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Month: November 2005

How to pre-populate assemblies to the Add References dialog in Visual Studio 2005

This one is good to keep track of when working in a team enviroment where everyone uses their own folder…

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Installing SQL Server Express

There’s a good article on MSDN for controlling the installation of SQL Server Express. If you are bundling Express with…

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Counterstrings

I was reading some of the older postings in James Bach’s excellent blog, Training the minds of testers, when I…

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Fun with the MSDE: installing

Dana Epp has posted a request for information about the MSDE on his blog. He wants to install an app…

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RE:How to determine if the current user is an administrator

This is pretty cool. A lot of the stuff that I write is low level admin type of utilities. As…

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Why you wont find C# example code for writing Shell Extension handlers

Jesse Kaplan posted the following (thanks to Junfeng Zhang) Writing in-process \shell extensions in managed code is actually a very…

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Interesting scientific study about font usage on web pages.

Jeff Atwood posted a cool article from Wichita State about font legibility. Serif mono-spaced fonts were the worst (sorry Courier)…

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Client vs Developer

Client vs Developer wars.This is stuff isn’t directly applicable to our development patterns, but it has some useful information. “Grayscreen”…

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Grimmy weighs in on blogs

It’s subtle, but I like it. If I was ever to write a blog posting tool, the icon for posting…

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That pesky SQL Server Express. I’m going to have to support it, it’s time to start collecting tips from the…

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