Monthly Archives: November 2006

DevConnections 2006 – Day 0 and 1

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This is my first DevConnections and I have to say I’m impressed. I was expecting something similar to the two VSLives I’ve attended in Toronto but there are ten times as many attendees here and the conference is more upscale. It’s really more like a smaller version of TechEd. The first two days were “Microsoft Days”. There were keynotes… Continue reading

Keep Client Applications Responsive with the BackgroundWorker

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Many applications need to perform some kind of long-running task like downloading a file, performing a complex calculation, or retrieving data from a database. Executing these tasks can make your application become unresponsive and end up making your users anxious. Take too long performing the task and the user will be looking for the Task… Continue reading