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Duncan Mackenzie has too much time on his hands

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    Robert Green Talks About Communities for Visual Basic .NET

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    I had read this in the 'offline' version of MSDN magazine (you know, that one that uses paper and is hard to copy and paste from?), but I hadn't noticed it was available online until now: Robert Green Talks About Communities for Visual Basic .NET MSDN...
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    Somewhere inside me... an audiophile just died.

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    I am a closet audiophile, with all the usual history.... did the 'music man' thing for plays, moved up to music guy for bar bands, blah, blah, blah... spent way too much time worried about the alignment of my high-end tape deck, etc... but at some point...
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    pinvoke.net ... a place to post and find all the Win32 API signatures you need ...

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    Adam Nathan has created a home for a ton of PInvoke signatures , organized by Module/DLL and pre-populated ( by the man himself ) with a ton of the most common signatures... I'll let the site describe itself with this text from the "What is this site...
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    Upcoming Visual Basic .NET Chats

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    Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats for a full listing of upcoming chats, but here are a couple of VB ones that you might be interested in... Debugging Visual Basic .NET Applications On Tuesday April 20 at 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time , join members of...
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    Scott Nonnenberg on Debugger Visualizers in VS 2005

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    With code samples and screenshots based on the recent Community drop of Whidbey (VS 2005), Scott explains how to create your first debugger visualizer: Debugger Visualizers on VS 2005 Community Tech Preview ... Visualizers allow for advanced, customized...
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    ASP.NET (with C#) article by Dino Esposito...

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    via Kent Sharkey's Blog Five ASP.NET Controls You Might Be Craving "In this article, we'll tackle five ASP.NET features that require wicked and creative code." ... if you're looking for a [out of the box] data-bound bulleted or numbered list of strings...
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    Ok, Matt Warren is just starting to freak me out...

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    If you haven't been reading his blog , then just let me point out that this post is completely consistent with all of his others... I'll let you decide if this is a good or bad thing :) ... .... I suspect that a whole hoard of you banded together to try...
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    I've started up a Blog for Frequently Asked Questions about VB.NET

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    Visual Basic 2003 or 2005 (Whidbey) questions are welcome... just come on over and post your thoughts: http://blogs.msdn.com/vbfaq/
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    Hey Scott Seely is blogging!!

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    Scott , one of my colleagues from my first year at MSDN, has a blog now and he just posted a cool entry illustrating the new configuration system in VS 2005... Configuration is a breeze. In the current Visual Studio .NET 2005, you’re going...
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    C# Featurette #3 from Eric Gunnerson

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    Eric describes a new Whidbey feature focused on creating those 'utility' classes in the style of System.Math or System.Environment : C# Whidbey Featurette #3: Static classes Because all functions in C# must live inside of a class, there are some clases...
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    Grant points out a very unknown configuration option for version numbers...

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    In a very 'Easter-Egg-ish' post, Grant Richins (a developer on the C# Compiler Team), explains a configuration option of 'alink.dll'. So everybody hopefully knows you can put a star "*" for either of the last 2 version numbers of the AssemblyVersion attribute...
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    Upcoming Dates/Locations on the Visual Basic World Tour

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    Waltham 4/14 (Steven Lees and Amanda Silver) New York 4/15 (Steven Lees and Amanda Silver) Louisville 4/20 (Jay Schmelzer and Paul Vick) Chicago 4/21 (Jay Schmelzer and Paul Vick) Philadelphia 4/21 (Sean Draine and Joe Binder) Denver 4...
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    Eric covers another new C# Whidbey (VS 2005) feature

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    Not a long post (I've included it all below), but useful nonetheless C# Featurette #2 - Inline Warning Control Another feature that we added for Whidbey is the ability to selectively disable warnings within your code. For example: #pragma warning disable...
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    VS 2005 has a blog?

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    If you are using the CTP (Community Technical Preview) or you are just interested in Whidbey/VS2005, then you'll definitely want to check out the new blog created to allow various team members to post info on VS2005. Check it out here . You might also...
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    Developing a Windows Forms Wizard...

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    I have to admit that I haven't developed a "wizard" framework yet in .NET, I've just been stacking panels on top of each other, naming them step1...stepN and then showing and hiding them as necessary. Not exactly an easy-to-reuse approach, but it works...
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    Generate Thumbnail Images from PDF Documents

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    This is so very cool... a great idea, good explanations, tons of useful bits of code and information, and even a very graphically pleasing set of diagrams in the article!! Generate Thumbnail Images from PDF Documents By Jonathan Hodgson This article...
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    Are you a student looking for VS.NET?

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    Make sure you check out your University/College bookstore! "vbjay" mentioned today (on GotDotNet) that he bought the Academic version of VS.NET 2003 from his college bookstore for just a bit over $100.00. I did some googling around and found several University...
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    Jay Bazuzi discusses the 'Rename' Refactoring in some detail...

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    If you haven't read much about Refactoring before, I'd suggest you check out Jay's earlier post on the subject , but he is now going into quite a bit more detail. Whidbey Refactorings: Rename Let's start by talking about Rename. I view Rename as being...
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    Part 6 of Scott Mitchell's series on Data Structures is now live...

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    Check it out here Part 6: Efficiently Representing Sets Scott Mitchell Summary: Scott Mitchell discusses data structures for implementing general and disjoint sets. A set is an unordered collection of unique items that can be enumerated and...
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    MVP Blogs

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    I didn't know this existed... so I'm going to assume that a few of you don't know about it either... there is a Blog site for MVPs at http://www.msmvps.com/ , with some blogs hosted on that site (using .Text) and links to MVP blogs on other sites.
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    Real-Time Syntax highlighting for HTML...

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    Bah... I've been digging around the web for a couple of days now, and I'm getting frustrated, so I thought I would share my pain with you Here's the scenario (and see if you can spot my key mistake here, it will be pretty obvious to most developers...
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    Great VB6 content at DevX

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    I was browsing DevX's Visual Basic Zone ( http://www.devx.com/vb ) and I found so much great stuff I just thought I'd better point out a couple of useful items; Printing Info for VB6 in two parts ( part 1 and part 2 ) and I also found http://www.freevbcode...
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    Upcoming webcast on Test Driven Development (TDD)

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    Test Driven Development as a Practice – Level 400 Thursday, April 15, 2004, 9:00-10:30 A.M. Pacific Time Microsoft® Press author Ron Jeffries, author of the recently released “Extreme Programming Adventures in C#” will discuss...
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    Visual Studio Service Pack 6 Released

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    This came out a few days ago, but in case you missed it... Service Pack 6 Microsoft Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual SourceSafe 6.0d addresses known issues with Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 and Visual Source...
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    Back from Disneyland...

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    Very little to say... I had a great time (and maybe I'll talk about that later, but it is pretty far off-topic from my normal 'content'), but now I have hundreds of emails to dig through... most of them have resolved themselves (they emailed me... Exchange...
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