Fix available for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 localised IntelliSense problem

When Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Visual Studio 2008 came out it unfortunately introduced a problem whereby some localised IntelliSense  text was reverted to English. This affects the following language versions of the service pack: Chinese (simplified and traditional), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and Korean. A fix is now available for this problem. The…

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Learn IIS7 : short tutorial videos available on IIS.NET, plus more

There is a lot of great information available to help you learn IIS7 over at IIS.NET. Also available are short video tutorials. Unless I am missing something there is no overall list of the available videos so here is one I’ve created… Installing necessary IIS7 components (10 minutes) Serving new content (10 minutes) Editing IIS7…

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Useful document about .NET Framework 2.0 Security

The US NSA have a free, unclassified, 300 page, very useful looking document about .NET Framework 2.0 Security: http://www.nsa.gov/snac/app/I731-008R-2006.pdf HTH Doug

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Random and unexpected EXCEPTION_FLT_DIVIDE_BY_ZERO and EXCEPTION_FLT_INVALID__OPERATION

Your application is running fine then one day it starts to fail with EXCEPTION_FLT_DIVIDE_BY_ZERO (0xC000008E) or EXCEPTION_FLT_INVALID__OPERATION (0xC0000090) exceptions at seemingly random places. Why? One reason might be the current value of the floating point control word (fpcw). This is a bit mask used to control whether Intel 8087 and later CPUs raise exceptions or…

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It’s true – brain cells disappear with age..

I came across some old code that I wrote when I was about 17:   The BBC Micro came with a built in 6502 assembler (Basic with inline assembly language – awesome!). However it did not have a dis-assembler so I set about writing my own. This was clearly a code review on paper. I…

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Another pile of new stuff..

I’ve been a bit busy of late and new and interesting stuff keeps piling into my inbox without enough time in the day to look at it. So here is a dump of links to stuff I think looks interesting before I forget about it…   Microsoft® Silverlight™ Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (Final)…

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