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Interop with .NET Framework 3.5 Pipes?
Recently, I was tasked with doing some serious re-factoring on an application where the UI was WinForms and the back end was native C++. The intent was to re-factor the native code into C# because of the performance hit we were taking with the interop between the managed/unmanaged code (this is a extremely processor intensive application) and because the native code back end was beginning to cause some serious limitations regarding feature extensibility. Previously, the interop was via callbacks. ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:38 PM

Dual-Booting Windows 7 and XP
After attending the MSDN Developers Conference on January 16, I decided Windows 7 was just to cool not to try. However, I didn't exactly have an extra PC laying around the house. Then, a co-worker reminded me that my HP dv8000 had an extra drive bay. After a trip to the store to get another hard drive, a few hours of partitioning the drive, burning the Windows 7 image to a DVD and then installing Windows 7, it works like a charm. I was a bit hesitant to ever install Vista on this specific machine ......

Posted On Monday, January 26, 2009 10:00 PM

MSDN Developer Conference - Washington D.C. Rocked!
Yesterday morning came earlier than usual so I could trek to Reston, VA for the Washington DC MSDN Developer Conference, however, it was WELL worth it! Stephen Walther gave the keynote, hitting all the high-points of Azure and how it will play such a prominent role in future .NET development. I spent the rest of my day in the Client and Presentation room hearing Dave Hoerster present on ASP.NET and jquery, Frank La Vigne present on WPF DataGrid and Ribbon Controls, Pete Brown present on Building ......

Posted On Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:47 PM

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