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Printing a Compiled Help File (.CHM)

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Many SDKs ship with a huge .CHM file that includes the documentation and often a class library reference. Also, many books are available as .CHM files as well. But since I prefer to read those books off-line, I often try to print out topics. Since the introduction of Internet Explorer 7, thi...

February 22, 2007

Virtual PC 2007 available for free

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I have been using Virtual PC 2007 since its first beta. Well, not voluntarily though, but simply because the 2004 version did not run properly on Windows Vista. Nevertheless, it has run like a charm since the very beginning. I've been using it to still do some leftover developments in Visual Stud...

February 21, 2007

An evening with IKEA

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Yesterday, I finally convinced my girlfriend Barbara to join me in an effort to pick up a new desk for my desktop system. I wanted a desk with a nice curve in the corner and a dark color that fits the rest of our interior. Because of major redesigns, the IKEA in Delft is currently one big constr...

February 21, 2007

Aviva Solutions Weblog

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As of last week, Aviva Solutions now has its own weblog. I will cross-post most of my technical stuff both on this blog as well as the new company weblog. The great thing about this weblog is that is had been created using the Weblog template of Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007. I was surp...

February 20, 2007

Team Foundation Server setup experiences…

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During the last couple of days, I've been busy completing an installation of Team Foundation Server on a fresh Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition install and make it accessible through the internet. While doing so, I ran into a few challanges for which I though they might be...

February 13, 2007

About maintainable code

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As a coding standard evangelist, I’ve published standards for C# 1.0 and C# 2.0 while working for my former employers. Moreover, I’m also somebody who tries to apply and share good design guidelines and principles. As part of that interest, obviously, I’ve read many books and articles on that sub...

February 12, 2007