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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    PDC Early Bird Registration Ending Soon

    If you have not already signed up for PDC time is running out for the Early Bird discount. Check out the session summaries and register before the end of the month.
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Windows Vista

    So if you have not heard, Windows Longhorn is now offically named. It will be Windows Vista . In additon BETA 1, targeted at developers and IT Pros would be available by August 3rd, with a final ship date in 2006. I think in the final version there...
  • hughpyle

    One more thing...

    The Rabbit is muttering to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" , so I must press on. So much to do. I have to write about the Groove EDB Server next, and then Web Services, and start showing some (C#) Real Code. I have a presentation the first...
  • craigrow

    Windows Vista in the blogs

    The pace with which news of Winodws Vista is spreading across the blog space as opposed to traditional media, even on the web, is really selling me again on the value of blogs. Here are some good blog entries related to Windows Vista... List of great...
  • MS.COM Operations Tools Team WebLog

    Shell in .NET, revisited

    Hi, Eric here again. A question came in to us, via email, to my post about "shelling" in .NET. I thought I would respond with a new blog entry to share with the community. The question was: From: Andreas Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 7:13 AM Hi Eric...
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