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  • Blog Post: Strong free one two combination for creating localized applications

    So you started your application and now realize you've hardcoded strings and you need to start offering localized version. There are two freely available tools you can use to help with this transition. Step One: Remove hardcoded strings and put them in resource files. Our team released the 1.0 version...
  • Blog Post: 2006 Microsoft Developer Out of Box Releases

    So Visual Studio 2005 shipped last year. We shipped a service pack in 2006, but in addition to working onthe service pack and the next version of Visual Studio team's in Developer Division have also shipped a lot of cool stuff "out of box". Here is a quick list I put together... Update #2: Forgot...
  • Blog Post: How do I find out what's running when I start windows

    And furthermore.. how do i turn it off? I was recently asked what application you should use to detect programs and services that run when you start windows. While it's not my area of expertise I would personally recommend Autoruns . It's fairly comprehensive, links to online searches, is free of...
  • Blog Post: Refactor String Resources to Resx Files in Vb.Net and C#

    Last week our team released the 1.0 beta of a new refactoring menu option for Visual Studio 2005. Bertan, the developer, has the details on his blog . The Resource Refactoring Tool provides developers an easy way to extract hard coded strings from the code to resource files. We have finished working...
  • Blog Post: Creating a simple multi-install package for your customers

    If you've downloaded something like the "Google Pack" in the past and wanted something like that for your companies products. Something that, with a small footprint, lets users pick and choose a suite of components to install, downloads the requested components on request, and installs them all in one...
  • Blog Post: Download hotfixes without contacting support!

    I'm thrilled to say that today we've launched the Devdiv hotfix Public Availibility Pilot Program . This pilot program will allow you to download the most frequently requested Visual Studio 2005 hotfixes without having to contact Microsoft Developer Support . For more information about this pilot and...
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