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  • adamga's WebLog

    DSLs and UML? Whatever to do?

    So I've been speaking a lot to customers about Visual Studio Team System. The excitement is certainly building, and for good reason. Team System (in my opinion) has the potential to significantly enhance the development process for projects of all sizes...
  • Sebastien St-Laurent's (AKA Sebby) WebLog

    Long time no post....

    It has been somewhat of a while since i've posted anything significant. I have a few minutes to burn right now so why not give an update as to everything that has been happening recently. Work Work has definetly been keeping me busy recently. With...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Why you can only see base user control propeties in Design view?

    This is fairly popular question . The reason is that currently .NET runtime (CLR) has no means to unload control assembly . Therefore each time you change your control and new assembly is produced by ASP.NET runtime, it is loaded into the VS process...
  • Kintan's

    Office 2003 PIA Redistributable Package Released, but what is a PIA anyway?

    What is PIA? The acronym PIA stands for Primary Interop Assembly. An interop assembly contains the needed information that allows .NET managed code that runs under the common language runtime to call unmanaged code in Microsoft Office using the various...
  • manish godse's Application Insights and remoting blog

    Remoting Authentication Configuration changes in Beta2

    There are config setting changes for Tcp channel authentication in .net framework 2.0 Beta2. Here is a sample server configuration, Note that secure="true" gives a setting of TokenImpersonationLevel.Identify and ProtectionLevel.EncryptAndSign: <configuration>...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Playing Audio CDs, part 3 - MCI

    Today, I want to talk about one of the most weird and wonderful APIs in all of Windows. It's also one of the oldest - the creation date on the source file is April 25, 1990. This API is the MCI command set . It's an example of defining two separate...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Programming Languages

    Interesting article this morning on CNet. It discusses language usage. Bjarne Stroustrup (the creator of C++) claims that C++ is not being overtaken by languages like C# and Java. He claims it is a matter of marketing. Java has marketing, C# has marketing...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    MAD Code Camp Schedule posted!

    The schedule for the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp has been posted. You can find a link to the schedule on my main code camp article here on my blog, or if you can't wait, you can jump to it directly here .
  • hari's WebLog

    .NET Framework 2.0 SDK Beta 2 Released!

    Wow that's a mouthful! But yes, we've released the .NET Framework SDK Beta 2, you can get all versions (32/64bit) from Check it out, we have a ton of new samples, revamped Quickstarts...
  • Visual Studio For Devices

    FAQ:Remote Spy Error

    If you try to use Remote Spy that shipped with Beta 2, you will get this error The specified service does not exisit as an installed service. There is a bug in Beta 2 that prevents Remote Spy from working. No workaround at this point. Thanks...

    Regex Builder Tool

    Sara links to the Regex Builder Tool in the Powertoys Weblog . Check it out here: If you use Regular Expressions, you need to check out this Regex Builder tool One of my coworkers in Visual Studio has created this really cool tool for creating and...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Getting ready for MEDC

    It's been pretty quiet on the blog lately since, between working on the next version of Windows Mobile and preparing for MEDC, everyone is super busy right now. Here are some interesting MEDC tidbits to whet your appetite (or encourage you to register...
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