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DHTML Editing Control and IE7+
DHTML Editing Control and IE7+
The webdevtools team has historically owned a control that shipped with IE5.5 and above.  This control is the DHTML Editing Control.  In order to improve security in IE7+, we took a hard look at this control and decided to remove it from Vista and IE7+.  A post I made yesterday on the IE blog talks about this in detail.&...
Suspending and resuming threads for GC
Suspending and resuming threads for GC
First of all, suspension and resumption of threads is not really part of the GC. GC calls functions to do the suspension and the resumption as a service provided in the CLR. Other components in the CLR also use this service such as the debugger implementation. But it’s true that suspending and resuming because of the GC is the most ...
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When memory is running low…
When memory is running low…
When I say memory I mean physical memory. Let’s assume that you have enough virtual memory space. When the physical memory gets low you may start getting OOMs or start paging. You can experiment and see how you can avoid getting into the low memory situation but sometimes it’s hard to predict and hard to test all scenarios your app can get...
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The Web 2.0 and Home grown vs Hosted Solutions
The Web 2.0 and Home grown vs Hosted Solutions
I just made a post on my blog about moving from home hosted web applications to hosted web applications.  I'm currently struggling on whether I want to move my photos from my home hosted, and customized verions of nGallery to something larger like Flickr.I'm curious what other people think is the best solution to problems like this. ...
Looking for good SDETs to join our team!
Looking for good SDETs to join our team!
We have a few positions open on our test team at the moment.  The title for these positions is SDET (software design engineer in test) which is somewhat of a unique position at Microsoft.  Scott Louvau on our team posted a good article regarding what an SDET is and you can read this at http://blogs.msdn.com/scottlo/archive/2005/06/29/...
Custom validation schema video on Channel 9
Custom validation schema video on Channel 9
In this DevNugget, .net Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie (aka *.net DEvHammer), shows you how you can quickly and easily create and register a custom XSD schema that allows get Intellisense and validation of your schema within the Web Form source view window.* https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=191714 See also How to add a ...
Web Application Projects is released
Web Application Projects is released
Web Application Projects 1.0 is live! New since RC1:   Web Application Projects now provided a similar development style and compilation model as was used in Visual Studio 2003, but with full ASP.NET 2.0 support. For more information checkout: http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/reference/infrastructure/wap/default....
Improve Source View Performance
Improve Source View Performance
In case you have observed any slowness in your source view around typing or arrowing through code, here are a few tips that may help. 1. Turn off background HTML validation.  Go to Tools / Options and select Text Editor / HTML / Validation in the tree view on the left side.  Uncheck the Show Errors check box.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ...
Have you installed the new spell checker add-in yet?
Have you installed the new spell checker add-in yet?
Mikhail Arkhipov on our team recently developed a spell checker add-in to Visual Studio 2005 that allows you to spell check the contents of your ASP.NET or HTML page in HTML view.  You need to have Office 2003 installed on your machine in order for this feature to work.  See http://blogs.msdn.com/mikhailarkhipov/archive/2006/04/17/...