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    Toolbox November/December Update

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    Every month in MSDN Magazine , our Toolbox column , written by Scott Mitchell , highlights handy utilities that simplify development tasks and extend the reach of your applications. In the December installment of Toolbox , Scott shows you the .netLIVEHELP...
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    Test Run QA: Quick and Easy UI Test Automation Suites

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    Here's a question from a reader who's working with the code that James McCaffrey (also known as Dr. James McCaffrey in our article archives) provided in his article Build Quick and Easy UI Test Automation Suites with Visual Studio .NET from the January...
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    December 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The December 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/12/default.aspx . The December issue is something of a grab bag, with articles about Visual Basic and Office development, mainframe interop...
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    Office Space: Event handling in SharePoint 2007

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    The ability to handle server-side events is a key element of building custom business solutions based on SharePoint sites. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 both employ the new event-handling infrastructure...
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    Cutting Edge: Managing the User Experience in AJAX

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    In recent columns, Dino Esposito has been enthusiastic about how AJAX technologies help you build Web sites in which the old stop-and-go pattern is replaced by a more interactive structure. In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, Dino reviews the problems...
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    Foundations: Synchronization contexts in Windows Communication Foundation

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    The .NET Framework 2.0 introduced a little-known feature called the synchronization context, which is used to bounce a method call between a calling thread and a target thread or threads, in case the method cannot execute on the original calling thread...
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    Custom check-in policies for Visual Studio Team System

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    In the past three editions of our Team System column, Brian A. Randell explored the Team Foundation Server (TFS) version control and work item tracking APIs. Brian used the APIs to build a Microsoft Word 2003 add-in that provides support for check-ins...
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    Test Run Q&A: Test automation

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    This post represents the beginning of a little experiment: we're going to post questions directed to our column authors via the column e-mail aliases, and let you take part in the conversation. Our authors will answer as they are available, and we encourage...
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    Basic Instincts: Extension methods in Visual Basic

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    You typically extend a class by deriving from a base class and enhancing the functionality in the derived class. A new feature in Visual Basic 2008, you extend any existing type's functionality, even when a type is not inheritable. In the November issue...
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    .NET Matters: Debugging finalizers

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    I have a bunch of custom types that, for one reason or another, need to implement IDisposable. I want to make sure that the other developers on my team using this class always dispose of my types correctly. What can I do to warn one of my teammates if...
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    Trustworthy Computing: Lessons learned so far

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    "Five years ago, Bill Gates issued a memo to all Microsoft employees explaining the importance of building more secure software. Since then, many people across Microsoft have worked to improve the security of their products. In doing so, we've learned...
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    Creating a Custom Fuzz Test Interface Provider

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    These days, fuzzing is most frequently used to validate file and network parsers - literally piping a random source of binary data into the parser and then seeing what happens. In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, Dan Griffin takes a look at the extensibility...
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    Code Reviews Help Find and Fix Vulnerabilities in Your Apps

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    Small coding errors can result in critical vulnerabilities that can compromise the security of not just entire systems, but even entire companies. Security vulnerabilities are not typically caused by a single error, but rather by a sequence of errors...
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    CLR Inside Out: Managing .NET object lifetime

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    Although the .NET Framework provides a managed execution environment, it is important to use resources carefully and consider whether you need to proactively manage the lifetime of any objects created by your code. In the November issue of MSDN Magazine...
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    Analyze Crashes to Find Security Vulnerabilities in Your Apps

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    How can you make sure a crash in your program is not exploitable? The short answer is simple: assume every crash is exploitable and just fix it! In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, Adel Abouchaev , Damien Hasse , Scott Lambert , and Greg Wroblewski...
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    Now hiring: Senior Editor for MSDN Magazine

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    MSDN Magazine is actively seeking a new Senior Editor to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal roll in the continued growth and success of the world's leading publication for Microsoft developers. As a Senior Editor, your responsibilities...
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    MOSS 2007 workflow development training

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    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is an industry leading platform for collaboration, but it's also a powerful application platform for .NET developers. One of the new features of MOSS 2007 is the ability to include custom forms in workflows...
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    Bugslayer: Measuring the Impact of View State

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    The .NET Framework is often thought of as an environment where you don't have to think about memory, yet memory issues continue to plague managed applications. Why? In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, John Robbins presents a tool that lets you look...
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    Concurrent Affairs: Simplified asynchronous programming model (APM) with C#

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    Performing I/O-bound operations asynchronously is key to producing scalable and responsive applications, and the APM allows you to use a very small number of threads to execute a large amount of work without blocking any of the threads. In the November...
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    November 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The November 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/11/default.aspx . November brings our 2007 Security Issue, featuring a range of security related topics from code review best practices to...
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    Windows Mobile: Adjust ring volume according to the ambient noise level

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    Doesn't it always seem like, when you're having a quiet, relaxing moment, your mobile phone starts ringing at full volume? So much for mellowing out. Or you're in a crowded room and your phone rings too quietly to hear? That was your date calling? She...
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    Test Run: Test automation with Windows XP Embedded

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    Windows XP Embedded is essentially a developer-customized, slimmed-down version of the Windows XP operating system intended for use on devices like game consoles, information kiosks, network appliances, and the like. With the rapid growth in the use of...
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    Improve Scalability With New Thread Pool APIs

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    Windows Vista and the upcoming Windows Server 2008 include a new thread pool API that should make it much easier for developers to employ the thread pool effectively. In the October issue of MSDN Magazine, Robert Saccone shows you how the new thread pool...
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    Optimizing Managed Code For Multi-Core Machines

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    Multi-cpu systems and multicore processors are becoming ever more common, but writing code that actually takes advantage of those multiple processors is still considered arcane and unintuitive. In the October issue of MSDN Magazine, Daan Leijen and Judd...
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    Basic Instincts: Type inference in Visual Basic 2008

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    To support Language Integrated Query (LINQ), a suite of new technologies was added to the upcoming release of Visual Basic 2008 that includes type inference. With type inference, the types of method-level members are inferred based on the right-hand side...
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