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Resharper 2.0 Early Access Program

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If you have never heard of Resharper, then you should come out of your little cave right now! I have been using Resharper 1.5 for a long long while now, and it’s incredible I have managed to work professionally without it. It’s the best add-in I ever ran into (Visual Assist was my prior favorite)...

February 15, 2006

Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 2.0

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Lost month, Microsoft released an updated version of the Enterprise Library. I haven’t tried it yet, but from the documentation it does not seem te bring a lot of new features, other than compatibility with the 2.0 Framework. We have been using the May 2005 release for a long while now, and I can...

February 15, 2006

Technology Breakthroughs in 2006

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Completely unrelated to .NET, but still interesting, this site brings you an overview of the 15 most important technological and scientific concepts that will appear in 2006. It is noticable that the automotive industry is really trying to move further.

January 15, 2006

WinForms Tips & Tricks

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While I was looking for a solution for the disappearing image of a XP styled button, I ran into this small site. Mick Dohertys provides some nice tips and workaround for common Windows Forms (.NET 1.1) bugs.

January 5, 2006

Smart Client frustrations

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Well, I’m quite disappointed in the amount of tool support for developing Smart Clients. One my of current projects involves a Windows Forms Smart Client that uses .NET Remoting to connect to the application server. While developing on a system with local admin rights everything works okay (obvio...

December 15, 2005

NHibernate and LINQ

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Yesterday, two of my collegues demonstrated both NHibernate, an open-source object relational mapper, and the technology preview of LINQ, the C# 3.0 query language. I was quite impressed by the ease of use of NHibernate. Obviously, die-hard Java coders were already aware of the power of Hibernate...

October 19, 2005

Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 side-by-side

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We recently discovered that running Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 next to Visual Studio 2003 breaks the attach to process functionality of the latter in many cases. However, it seems that this is fixed in Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate. I still have to try it myself though.

October 19, 2005

Windows Forms key processing

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If I had to name one thing in .NET that is very difficult to grasp, I would name Windows Forms key processing. There are so many methods involved it is very difficult to determine which method to overload and what to do. The newsgroup post Key Event Processing in Windows Forms provides a great ov...

October 19, 2005

C# 2.0 starter

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I know that the article Create Elegant Code with Anonymous Methods, Iterators, and Partical Classes is an oldie, but it still provides a comprehensive overview on what C# 2.0 really adds for the daily developer. It is written by Juval Lowy, one of Microsoft’s Software Legends which I met once at ...

October 12, 2005