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  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Bitmap::FromStream() issues

    I've been writing some code the last day or so to pull a PNG bitmap out of a resource file and put it into a GDI+ bitmap. You would like to use: Bitmap::FromResource() but unfortunately, that only works for BITMAP resources. I found some code internally...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    It's on the whiteboard

    Way back when, when we were first shipping NT 3.1, checking files into the source tree was pretty easy. You made your changes and checked them in. Not a big deal, since there were only 20 or so people working on the code base - the chances of collision...
  • graceworld

    Clean that machine!

    If you're having trouble installing the latest bits - make sure you've cleaned up your machine from previous installs:
  • Richard Godfrey

    We might have the Ashes but the Aussies have the Hands On Labs

    Hands On Labs are a great way ro get to grips with our new technology but you don't often get your hands on them (no pun intended) outside of the big events. Anyway looks like my Aussie mates like Dave Glover have got a whole load of them from TechEd...
  • graceworld

    Good news on Project Server and VSTS!

    Some good news for folks looking for a Project Server and VSTS integration:
  • Tim Sneath

    3D Models with Avalon using ZAM 3D

    Electric Rain just sent out a note to say that they've just released a new version of ZAM 3D . Those guys are doing some awesome stuff - if you've not seen their application before, it's a sophisticated 3D model editor that you can use to export to XAML...
  • IEBlog

    Call to action: The demise of CSS hacks and broken pages

    We’re starting to see the first round of sites and pages breaking due to the CSS fixes we have made. We would like to ask your help in cleaning up existing CSS hacks in your pages for IE7. It is has been our policy since IE6 that under quirks doctype...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    Nifty Sample of WPF in an IFrame

    Viliescu , an active member of the Avalon community, has posted a sample that shows WPF in an IFrame . Very nice demo -- should get the gears turning...
  • In the Trenches

    Customize the Windows Vista Start Menu Search Box

    Internet Explorer has this feature that lets you add search commands to the address bar. For example, with some registry hacks you can make it so that typing "imdb Lord of the Rings" will do an IMDB search. The registry schema is described in more detail...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    HOW TO: Beyond PreBuild and PostBuild Steps

    Do you use PreBuild and PostBuild steps that are provided in the IDE? You will find that they are still available in Visual Studio 2005 - but from within the IDE, you only get the ability to run command line batch files / scripts. Essentially, prebuild...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Confusion over definition of Controller in MVC

    I've got a frustrated anonymous poster who complains that my definition of ViewModel in Model/View/ViewModel is exactly that of Controller in MVC, and references Cocoa. It appears to me that Cocoa has changed the definition of Controller from the original...
  • David Ferguson

    A Fresh Beginning

    I am a new employee at Microsoft. It has been very exciting joining this team. I was quite suprised to see how helpful and friendly the entire culture is here, after all the rumors that I had heard. I am a developer in the Microsoft Business Solutions...
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