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  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Disabling the IDE Navigator (Ctrl-Tab Dialog)

    I’ve had a few questions come back to me about disabling the IDE Navigator , aka the Ctrl-Tab Dialog. Here’s how to do it: Open Tools – Options – Keyboard Under “Show commands containing:”, type in “Window.NextDocumentWindowNav” Press the Remove button...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    ASP.NET 2.0 product design changes between Beta 1 and Beta 2

    Today the Web Platform and Tools Team is proud to announce two product design changes made directly in response and in conjunction with community feedback. The changes, detailed below are focused around two key areas. First, in September, we announced...
  • The ShiSh List

    lorem ipsum

    I build demos of business solutions and frequently have to create documents or Sharepoint content with dummy text. For most prototypes, I sometimes resort to lorem ipsum text generators like this one : for generating...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Bouncing Zero Bugs, Together

    Sorry for not blogging much lately, but good heavens, I've been busy. I'm working on a new book, I cooked an early Thanksgiving turkey dinner for 13 of my favourite people yesterday, and we bounced zero bugs on Friday. We what on Friday? Lemme splain...
  • Visual Studio Editor Blog

    Guidelines - a hidden feature for the Visual Studio Editor

    Guidelines are visible column indicators for the VS Editor. For more info on how to enable them, check out Thanks, - sara
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Guidelines – a hidden feature for the Visual Studio Editor

    Update 12/2/2004:  Uploaded an image from Visual Studio 2005 Beta.  Note the image below shows guidelines at column numbers 5 and 30, but the regkey value is RBG(255,0,0), 4, 29.  The Guideline column numbers are 0-based in the registry...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    Free Windows XP Service Pack 2 E-Learning Clinics

    There are free Windows XP Service Pack 2 E-Learning Clinics, located at So if you are an IT-Pro or Dev and you want to get up to speed on whats included in XP SP2 , the clinics includes the following sessions...
  • Michael Stuart's Weblog

    Halo 2 and ISA Server

    OK, I'm NOT a networking expert...after all I'm a developer, so I can spell TCP/IP and have some vague notion that it helps my applications do stuff like talk to other computers. But necessity is the mother of invention; and what greater necessity than...
  • The ShiSh List


    Having a robots.txt file in the root folder of your website tells a search robot if its permitted to index the pages in your site. The robots.txt file can define which robots are allowed to index it and which folder. For example, the following content...
  • .net and other interesting dev stuff in PA

    SQL Server/Visual Studio 2005 Hands-On-Labs in Greater PA

    In conjunction with the PhillyDotNet and Philadelphia SQL Server user groups, we're doing a series of monthly hands-on-labs around SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. See the schedule at: These labs...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Transparency in Product Development

    Soma (VP in charge of the developer division) writes about being more transparent . I, for one, think that we have a way to go in this area, but it's not my opinion that matters - it's your's. So go read the post and comment on where we've made progress...
  • Matt Powell


    John created ! I can see this being a great resource for WSE developers although it is still a little sparse at this early stage (although I've noticed that it is getting better). And if a FAQ is too one-way for you, check out the wiki...
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