Archive for the ‘Software Development’ Category

Dream Spark == Free Software for Students

February 21, 2008

MS giving away free versions of Visual Studio 2008 Pro, MS Expression Studio, Windows Server 2003 Standard, and SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition to registered students.

https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/Default.aspx

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Mouse wheel in VB6.0

December 3, 2007

VB never had any mouse wheel support ever, until an update to IntelliPoint allowed VB programmers everywhere to rejoice that their new mice with a wheel could scroll code.  It was nice until about the time .Net came out, and the then current version of IntelliPoint removed the VB scroll wheel support.  Saw the download to put back support in the form of a VB 6 addin:

Mouse wheel events do not work in the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE

The Comparer

September 21, 2007

WikiMatrix has a really good tool to help compare various wiki’s.  Very handy.

Enterprise Library 3.1

May 31, 2007

A new update already from May 23:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4C557C63-708F-4280-8F0C-637481C31718&displaylang=en

Package This – My Own Custom MSDN Documentation

April 27, 2007

This will allow you to select various parts of the MSDN TOC tree and bundle them into their own help file.  Very handy.

http://www.codeplex.com/packagethis

ORA-00972: identifier is too long

April 14, 2007

The limit for names is 30 characters long, excluding the schema name.

Enterprise Library 3.0 Released

April 11, 2007

On MSDN, saw the new version of the EL that works on both 2.0 and 3.0.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480453.aspx