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    Need a Windows Forms book?

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    I recently received an email asking me which books I recommended for someone who was getting starting with Windows Forms development. I started to respond by saying look at the books page on www.windowsforms.net and then I checked out the page and realized...
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    The next series of team member Live From Redmond webcasts

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    The feedback continues to be highly positive about this series of webcasts , so we are offereing the third installment of the Live From Redmond webcasts. These webcasts are done by actual team members working on the technology itself - so if you have...
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    Upcoming team webcasts - Live From Redmond series

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    That’s right - the “Live From Redmond ” webcast series is back by popular demand with 19 new live meetings. I blogged about the first series of presentations in April and the survey results from attendees were very positive (average score of 4.9...
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    Have your favorite ASP.NET book listed on forums.asp.net

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    Joe is working on recommended book sections for each forum in the ASP.NET forums . If you have a favorite book that Joe should know about, send him an email with a pointer to the book (title and author) so he can review it and add it to the site. ...
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    New Windows Forms UI samples posted

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    Often we on the .Net Client team are asked how to make a Windows Forms application resemble some existing application. The most common requests are to have the application look like Office, Messenger, or Money. To help customers get started we’ve just...
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    Announcing the ASP.NET website Community Recognition Program

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    Last night we launched the Community Recognition Program for the www.asp.net site, which seeks to recognize each person’s contribution to the site. Historically the greatest contribution has been in the forums, where many people moderate and answer...
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    Simplified Chinese and German sections on www.asp.net

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    This morning we launched the Simplified Chinese section and the German section on www.asp.net to provide web developer content in those specific languages. I’d like to say a special thank you to the community members who helped review the sites...
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    Reference center for deploying client apps.

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    We’ve recently added a new section on www.windowsforms.net focused on deployment of client applications. It has information on Clickonce, SMS, and Windows Installer. Check it out here .
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    Regular Series of Atlas How-Do-I videos to be Published

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    We received such positive feedback on the first eleven How-Do-I videos that were published on www.asp.net that we decided to do another series of videos focused specifically on Atlas and the Atlas Control Toolkit . Last Tuesday Joe Stagner’s first...
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    Foreign Language subsites on www.asp.net

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    I’ve received several questions recently asking various questions about the foreign language sub-sites that we launched on www.asp.net , specifically the French and Spanish sub-sites. So let me go through the questions one-by-one. Question: Why...
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    10 ASP.NET Samples in VB

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    And not to be outdone, MSDN also has a great set of ASP.NET samples available which showcase the 2.0 feature set: Caching Data Access Data Controls Master Pages Membership Menu Controls Profiles Security...
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    Search on www.asp.net now Live

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    Yesterday we rolled out Live Search integration on www.asp.net . Type what you are looking for in the space in the navigation bar and up come the results. Use the tabs at the top of the results window to do a search specific to weblogs.asp.net or forums...
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    14 Windows Forms Samples in VB

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    MSDN has a great set of Windows Forms samples available which showcase the 2.0 feature set: Asynchronous Tasks Client Configuration Creating Master/Detail Forms Playing Sounds Using BindingNavigator Using BindingSource...
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    New FAQ section on www.windowsforms.net

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    We've been making some changes to www.windowsforms.net over the past month and one of the largest so far is the revised FAQ section with over 550 answers to the most common questions. Here is a good article on how to debug the WSOD and also there are...
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    By The Community - For The Community

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    I have loved this program since first proposed a few months ago , as it’s a great way for some of the experts in the community to provide content that the community is most interested in. It is a great partnership for everyone involved and a big thanks...
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    Live from Redmond - Product team member presentations to the community

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    Too long since I last blogged. Lots of work to share, but for tonight it's about the series of live meeting webcasts that the .NET Framework product teams are doing in partnership with INETA called "Live from Redmond". What is INETA you ask? They help...
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    Webcast series on Migrating to ASP.NET

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    If you are familiar with JSP, PHP or ColdFusion and would like to learn more about ASP.NET, we just added a series of webcasts to the site here . We have the first few webcasts for each area on the site, and then link to the complete series on www.learn2asp...
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    French section for www.asp.net

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    That's right. In partnership with the community, we have a launched a French language section of the www.asp.net site, to provide core local language content and experiences for ASP.NET users. Check it out at www.asp.net/fr , and stay tune for additional...
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    Styles & templates in Cider applications

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    The Cider team is looking to better understand how customers will use styles and templates in line-of-business applications. How should styles & templates be presented to the user within the tools? How will you utilize the benefits of styles &...
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    Have a Windows Forms 2.0 question? Check out the product team's FAQs.

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    Yesteday I was searching for the Windows Forms 2.0 FAQs that the product team wrote, and after realizing how hard it was to find them, I imagine other folks will have similar issues. So here's the comprehensive list: DataGridView Control FAQ ...
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    www.windowsforms.net updates

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    I know it has been a long wait, but we have started the update to www.windowsforms.net . It will be a many week project but the initial changes have already been made. The control gallery content has been updated with 62 new submissions, there are new...
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    Three new MSDN Magazine Windows Forms articles from the dev team

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    Looking to improve the performance of your latest Windows Forms application? Milena, the team’s performance developer, has written a great paper with practical tips to boost the performance of your Windows Forms application . Confused about display...
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    No really how are www.asp.net and www.windowsforms.net?

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    Last week was website review week. I looked at www.windowsforms.net and www.asp.net and saw what we are doing well vs. suck at. My conclusions both big and small: Content freshness. People will come back over and over if there is value, and part...
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    NASA, First Responders, and Windows Forms

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    I caught up with my friend Brad in San Franscico at the VS Launch event. He's a researcher at NASA's AMES Reserach Center, and has been doing some great work with .NET and Windows Forms. One application they developed helps first responders - think fire...
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    Windows Forms & IIS Channel9 videos

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    Just looking around on channel9 and found a great set of Windows Forms and IIS videos. Here's the list: Briefly Inside the Windows Forms Designer Demo of ClickOnce Building Outlook UI in 100 lines of code with Winforms talking about Smart...
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