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September 2004 - Posts

Is Windows Forms technology dead?

After reading through Mike Harsh's (Microsoft/Windows Forms) comments concerning the future of Windows Forms , I figured I'd throw in my two cents. Reality check... Windows Forms is not going away any time soon. Windows Forms is the CLR wrapper around
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"Avalon" just became a whole lot more attractive!

Just noticed this press release from Microsoft stating that the core of WinFX will be made available on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (in addition to “Longhorn”). This means that an application using “Avalon” will run on Windows
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Paco comments about the Fort Worth .NET Users Group

I've been somewhat following the Mono project for a while now. Of course, since I'm a VB developer... I've not taken the plunge just yet since the VB side of things has been moving slowly (with little updates being said about the project). However, that's
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IsVisualStylesEnabled Revisited

Erik Porter and I had some discussion via IM concerning his latest entry (where he gave me credit). I noticed that he wasn't using LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress when checking whether Visual Styles were enabled. I was sure that it was needed so that you
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Star Wars: Battlefront - I have mine, you got yours?

I picked up a copy of the game during lunch today :-D, but am unable to play until later tonight since the Fort Worth .NET Users Group meeting is tonight. It's a subject that I definitely want to pick the speakers brain about... Test Driven Development.
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Need to programmatically determine what framework versions and service pack levels are installed?

I found an excellent example written in C++ that showed how to do this using several methods suggested by many different sources to determine the information. I've converted the code to VB.NET so all of you can benefit as well ;-) You can view the source
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Microsoft .NET 1.1 SP1, .NET 1.0 SP3, XP SP2 and potential problems.

A few people have already mentioned .NET 1.1 SP1 (in addition to .NET 1.0 SP3) being available as of 8/30/2004... but since I've been a little busy, I didn't notice the availability until I updated all of my systems last week. A couple of people of mentioned
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Managing your DVD collection...

Someone asked so... Yes, I'm insanely fascinated with movie making in general and just plain love to watch movies and certain television series. I started collecting DVDs immediately after they started becoming available several years ago and have pretty
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Jason Bock does DotNetLanguages.net

OK, so I'm a little late in getting this information out there... James beat me to the punch . I've been busy, 'nuff said. Jason Bock has been searching for a new project to work on... and has settled on researching and discussing the various languages
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Rally Sport Challenge 2 - Voice communication fixed... Thoughts about update systems.

I'm kind of late in saying this, however, it does appear that Microsoft Xbox corrected one of my major complaints with Rally Sport Challenge 2. They've made it so that when racing against four people (not wire framed), you can *ALL* talk to one another.
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