Orcas October CTP available – Hello, "System.DateTimeOffset"!

Once again, I am very excited that the new CTP is available. 🙂 My second feature for Orcas is available to the world! The BCL team has gotten plenty of feedback (as you can see the comments from my BCL post and on this blog…) about needing an object to represent exact point in time! (We do…

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WinForms learning…

So a few posts ago, I said I’ll teach myself WinForms. It’s been about a month since then… and I want to share some of my learning experience.  First off, having been a developer in Outlook, I thought I’ll re-write the Outlook client using WinForms. Kind of like what Joe Stegmann did here. Here are the issues…

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eLearning clinics for .NET FX 3.0 are FREE for a limited time!

With all the discussion surrounding TimeZone2, I haven’t gotten a chance to blog about my WinForms and WPF learning at all!   Anyways, the WPF and MS Learning team has rolled out this new “eLearning Clinic” for free until .NET Fraework 3.0 Launch. So if you wanna learn about the true power of WPF.. you should totally…

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API Naming – Most debated name on the BCL are…

So.. in my previous post, I asked “which two names wa the most debated names on the BCL”. Well, the types that got the most debate for its name are: Nullable<T>Collection<T> Surprised? Not suprised? Do you think they are named appropriately? <Editorial Coment>Why is there only 2? Shouldn’t you tell me “Top 3”?“Hardest API to name #3” should…

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Naming Guideline Discussion

Yeah.. Krzysztof have finally blogged about the controversial naming guidelines around TimeZone2! Check it out: http://blogs.msdn.com/kcwalina/archive/2006/10/06/TimeZone2Naming.aspx Also, I’d like to repost one of my responses to the names suggested: TimeZoneExtended: If we were to call it “TimeZoneExtended”, why dont we just call it “TimeZoneEx”?Again.. Page 47 of the .NET Design Guidelines:“DO NOT use the “Ex” (or…

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Designing System.TimeZone2 – Part 2 (Dynamic Time Zone support)

There are some great discussion on the differences between System.TimeZone and System.TimeZone2 and what exactly is Vista Dynamic Time Zone in my previous post. So I thought I’ll spend Part 2 talking about it. So what exactly is the difference? I have mentioned again and again that the difference is in “Vista Dynamic Time Zone…

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Designing System.TimeZone2 – Part 1 (API naming and new class or not)

Didn’t I say it two weeks ago that API naming is the most difficult thing? 🙂 My BCL post on System.TimeZone2 has been out for about 12 hours, and the top complaint has been …. can you guess it… yes… the name! You might even think that I knew this was going to attract some…

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System.TimeZone2 Starter Guide is now posted!

I have posted my starter guide on the BCL team blog! I’ll post a follow up and advance usage guide here in this blog. Check back for it 🙂  http://blogs.msdn.com/bclteam/archive/2006/10/03/System.TimeZone2-Starter-Guide-_5B00_Kathy-Kam_5D00_.aspx  Check it out and let me know what you think of this new class!

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