Like Vista Bridge? Love Win API Code Pack for .NET Framework

If you thought the VistaBridge was a cool idea, you’re really going to love the next evolution.   Windows 7 has some great new features that will really shine in your managed application, and the Windows SDK team has been working on a way to help you do just that.   The Windows API Code Pack is…


What’s the difference between "CLR" and ".NET Framework"?

What’s the difference between "Common Language Runtime (CLR)" and "Microsoft .NET Framework"?  David Broman’s post explains it beautifully and was very helpful to me. CLR + managed libraries and tools = Microsoft .NET Framework The CLR is the low-level technology (much of it written in unmanaged, native code) that includes the garbage collector, security subsystem,…

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Channel 9: Amanda Silver on the future of VB

Lots of new features are in store for future versions of VB, according to Amanda Silver of the VB Team. Check out the great Channel 9 interview with Amanda at TechEd to see her talk about LINQ, dynamic typing and Intellisense, improvements in native/Pinvoke calls, multitargeting different versions of the .NET Framework, and other cool…

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SDK Workaround: Setupvroot.bat in WCF samples fails on Vista if…

The Setupvroot.bat setup script for WCF samples fails on Windows Vista if the NetMsmqActivator service is enabled and Message Queuing (MSMQ) is not installed.   This workaround applies to:     ·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 ·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server…

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SDK Workaround: Visual Studio 2005 Required for .NET Compact Framework Development

This workaround applies to:   ·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 ·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007 ·         The Windows SDK Update for Windows Vista (RTM), March, 2007   The SDK provides documentation and sample…


SDK Workaround: Help for .NET Framework WCF samples that don’t build/run

This workaround applies to:   ·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 ·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007   The following Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) samples do not build or run correctly in the SDK build…


SDK Workaround: MSBuild Reports Dependency on .NET Framework SDK 2.0

This workaround applies to:   ·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 ·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007 ·         The Windows SDK Update for Windows Vista (RTM), March, 2007   The Windows SDK does not set…


MSDN Nuggets: Developing with Visual Studio

Don’t have the time to read a 10-page how-to article or watch a full length webcast? Try an MSDN nugget, a webcast that takes you step-by-step to discovering new functionality or exploring a hot developer topic, all in 10-15 minutes. View them online now or download for later reference. VB9 – Extension Methods  In Visual…

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MSDN nuggets: Developing for .NET Framework

Don’t have the time to read a 10-page how-to article or watch a full length webcast? Try an MSDN nugget, a webcast that takes you step-by-step to discovering new functionality or exploring a hot developer topic, all in 10-15 minutes. View them online now or download for later reference. Using CardSpace with ASP.NET Here we’ll…


SDK Workaround: VCBuild fails to compile or upgrade projects

This workaround applies to:   ·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0)  In order for VCBuild to run properly, vcprojectengine.dll needs to be registered. If vcprojectengine.dll is not registered, VCBuild.exe will fail with errors such as:  On compile: warning MSB3422: Failed to retrieve VC project information through the…

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