Craig Skibo's WebLog

Sorry I can't answer the phone right now, I am outside feeding yogurt to the clowns.

January, 2004

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About Craig Skibo's WebLog

Craig's blog discusses topics related to Visual Studio, particularly the programmability models (VSIP an Automation), as well as whatever is on his mind for that day.

Craig has worked with developer tools at Microsoft for over 10 years, first on the Visual C++ 4.1 IDE, to today on the next version of Visual Studio.

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    The 54 commandments of COM object model design.

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    There are a plethora of books, tutorials, whitepapers, etc. on the market describing how to use an existing object model. But I have never seen any real description of how to design a COM object model (the .NET framework has design guidelines, but I have...
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    Office redecoration

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    A few days ago, Korby posted a picture of an office that was redecorated while it's occupant was off getting married. Here is the link: http://blogs.msdn.com/korbyp/archive/2004/01/16/59518.aspx My office shares a wall with this one (I am on the right...
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    Use VSASSERT to help debug

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    Here is a second tip for debugging that requires a slight .h file change. If you have the VSIP SDK installed and you need advanced assert help, use VSASSERT. VSASSERT is a nifty utility that is installed with the VSIP SDK that will put up an assert message...
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    Fix debugging QIs in ATL code

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    I have been doing a lot of VSIP package writing lately. While I was writing a project for VS I wanted to find out which interfaces VS is looking for on my package so I could implement those interfaces. I decided to turn on ATL’s QI tracking feature...
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    MSN Direct Watch - Part 2

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    Some more info on the SPOT watch: It is much better than I thought it would be. I am getting used to wearing it now, and it is not that much of a distraction. The messenger thing is cool, although the response time is unpredictable. Friday I sent...
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    MSN Direct Watch

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    About a month ago I ordered MSN Direct watch, and I finally got it today. I have not had a chance to play around with it too much yet, but I need to say it is quite cool. It gives you the weather, news highlights, stock quotes, meeting notifications and...
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    MSN Direct Watch

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    About a month ago I ordered MSN Direct watch , and I finally got it today. I have not had a chance to play around with it too much yet, but I need to say it is quite cool. It gives you the weather, news highlights, stock quotes, meeting notifications...
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    Custom command bitmaps 101

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    This is the tutorial I promised on how to create buttons with custom UI in the VS object model. A common question that I get is how can you add a custom bitmap to a command placed on a tool bar and have that bitmap support transparency. Getting...
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