Using /clr and __declspec(thread)

Sorry I haven’t been writing much lately, but a lot has been going on in Expression land.  I’ve switched over to working on build and setup development so you can expect to see the flavor of my posts change somewhat. Here’s a frustrating bit I ran into playing around with C++/CLI:  __declspec(thread) isn’t supported by…

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Enabling Remote Desktop remotely

Ran into a situation where I needed to get remote desktop access to a machine where I hadn’t previously enabled it.  I’m not the first to post about this, but the other posts I’ve seen didn’t have information on opening the firewall (XP SP2).  Here’s one solution: reg add “//machinename/HKLM/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Terminal Server” /f /v fDenyTSConnections /t…

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Interop with Office

Before I dive in, I’ve put together a simple doc showing how you can liven up the clip art in Office using Graphic Designer that you might find of interest. The other “feature” that was included in the current CTP of Expression Graphic Designer (EGD) is better interop with Office apps.  EGD now has vastly better…

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New versions of Expression Graphic Designer and Interactive Designer available!

Our January 2006 CTPs are available!  http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/default.mspx What’s new?? We’ve got official names now.  (Acrylic => Graphic Designer; Sparkle => Interactive Designer) Interactive Designer is publicly available for the first time! Exporting to XAML from Graphic Designer (EGD) has been greatly improved. The XAML exporter is the only real new feature for this CTP for EGD.  [There…

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