String.Format gottach

  I saw this recently over an internal email list and I thought I’d share it…  A developer asks: I’ve found a bug in the way String.Format handles close curly literals.  It’s provoked by having a format specifier on a string.  The attached code demonstrates this on .NET Framework 1.1.  The core of it goes…

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Don and Chris on Color Console…

Oh, and they talk a little about Xaml and get us into the holiday spirit… Enjoy a very special holiday MSDN-TV show

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Be heard: The LH Developer Survey Program

Ed invites anyone working with LH bits to be heard in a slightly more formal way than blog comments ;-)…

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Design Guidelines Update: “Core” Method pattern

Minor tweaks to this guideline to line up with what is, I believe, common practice already.. As always questions, comments and annotations to me, and the full guidelines can be found here:  http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/libraries ———-        It is recommended that you provide customization through protected  (family) methods. The public interface of a base class should provide a…

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The Learning Curve

For the last couple of years we have given a quarterly internal class on how to write great APIs for WinFX.  One of the highlights in a class like this is the Q&A.  We built in some time for an hour+ long Q&A time with Anders Hejlsberg and I always learn something from those sessions. …

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ChrisAn beat me to it: Uri vs Strings

Last night I caught up on a 50+ message thread over one of our design aliases with many of the “big dogs” on the WinFX team vehemently disagreeing. It is the issue of Strings vs. Uri instances.  Honestly, I don’t know where I personally come down on this one yet.  I am a huge, huge…

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Rotor Whidbey here we come..

Joel confirms there will be a Rotor (SSCLI) release for Whidbey… What are you hoping to see with it?  I just noticed that at least one of Eric’s readers uses it as opposed to our product documentation… What do others use it for?  What would you like to use it for if only we’d add…

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More from the C++ folks…

I have known Jon Caves for several years… he was part of the committee that formed for first version of the CLS.  Dude knows everything about C++… He has already started blogging about some good stuff like what compilers we use internally and breaking the NT build 😉

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Teaching an old dog new tricks: GC fun in Whidbey

The GC does an amazing job of managing managed memory… We really work hard to make sure pages stay hot, and the memory is cached where you need it…. But the reality of the world is that for many folks it is not just managed memory they have to deal with.  Often you have to…

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.NET Show from the PDC

Great timing… They just posted the .NET Show from the PDC the same day I am going to a postmortem on the PDC planning process.  Watching it this morning brought back the memories of the buzz of the PDC. Totally worth taking a look if you went to the PDC or not.  One of my…

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