MSDN Magazine

The official blog of MSDN Magazine

May, 2007

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    June 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The June 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/06 . This is an awesome issue with a bunch of great articles, including ones on C# 3.0 , VB 9 , C++ in Orcas , VSTO , Silverlight , concurrency...
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    More preview handlers

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    Martijn Hoogendoorn, a development consultant with Microsoft in the Netherlands, wrote to me this morning to let me know that he's just created a new preview handler based on the code and article we published in the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine...
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    Code Explorer enabled for 2004 code samples

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    Several months ago, we launched the Code Explorer feature on the MSDN Magazine Web site, which allows you to browse our code samples online in addition to downloading them. When initially launched, we only enabled the feature on code from 2005 issues...
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    Extracting images from .docx files

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    I mentioned previously how we frequently need to extract images from articles submitted to MSDN Magazine as .docx files. Doing this manually is very straightforward: change the file's .docx extension to .zip, open the compressed folder in Windows Explorer...
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    Extracting images using the .NET Packaging APIs

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    I posted yesterday about a simple tool you can write to extract images from .docx files . That code relies on the packaging format specific to Word documents, meaning that it expects certain files to be in the package and certain relationships to exist...
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    Does size matter?

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    An eternal question, and one as relevant to a magazine as to anything else. The processes behind MSDN Magazine are subject to many of the same constraints as are most other production products, including software products. This includes the classic...
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    An Issue in Review

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    I often receive questions, especially from new authors to the magazine, about what it takes to put out an issue of the magazine, what our schedule is behind the scenes, and so forth. We spend a lot of time working to make MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine...
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    An Inside Look at Magazine Printing

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    Ever wonder what it takes to print the magazines you read every day? Valerie Myers, the art and production director for MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine , recently visited our printer in Wisconsin and wrote a cool blog post detailing the experience...
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    Checklist for article submissions

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    Over on the TechNet Magazine blog, Terry, one of our great developmental editors, has posted a short checklist you can follow before submitting articles to the magazine to help ensure a smooth process. Check it out at http://blogs.technet.com/tnmag/archive...
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    Extracting images from .doc files

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    I posted previously about needing the ability to extract images from articles submitted by our authors. I also posted about how to write tools to do this programmatically, from both Word .docx files and packaged files in general. However, due to the fact...
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    June 2007 TechNet Magazine online with some great articles for developers

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    As I'm sure many of you are aware, our team at Microsoft puts out both MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine . Most of the time, there is a very clear line between what's covered in one magazine versus the other. However, with some topics, the line is blurred...
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    Editor's Note, June 2007: Visual Studio at 10

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    For those of you old enough to remember, Visual Studio was introduced a decade ago. The June ednote looks back at those wild days of 1997, and then doubles back around to 2007. Comments welcome! - J.T. 1997 was a happenin’ year. The first Web...
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    MIX Day 1

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    I won $50 tonight after an hour and a half at the blackjack table! I was really impressed with my sessions today. The highlights for me were the demos in Visual Studio Orcas ( Beta 1 is now available for download). There are some amazing features in...
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