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    Eclipse shows an error on android project but can find the error

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    My favorite Android platform on which I can blog so much since its just full of strange behaviors. Latest was this problem where when I build my project then I would see a red mark on the project folder saying the build failed. But then on exanding all...
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    Marshaling BSTRs in COM/Interop or P/Invoke

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    I saw people making mistakes with BSTR marshaling in the COM/Interop space. Unfortunately msdn does not have many good examples on this subject. I will share some specific code examples which may help. The examples are only for reference which may be...
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    Android Webview behind proxy

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    Lately I have been working on Android platform. If you are behind a proxy in your company and working with the simulator here are the steps to get the browser working Settings -> Wireless Networks ->mobile networks-> access point names->telkila...
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    Android Https Quirks

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    I wanted to make my own Https Get/Post request on Android platform. In this blog post I will cover my investigation and the quirks I noticed for eg. - if you are working over wifi behind a proxy server or 3G. - or what classes to use. A standard...
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    How do we talk with COM the language of events and delegates

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    I wrote this blog entry from a real world customer issue and noticed that how little documentation exists on this topic. I assume that you already know what is a source interface in COM and what are IConnectionPoint and IConnectionPointContainer...
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    Some good books .....

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    If you dont know about the aha! factor then read the book - Programming Pearls by Jon Bentley. The problems and the solutions will definitely make you say aha! :). The next one on my reading list is The Medical Detectives by Berton Roueche PS: I...
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    How long does it take to install Windows Phone 7 SDK

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    I started installation of Windows Phone 7 SDK from this link over my machine - Windows 7 - x64 dual proc - 2GB RAM. - Visual Studio 2010 professional - Office 2010. The download of 322 MB completed fairly quickly. The installation took...
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    iOS AudioSession categories, routes etc..

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    So you want to record/play something on iOS and now have to deal with AudioSession, categories, routing of audio etc. There is good documentation on apple website here . Information on that link can be very overwhelming for a first timer and then mistakes...
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    Debugging a managed 64 bit service

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    I was trying to put a breakpoint in the Main function of a managed process which was being launched by a managed service. I knew about the IFEO (Image file execution option) and I was trying it with vsjitdebugger.exe but it just would not attach. A little...
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    Certificate management for Exchange Unified Messaging 2010

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    Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging 2010 will be released with a lot of goodies. One of them is to give more control to the admins so that they can hand pick the certificate with which they want Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging service to run. ...
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    Windbg: putting a break point on managed generic functions

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    Sometimes its not very straight forward to put breakpoints on generic functions or functions in generic classes. Typing the full class name correctly could be non trivial and frustrating. Here is something which I always follow: Use method descriptors...
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    Bitness of the loaded typelibrary

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    If you use LoadTypeLib or LoadTypeLibEx then Ole Automation always convert the typelibrary according to the process bitness. So if we load a 32 bit typelibrary using LoadTypeLib/LoadTypeLibEx in a 64 bit process then it will be automagically converted...
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