.NET Framework 3.5 Namespace poster Updated

A while back I blogged about the .NET Framework 3.5 Namespace poster… We made a few tweaks and updated it, including making it available in more formats. Download Links: Full XPSSplit XPSPDFTiled PDFEnjoy!

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When there is no good name…

I noticed a good debate going on the BCL blog (and now Krzysztof Cwalina’s blog) about the naming of TimeZone2…  Clearly the name brings back bad memories of the Win32\COM world …. As Krys points out there is not an easy answer here.  Ideally we could come up with a meaningful name, but lacking that,…

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Source code for CLRBCL 2.0

Great news… Rotor V2.0 ships… I have found Rotor a great way to look at (mostly) the real source code from the CLR and BCL to see what is really going on under the covers.   

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You gotta love the little things in .NET Framework 2.0: File.ReadAllLines()

I was recently reviewing some samples and I ran across one that made me really appreciate the work we did in BCL in .NET Framework 2.0… it maybe a very trivial thing, but it really improves the code.    The code sample in question looked something like:         if (autoCompleteWordList == null)       {…

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PowerCollections for V2.0 RTM

Peter just posted a version of the Power Collections for V2.0.   I’d love to hear your feedback on these and the general model.  Our goal with helping out Peter and Wintellect with power collections was to provide a first class extension of the existing collection classes that developers could use to take full advantage of…

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Environment.MachineName truncates after the first 15 characters

When in a domain, a machine’s name is limited to 15 characters, but in a workgroup a machine name can be much longer. However, as one of our internal customers noticed, Environment.MachineName truncates after the first 15 characters.  This is because Environment.ComputerName maps to NetBIOS name of the local computer and not the DNS host…

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Cool Console Game

You thought Space Invaders! was a cool sample, check out this one:  It is a VB 2005 Console based game that rocks.  http://www.heroicadventure.com/    It reminds me of sitting in my Dad’s lab at NCSU playing Castle on one of the consoles connected to a mainframe..  Anyone of a .NET port of Castle?   BTW…

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Showing Progress in a Console Windows

Recently I needed to show some progress indicator on some long running console application.  I recall the good old days of my college days with console based SMTP clients such as elm and pine… as I recall these clients showed progress via a simple ASCII spiner.     I was impressed with how simple this is to…

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Love to code? Love to take on big projects? this is the job for you!

I am looking for a technical Program Manager to own some core parts of the platform including Reflection, Reflection.Emit, Delegates, etc.  If you love to code, love working with developers, know how to really ship software you will love this job!  Drop me a line if you are interested or might know of someone who…

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Fun with Equality Follow up…

Some great answers to my recent quiz… I particularly love the Nullable<T> and string interning usage.. very nice!   The question again was: Find examples for each of the following:             Question 1: x == y && !x.Equals(y)             Question 2: x != y && x.Equals(y)             Question 3: x ==y doesn’t even compile            …

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