Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

A blog of the technical and only sometimes uneventful side of programming in .NET and life within Microsoft

November, 2004

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    Introducing the XMLTextReader

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    The .NET Framework provides a variety of classes and methods to manipulate XML. However, many times an application requires read only access to an XML Data file. This is the perfect situation for the XMLReader. This abstract class provides a fast forward...
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    Navigating the XML Document

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    In this post I provided a simple example of how you can programmatically create an XML Document. Once created it can be saved directly to disk by adding the following line of code to end of the function xmlDoc.Save("cust.xml") It is important to remember...
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    Building an XML Document in Code

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    Question : How can I build an XML Document with Code for the Compact Framework? I understand that I can use the tools of Visual Studio, XML Spy or even Notepad to do this. Unfortunately, I don’t know the format of the actual XML Document until the application...
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    What is a GUID and how to create one?

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    Question: I am trying to create a unique identifier. I know that I want to create a GUID for this from what I have been reading. What is a GUID and how can I create one? Answer: By definition a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) is a 128 bit integer that...
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    SQL Server 2005 Webcasts

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    The Microsoft SQL product team is hosting special week of live MSDN Webcasts to provide you a sneak peek at what Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 has in store for the future database development. SQL Server 2005 offers a new paradigm for database development...
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    Forcing a User to Logoff

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    Question: I am developing a Windows Form application and need to force the user to logout. I have been through the various namespaces of the .NET framework and don’t see anything that will help me. Any ideas? Answer: You are correct that the .NET Framework...
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    Hands on Lab Manuals - Posted

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    I wanted to thank everyone that attended the recent Hands on Lab sessions that we help for InfoPath. As promised here are the lab manuals that you can download from here .
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    A nifty little command line tool

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    One of the most frustrating errors for me personally is during installation. Unfortunately, they happen for any number of reasons. I was working with a customer the other day that was having one of those types of issues during the installation of Visual...
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    InfoPath and Managed Code

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    Question: I have installed InfoPath SP 1 and am ready to develop some managed code using Visual Studio 2003. However, I can’t figure out how to do it? Answer: Actually installing SP 1 is only half of the solution. You still need to install the InfoPath...
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    Webcast Slides Posted

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    I wanted to thank everyone that attended my Webcast on Developing Web Services for Mobile Applications. As promised you can download the slides from here . The replay link is here
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    Turning Off Alerts in Windows SharePoint Services

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    Question: I am planning on updating a bunch of my SharePoint sites next week. This will involve a variety of changes and I am worried about generating a bunch of Alerts for my portal users that won’t make sense. Honestly, I just want to turn off Alerts...
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    Determine the Executing Application's Path (VB)

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    Question: I am developing a Compact Framework application that I want to submit for the “Will Code for Device” competition and want to determine the executing applications path. How can I do this? Answer: Here is a simple function that I created that...
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    You asked for it!

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    Mini Code Camp Special Edition – VB.NET Registration Open Date: Sunday January 23 Time: 8:30AM -5:00PM Location: Microsoft New England District Office 201 Jones Road , 6th floor Waltham Weston Corporate Center Waltham, Massachusetts 02451 Join us for...
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    Mobility Road Show

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    Well the Mobility Road Show is starting to wind down. There are a few remaining cities so be sure to check them out! In case you haven’t seen it, make sure you plan on getting into the Will Code for Device contest. I wanted to update the current presentations...
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