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Avoiding Type Name-Clashes using 'using'

C# Frequently Asked Questions, October 20, 2004
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You are already aware that the C# using keyword allows you to supply hints to the compiler regarding the fully qualified name of the types within a given *.cs file. However, what you may not know is ...

Be Mindful of the References / 'using' / Manifest Relationship

C# Frequently Asked Questions, October 20, 2004
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Given that the .NET platform encourages binary reuse of types, it is commonplace to set references to external assemblies using the Visual Studio .NET Add Reference dialog box. Many programmers (espe...

Preprocess Win32 Messages through Windows Forms

C# Frequently Asked Questions, October 20, 2004
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In the unmanaged world, it was quite common to intercept Win32 messages as they were plucked off the message queue. In that rare case in which you wish to do so from a managed Windows Forms applicati...

Calling a .NET Assembly from Orchestration with Schema Types

Darren Jefford : BizTalk 2004, September 29, 2004
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There I was today pointing at a customer at a past blog entry on this topic when I realized Id never got around to posting it, Doh!  Apologies for sitting on this for the last few months! I was ...

Event handler declarations in the tag are the right thing

Andy Smiths Blog, September 14, 2004
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Teemu brought up the current event declaration behavior today, and even pointed to a bug report about it. I'm going to take the opposite stance. putting the onclick="whatever" attribute on the tag i...

Publisher's Point: The Importance of the Managed Platform

CoDe Magazine News, August 31, 2004
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Exclusive online-only article!Publisher's Point E-Column: The Importance of the Managed Platform.Net is a maturing platform. The first .NET alphas and betas went to a selected group of people years an...

What do you identify as

Web Services, August 23, 2004
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Is there such as thing as a Web services developer What do you identify as  A SQL dev or a SQL Server dev Information Systems dev  VB, C#, or Java  J2EE/EJB developer  MSMQ or MQSe...

Web Control Developer Macro Goodness

Andy Smiths Blog, August 2, 2004
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I've had these control dev macros sitting around for a while, and I thought I'd share them finally. First I looked for a wiki I could post them to, but I was surprised to not find one for vstudio...


Brain.Save(), May 26, 2004
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I finished up my sample implementation of an SMTP transport for Wse2. Thanks to the power of WSE, you can now easily call Web Services via email :)The code is attached to th...

Questions from Don and Doug's Service Orientation presentation

benjaminms blog, May 25, 2004
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Don Box and Doug Purdy did a 'keynote' for the Connected Systems Track. They started out by asking what questions the audience wanted to see. A great set of questionswere proposedan...

Paladin RAD Framework 0.8.2 Released

ASP.NET Announcements, May 2, 2004
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Hi! I'm building an object-persistent-framework (OPF) on my own free time to help me learn more about .NET. I would like to invite anyone who is interested to give it a try and provide some comments...

InfoPath: How To Populate a List Control With SharePoint Users

Webservices, March 16, 2004
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Since the Service Pack 1 Preview of InfoPath it is really simple to fill for example a drop-down list box on a InfoPath form with data that is stored in a SharePoint list. But it’s not quite str...

Patt Helland: it's about HST not SOA

benjaminms blog, February 7, 2004
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Well, he may not be blogging (yet) but there is an excellent interview with Pat Helland on TheServerSide.NET. Pat proposes a solution to the debates about what SOA is and how ...

Groking WS-Addressing

benjaminms blog, February 4, 2004
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Steve Maine writes about his eureka moment with the WS-Addressing spec. The basic ideas behind it is thatit's a good idea to write the address (e.g. put the address in the SOAP ...

Developing and Deploying Pocket PC Setup Applications

The Code Project Latest Articles, January 21, 2004
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Learn how to create a single .msi file that is run from the desktop to install an application on different Pocket PC devices. The development process is automated so it's easy to build and package all...


.NET Toolbox - Latest Reviews, January 8, 2004
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NDoc is not a code generator, per se, but it performs a similar and equally useful function: it auto-generates documentation based on marked-up comments in the source code. Let's face it, Documentati...

CDOEXM & System.DirectoryServices

dotNet, December 27, 2003
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Well, I haven't posted here recently because I've been a busy sysadmin & haven't had time to touch my copy of Visual Studio.Net. A new project, writing an Intranet for Payton's teachers and studen...

MSDE Deployment Kit

dotNet, December 13, 2003
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MS has posted an add-in for VS.Net which will allow you to package MSDE into setup & deployment projects, it appears. Here's the info on it: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) De...

Another Great Use of Reflection

Scott Cate .net Knowledge Base and Weblog, November 25, 2003
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I found this on Brady Gaster post, and it is a great article on reflection by Nick Harrison. Basically he creates a couple of attributes to mark up your code for change requests, and requirements trac...

Reflection Data Access Layer

Scott Cate .net Knowledge Base and Weblog, November 15, 2003
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Reflection is an interesting topic. Code describing itself Code looking at and examining other code Well that pretty much describes what reflection is. First of I have to give thanks to my good friend...

Cycle through the Clipboard Ring

Scott Cate .net Knowledge Base and Weblog, November 8, 2003
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When you copy a block of text in Visual Studio (CTRL+C), you may not know that the text is placed on a "Clipboard Ring". So when you copy another text block, the first text block isn't removed, it's...

Deciphering Don Box: Share schema and contracts, not class

benjaminms blog, November 2, 2003
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Don Box is a great speaker, but as Scott Hanselman and Steve Maine and this post demonstrate, sometimes understanding and explaining the reasons behind his tenetscan be difficult. As...

Class Viewer

.NET Toolbox - Latest Reviews, October 15, 2003
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The .NET Framework SDK includes a handy free tool called WinCV.exe, which is located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft.NET\FrameworkSDK\Bin directory. This program is referred to as Class Viewer, and...

Non-interoperable Interoperability Standards

Joe Brinkman, October 10, 2003
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I have been dealing with a rather interesting problem at one of my client sites. This client (my former employer) is working on a .Net application suite which generates and deploysJava J2EE applicatio...

Tim Bray / RSS Bandit strikes again

Arpan Desais WebLog, September 24, 2003
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Tim Bray, of XML co-creator fame, was just interviewed by News.Com. In the article, he gives a good overview of why XML was created and the possible solutions that wer...


.NET Toolbox - Latest Reviews, September 3, 2003
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Have you ever wanted to run a Web site, or even your own, easy to operate, Web hosting company You can now simply point your browser to and realize the power of this free, easy to oper...

I quit!

XML, XSL, XSD, August 21, 2003
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I quit my job this week! I will be starting with my new employer as soon as I am released from my current contract (I'm meant to give 4 weeks notice, but my new employer wants me ASAP). It will be an ...

Tech.Ed 2003 - Brisbane

XML, XSL, XSD, August 11, 2003
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Well, first day of sessions is already half over. As usual Brisbane has great weather, typical winter days of 20-25 Celcius... I don't wanna go home! I have seen the introduction to Jupiter so far, lo...

System.Web.Mail Explained

Wanta .NET ?, July 9, 2003
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System.Web.Mail and SMTP Explained Building aspNetEmail, aspNetMime, and aspNetMX, has caused me to debug quite a few different email scenarios, for both client and friends. Over the next few blog ent...

System.Web.Mail Explained

Wanta .NET ?, July 9, 2003
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System.Web.Mail and SMTP Explained Building aspNetEmail, aspNetMime, and aspNetMX, has caused me to debug quite a few different email scenarios, for both client and friends. Over the next few blog ent...