Monthly Archives: March 2006

Budgeting for marketing

I just loved this Dilbert comic yesterday:   Of course the inverse is true. Get the product right in the first place and you have a lot more money to pour into the product itself rather than on marketing.   … Continue reading

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Yet another reason why C# is LAME

From an email list, a poster finally got some code to show an excel dialog to work. This is their code:   if(xlApp.Dialogs[Excel.XlBuiltInDialog.xlDialogOpen].Show(sTextName, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, … Continue reading

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Atlas And Administrator Approved ActiveX

A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with Nigel about the security permissions needed client side for Atlas//Ajax.  Typically you will find it uses XML, so IE needs permissions to use MSXML.  Rather than allow all ActiveX, I add … Continue reading

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IE Administrator Approved ActiveX

I like to run IE with ActiveX for the internet set to administrator approved.  This allows me to run things such as windows update, media player, macromedia flash, without all the other activex possibilities to worry about   This is … Continue reading

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Keyboard mapping on the Toshiba M200

I was reading Richard Tallent’s blog entry about a CAPS lock problem which turned out to be a keyboard scan mapping problem, and it reminded me of one of those things that’s always been on my virtual TODO list to fix … Continue reading

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MSDN subscription annoyances continue

Last month when I went to update my MSDN DVD collection, I faced the rude awakening that the “New and Removed Products” page was seriously broken.  The search doesn’t go past October 2005. I asked in the private forums, no … Continue reading

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Loose coupling with Intra-Class events

  In Visual Studio 2005, we typically have a lot of generated code per application. Strongly typed datasets are a classic example of this. One difficulty of having generated code parts of a class alongside manually written parts has been removed due … Continue reading

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