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Hello world!

Welcome to Microsoft MVPs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Help Library Manager and error 0x80190194

Yesterday I noticed that the Windows Phone content had been updated online, but my local help library didn’t have the new content. So I thought I’d just open up Help Library Manager and update my local content. Sadly it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Making tuples more friendly

Via Don Box’s blog, I found the preliminary code for a tuple at CodePlex. The tuple is a simple structure containing in this case two values: a double tuple.  It basically looks like this :   Structure Tuple(Of TFirst, TSecond) … Continue reading

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Satin Bower Bird

Yesterday I heard a thump as a bird flew into a window. She was okay, just a bit stunned it seemed.   She eventually flew off after a couple of bloopers where she flew into the wall, then flew into … Continue reading

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Early plums

Some of the early plums from this season.   There’s a couple of varieties in the basket   The blood plums are later in the season, probably a few months away yet.

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Don’t "p" on your XAttributes..

If you programmatically add attributes with namespaces to an XElement, when the XElement is written out it will give each attribute a namespace prefix and then define a xmlns for that prefix.  The way XElement does this is first it … Continue reading

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Inside Recipe 7

The VB team has been publishing some LINQ recipes lately.  If you scour their comments you’ll probably notice a few suggestions/corrections from me.  The latest sample I think is worth further discussion so I’ve decided to blog it here. The … Continue reading

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VB Orcas anonymous syntax feels wrong

Earlier today I noticed a comment from Tim Ng on my early blog about mutable anonymous types. It was one of those comments that just felt wrong…. the more I thought about this the more I realised just how wrong … Continue reading

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Some photos

I’m just getting started with my new (first) digital camera .  Photos from today :             

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TechEd 2006 session picker with maps

Last month I got a call from Chuck, asking that I put together a rich client app for TechEd.  Well yesterday Chuck called me and gave it the green light to go public.  The app is written in .NET 2.0 … Continue reading

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