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Control.DrawToBitmap Method

A requirement from one of our clients required that I capture an image of a control to a bitmap. Being a Win32 programmer from days gone by I figured no problem. Grab a device context,...

Tip for Finding Memory Leaks in C#

There are many tools and techniques for finding memory leaks in managed code. Some involve sophisticated tools like the CLR Profiler. While I have found such techniques useful for bugs in the “wild”, I have...

Writing Faster Managed Code: Know What Things Cost

Jan Gray of the Microsoft CLR Performance Team has published an excellent (and lengthy) paper on how much operations like function calls and object allocation cost performance wise in managed code. This article has also...

Does Multitasking Make Us Stupid?

Jeff Atwood has an excellent article on multitasking and how it makes us stupid or at least keeps us from doing real work. I’d like to tell you more but I’m too busy doing other...

Wireless Laptop won't Print to Networked Printer (Solved!)

Well this might be obvious to a many of you out there but it had me stumped for a while. My corporate laptop works fine on my home wireless network except I can’t print. I...

New York Times Reader Using .Net 3.0 Beta

The New York Times has a new .Net 3.0 new reader in pre-beta. That’s not a misprint, it’s .Net 3.0. It’s well worth the rather large .Net 3.0 download to check out this reader. It...

IDF 2006: Terascale Processing Brings 80 Cores to your Desktop

PC Perspective is running an interesting article on the future multicore processing. The article starts off: If you’ve never heard the term “terascale” before reading this article, you aren’t alone. Before attending this Fall’s IDF,...

PrintForm Component 1.0

Looks like the VB team has been busy. This component allows you to print a windows form, clean and easy. C# programmers should not fret since this is .Net component, you can easily call it...

Female Space Tourist Phones Home

Some people just live incredible lives. Anari’s story of coming to this country with nothing and becoming a mega-millionaire is just extraordinary. And unlike some, she is using her wealth to do and experience things...

Why Does Vista Use All My Memory?

Jeff Atwood has been my blogging hero as of late. His latest blog entry “Why Does Vista Use All My Memory?” explains the new memory strategy that Windows Vista employs. In it he explains Vista’s...
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