When you view offline help in Visual Studio, you use the Help Viewer. In this episode, Paul O'Rear shows us some significant and welcome improvements to the Help Viewer in Visual Studio 11, including Default install of a minimum level of documentation Choosing between online and local help from within Visual Studio Adding additional help content Dockable windows Filtering help content Creating a list of help content favorites Filtering the help index Searching for help content
Elastacloud today provided the talk for the UK MSDN Tech.days online conference. The topic was advanced Windows Azure techniques and we decided to broach this rather broad topic by focussing on 10 key challenges that a developer may face in Windows Azure and discussing 10 accelerating tools that empower the user to rapidly achieve success [...]
Functional Fun: Weak Events in .Net, the easy way:
I’ve written before about one kind of memory leak the .Net Garbage Collector cannot protect against: those caused by event handlers keeping objects alive beyond their best-before date. Daniel Grunwald has a very comprehensive article on CodeProject explaining the problem in depth, and giving a number of solutions, some of which I’ve used in the past.
Nowadays, my preferred solution is one made possible by the fabulous Reactive Extensions (Rx) framework.
The page above contains four DIV elements: a container DIV which contains a leftColumn, middleColumn, and rightColumn DIV. The leftColumn DIV element is floated to the left and the rightColumn DIV element is floated to the right. Notice that the rightColumn DIV appears in the page before the middleColumn DIV – this unintuitive ordering is necessary to get the floats to work correctly (see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/533607/css-three-column-layout-problem).
Metro: Introduction to CSS 3 Grid Layout | Stephen Walther:
People have solved these issues with more complicated CSS. For example, see:
How will Microsoft’s new per-core pricing affect the prices that SQL Server 2012 customers may pay? Directions on Microsoft has done the math.