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February, 2005

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    Converting unmanaged C++ code to C#

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    A customer recently asked about 3 rd party tools to cover unmanaged C++ code to C#... I know, I know C++ has IJW support, so it may not be necessary … and of course .NET is not a re-write strategy , so you can leverage your existing code in .NET with...
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    Migrating to .NET Framework 2.0? Let us do the testing for you....

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    Over the next year many of you will be migrating your V1.x applications to 2.0. This will no doubt require a testing pass to ensure your application continues to work as expected. At the same time, we are trying hard to ensure that applications can migrate...
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    MSDN-TV on PowerCollections posted

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    Peter and Krys are interviewed on MSDN TV recently about the PowerCollections project… Check it out Peter does a great job talking about the history and motivation of the project... I do hope that you find value in the way power collections extends System...
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    Offline content for Designing .NET Class Libraries Series

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    By popular demand we have started getting * offline * versions of the Designing .NET Class Library Series posted. Special thanks for Frank for kicking the extra funding and effort to get this done! Download these today! Setting the Stage Naming Conventions...
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    From the Austin .NET User's Group

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    On last friday night I had the great pleasure of speaking to the Austin .NET User’s Group . One highlight for me was one of the attendees saying they’d been confused about some aspect of the GC ever sense Jeff Richter came out, but that I cleared it up...
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    On BHarry's famous finalization email

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    Getting out talking to all these user’s groups in a lot of ways brought me back to the early days of .NET when everything we were doing was cutting edge and exciting. In October of 2000, when .NET was still very new we were overwhelmed with feedback about...
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    From Houston .NET User's Group

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    On last Wednesday night I got the opportunity to speak at the Houston Dot Net Users Group . There was a great turnout for this event with standing room only and an overflow room! The next night J took a few of us went out to The County Line and I got...
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    BradA's Top 10 .NET books [in Beta]

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    I get asked frequently what .NET books I recommend on a given topic. Although I love reading .NET books, I don’t think I have read enough to give an informed opinion. So I was thinking about how to provide a community ranking system on .NET books. But...
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    BradA's Top Book List [Week of 2/21/2005]

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    All (BradA's Top List) Rank(All) Cover Title Sales Rank (lower is better) Buzz (higher is better) 1. Programming C#, Third Edition (ISBN:0596004893) 2,941 21,501,420 2. Windows Forms Programming in C# (ISBN:0321116208) 2,846 2,740,530 3. ASP.NET Unleashed...
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    From Bay.NET user's group

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    On Tuesday night I spoke at the Bay.NET User’s group where we had a good turnout even though there was heavy rains in some areas nearby. In fact thanks to a donation for AW, there was enough Base Class Library Reference Poster for everyone! In case you...
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    To use a slide template or not??

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    Last week for my presentation to the Dallas .NET User’s Group I chose to use a blank slide template. That is plain black text on a white slide. My theory was that this simplification made the content of the presentation more clear. With less cool graphics...
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    Designing great frameworks training: Designing Inherence hierarchies

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    Continuing on the weekly series , today we posted the session on Designing Inheritance hierarchies . Thanks for watching the last week’s session on Member Types and coming that chat… If you missed it there will be a chat transcript posted soon. I’d love...
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    From the Dallas user's group meeting

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    I had a great time presenting last night to the Dallas .NET User’s Group . We had just about 200 people there and the audience was very engaged. A few questions\comments I remember that might be interesting… Someone mentioned Brian Harry’s post on deterministic...
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    Resource management

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    [Copy of orginal message found on the Develop archives: Resource management ] Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 08:22:59 -0700 Reply-To: dotnet discussion <DOTNET@DISCUSS.DEVELOP.COM> Sender: dotnet discussion <DOTNET@DISCUSS.DEVELOP.COM> From: Brian...
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    WinFX CTP here we come...

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    As Rudder say , we are well on our way to getting the first combined CTP drop of Indigo and Avalon out the door. It is a baby-step on the way to the final release, but an important baby step. While the install experience is not as seamless as we would...
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    weblogs.asp.net/ aliased to blogs.msdn.com/

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    I am sure many of you know this, but I recently told someone and they were surprised to learn that any Microsoft employee blogging on weblogs.asp.net can be accessed via blogs.msdn.com . So for example.. http://weblogs.asp.net/cbrumme == http://blogs...
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    Convert DateTime to ODBC time format

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    Recent question on this side of the firewall… Want a datetime in this format? 2004-06-21T11:29:01.9346744-08:00 In .NET Framework 2.0: DateTime.ToString(“o”) ; In .NET Framework 1.0\1.1: DateTime.ToString(“yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.fffffffzzz”);
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    Raleigh, NC area presentation: Effective .NET Framework based development: Exception handing and Memory Management

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    Ok, honestly, I think this is the last one ;-) The “big show” ends its run in my home town, Raleigh , NC at the Triangle Area .NET Users Group … If you are in the area, please come! Oh, and Jason , I have not forgotten we need to do lunch while I am there...
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    Designing great frameworks training: Member Types

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    Continuing on the weekly series , today we posted the session on Member Types. Thanks for watching the last week’s session on naming conventions and coming that chat… If you missed it there will be a chat transcript posted soon. A couple of notes on this...
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    Austin area presenation: Effective .NET Framework based development: Exception handing and Memory Management

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    Boy, I am getting mileage out of this talk! Same show, this time in Austin … As part of my FrontLine trip I will be speaking at the Austin .NET User Group. If you are in the area, please come! http://www.adnug.org/ScheduleView.aspx?Id=82 Effective .NET...
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    "Best of" from the naming conventions chat...

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    Today I reviewed the chat transcript from last weeks following up from the Naming Conventions session, it should be posted soon. In order to encourage you to attend tomorrow’s chat from the Rich Type System session I thought I’d post a few gems I pulled...
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    Houston Area presenation: Effective .NET Framework based development: Exception handing and Memory Management

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    As part of my FrontLine trip I will be speaking at the Houston Dot Net Users Group …If you are in the area, please come! Oh, and this is co-sponsored with the HAL-PC Beginning C# SIG at the same time and same place. So show up to either! (I should be...
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