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Dual boot with windows7 (64 bit) and windows vista (32 bit)

With the release of windows7, I opted to fresh install the windows7 64bit OS at my home PC. The installation was smooth and within 30 minutes I was running 64bit Windows7. I installed other important software for my regular activities … Continue reading

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How to Create your own Visual Studio 2005/2008 code snippets

Overview of Code Snippets Code snippets is new feature added in visual studio 2005, which allows to use a pre-authored piece of code. This helps in fast development and re-usability of standard pre-authored piece of code throughout your application. Microsoft … Continue reading

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Creating and Managing help in 1.x and 2.x format

  While developing my first .net project, I was asked to create compiled HTML help (.CHM) also. I searched for the tool on internet and got a tool on microsoft site i.e. HTML help workshop. The way it generated the help actually … Continue reading

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SnippetBuilder 1.0 alpha launched

I always liked Visual Studio 2005/2008 code snippets feature. Visual Studio provides easy way of using the code snippet, but not the same easy way of creating it. So, in my leisure time I created my own code snippet builder tool. I have … Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2008 is now no longer beta

Visual Studio 2008 is now no longer beta. Microsoft has released new Visual Studio 2008 express editions with lot of additional developer tools and ready to use libraries.   Download all this exiciting stuffs from   Check out the … Continue reading

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Invalid FORMATETC structure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040064 (DV_E_FORMATETC))

I was developing some custom control and started getting this problem suddenly. While trying to figure it out, I realized that it was [TooboxItemAttribute] that was causing problem.   In my case, I was developing one base WebControl and one … Continue reading

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