Yves Dolce

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    Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003

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    All the details are on the page but here is the Q&A (as of 4/17/04) so that you can decide if you are interested to click on the link: Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 Q&A What is the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003? The Visual C++ Toolkit is a free edition...
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    MSN Web Messenger Beta

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    From http://webmessenger.msn.com/ : " MSN Web Messenger lets you talk online and in real-time with friends and family using just a web browser! Use it on any shared computer - at school, at work, at a friend's house or anywhere you can't install the MSN...
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    I quit running as an administrator on my new box!

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    It's painful! It is. And on top of that, it is painful! But the following resources do help: - Developing Software in Visual Studio .NET with Non-Administrative Privileges - How can I run Control Panel applets as another user (one with administrative...
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    Secure CRT code sample

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    When built in debug mode with the Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview May 2004 , the following source code: #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> // _invalid_parameter_handler, _set_invalid_parameter_handler #include...
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    Discussion of Marshal.ReleaseComObject and its dangers

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    David Mortenson sent this on an internal Distribution List. I'm sure you'll find it useful if you do any COM Interop: This is a good time to discuss the risks of using Marshal.ReleaseComObject. This API does indeed allow you to force the release to...
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    C++/CLI is not like Managed C++

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    Before jumping to C# to develop for .NET and forgetting your C++ knowledge/experience/skills, you might want to make sure you have a look at those: - Pure C++ column from Stanley B. Lippman. - Translation Guide: Moving Your Programs from Managed Extensions...
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    Alternative to Directory.GetFiles and co.

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    ( 8/8/05: I fixed the source code ) Just like String::Split , I dislike those GetFiles methods that put more load on the managed heap when all I need is just one piece of information among the several it gives me (130,000 filenames in my project!)...
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    cd "My Documents"

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    John was complaining about this not working so I wrote MyDoc.bat: @REM This will work if you did not redirect “My Documents" @%HOMEDRIVE% @cd %HOMEPATH%\My Documents Is there a better way?
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    The LINQ Project

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    From the PDC 2005 site: have a look at Q&A: Microsoft to Simplify and Speed the Development of Data-Rich Applications by Extending the .NET Framework to Provide Language Integrated Query for Databases and The LINQ Project . The LINQ Project is...
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    Visual C++ 6.0 mainstream support will end on September 30, 2004

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    I still see a lot of people running VC++ 6.0 [SP3|SP4| SP5 ]. As of today, the status is that mainstream support will end on September 30, 2004! Check http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];LifeAn11 for more information.
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    Command Prompt Explorer Bar

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    I've been using this tool for a while now, I love it and wonder why we do not provide it out of the box! From http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/CommandBar.asp : This tool extends explorer with functionality of a command prompt. Implemented as a...
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    MFC 8 (VC++ 2005) and Windows Forms

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    I know that some of you have managed to use some Windows Forms forms in your MFC applications via ActiveX Control hosting or just plain Win32 calls and hosting the CLR manually. I’m sure you are suffering the accelerator/tab navigation issues, among others...
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    Rory Blyth posts his music

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    I was listening to Charles Petzold conversing with Carl Franklin and Rory Blyth on .NET Rocks (see http://www.franklins.net/dotnetrocks/ ) and heard a tune I like (see http://www.neopoleon.com/blog/music.aspx ). I recognize some Simple Minds and U2 influences...
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    Managed C++ or C++/CLI Double Thunking

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    On an internal discussion list, we're discussing the performance impact of virtual functions in managed C++. David Schwartz from VC++ User Education sent us a draft of a related documentation that will be in Whidbey (Visual Studio 2005). He has agreed...
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    C++/CLI add-in for .NET Reflector

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    If you don't know that tool yet, stop reading and ... stop reading ... and download it from http://www.aisto.com/roeder/dotnet/ . This is a must have for any serious .NET developer. Actually one of the very first things I do after installing VS.NET...
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    Death and old calculators/computers...

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    Yesterday evening, for some reasons, I was thinking about death and how I started to know about the computing world... I thought "Tomorrow, I'll see if I can find pictures of those things I've been using since I was 13 year old". Apple II Learned...
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    FOR_EACH and FOR_EACHV

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    I know, I know. Macros are evil. So just FYI, with those: #define FOR_EACH( ___T, ___V, ___C ) \ ___T * ___V ; \ Enumerator<___T> __enum_##___V(___C) ; \ while ( (__enum_##___V).MoveNext() ? ( ___V = __enum_##___V.get_Current() ,...
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    System.Xml.Linq and Office Open XML

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    Starting to play with those. So just FYE, here is what I wrote yesterday: // create the new document.xml package part Uri documentUri = new Uri ( "/word/document.xml" , UriKind .Relative); PackagePart documentPart = package.CreatePart(documentUri...
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    Call me crazy but one of the first thing I run after installing Vista on a box is...

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    mklink /J %SystemDrive%\Contacts "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts" mklink /J %SystemDrive%\Desktop "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop" mklink /J %SystemDrive%\Documents "%USERPROFILE%\Documents" mklink /J %SystemDrive%\Downloads "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads" mklink /J %SystemDrive...
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    GOOD BYE LENIN!

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    Just spent two wonderful hours watching that movie . I'm sure I missed a lot of the culture specific humour and having some of the same tunes as Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain movie was a small mistake but still, it was very nice.
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    Bear Cub (Cachorro)

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    It makes a while I did not watch an interesting movie. I saw Vendetta and did enjoy most of it but I would not recommend it to a friend. Then on Saturday, I picked Bear Cub from the foreign movies section at the KCLS and watched it on Sunday evening...
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    CoCreateInstanceAsAdmin and the Elevation Moniker

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    You might see that API referred here and there to help with the new UAC scenarios. And you'll also read that some people are wondering where the API declaration is... I understand that the COM team implemented Elevation Moniker to super-set this API...
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    Running Visual Studio 2005 on Vista RC1 with HighDPI

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    When moving the separator bars/sliders between the docked windows/panes, you'll have a terrible experience. Same thing when trying to dock a floatable window. Workaround? Go to the Compatibility tab in the properties of DevEnv.exe and check the...
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    Application Domain FAQ

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    As a friend of mine asked me to explain him what an AppDomain was, I started answering his e-mail. I then thought “Let's not re-invent the wheel”, this must have been done before and in a better way than mine. Indeed: Application Domain FAQ
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    N/Direct : The .NET Interoperability Resource Center

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    Quite valuable. From the site : N/Direct is a site for developers seeking information or answers about interoperability between .NET managed code and native unmanaged code.
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