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  • Why?

    Why aren't there any decent audio libraries for .NET?  Don't get me wrong, it's nice that the framework supports some audio features in a very simple way if you want to just play something.  However, if you need access to the audio data to manipulate it in whatever way or just want to know the duration, play location, audio ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on January 16, 2011
  • San Diego ASP.NET SIG - May 19th, 6pm

    I'll be at the San Diego ASP.NET SIG on May 19th doing my LINQ in the Real World discussion.  For anyone that has been at my previous "presentations", you'll know that I prefer to have more of a discussion surrounding the topic than a lecture.  So if you're in the area and would like to help spark conversation, feel ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 14, 2009
  • Fort Worth .NET Users Group - January 20th

    If you're in the area, don't miss my presentation: What's New in .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1. Additionally, I've decided to extend Microsoft's extreme generosity by giving away a copy of MSDN Premium **WITH** Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite!!!!!!  Yes, you read that correctly!  It's the edition ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on January 3, 2009
  • Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 2

    After running Vista x64 on another machine for a few days; installing various pieces of critical software and seeing that everything seemed to be working smoothly... I've made the full leap on my main desktop machine (the one that now has 4GB of memory). Some interesting "facts":Windows Experience Index reports my processor running ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 24, 2007
  • Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 1

    I installed Windows Vista Ultimate (x64) last night and everything went pretty smoothly.  This, of course, is on the second machine I have on my desk so I can see what works (and doesn't) before making the full jump on the main machine.  Out Of The Box Experience After the installation and major Windows Update updates, the only ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 15, 2007
  • How NOT to do single assembly deployment.

    I applaud this guys enthusiasm, however, his discovery/technique is something I would strongly urge you to avoid.  There are two major reasons for this:Doesn't work as a "regular user".Will cause you MAJOR support issues as Windows Vista gains momentum.  See reason #1.I've been using a similar technique in ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 9, 2007
  • Inheritance vs. Partial (VB vs. C#)

    In my previous post regarding trying to use partial as a mechanism to extend existing functionality in a base user control, someone asked: “Does VB work differently or are you just assuming? Using the same namespace across 2 different assemblies (even) works perfectly fine?” Let's answer the first question.  It does appear that ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 24, 2006
  • Refactoring to debut in VB 2005!

    Yes, you read that correctly!  VB 2005 will have full support for refactoring in the form of a community edition of Refactor! for Visual Basic 2005.  Refactoring tools include: Rename (Native to VB 2005, not a part of Refactor!.) Reorder Parameters Extract Method Extract Property Create Overload Surrounds With ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on April 21, 2005
  • Now for a "good" article discussing a comparison between .NET languages...

    After the last article I pointed out, it's refreshing to see this... VB vs. C# MSIL Code Generation: Are the results equal? He discusses differences in the CIL created by VB and C#.  He attempts to offer some insight as to why the difference exists.  I'm not going to say the article is complete in the dissection of the subject.  ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on April 19, 2005
  • What's wrong with the following picture?

    Well, unable to have an actual screen shot, so I'll have to draw it by hand... - Solution1   - Project1     AssemblyInfo.vb     Form1.vb     Class1.vb     Class2.cs     Class3.cs     Interop.cpp     Interop.h So, you have opened a project in VS.NET Whidbey and you see in the solution explore the above 'image'.  What do you see that strikes you ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on March 9, 2004