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  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to fix Common IDE package load failure in VS 2005 July or August CTP

    Important note - the steps in this blog post have typically only proven useful in cases where a previous beta of Visual Studio 2005 was installed on the system prior to installing the final release of VS 2005. If you have never had a beta of VS 2005 on...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    The lesser-spotted Slow Tail

    Jakob Nielsen spots another-shaped Tail, this time the lesser-spotted Slow Tail, referring to the conversion time for buyers to complete a transaction after their initial visit to a website: "A full 5% of orders occur more than four weeks after...
  • Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

    Bill Gates' PDC 2005 keynote will be broadcast live on the Web, September 13, 2005 at 8:30am (LA Time)

    Just spotted this on the PDC 2005 site ! Bill's PDC keynote is always an awesome session and (hopefully) you'll get a real sense of direction. Bill Gates' PDC 2005 keynote will be broadcast live on the Web. Watch it live on September 13, 2005 at...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Binding to Internet Explorer Instances

    A customer wanted to run code whenever a user started Internet Explorer. A possible solution is to use a timer to check the Running Object Table periodically: ox= CREATEOBJECT ("monitor") ox. show DEFINE CLASS monitor as Form AllowOutput...
  • Ryan's OneDrive Developer Blog

    Almost forgot about the hands on labs

    In my last post I pointed out all the great sessions Outlook developers should be checking out while at the PDC next week, but I forgot about the hands on labs! For the Outlook developer there are at least two interesting labs, the 'Outlook 12' lab and...
  • Ryan's OneDrive Developer Blog

    PDC05 & Outlook

    Are you attending PDC 05 next week? I sure hope you are because it’s going to be an awesome event. For Outlook developers on Thursday, we’ll be introducing publicly for the first time all of the new improvements we’ve made in the Outlook object model...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Commands between WPF and MFC

    When we created the WPF commanding system, we spent a lot of time looking at MFC. So it's not surprising that the two models integrate pretty well. One of the interesting parts of MFC is command routing -- the application as a whole has notions of commands...
  • Misha Shneerson

    VSTO PDC sessions

    PDC is just in a week and I will be there. I will present during the preconference with Eric Carter and Andrew Whitechapel . The reason three of us are doing this session is because it is 6 hours long! Since we all work directly on the VSTO code base...
  • Direct Reports

    Everclear (Setting Published Report Print Properties)

    In a previous post , I described some of the rules around report pagination. I mentioned that you can change the page settings of a published report using the SetProperties web service method. This is especially useful in that we neglect to propagate...
  • .NET4Office

    VSTO Book Launches at PDC!

    I'm extremely excited to announce that the long awaited book on VSTO that Eric Lippert and I have been working on for the past year is going to launch at PDC. For more information on the book (all 1008 pages of it) see:
  • - 9/6/2005 Day's End Update

    It's another early night here in the Austin MTC. We got out at 1 AM last night ... tonight we should be out of here by midnight, I think. Development's been shut down since 9:30 so that everyone can take a break. It's been a very busy day. What we...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Extending IE

    Eric Law over at the IE blog shares his interest and resouces for extending IE . "IE provides a number of mechanisms that permit software developers to extend the browser in powerful ways. You can add: Toolbar buttons Tools menu items ...
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