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Monthly Archives: April 2005

Looking to Master Rich Client apps?

Wintellect will be holding a 4-day Mastering Rich Client Applications using Windows Forms class with Jason Clark in Atlanta, GA on June 7th – 10th: This in-depth class teaches the design and use of the Windows Forms classes in the .NET … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2002 Security Resources

Here are some resources to learning more about Commerce Server 2002 security and related topics: Securing Your Commerce Server 2002 Sitehttp://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/csvr2002/htm/cs_top_securing_bsne.asp Deploying a Secure Commerce Server 2002 Sitehttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/comm/comm2002/deploy/seccncpt.mspx Commerce Server 2002 Technical Overviewhttp://download.microsoft.com/documents/uk/windowsserversystem/commerceserver/commerce-server-2002-technical-overview.doc Microsoft Commerce Server web sitehttp://www.microsoft.com/commerceserver/ Additional TechNet … Continue reading 

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Getting started with Compact Framework development on Windows CE

I've recently started development work with the Compact Framework on a Windows CE mobile device by LXE. I've had the opportunity to dabble a bit before with CF development, but this is the first time I've been tasked with building anything … Continue reading 

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Microsoft Virtual PC Tip – Using the Microsoft Loopback Adapter

Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP (and probably others) ship with a built-in network interface driver called the "Microsoft Loopback Adapter" that lets you create a local-only network interface device. This adapter can be extremely useful when you are doing development … Continue reading 

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Windows Forms – Basic events in the Lifecycle of Forms and Controls

Recently, a community member posted a question to the WindowsForms.NET site forums asking about the basic events that are fired in Forms and User Controls in Windows Forms applications. After digging through the MSDN documentation and various other sources (amazingly, it … Continue reading 

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Virtual PC 2004 hotfix available for suspend/resume from hibernation problem

Microsoft has made a hotfix available for Virutal PC 2004 (post SP1) that fixes a bug that occurs when you leave a VirtualPC instance running, suspend your system, resume your system, and can no longer interact with the VirtualPC guest. … Continue reading 

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Developer tools I use on a daily basis

Here is a list of tools that I commonly use while building Windows Forms applications (and .NET applications in general). Developer Environment Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 JetBrain’s ReSharper Unit Testing Tools NUnit NUnit Forms TestDriven.NET (add-in for VS.NET unit … Continue reading 

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WeProgram.NET (Newport News, VA) users group meeting tonight!

Guest speaker Andrew Duthie (Microsoft’s Developer Evangelist for the mid-atlantic) will be giving a presentation on the Security Block of Enterprise Library: The Microsoft Enterprise Library Security Application Block, version 1.0, helps developers implement common security-related functionality in their applications. Applications … Continue reading 

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Stress testing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 tips

James Edelen has a great post on the steps to take in order to stress test a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 web site. We recently wrapped up development for our internal SharePoint Portal server project and performed much the same steps … Continue reading 

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Getting Started with Enterprise Library!

Recently we had the need to implement a more standardized way of logging information and handling exceptions in our SharePoint Portal webparts. In previous applications, we have used the various Microsoft Application Blocks and other tools (such as log4net) for … Continue reading 

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