Subscribe to SharePoint Web Parts using Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices

One of the new features of Internet Explorer 8 is Web Slices.  This feature enables you to subscribe to a section of a web page and notifies you when the content changes.  By design, SharePoint Web Parts are a natural fit for this feature, and in this article I’ll show you how to build a…

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Language Changes to Chinese While Writing Code in Visual Studio 2008

I recently experienced what could be misinterpreted as a bug in Visual Studio 2008.  While feverishly typing code, the language “randomly” changed to Chinese.  Here’s what it looked like: Of course it’s not a a bug–it’s a feature!  Left ALT + SHIFT is the Windows shortcut for changing the input language, and since I use…

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Team Explorer Window Won’t Open Or Is Blank

If recently worked with several developers that were unable to open the Team Explorer 2008 window (or if they did open it, the window was blank).  They had pre-release versions of Visual Studio 2008 installed and despite following the instructions on uninstalling previous versions, were unsucessful.  Having found the fix for this issue, I thought I’d share…

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10 Tips to Boost Your Productivity with C# and Visual Studio 2008

Learn Key Bindings It’s an obvious and trivial thing, but the timesaving will add up, especially for those actions you perform tens or hundreds of times a day such as building and debugging.  Here are some basic bindings every Visual Studio developer should know: Build: CTRL + SHIFT + B Word completion: CTRL + SPACE…

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