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January, 2007

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    More preview handlers

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    Since we published our article on writing managed preview handlers for Windows Vista and Outlook 2007 , we've heard of more and more folks writing and releasing their own custom handlers based on the framework provided. Tatham Oddie has developed handlers...
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    New topics pages!

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    Since MSDN Magazine had its first issue in March 2000 (prior to then it was MSJ and MIND), we've published over 1400 articles! That's quite a library of in-depth technical material. Unfortunately, browsing 1400+ articles can be a challenge. To make it...
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    Linking to magazine content

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    Want to take MSDN Magazine articles from our Web site with you on the go? Want to email articles to friends, digg articles, or add article links to your Live Spaces blog? When you're reading an article on the site, look in the upper right corner of the...
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    Turning Off ClearType Font Smoothing

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    As a follow-up to Amy’s post on font smoothing , here’s a quick explanation of how you can turn off ClearType font smoothing before taking a screen capture in Windows Vista. Note that this really only applies to screens that will be used for print publication...
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    It's an honor just to be nominated...

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    Of course, it's an even greater honor to win. ;) MSDN Magazine has been honored with three awards from the Society of Technical Communication . We were recognized with a best of show/distinguished award in the reference material category for the MSDN...
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    Have the Last Word

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    Some people like to flip to the last page of their magazines first. The New Yorker has those cool cartoon contests on the back page; MSDN Magazine has { End Bracket } . It’s the perfect spot for short, one-page articles that focus on a very specific developer...
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    Sorting through the site

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    The MSDN Magazine Web site is one of my favorite places on the web. That’s because I like to sort and resort. It’s like an obsession. And one really good way for me to get my fix is to click over to the magazine search page, http://msdn.microsoft.com...
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    Font Smoothing

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    So, you’ve finished your article for MSDN Magazine , complete with extra code samples and screenshots that you painstakingly copied into a separate folder as we asked (thank you!). You are feeling pretty proud of yourself for a thorough job well done...
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    Behind the Page

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    I’m the last person you’d expect to be writing a blog entry for MSDN Magazine . I can’t write code, and when I experience computer “issues” I get easily frustrated, and the root cause is usually an unplugged cable. So why the heck are you still reading...
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    The MSDN Magazine programming haiku challenge!

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    It's a gray, rainy day here on the East Coast, and developmental editor Nancy Michell suggested some programming poetry to liven things up. The rules are simple: just reply to this with your best 5-7-5 programming haiku. We'll even give you two to...
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    Download the Managed SideShow APIs

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    In the January 2007 issue, Jeffrey Richter discussed implementing gadgets for SideShow devices in managed code . His sample relies on the Windows SideShow .NET Framework Components, which have just been released in beta. Download them today. -Stephen
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    MSDN Magazine podcasts

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    Sure you've read MSDN Magazine every month since the beginning of time. But did you know that you can now listen to the magazine as well? Each month, we talk to some of your favorite authors for the MSDN Magazine podcast . We've spoken with Dino Esposito...
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    Writing add-ins for managed apps

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    The CLR team is introducing a cool new framework in Orcas that makes it easier than ever before for managed applications to host add-ins. In the February 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jack Gudenkauf and Jesse Kaplan from the CLR team provide a great introduction...
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    Great screencast on writing preview handlers for Windows Vista and Outlook 2007

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    Daniel Moth has created a really cool screencast using our article from the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine on writing preview handlers for Windows Vista and Outlook 2007 . It's worth the watch to see how easy it is to create these things; check it...
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    February 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine now online

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    The February 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! Due to the recent holidays, the English version and approximately half of the translations are currently available; the other half should be available online next week. -Stephen
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    Windows SideShow devices

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    In the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeffrey Richter demonstrates how to write gadgets for Windows SideShow . Of course, SideShow gadgets are only useful if there are SideShow devices for them to run with... check out some of the cool new SideShow...
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    Vista and Office: View Data Your Way With Our Managed Preview Handler Framework

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    The new Windows Vista preview pane lets you preview files right within the shell, and Outlook 2007 gives you the same preview capability for email attachments. Pretty cool stuff. But what's cooler is that this mechanism is extensible. Not only can you...
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