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December, 2008

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    VSTO Power Tools Office interop API extensions

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    C# developers can use the Visual Studio Tools for the Office System (VSTO) Power Tools Office interop API extensions to streamline Office application development. The extensions provide a thin, strongly typed layer over the loosely typed Office object...
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    LINQ To SQL And The Entity Framework

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    With the releases of LINQ to SQL and the ADO.NET Entity Framework, developers now have two products from Microsoft designed to tie together relational data and object-oriented programming. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Anthony Sneed provides...
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    Design Patterns for Testability

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    Testability is both as an important quality of your designs and another tool you can use to create and think through designs. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeremy Miller examines the design issues, patterns, and principles that can enhance...
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    Rendering Text On A Path With WPF

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    Text is more than just its literal meaning. By treating text characters as graphical objects, the programmer can make text dance and fly on the screen. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Charles Petzold shows you how to position text characters...
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    Claims-Based WCF Services with Geneva Framework

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    The "Geneva" Framework, formerly called "Zermatt," is the code name for the new framework for building claims-based applications and services, and for implementing federated security scenarios. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine...
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    Configuration Testing With Virtual Server

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    In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dr. James McCaffrey introduced you to software configuration testing with Microsoft Virtual Server . In the December 2008 installment of the Test Run column, he walks you through the process of automating...
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    x64 Debugging With Pseudo Variables

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    For many years, Visual C++ has included a set of pseudo variables and format specifiers for use in debugging. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Kenny Kerr shares some of the pseudo variables and format specifiers that he’s found most useful...
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    How Connection Manager Connects

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    Without Connection Manager, for all but the simplest network environments, the only way an application could choose a connection would be by presenting the user with a list and asking him to select one. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine ...
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    ASP.NET Presentation Patterns

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    In a layered Web app, the presentation layer is just as important as navigation logic, business logic, and data access. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino Esposito examines some design patterns for building an ASP.NET presentation layer...
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