Custom Control webcast sample

Hello again, For those of you who went to my webcast this morning, thanks for coming. There was a request for the project I was working on during the demo. I don’t have it lying around but I created one that is pretty much identical and it can be found here:


From InfoPath to MSN Shopping

Some of you (but probably not many of you) have noticed the little small bio on the side has changed from STE to SDET and from InfoPath to MSN Shopping. At the beginning of this month, I made a move over to the MSN world. The internet and the web was the thing that really…



For those of you who follow the InfoPath blog, this won’t be new information. (It was posted here: I have a webcast on the 29th on create custom controls using InfoPath via ActiveX. I won’t be covering ActiveX itself, but will go over the various things available to ActiveX control writers who want to…


Pocket PC Phone Edition Ringtone scripting

So the other day, I got myself HP iPaq 6315. In the past, I had a Motorola Mpx200 and it was great, but to have a my e-mail, calendar info and other things at my fingertips. I also really liked how it provided me with the ability to sync with my mail at anytime. Because…


MSDN Hands-on Lab 6 … the Visual Basic 6.0 version

On MSDN, InfoPath has hands-on labs. The ActiveX control lab was one that I was responsible for. Since it has been posted, there have been a few requests for the Visual Baisc 6.0 equivalent (instead of C++) because that seems to be the prefered way of ActiveX control creation for many to this day. Due to popular request, a Visual…

Lab 6: Active X controls (with Visual Basic 6.0)

Due to popular request, this lab is the Visual Basic 6.0 version of the ActiveX lab on MSDN (with some differences in the control we generate). The following lab has not been reviewed by the normal MSDN reviewers. PrerequisitesBefore you begin this lab, you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003. You should also…


Instant Messengers

It’s pretty amazing to see how instant messengers have entered a lot of people’s lives. Personally, I use it pretty heavily to communicate with people (esp internationally). I was having lunch with someone today and I mentioned how I think it’s been so ingrained into my life that when I try to recall things people…


Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 Available!

Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 is now available! Link: There are two files, here’s a description of the differences: Office2003SP1-kb842532-client-enu.exe: You should download this file if you have access to your original product CD-ROM. You might need to provide the installation source during patch installation if you have previously updated your product. Office2003SP1-kb842532-fullfile-enu.exe: Download this…

Random Wednesday Posts

It’s still pretty early in the morning, but I found a bunch of things I’d like to post up. I have a pet rabbit and someone sent me this link: I wonder if I can get my rabbit this big. Probably not considering mine is a mini-breed. Google internationalizes their search engine. It looks…

Digital Music Subscription services

Recently, I bought myself a Creative Muvo2 digital music device. It’s a 4 gig device which is way more than I need to store all my CDs at 128 kps. I can also use it as a device to move data around. It’s a nice device for me to wait until the portable media centers come out….