This blog has moved… notice #2…

For various reasons, the biggest being my desire to play around with .Text, I’ve moved my blog to my own server at http://blogs.duncanmackenzie.net/duncanma following the 3 leaf model when they moved, I thought I should post this notice a couple of times…

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This blog has moved…

For various reasons, the biggest being my desire to play around with .Text, I’ve moved my blog to my own server at http://blogs.duncanmackenzie.net The first post over there shows the app that I wrote last night and then used to copy all of my posts and categories over from this blog to the new location……

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Andrew Troelsen’s Refactoring Article is up…

Refactoring C# Code Using Visual Studio 2005Andrew W. TroelsenIntertech TrainingSummary: This article examines the role of code refactoring, and the refactoring techniques supported by Visual Studio 2005. (23 printed pages)

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Get a listing of all the upcoming VB Chats

Chats on Visual Basic 2005For the past year, I’ve been organizing the Visual Basic chats that appear at http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/. For the most part, these chats focused on answering your questions about Visual Basic. Naturally, now that the Beta 1 for Visual Basic 2005 is available, I wanted to schedule some chats to answer your Beta…

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Generics in VB 2005 Article now live on MSDN…

Defining and Using Generics in Visual Basic 2005Harish KantamneniVisual Basic TeamMicrosoft CorporationJuly 2004 Summary: Provides an overview of the generics feature in Visual Basic 2005, and explains the basic concepts involved in defining and using generics and their usefulness to the Visual Basic developer.    

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My new Coding 4 Fun Column is up on MSDN…

How Long Now?Summary: Duncan Mackenzie describes how to calculate the difference between two dates in Visual Basic .NET, and builds an application that counts down to the release of Halo 2.

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Operator Overloading in VB 2005

Matthew Gertz, Dev Lead for the VB Compiler, Editor & Debugger team has written an article on operator overloading in Visual Basic 2005…Operator Overloading In Visual Basic 2005Operator Overloading, new to Visual Basic 2005, simplifies the use and development of complex types by allowing you to specify your own implementation for standard operations such as…

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Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 and the Express Edition Betas have launched…

Ah, launch day… what else would have most of my colleagues sitting in their offices at 12:30 am in the morning on a Monday… and there isn’t a single Halo game running!!So, if you haven’t heard… the official site for Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 is now up, featuring a ton of new MSDN features…

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A sneak preview of Visual Basic 2005 (article) is up on MSDN…

This new article from Ken Getz provides an overview of many of the new features in Visual Basic 2005, including “My”, “Edit and Continue”, “AutoCorrect”, “Just My Code” and more…Check it out here

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