Monthly Archives: August 2005

WinFS Beta 1 available

Just a quick note to mention that WinFS Beta 1 is available from the MSDN Subscriptions website. It comes with a separate (very thin) HTML Help file to help on installing the package. You will need Windows XP Home or … Continue reading

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Flickerfree graphics the easy way

My colleague Frits Ankersmit at Class-A just pointed me to a way to get flicker-free Windows applications in .NET for virtually free. Normally you would introduce a programmatic way to do double buffering, where you build the next image of … Continue reading

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Primer on Cross-Site Scripting

In its security push Microsoft evangelises (amongst other things) on defending against known weaknesses. This is done by using best practices and the best technology to migitate the risks of threats. One of the threats is Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), where … Continue reading

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Controlling Windows Services

Creating a Windows Service using the .NET Framework is pretty easy. Here’s a quick primer, in case you don’t know what that is about:The base class System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase will give you what you need to create a Windows Service. It exposes several … Continue reading

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Free e-Learning content from Microsoft

Microsoft e-Learning offers a lot of free online courses for Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 until November 8th and 1st 2005 respectively. There is a lot of content there, so go ahead and check it out. All you … Continue reading

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Malfunctioning PrintAll function in Adobe Acrobat Reader

Almost a year ago I told you how to do “printing directly from Internet Explorer without a Print dialog“. I had my doubts about the security aspect of this option. It reminded me of “the old days” when kids would … Continue reading

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