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ClickOnce and VB .Net

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    ClickOnce security and download on demand

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    I recently received this request for a post from Channel9: I'm really interested ClickOnce and how it deals with security settings. I'm planning on creating C# game that uses managed direct3d. However even though its managed direct3d it...
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    Bootstrapper Package Generator and other goodness

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    A team mate of mine on the deployment team has just released an internal tool he was using for testing the genericness of our generic bootstrapper to the world on GotDotNet. You can grab it at: http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/Workspaces/workspace...
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    Gauntlet - Measuring success one checkin at a time

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    On the VB team, we don't checkin to our source control system (Source Depot or sd) ourselves like mere mortals, we use the automated checkin system called Gauntlet. Gauntlet runs as an .hta app that collects your unsubmitted changelist, asks for some...
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    Dark - Day 1

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    Fixed 3 bugs today, not bad. I spent most of the afternoon banging my head up against a build problem having to do with my Win Forms designer created resx files. If I can't get it going in the next hour or so, I'll probably just work with my team tomorrow...
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    ClickOnce in Express (kinda)

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    Okay, time to catch up a bit. This last week I've been working on a DCR (fixing up the signing property page) so I haven't had time to blog. Now that it's finished, I'm going to make up for lost time and get two quick blog entries out there. ...
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    Week 2 so far

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    I've got 6 fixes sitting on my machine now and I'm going to try and fix 2 or 3 more before I start another checkin this afternoon. I haven't been working too late this week other than a late night on Monday. The team is bringing in dinners this week for...
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    New Day in the Life category

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    I added a new category for the posts that I started today. If you're interested in following what I've doing during this bug fix push, subscribe to the feed :)
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    Day 2 - Product Usage Scenarios

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    So today, I won't be fixing a lot of bugs but rather, I'll be putting on my QA (Quality Assurance, our testing unit) hat for a while. QA is focused on Beta 2 right now so they're not paying much attention to what's going on in our RTM branch. When dev...
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    Day 3 - Checking in

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    I'm going to have to cut out a little early today (early being 5:45) so I'm going to focus on getting my bugs checked in today rather than fixing new ones. In order to get ready for Gauntlet , I first have to get a code review from another dev on my team...
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    Day 4 and 5 - Back to fixing

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    Sorry I missed you guys yesterday, we had a St. Patty's day party in the afternoon (my usual blog time). I spent most of yesterday and today just fixing away at some bugs. I only have 2 right now that are marked as fixed available (I've got the code but...
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    Ugh

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    Work is pretty slow going now a days. I'm slogging through a lot of bugs and it's just plain tiring. Oh well, I still have World of Warcraft waiting for me at home :)
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    Pluck + IE7 = Joy

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    I just installed IE 7 for XP onto my work laptop and fired up Pluck , my RSS reader, half expecting it to crash or break. Thankfully, the only thing busted is launching Pluck from the systray. If you load IE manually, everthing works just fine. Not only...
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    Generic Bootstrapper (and a bit of a history lesson)

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    Most people don't write every single piece of their app. Programs are linked together with shared libraries so that we can share functionality. Of course, we have to actually share these libraries for this to work. With .Net and COM components, this usually...
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    Scoble stole my video!

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    That crazy Scoble! He's interviewing all the people that I want to talk to!
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    Entering division Ask mode

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    I've blogged before about ask mode and tell mode here in DevDiv so I figured I'd give you guys an update as to where we are now. The platform teams (runtime pieces) entered Ask mode this week while the design time teams (most of VS) remained in tell...
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    It begins...

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    Today I created the test project in Visual Studio Team System that will house the unit tests I'm writing for the Visual Studio publish component in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Publish.dll. With my copy of Working Effectively with Legacy Code in hand, it...
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    Personal Blog

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    I've started getting back into blogging more now that work is starting to wind down . You can find it on MSN Spaces here .
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    Video!

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    http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=158154 Check out my Chicks Dig Unix t-shirt. I'm such a rebel.
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    Vista Beta 1

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    I'm watching the new Channel9 video and it's wierd how many similarities that I have with Chris. 1) We both run the same Vista build 2) We both have the same laptop bag. I've been running that build since yesterday and it's pretty sweet. My...
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    Embedding everything in a single MSI

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    There was a comment made about my “In the works” post that stated that: “Unless we can embed these other dependand installers inside the MSI and execute them from one package, there will always exist a deployment problem in VS.NET...
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    What is Monday?

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    I made mention on Channel9 that I'll have more free time come Monday ( http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=35544#35544 ). This lead some to think that Beta 2 would be done and I could move on to RTM. Ha! I wish. When you get closer and closer...
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    ClickOnce Escalation Prompting

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    I just noticed this link in my trackback log for one of my previous post and I'd like to dispel a couple of rumors. On the internet, you need a verified and trusted Authenticode certificate to even prompt the user for permission elevation. That means...
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    The Hosting Process

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    A team mate of mine is new to the blog world and has posted a great piece on the new VS hosting process . Check it out! I actually helped prototype the hosting process when I was an intern 2 years ago. When I wrote it, it was an out of proc COM component...
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    DevDiv is in Ask Mode

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    Oops, I meant to metion this when it happened but we entered Ask mode last Monday. We've also forked our code base to a new Beta2 branch that has started producing builds. This means that my branch will soon be available for checkins for RTM which is...
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    Converting to MSBuild

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    So I've spent the last few days devoting my spare time to moving the build process for the DLL that I work on (Micrsoft.VisualStudio.Publish.dll) to build with the new MSBuild rather than Build.exe (our current build system). I have to say that I love...
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