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    Tracepoints Rock

    Visual Studio 2005 has added a feature called Tracepoints and currently it's easily my favourite of the new stuff. When you need it, it saves a huge amount of time. When you want to add tracing functionality that's very specific to the problem you...
  • [Profoundly Esoteric Image]

    Comparing ICollection and ICollection<T>

    When examining the ICollection<T> interface prior to implementing on my Heap class, I was quite surprised, as it had changed rather more than I'd expected from the original ICollection interface. Here they are for comparison: [System.Runtime.InteropServices...
  • vs2005news's WebLog

    ASP.NET features postponed

    In order to ensure high quality for ASP.NET 2.0, the team has decided they need to remove a small set of features that are in Beta 1. Shanku provides all the details . For those with click-a-phobia, here's the list: Mobile Device Adapters for ASP . NET...
  • Eugenio Pace

    Updater BITS2.0 Fix!

    BITS 2.0 has brought in breaking changes that requires configuration changes or code changes for the Updater Application Block to work. The safest fix required a code change. Due to unavailability of time and resource to provide a quality code (as released...
  • load of tosh

    Red Whittaker Visits Microsoft

    Dr. William "Red" Whittaker of CMU visited the research room at Microsoft today to talk a bit about Sandstorm, the robotic Humvee , and the Grand Challenge . In robotics, there are of two schools of thought in making mobile robots. There's a top down...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Adding that eMbedded Visual C++ MFC/OCX project to your O/S...

    After a couple of hours fiddling with Visual Studio .NET 2003 (don't you just LOVE C# and the .NET Framework?) I think I have a working utility to parse an MFC/OCX project, read the property page .CPP file, and the .ODL file and generate the appropriate...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Back to blogging...

    Wow, is it already the middle of August? Time really flies when you’re having fun or just working really hard. We’ve just completed our Accessibility and UI Consistency test passes, which I hope explains my absence from the blogsphere. Here are some previews...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    New releases: version 2 of the SMS 2003 SDK, and how to install XP SP2 with SMS

    If the TLAs SMS, SDK, WMI, and MMC mean something to you, then version 2 of the software development kit for Systems Management Server could be in your future. It was released just last Thursday - grab it from here . If on the other hand you just want...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Features cut in Beta 2

    In order to ship, sometimes, some features have to go back on the shelf to age a little. Shanku provides some details on some Beta 1 features in ASP.NET that won't be in Beta 2 (or launch). DynamicImage, we hardly knew you... TTFN - Kent
  • Brad Abrams

    Quiz: Type Constructors (Answer)

    Lots of good comments on my little quiz , seems it was too easy, everyone got it right! The first sample (in C# or VB) will print “17”. To see why, check out the ILDASM for the .cctor (which, BTW, is identical in VB and C#): IL_0000: ldc.i4.s 42 IL_0002...
  • Pilchie's C# and Visual Studio Blog

    Monday @ Agile/XP Universe.

    Not much to report for today, as I didn't have much of a chace to attend the show content. I was kept pretty busy at the Microsoft booth talking to people and showing them some of the new stuff we've been building for Whidbey. Tomorrow should be an exciting...
  • Brad Abrams

    Some nitty-gritty info on hosting the CLR

    I was blown away last year at the PDC by the number of folks that cared about hosting the CLR in their applications. With Whidbey the story gets even more rich. Dino , the QA guy for CLR hosting, is one of the few that knows how it really works. Today...
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