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  • Dev Notes

    Formerly Windows code name "Longhorn"

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    Windows Vista arriving 2006 :-) Windows Vista Beta Beta 1 , targeted at developers and IT professionals, will be available by August 3rd 2005 . Most of my buddies told me they loved the codename "Longhorn" very much :-) I hope Vista experience will...
  • Alberto Escobedo's Random Thoughts

    Run Media Center in Widescreen (16:9) Mode

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    Charie Owen gives a great tip on how to test your MCE extensibility application for widescreen compatibility without a widescreen monitor? Click Start --> Run. Type 'C:\windows\eHome\ehshell.exe /widescreen'. Click the OK button. Using...
  • Peter Bernard's MEM Thoughts

    Windows Vista

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    OK - here it is.....http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/
  • Scott Wiltamuth's Visual Studio blog

    My goals for the next year

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    First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts lately. June and July are always busy for me, with the combination of vacation , regular work, and our annual review process. As part of our review process, we ask all of our employees to step back and...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Resurfacing

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    Wow, it's been a long time since the last time I blogged. Much has happened in my world in the intervening months... I left MSDN & TechNet several months ago and have been immersing myself in a new job and a new role. I'm now leading the Service Delivery...
  • Visual Basic IDE Team Blog

    Have a Question about Code Snippets? Try this FAQ!

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    Try our list of Frequently Asked Questions below to answer questions that you might have about code snippets. Don't see the one you need? Then add a comment to this blog or post to the Visual Basic Forum . We'd love to hear from you! 1) What...
  • Misha Shneerson

    Closing Documents Programmatically is not simple

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    Both Word and Excel OMs have APIs that allow closing documents programmatically. I suppose there are some scenarios when people would like to call ThisWorkbook.Close() from within their document customizations. This has some interesting effects when such...
  • Ron Jacobs

    Composite UI Application Block - today is the day

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    Today is the day… I can’t put it off any longer – I have to dive in and learn about the CAB. “What?” You say “You don’t know the CAB!” Hey… I’ve been busy. I thought I would keep a journal of notes on my experience in learning this – maybe...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Experienced developers. We love you, too!

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    I’ve been hearing a lot of grumbling lately about how Microsoft only wants to hire college students. Earlier this week, a Seattle Times article about Bill Gates on hiring said "numerous software developers are available, having lost jobs after the dot...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    ActiveX Controls don't treat Focus the same

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    If a RichText control on a form doesn’t have focus yet, it responds to being clicked on by calling the IOleControlSite::OnFocus method inside VFP. The VFP code says Aha!: there is a focus change happening, so it fires the LOSTFOCUS event for the control...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Developer Division Executive Blogs

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    Not everyone is aware that a large number of Microsoft Executives and leaders have blogs of their own. Check out the listing of Developer Division Leaders and their blogs on the Visual Studio Dev Center . Now you can read about the latest information...
  • FrankPr's World of Devices

    Hasta la Vista, Longhorn...

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    :-) Yes, the OS formerly known as "Longhorn" got its first preliminary official name: Windows Vista . (Remember, we don't have a Beta 1 yet...) See the announcement here . I will still wear my "Longhorn" jacket at the PDC in L.A. - it will always...
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