Stephen Toub

.NET, MSDN Magazine, and other Adventures in Life

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    March 2005 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    I was out of town last week, and as a result this announcement is a bit delayed, but better late than never, right? The March 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/03 . And for those of...
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    February 2005 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The February 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/02 . The February installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/02/NETMatters...
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    OutlookContactProvider

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    Back in May , I wrote an article for the Office Developer Center on MSDN on an idea I had for creating Outlook Calendar Providers (and later demonstrated how to write an additional provider for this to allow Windows XP Media Center 2004 recording schedules...
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    January 2005 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The January 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online. This issue is the first issue of the magazine's 20th anniversary year... happy birthday! http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/01 The January installment of my favorite column...
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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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    Recursive iterator performance, part 3

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    Last week and weekend I discussed performance of iterators in C# 2.0, specifically recursive iterators. Recursive iterator performance Recursive iterator performance, part 2 To briefly recap, the ability to write recursive iterators is, quite frankly...
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    Recursive iterator performance, part 2

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    On Friday I post some observations on the performance of recursive iterators in C#. Since then I've received a few emails from folks stating that, while converting the recursive iterator to an iterative iterator with an explicit stack made sense for that...
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    Recursive iterator performance

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    Just got back from a very successful week at WinDev in Boston. Not only was the conference good, but it was great being back in Boston for the Red Sox victory. Lots of folks at the conference asked me if I was a Yankees fan as I currently live and work...
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    TechNet Magazine

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    All of the feature articles from the premiere issue of TechNet Magazine are now online! The rest of the content will be online next week. In the meantime, the magazine should be arriving in many of your mailboxes very soon (if it hasn't already), and...
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    WinDev Coding Questions

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    I'm up at WinDev in Boston this week (I know, I know, it's really Quincy), and last night MSDN had an Ask The Experts reception where, in addition to the great food and drink, we also gave away some cool prizes for correct answers to .NET trivia and coding...
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    Red vs Blue

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    Go Sox !!!
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    November 2004 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The November 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/11/default.aspx with the November installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters, available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues...
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    StringCollectionEditor

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    Anton asked about design-time editing for the Words property (a StringCollection) of my ImageHipChallenge control . It's a good question. I actually intended to adorn the property with [Browsable(false)] so that the property wouldn't show up in the PropertyGrid...
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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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    An ASP.NET Framework for Human Interactive Proofs

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    An article I recently wrote for MSDN online just went live: An ASP.NET Framework for Human Interactive Proofs It's always fun when that happens :)
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    October 2004 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The October 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/10/default.aspx with the October installment of .NET Matters available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/10/NETMatters/default...
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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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    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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    September 2004 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The September 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/09/default.aspx
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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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    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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    "With Honors" Essay Editing

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    Some good college friends of mine have started a cool new company, With Honors , that specializes in online essay editing. Check it out !
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    MSDN Magazine on the go...

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    Scott found a cool .chm reader for the Pocket PC written by Peter Tewkesbury. Since all of the current year's issues of MSDN Magazine are made available in CHM format, you can easily take multiple issues of the magazine with you on the train, on a plane...
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    July 2004 MSDN Magazine now online!

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    The July 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/07/default.aspx with the July installment of .NET Matters available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/07/NETMatters/default...
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    Resetting Trace

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    The ASP.NET tracing system has a configurable requestLimit that stops the tracing system from processing requests after a specified number of requests. I was asked today how to programmatically reset the trace, just as you can through a browser by clicking...
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