A Trip Down Memory Lane

While waiting for Visual Studio to repair whatever was causing deploys to the emulator to fail, I came across this post containing images of Windows boot screens over time.  I know I’m giving my age away, but the only one I don’t remember is the first.  If you’re interested you can find a few more…

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Who’da thunk it? #1

This is the first in an ongoing series on the non-obvious (to me, at least). This question is from an internal mailing list. Should the following C# code compile? using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Text; namespace ConsoleApplication1 { class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { goto exit; exit: } } } My intial reaction…

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Compact Framework OpCode Support in a Nutshell

While the stated goal of this blog is to address issues that affect the day-to-day work of most developers, from time to time I’ll publish something for the propeller-heads in the audience. This is one of those times. Introduction The instruction set for a CLI compliant execution engine is described by ECMA’s CLI Partition III…

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Extending .Net Compact Framework Controls

Hello, and welcome to blue collar. My name is Dan Elliott and I’m a software development engineer in the test organization for the .Net Compact Framework. In my nearly 14 years at Microsoft I’ve worked in a variety of roles in user education, testing, and development. For the past six years I’ve tested the execution…

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