Stephen Toub

.NET, MSDN Magazine, and other Adventures in Life

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    Code samples from DevConnections talk

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    Thanks to everyone who attended my talks yesterday at DevConnections. For those of you who were at the talk on using managed code to access some of the native-only APIs in Vista, you can get the code samples I used for the demos here . The slides from...
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    .NET Matters: Debugging finalizers

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    My latest .NET Matters in MSDN Magazine is now online: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/11/NETMatters/default.aspx
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    Saving Form Settings

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    Like many developers at Microsoft, I spend a good chunk of my free time writing tools, or fun little programs that use some new SDK, or even applications requested by friends or family to help them do some task better and/or faster. Many of these materialize...
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    Update to PreviewHandlerAssociationEditor for Vista x64

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    John Robbins emailed me tonight to let me know that he found a bug with my PreviewHandlerAssociatedEditor tool with Vista running on x64. The tool first looks in the registry to see what handlers are available, and then it looks at all classes/extensions...
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    May 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The May 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/05/default.aspx You can also download a .chm file of the issue: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/htmlhelp.aspx If you're interested in learning...
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    John Keefe

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    I try to keep this blog about Microsoft, MSDN Magazine, and .NET (when I remember to post to it at all) , however every once in a while I have something personal to share. John Keefe , my college roommate and best friend, decided to pursue acting professionally...
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    Code for PreviewHandlerAssociationEditor

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    I've had several requests for the code for the PreviewHandlerAssociationEditor tool I put up a few weeks back to accompany my MSDN Magazine article on preview handlers . I've updated the download to include the source for the project. Enjoy!
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    Improving a Graphics Application with Tablet APIs

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    In May 2006, I wrote a small digital imaging application to produce what I like to call the "Pleasantville" effect. If you've seen the movie, you can probably guess what I mean. An image will be mostly grayscale, but certain aspects of the image, either...
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    April 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine now online

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    The April 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/04 . Enjoy!
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    MSDN Universal subscribers: get MSDN Magazine for free!

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    MSDN Universal subscribers: did you know that with your subscription you can get a free subscription to MSDN Magazine? All you have to do is ask for it. Log in to the MSDN Universal downloads section at http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads...
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    Media Player Plug-ins

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    I wrote a short article for MSDN which demonstrates how easy it is to write fun Audio DSP plug-ins for Windows Media Player. Karaoke, Windows Media Player Style Have fun.
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    Sudoku code now available!

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    I'm happy to announce that the code for Microsoft Sudoku for the Tablet PC and Ultra-Mobile PC is now available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=C0461E1A-BD6A-4B21-A199-D3D4F9D79CF7 Note that the download includes...
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    Programmatically Enabling a Switch

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    While testing a project I was working on today, I wanted to change the level of a Switch used in one of the framework assemblies. Since I wasn't creating the instance of the Switch-derived class used in that code, the only built-in option available to...
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    .NET Remoting

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    June '03 MSDN Article...
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    My Least Favorite Day of the Year

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    I’m an honest person. I value truth, sincerity, and candor. I appreciate people who are honest with me and honest with others. And I’m pretty sure that most people in this world feel the same way. Why is it, then, that it’s considered acceptable by the...
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    April 2005 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The April 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine (the 20th anniversary edition) is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/04 . The April installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com...
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    Adding Skin Support to Sudoku

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    With the source code for Microsoft Sudoku released on MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dntablet/html/tbconSudokuSampleFinal.asp , you can take the code and modify it to your liking, adding features, putting a new UI on the game for different...
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    Missing line

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    I received my October 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine today... woo hoo! I of course flipped to .NET Matters to see how it looked, and I noticed that somewhere during the process of putting out the issue I managed to omit a line of code from one of my code...
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    Latest column online: Tales from the CryptoRandom

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    It's been a while since I've added to this blog; been very busy with some really cool stuff at work (more about that soon). In the meantime, my latest .NET Matters column in MSDN Magazine is now online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/09...
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    Parallel Extensions CTP!

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    For those of you who haven't heard, we released a CTP of the Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework. You can download it here , and you can learn more about it in the new Parallel Computing dev center on MSDN, as well as from the Parallel Extensions...
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    Music Videos

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    Tamara spent a day in Long Island a month or so ago filming a music video for a group called Huckapoo. They just put the video up on their web site. She appears a handful of times... see if you can spot her. :)
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    Chicago's "Urinetown" is a hit!

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    The Chicago production of the musical "Urinetown" is a hit! Just check out some of these reviews: Chicago Sun-Times "Not only does the show look fabulous in the intimate, brick-walled, 300-seat confines of the Mercury, but it features a hugely talented...
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    December 2004 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The December 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/12 with the December installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/12/NETMatters...
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    Nicknames

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    My folks emailed me this morning questioning the nickname given to me by Kent , so I felt it deserved a little clarification... Brian previously mentioned the MSDN Peacock award when it was presented to Duncan . As the next recipient of the bird, I wanted...
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    Mona Lisa Smiling at me

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    I had an exciting morning today... I ordered a DVD. Why is that noteworthy? Because when I watch the DVD I'm going to be able to see myself. Mona Lisa Smile is being released to DVD on March 9th, and I had the fortunate experience of being a part of it...
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