Timing out a request to start a process… [Fernando Vicaria]

This is another post to quickly cover an question that I saw recently on one of our usergroups… How do we create a process and “wait” for it begin running for a finite amount of time and if the process is not up and running until then timeout the request? I used the word wait in quotes…

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Performance tips for using resources [David Gutierrez]

The most expensive parts of reading resources are probing for satellite assemblies and deserializing objects.  The more you can avoid having the ResourceManager do either of those two tasks, the faster your resource reads will be.  In this post I’ll cover how to reduce assembly probing, and the first thing you can do is use…

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Job Available on the CLR Documentation Team!

We get a lot of suggestions on how to improve our documentation. it’s certainly an area we take seriously, and plan on investing a lot of time and effort in in the upcoming releases of the .NET Framework. There’s an opportunity to be a part of this team, and work directly with the CLR product…

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Pseudo-processes… [Fernando Vicaria]

The .NET Framework Process class let’s you access various aspects (or properties) of a system process. Among these properties are things like the process id (or pid), the process name and the modules (.dll or .exe) it loads.  This blog entry, my first as a member of the BCL Team, will briefly talk about some special processes…

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How long will it wait? [Fernando Vicaria]

This posting will touch once again the Process class and the WaitForInputIdle method. This method contains 2 overloads, one that takes no parameters and another one that will take an int as its single parameter. The confusion will start exactly here with what these two overloads do differently. The first one will wait indefinitely for the process…

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