Stephen Toub

.NET, MSDN Magazine, and other Adventures in Life

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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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    Handling window messages in console apps

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    If you've ever wondered how to handle window messages in .NET console applications, check out my latest .NET Matters column in the June 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine , which just went online an hour or so ago.
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    .NET Matters: Deadlock Monitor

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    My latest .NET Matters in MSDN Magazine is now online here . In it, I discuss what deadlocks are and ways to detect them when using monitors.
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    Write Articles for MSDN Magazine

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    MSDN Magazine is always on the look out for talented developers and writers looking to get their quality ideas and content published in the magazine. If you've got a great idea for an article relating to development with Microsoft technologies, by all...
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    Bounded blocking queues

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    In my last post , I took a look at implementing blocking queues in .NET using semaphores (both System.Threading.Semaphore and a managed semaphore implementation). I defined a blocking queue as one that blocked on a dequeue operation until an item could...
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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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    Blogging on pfxteam

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    Hi all- It's been a very long time since I've posted to this blog. That's because I've been spending all of my blogging time on the Parallel Extensions team blog, which you can find at http://blogs.msdn.com/pfxteam . At some point I may resume blogging...
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    January 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    As announced over on the MSDN Magazine blog , the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/01 .
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    May 2006 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The May 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/05 . Enjoy, Steve
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    I'm on the Media Center Show!

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    Ian was nice enough to have me on the show this week. Check it out: http://mediacenter.thepodcastnetwork.com/2006/03/09/the-media-center-show-48-stephen-toub-msdn/ 00:50 Coming up this week 01:30 Email - No Apple DVR 02:36 Email - XBOX 360 04:04 Email...
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    "Urinetown" in Chicago!

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    Urinetown, the Tony-Award winning musical comedy created by Chicago's Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, will begin its first resident commercial Chicago run March 15 toward an opening of March 26 at The Mercury Theater. For anyone living in or near Chicago...
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    Sudoku in the Origami Experience Pack

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    It looks like Sudoku made it into the Origami Experience Pack . You should be able to install this, or at least the Sudoku component, on any Vista machine.
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    August 2006 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The August 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/08 . And for those of you on the go, a downloadable CHM file of the entire issue is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/htmlhelp...
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    September 2005 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The September 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/09 . The September installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/09...
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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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    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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    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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    June 2004 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The June 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/06/default.aspx with the June installment of the .NET Matters column available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/06/NETMatters...
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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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    August 2004 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The August 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/08/default.aspx with the August installment of .NET Matters available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/08/NETMatters/default...
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    Reliability in the .NET Framework

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    Last week, we put the finishing touches on the October 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine , now at the printer. As a preview of the issue , we just put online an article from it about some of the new reliability features in the .NET Framework 2.0 (constrained...
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    October 2005 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The October 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/10 . The October installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/10/NETMatters...
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    Having trouble viewing MSDN Magazine CHM files?

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    A few readers have commented to me that they've been having trouble recently viewing the CHM files available from the MSDN Magazine Web site . This is due to a recent security update . But not to fear, Rob has already written a blog entry demonstrating...
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    May 2005 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The May 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/05 . The May installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/05/NETMatters ...
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    TechNet Magazine Spring 2005 Now Online!

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    The Spring 2005 issue of TechNet Magazine is now online. Check it out! The previous issue is still available online, too. If you're interested in writing for future issues of the TechNet Magazine, information on the article submission process is...
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