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  • Dev Notes

    Formerly Windows code name "Longhorn"

    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

    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

    OK - here it is.....
  • Scott Wiltamuth's Visual Studio blog

    My goals for the next year

    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


    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!

    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

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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...

    :-) 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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