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Friday, 27 March 2009


Windows Forms CheckBox Control Alignment in Visual Studio 2008 under Vista

Do you have checkbox controls in Windows Forms in Visual Studio 2008 where the text label uses a colon (:), e.g. Label: <checkbox>? If so, and you move from XP Pro to Vista, you may hit the same problem I did. The properties were (incorrectly) set to CheckAlign = MiddleLeft and RightToLeft = Yes. This resulted in the checkbox appearing as :Label <checkbox> in Vista whereas in XP Pro it 'worked'. Changing CheckAlign to MiddleRight and RightTioLeft to No fixes this issue.

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Thursday, 17 April 2008


How to Alter the News Feed in the Visual Studio 2005 Start Page

To alter the news feed in the Visual Studio 2005 start page, do the following:

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Tuesday, 15 April 2008


What's New in SQL Server 2008?

The main new features of SQL Server 2008 are:
  • Database and backup encryption.
  • Performance Studio (set of performance tools).
  • Integration with new .NET 3.5 features (including LINQ).
  • Large user defined types.
  • New date and time data types.
  • Ability to pass entire table to a stored procedure.
  • MERGE T-SQL command to combine insert, update and delete.
  • General performance improvements including to SSRS, SSIS and SSAS.

For more details see an excellent series of articles by Don Schlichting: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.


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Tuesday, 15 April 2008


What's New in Visual Studio 2008?

Visual Studio 2008 has the following main new features:
  • Improved designer.
  • Enhanced JavaScript support (including IntelliSense).
  • Targets multiple framework versions (.NET 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5).

See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386063.aspx#cssdesign for more details.


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Tuesday, 15 April 2008


What's New in ASP.NET 3.5?

ASP.NET 3.5 adds the following main features on top of ASP.NET 2.0:
  • Integrated ASP.NET Ajax support.
  • New ListView control.
  • New DataPager control.
  • Language INtegrated Query (LINQ).

See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/s57a598e.aspx for more details.


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