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  • Tales from the Smart Client

    XML templates

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    I'd forgotten this until someone pointed it out to me, but many moons and jobs ago, I was already thinking about representing UI objects in XML: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/199710/msg00100.html I'm sure some of this must have been bouncing...
  • sano the super geek

    Emulating the OSX taskbar in Avalon

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    Amir Khella shows how easy it is to create stunning visual effects in Avalon in his Playing Around with Avalon's Grid entry. Amazing!
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Why can't I install the .NET Framework SDK v1.0 on Media Center (or Tablet PC for that matter)?

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    I've been meaning to tell this story for a while, and now that I'm working on the Media Center team, this story ends up being a nice intersection between my first team at Microsoft and my current team. So, here it goes.... When I was on the Visual...
  • All About Interop

    Try out VS2005 Beta2 - Hosted

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    http://msdn.demoservers.com/login.aspx?lab=118 Addendum: What does it mean, "Hosted"? you may ask. This means you can try out Visual Studio 2005, without installing anything on your own machine. Suppose you have a machine at work and you are not permitted...
  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    Direct dependencies on a column...

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    Queries to get direct dependencies on the column....
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Upgrading from March CTP to May CTP

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    So I spent part of my weekend updating various applications to the most recent CTP. I figured I would try it the same way most people outside of Microsoft would do it -- by using Google and searching the Avalon newsgroup. All told, I found the answers...
  • John Gallardo's Weblog

    Quiz: Comparisons in XQuery vs T-SQL

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    I have the following two statements. What is the difference? What would you expect the results to be? Are you surprised by what you get? select 1 where convert(xml, '<foo>bar</foo>').value('/foo[1]', 'nvarchar(4)') = 'Bar' go select...
  • TexBlog

    On OOP & "implements"

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    As a part of last week's blog discussion on MS & OOP , my friend Bill Fisher sent me a pointer to this blog entry on the Delphi "implements" keyword. I think Bill sent this to me for a couple of reasons, firstly because the "interface implementation...
  • TabBlogger

    Memory leak fixed

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    We released a hotfix today that addresses KB895953 . http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/8/e/a8eccb84-a587-4c37-9eec-199bc374ad7e/WindowsXP-KB895953-v4-x86-ENU.exe Thank you for your patience while we got this through the process. Update...
  • jeff's WebLog

    interesting things observed from the lunch table

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    As chance would have it, the last two years or so I have been eating lunch with the Shell team developers. Today as we sat at the end of the Shell Team Lunch Table, we had unexpected entertainment. Like most corporations, Microsoft employees have to swipe...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    We're hiring!

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    Are you passionate and pumped to engage the developer community? We’re now hiring dynamic Developer Evangelists in the US West Region , specifically in Northern California (Silicon Valley, Greater San Francisco Bay Area). If you need more information...
  • TabBlogger

    LH on Tablet update

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    Been clearing my plate of various tasks that have piled up. LH installed on my M1300 finally. Don't try this at home unless you have revved your BIOS (still in testing). LH installed on my Tecra M4. A few device drivers to install yet, but should...
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