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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The email I get…

Every day I get from 1 to 10 emails asking me various VB questions… some I answer by pointing to a link, some by providing code, and sometimes I just point people to the newsgroups or forums that exist for this type of question… but this time I thought I’d just post the question and…

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Another article preview up… this one is a content rotator for ASP.NET

As I discussed in an earlier post, I wanted to know if people found preview articles useful… and at least a few people said they did, so here is another one…. Rotating Is Fun Summary: Duncan Mackenzie describes the creation of a simple ‘content rotator’ in ASP.NET Feedback, via the blog or the feedback link…

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vbCity has blogs!?!? Excellent…

Serge Baranovsky, the man behind vbCity, just mentioned to me that they have started hosting blogs… just their staff at the moment, but they have plans to grow… Since vbCity is already one of the best sites for VB developers, this is good news! http://blogs.vbcity.com/

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The Updater Application Block… various additions…

One of the nice things about the Updater Application Block is that it was written to be quite extensible… I saw a post today where SamSantiago mentioned he had created a custom class to delete all those old versions on your machine whenever you do an update…. very cool, I’ll be trying that out right…

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Soma discusses the future of VB

Soma (whose name you may or may not recognize) is in a position to know a lot about the future of Visual Basic (in his own words, from his intro post… “My name is Somasegar and I run the Developer Division at Microsoft.”), so when he decides to post about it, it is probably worth…

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Ok… I can finally read my comments again…

I’m sure I’ll be one of many commenting on this, but the recent updates to .Text on this site are a wonderful improvement. For the past while I had been unable to really sift out the good comments from the bad, so real (non-spam) comments to the VB or C# FAQ sites, and to this…

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Previews of articles…

A couple of weeks ago I posted my “Quick Poll” Coding 4 Fun column in its unedited form… was that useful? If it was, I can continue to do that with my articles … basically posting my version of them up in advance onto www.duncanmackenzie.net and then redirecting that to the real article once it…

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Jesse Liberty, author of one of my favorite books (Clouds to Code) gives an overview of “My” in Visual Basic 2005

Blurb copied using the cool “Blog This” link on the ondotnet pages 🙂 Rapid Application Development with VB.NET 2.0 by Jesse Liberty — For a couple of years now, Jesse Liberty been touting the Microsoft endorsed-sentiment that it really doesn’t matter if you program in C# or in VB.NET, since both are just syntactic sugar…

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