Yves Dolce

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    PDC 2005 talks

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    As I have seen some of the dry-runs for those, I thought I would share my quick thoughts about them: FUN318 - Windows Vista: Using Win32/WinFX Integration to Light-Up on Windows Vista: A Case Study Adam did a great job so if you have any interest...
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    Comfortably Numb

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    Not the Pink Floyd song but the Scissor Sisters 'one: - Eye of the tiger type intro - Pink Floyd lyrics - Jamiroquai type mood - Bee Gees type chorus - Something of Soft Cell I love it!
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    /CLR effect on the way DLLs are loaded

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    Yesterday evening, I had an issue that manifested itself (no pun intended) at runtime only when compiling with /CLR:pure. /CLR and /CLR:safe did not exhibit it. The exception was: The type initializer for '<Module>' threw an exception. Unable...
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    xsd.exe and C++/CLI namespace syntax

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    Carlos Ibarra wrote: Microsoft should at least fix xsd.exe /c /l:cpp /namespace:Microsoft::Services::Partners::ISV schema.xsd to produce valid C++: namespace Microsoft { namespace Services {... ...}}}} and not namespace Microsoft::Services::Partners...
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    Windows Presentation Framework interop

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    I'm attending an internal rehearsal of the Windows Presentation Framework PDC talks today and tomorrow. I just met Nick Kramer after his talk. Nice guy. Check his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/nickkramer/ if you're interested in WPF Interop story with...
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    Strongly typed boxed values and reference to them...

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    I just found this on my hard-disk. I thought I would share: int ^ stronglyTypedBoxedValue = 1234 ; // C++/CLI feature int copyOfUnboxedValue = *stronglyTypedBoxedValue ; int % referenceIntoBox = *stronglyTypedBoxedValue ; // C++/CLI feature ...
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    VC++ Powertools (and GRETA)

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    I must confess I just discovered those: GRETA (" gives you all the power of Perl 5 regular expressions in your C++ applications ") and VC++Powertools . I haven't tried them yet but when I will, I'll tell you. Have you?
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    Namespaces in C++/CLI

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    Regarding the comment made about my Alternative to Directory.GetFiles and co. entry: When is the nested namespaces being fixed in managed c++? That hack of doing it is just ugly to avoid the even uglier nesting. When is it going to be like namespace...
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    Alternative to Directory.GetFiles and co. (2)

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    Andy Rich did spot a bug in my code and pointed to his related The long-awaited return of DF blog entry: Reset() does not delete _win32FindData, so when Dispose is invoked on this class, it will not be deleted – only when the class is finalized. That...
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    Sharon publishes her first blog entry

    I've worked with her for many years now and I've learned to respect her skills. If you have any interest in SQL Server, check her blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/sharon%5Fbjeletich%5F%2D%5Fsql%5Fperformance/ !
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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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    Developing Distributed Services Today

    I know that many ISVs are looking for guidance around this. http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnwebsrv/html/dsgprescriptiveguidance.asp
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    How to use CWinFormDialog for MFC/WinForms Integration

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    Nikola is writing this topic on http://blogs.msdn.com/nikolad/archive/2005/06/09/427541.aspx as I did on http://blogs.msdn.com/yvesdolc/archive/2005/04/28/WindowsForms_In_MFC_Part2.aspx . The discussion he's referring to was with me and Brian, another...
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    Host A Simple Avalon Control in a Windows Form

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    That sample is on the web ( 6/3/2005 ) or in the WinFX SDK Help . I've downloded the internal vesrsion but still needed some changes. The first was to Page1.xaml.cs: #region yvesdolc - Added default constructor to add the resource manager for MyControls...
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    The man without a past

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    Mies vailla menneisyytta I am not sure how to explain my interest in that movie. I just really loved it: the different culture, the language, the story of love. My wife and I visited Helsinki, Turku and Rovianemi (Santa Claus!) in 1992 and the movie...
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    Abril Despedacado

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    Abril Despedaçado. Beautiful movie. The music. The photography. The story. Hard to go back to reality and take your mind out of the movie's atmosphere. The site: http://www.abrildespedacado.com.br ( IMDB ) ...
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    Eu Tu Eles

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    I just finished watching Eu Tu Eles . I could not help but thing about Tieta do Agreste (beauty of the photography) and De noche vienes, Esmeralda (story). I like it.
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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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    Caetano Veloso's Novo Millenium album.

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    When I was in São Paulo, I bought that CD for less than $6 at the FNAC , I love his version of Samba de verão . Diana is a good cover too. Caetano has such a beautiful voice that anything is possible! Listen to his cover of "Cucurrucucú Paloma" from...
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    Binding to a collection of strings in Avalon

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    Initially, I tried the obvious and used ObservableCollection < string > but although I had specified the following XAML: < StackPanel.Resources > < DataTemplate x:Key = " ListBoxItemStyle " > < StackPanel Orientation = " Horizontal...
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    Avalon System.Windows.Data.IValueConverter

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    There I was with an array of keywords ( string []) in one hand and a single TextBox in the other hand, wanting to bind them. How did I do it? Well, the IValueConverter seems to be the best way to go! The XAML where the binding and converter...
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    Avalon BAML format makes my life harder!

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    Since I've started developping with Avalon, I've been frustrated with BAML. If I could see the equivalent source code for the XAML I write, it would help me better understand XAML! And if the corresponding source code would be in the assemly I build...
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    Marcelo D2

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    The cab driver in São Paulo told me that I might like his music, I do! Check http://www.marcelod2.art.br/ . His "D2 - À Procura da Batida Perfeita" is very nice, specifically Pilotando o Bonde da Excursão!
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    MFC 8 (VC++ 2005) and Windows Forms (Part II)

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    Let's now look at another example, one where the Windows Forms user control is used as a dialog, not just part of one. For that purpose, I have replaced the “Pen Widths” dialog in the Scribble application with a user control based one. In Scribble...
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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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