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  • BCL Team Blog

    Knowing when NOT to use RegEx to match Strings (System.Text.RegularExpressions) [Kit George]

    • 18 Comments
    We recently got asked this question by a customer: " In C#, how do I ensure that a string entered into a text box is of the format: letter,number,letter,number,letter,number ?" The first answer seems to be pretty straightforward: use RegEx! Regular Expressions...
  • stuart kent's blog

    Creating your own DSL / DSL template

    • 3 Comments
    We've had the following question posted to the newsgroup on the DSL Tools site : "Can I create a template of my own... right now? Two templates are available but my model doesn't fit into any. Can I use the 'Blank Template' and delete the existing model...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Kits being dispatched soon

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    Just want you to know that the kits will be dispatched to your faculty mentor this week. We will be sending the kit to the faculty mentor's address that you have entered while registering so if there are any changes please inform us ASAP. Thanks!!
  • .NET4Office

    Want to work on VSTO technologies?

    • 2 Comments
    Visual Studio Tools for Office is really taking off and the team that creates VSTO is growing fast. If you are interested in working at Microsoft and helping us build tools to help developers build customizations for Office, please check out this list...
  • greggm's WebLog

    Inside 'Image File Execution Options' debugging

    • 16 Comments
    There are times that you need to debug the startup code for an application, but something else is launching the application. Classic examples might be services or setup custom actions. Luckily, the OS team came up with a way to debug these problems: ...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    The code!!! It doesn't compile!!!

    • 29 Comments
    So I was looking at my latest book on Amazon and noticed it had a review.. Only 1 star.. Apparently 'Phoenix Guy' can't get the code to compile, and really there's nothing else to say.. (Although, if you read this 'Phoenix Guy', please stop using all...
  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    Site Updates & SQL Server Nuggets on MSDN

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    I've made a few changes to the layout of the blog site - hopefully this is much easier to navigate. Anyway, whilst recently browsing on Tim Sneath's blog http://blogs.msdn.com/tims I came accross a reference to SQL Server Nuggets. This is a cool resource...
  • All About Interop

    Java Serialization as Interop mechanism (again)

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    Another example of using Java (binary) serialization as an interop mechanism between Java and .NET apps. This example uses a shared text file to exchange data between the Java and .NET apps. Example source included....
  • Arul Kumaravel's WebLog

    What is Monad ?

    • 5 Comments
    Monad is the new command line shell developed by Microsoft. Goal of Monad is to deliver an extensible scripting environment that is secure,interactive, programmable and production-ready to enable consistent and reliable automation of administrative tasks...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Three mistakes I learned from mock interviews

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    Before I left out on vacation, I volunteered to help my alma mater, Vanderbilt University , with one of their classes, Technical Communications, a course in the School of Engineering . A couple alumni solicited the help of other Vandy Engineering grads...
  • shawn's blog

    fear and loathing and death

    • 2 Comments
    Damn. Hunter S. Thompson killed himself with his own gun. Poor, poor bastard. I loved Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. But that was written thirty years ago. F. Scott Fitzgerald (an author I loathe, incidentally) famously wrote, "There are no Second...
  • Brad Abrams

    BradA's Top 10 .NET books [in Beta]

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    I get asked frequently what .NET books I recommend on a given topic. Although I love reading .NET books, I don’t think I have read enough to give an informed opinion. So I was thinking about how to provide a community ranking system on .NET books. But...
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