LINQ offers an API called LINQ to XML, formally known as XLinq, that provides support for working with XML. This API resides in the System.Xml.Linq namespace, and you need to add a reference to the assembly with the same name to be able to use it. If you installed the Orcas March CTP bits, the…

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Since this is a local event, I’ll continue the post in Romanian. Sambata, 21 Aprilie 2007, la ora 09:00 are loc intalnirea membrilor Ronua din Timisoara, la LTHD Corporation, str. Ardeal, Nr. 70. Agenda evenimentului este: 09:00 – 09:10 – Intro si networking 09:10 – 10:10 – Introducere in LINQ Marius BANCILA, MVP VC++, SiemensVDO Automotive…

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I just came across this great site, http://www.mintrubbing.org/, the “official site” of Romanian Mint Rubbing Association. Mint rubbing is: mint rubbing (from Romanian “a freca menta”) – time and life management technique developed in Romania and practiced by millions of people worldwide. This site is dedicated to provide you all the resources need to put…

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Have you ever wondered how many words the Visual Studio IDE has? Or how many words are in the documentation? Well, according to Fabrice Fonk from the MSDN DevWiki project, the numbers are: 1 million words for the IDE over 50 million words in the documentation You can hear it from himself in this video.

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Suppose you have a class foo like this:

And you have a variable f(1, 2, 3) what you watch in your Watch window. The window looks like this: The field Value shows a default expansion of the object, {X=1 Y=2 Z=3}. However, this can be changed by modifying a file called autpexp.dat, located in…

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MFC in Orcas comes with several important changes, such as support for Vista specific command button and split button. I have put together a small demo application displaying a command button with the tex Say “Hello Vista” and the note “Click on this button to show a “Hello Vista” message!”. The command button is still…

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