jaybaz [MS] WebLog

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August, 2004

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    More on autocomplete

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    Related to the questions around TAB and ENTER are some questions around the new “autocomplete on identifier”. (I could swear I’ve blogged about this before, but I can’t seem to find it.) In VS2002 / VS2003, if you type ‘foo.’, you get a completion list...
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    TAB TAB TAB

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    We're going back and forth on a rather narrow design issue in IntelliSense. Suppose you're writing some code. (It's a stretch, I know.) You go to type an if/else: if (expr) { // ... } else // here { // ... } Here’s what happens when you type ‘else’. 1...
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    How do you ship software?

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    I surely don't need to tell you that we've been working on Whidbey for a while now. You probably wish we would hurry up & ship the thing. Me, too. However, we still have some bugs left to fix. Most were found by our QA, but many came from Ladybug...
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    Refactoring the C# Express Starter Kit – Part 2: Organizing fields

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    Looking in RssView, I see a big mess. There are lots of fields. Some are related to each other & different from others, which suggest an Extract Class. Some are set at initialization time, while others change over time. Clearly there’s a difference...
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    Some good feedback on the Range post.

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    Dithermaster says “it's *much* easier to find out of they DON'T overlap” and proposes: ! ( (end2 < start1) || (start2 > end1) ); If we apply DeMorgan’s Law, we get: (! (end2 < start1) && !(start2 > end1) ); And (end2 >= start1)...
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    Refactoring the C# Express Starter Kit

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    Yesterday I decided to take a look at the code we shipping in the Beta 1 C# Express SKU for a screen saver. I was pretty disappointed in the quality of the code, so I decided to refactor. I’ve talked about some ideas about coding styles here on this blog...
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    Comparing ranges

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    Ryan Farley talks about comparing date ranges . In his post is this phrase “ First range represented by r1start to r1end and second range represented by r2start to r2end ”. Aha, a code smell! 2 things that are related should have that relationship represented...
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    Rope Boarding Mat

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    My mom just bought another house. She keeps doing this. Nurse by day, real-estate mogul by night/weekend. I hope it works out for her. My brother & I were at the hardware store getting stuff to help her fix the place up, and found that they had spools...
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    Fallingwater

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    While in PA, we visited two Frank Lloyd Wright homes. The first was Fallingwater . I didn't go inside, instead spending the time roaming the grounds. One of the neat things about the design is that it's hard to see. You can never really look at the whole...
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    Losing it all

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    2 days before the trip to the Far East , I lost my wallet. Looks like it fell out of the luggage on my bicycle on the way home. That’s a tough time to lose a wallet, because I really wanted that stuff for the trip. There was also a lot of cash, a lot...
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    Return from the Far East*

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    The weekend was spent in rural Pennsylvania , celebrating the wedding of a dear old friend from college. Sunday was to be brunch + visit Kentuck Knob + drive to airport + go home. We left the hotel late, got hung up waiting for the slowest sandwich we...
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    Help Make Blogs More Visible!

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    There are by some estimates more than a million weblogs. But most of them get no visibility in search engines. Only a few "A-List" blogs get into the top search engine results for a given topic, while the majority of blogs just don't get noticed. The...
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    Old office; new office

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    I got to switch offices recently. Just moved a few down the hall, but the new one has a view of trees & bushes, instead of concrete & steel. Here's a picture of the old office, with Bob watching over me: Wow, it's really clear why...
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    Delaying email send in Outlook

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    All too often, I send an email and regret it a moment later. Maybe I bumped into Send before I was ready. Maybe I wrote something mean & nasty, and want to rephrase to something more constructive. Maybe I think of a better way to make my point...
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