• Pierre's blog - All around technology

    Getting the size of a managed object

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    I was recently working on an application loading a big object using a custom formatter. A simple question came up: how big is this object in memory? It is clear that sizeof does not work. What are the alternatives? The first one is to use Visual Studio...
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    Power Tool Task update

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    Buck posted a new cool update of the Power Tools for Visual Studio 2005 (Team Test and Team System) and Team Foundation Server. Just a little note: "Unlike the test container feature, the test category feature will not be in Orcas (if you'd like to...
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    Implementing custom asserts

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    Visual Studio Team Test provides a set of asserts through three classes: Assert, StringAssert and CollectionAssert (all defined in Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting namespace). All of them contains a long list of static methods to test several...
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    UID generation and management

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    UID (unique identification) generation is a really hot topic. It can be really simple as well as really complex. Before going deep in the subject let’s do a couple of simple samples. To identify a person (citizen) you usually use the SSN (Social Security...
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    Defining bit field enums

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    Many times we design our special kind of bit field to manage bitwise operations on enums. Here a simple example: [ Flags ] public enum ConsoleModiefiers { Alt = 2, Control = 4, Shift = 8 } When the number of values becomes higher, we have a little...
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    Impact of the UAC on IE7

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    The User Account Control is not only about technology or security, but also about good breeding. As developers we would like not to have face with security problems, works every time as adminsitrators and work without any security checking. As end users...
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    First post

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    It seems a good day for starting the blog :-) I don't have plan for any particular topic with this blog, but you'll quickly discover several thinks of me: I continue to practice my English I really like Service Oriented Architectures I think...
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