Detecting installed .NET Framework versions and service packs

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I have just posted a new article on Code Project that provides the definitive way to determine which versions and service packs of the .NET Framework are installed on the client computer. This article provides a single class that encapsulates the various methods required for determing the version and service... Read more

Changing of the Guard

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After 2½ years at Sunbelt Software I am changing companies and roles by moving to BST Global. It sounds like an excellent opportunity for me and I am looking forward to starting the new year with a new company. I won’t go in to the details that led... Read more

Zune Desktop Theme

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Even if you aren’t a Zune fanatic, Microsoft has released a new desktop theme based on the Zune interface. The new interface is very similar to the one offered by Windows Media Player 11. The theme is very clean and easy on the eyes. It installs as... Read more

More Trouble with Programming

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The Technology Review interview with Bjarne Stroustrup last month apparently caused a great deal of trouble for the Technology Review…something I have a feeling they weren’t counting on. In an effort to address the comments left by readers and on Slashdot, they followed up the interview. I’m not sure... Read more

WPF/E

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Microsoft has just announced a new CTP available called “WPF/E”, which is the codename for a new web presentation technology. I am guessing that the “E” stands for “Everywhere” since this is being created to run on a variety of platforms. According to the documentation, It enables the... Read more