Getting a custom attribute

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Attribute programming has a lot of benefits and, when done correctly, can greatly simplify the amount of code that you need to write. One drawback to using attributes is that the code required to retrieve a custom attribute from a type is a bit cumbersome and is very repetitious. Given... Read more

Windows 7 Bing Search Connector

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Microsoft’s latest incarnation of it’s search engine, which has gone by a few different code names, is live a few days early. It’s still early, so it remains to be seen if Microsoft will be able to pull any search market share away from... Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1

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I’m still waiting for an “official” announcement, but if you are an MSDN subscriber you will be able to download Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 later today (May 18), probably around 12:00 PM (PST). If you aren’t an MSDN subscriber, you will be able to download Beta 1 on... Read more

Windows 7 Explorer Preview Pane

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Windows 7 includes a lot of improvements in the Windows Explorer. Most of them are fairly obvious, but the new preview pane is likely to go unnoticed (or passed over as the same as Vista’s preview pane) by a lot of people. The new preview pane supports a much wider... Read more

Windows 7 Search Connectors

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Earlier I talked about the new Windows 7 Federated Search capabilities and mentioned that you can create your own Search connectors. Since then, I’ve been busy creating some search connector description files for the following sites: Geekswithblogs Live Search MSDN MSDN Blogs The... Read more