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Add this text to the registry and you'll be able to add your DLLs to the GAC by right clicking on them: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\... @="c:\\windows\\Microsoft.N... /i \"%1\"" Found from: http://biztalkia.blogspot.c... ......

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“Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons in strokably-soft PNG format. Containing a large variety of icons, you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy. And all for a low low price of $0.00. Look for it here.

The Krypton Toolkit has been released
It provides user interface controls for Windows Forms
It is targeted at Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0
It is free for commercial use
A link to http://www.componentfactory.com/downloads.php

This 2.1 update includes over 60 improvements, including new support for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. VistaDB is a small-footprint, embedded SQL database alternative to Jet/Access, MSDE and SQL Server Express 2005 that enables developers to build .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0 applications. Features SQL-92 support, small 500KB embedded footprint, free 2-User ......

A whole bunch of all Microsoft patterns and practices is here.

Ever wanted to see which files are being opened by some process? Ever happened that you wanted to delete some files but got this: Process Explorer will help you with a first question. Using this tool you can see all the processes that are running on you machine currently and for each process it shows the files handled by the specific process. Using ......

In computer science, generics is a technique that allows one value to take different datatypes (so-called polymorphism) as long as certain contracts such as subtypes and signature are kept. The programming style emphasizing use of this technique is called generic programming. For those of you, who want to get in to generics in NET 2.0, there is a very ......

UMLet is an open-source Java tool for rapidly drawing UML diagrams with a light-weight, pop-up-free user interface. UMLet lets you draw diagram sketches fast; export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and system clipboard; share diagrams using Eclipse 3; and create your own custom graphical elements ......

Microsoft has published the following articles about their ASP.NET 2.0 provider model: Introduction to the Provider Model (14 printed pages)Membership Providers (24 printed pages)Role Providers (13 printed pages)Site Map Providers (20 printed pages)Session State Providers (21 printed pages)Profile Providers (23 printed pages)Web Event Providers (14 ......

The Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Calendar Views Add-in makes it easy for you to view your Outlook Calendar appointments through a filter that is based on Outlook labels and categories. For example, you can create a view that shows you only the appointments on your calendar that are labeled Must Attend, or are categorized as Important. You add filters ......

I just read Plip's post about Ajax and usability. Recently, there is a lot of buzz around AJAX technology. To use or not use - that is the question. I think it's OK and even a good practice to mix AJAX with a non-AJAX code for scenarios like datetime picker that depends on the server date and time, querying for something on the server every specified ......

Just added 2 nice utilities to my toolbox: PureText 2.0 - Removes all the formatting from the text in your clipboard. ShareWatch 1.0 - Allows you to see who is connected to a computer and what files they are accessing. ......

An interesting article about partial classes in .NET 2.0, here.

Estimation of project is a necessary part of the process and it is required for the effective planning. One of the modern techniques of estimation is using Use Case Points. The idea is to measure a complexity of each of the use cases and count additional environmental and technical factors such as if the requirements are stable, object oriented experience, ......

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