregator

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    I'm sure we all feel that the world needs another RSS Aggregator , and lucky for us... someone has written one :) Darshan Singh has created an excellent RSS aggregator using Windows Forms (and C#). RSSConnect supports skinning of the post viewing pane...
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    Netscan Queries

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    Microsoft Research is a cool place... and if you had any doubt, you only need to look at some of their publicly exposed data, such as the NETSCAN system. I pulled a description of the system from their site... The Netscan System provides detailed reports...
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    Short but sweet little example from today's .NET Wire

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    I was just reading the latest dotnetwire newsletter and this article caught my eye. Synchronize Identity Values between Database and DataSet During Updates After inserting the rows in the database your DataTable does not automatically reflect the...
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    CLR SPY

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    Adam Nathan (author of this book ) and the overall master of Interop between managed and unmanaged code, blogged last week about his CLR SPY tool. If you haven't seen it, download it from GotDotNet and let him know what you think (through the comments...
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    Application Interop (.NET and J2EE)

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    Check out this info from the Patterns and Practices group on Microsoft .NET and J2EE interoperability. This book gives you the best information available about how to ensure that enterprise applications based on J2EE work in harmony with components based...
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    Pretty cool new Webcast series coming for VB.NET

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    A series of 15 webcasts & lab exercises for the VB6 programmer... (see the full list here ) MSDN Webcast: Program Execution in the 21st Century - Level 200 2/3/2004 1:00 PM - 2/3/2004 2:30 PM Live Meeting Webcast This is the first webcast in the 15...
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    More on that Halo Armor

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    Interview on Bungie's Site
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    Update to the How-To for the Updater Application Block

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    I posted a walkthrough of using the Updater Application Block onto my blog back in the summer but Zac Hamilton has made some changes/improvements.... I took the Duncan Mackenzie Blog located at: http://weblogs.asp.net/duncanma/story/10221.aspx , reworked...
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    Another interesting product from Roku

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    I was pretty impressed with the first Roku offering , a HDTV focused media player that included "art packs" to use your HDTV flat panel as artwork... not that I have one of those flat LCD or Plasma displays... but the idea was appealing. Now they've come...
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    Animated Gifs in .NET

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    I hadn't noticed that the graphic classes in .NET had built-in support for animated gifs, but a recent GDN post shows how you can grab the individual frames out of a GIF and display them one at a time... I think you would have to find out the intended...
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    This would make a great halloween costume...

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    http://www.nightmarearmor.com/ Of course, since it is over $3000 USD, it won't be my costume anytime soon...
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    Back in Redmond

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    I'm back in town, but I was a little surprised to see snow all over the place... that is what I just left in Winnipeg, MB... I thought I was heading back somewhere green :) Well, it certainly is a lot warmer (just a bit below freezing tonight and up around...
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    Digital Media and Media Center Topics

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    I'm getting back into my column writing, and I'm looking for topic suggestions... I actually have a long list of ideas already, but I'm always interested in hearing what you folks want to read about! So... suggest away! Feel free to include topics related...
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