Jul 17 '11
Favorite Microsoft Error Messages
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Jul 4 '11
Jul 4 '11
Links that have gotten me through WPF
WPF is a quick and easy platform for building desktop applications, but has it's drawbacks, especially when it comes to it's treeview or drag and drop. My sentiments are best described in somebody else's hilarious rant: Why is the TreeView so useless?
As far as i can tell, all major software from MS (Visual Studio etc) that has a tree view, has this standard behavior. The selection changes to the one you just right clicked on. And yet you (MS) somehow shipped the latest and greatest WPF TreeView that doesnt do that. Ok fine, i will do it myself... Oh wait, i can't because i can't manually set the selected item without doing 3000 back flips. --Paul Tham
A Versatile TreeView for WPF
Getting TreeViewItem for the selected item in a TreeView
How do I Progmatically Select an Item in a TreeView?
Programmatically Selecting an Item in a TreeView
TreeView, TreeViewItem and IsSelected
Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop with Multiple Selection ListViews
Binding a WPF ComboBox to a display source and a binding source
Stretching Content in an Expander Header
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Jul 4 '11
Dec 1 '10
Google and Europe - Stupid New York Times. None of the three websites listed in the complaint have original content. (foundem dot co dot uk, ejustice dot fr, ciao dot co dot uk) And one is owned by Bing (the last one). This is just Microsoft stirring up trouble. Move along, nothing to see here.
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Mar 16 '10
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Apr 20 '08
Luckily my roommate had a standard mouse that I could borrow, as I was not able to navigate to that help item.
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Apr 3 '08
Mar 25 '08
Microsoft DreamSpark - Free downloads of Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft Expression Studio for students of most larger colleges (includes UW-Madison). They could have advertised this better BEFORE I purchased VS2005.
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Mar 14 '08
Poke me on Facebook - Program manager from Microsoft explains how "'Poke me' [is] a mainstream, accepted means of corporate communications - at par with ... 'page me'"
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Feb 4 '08
Nov 20 '07
What if Gmail was designed by Microsoft? - Spot on. And their horrible ad-cluttered design is the reason I switched from Microsoft Money to Quicken. I couldn't tell which buttons in their software would actually do something, and what would bring me to some website asking to purchase something.
listed in: design, google, microsoft | ∞
Jul 10 '07
E3 Kicked Off Tonight - And starting with the Microsoft press conference tonight, the internet is sloowwwww. Really obnoxious. BTW, Microsoft = Horrible Presenters. Like, when I saw Steve Jobs present (online) his iPhone keynote, he seemed really really exited. But Microsoft is still too uptight. Ditch the suits. Nintendo's conference is tomorrow at noon (uh, in one of the time zones). Looking forward to seeing what they have coming up.
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May 30 '07
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Apr 8 '07
It's a new day. It's a new office. - Series of commercials (?) for the new Microsoft Office. Odd how they end with just blackness instead of a spinning Microsoft Office logo or something. They're kinda long for a commercial too. Very clever and funny though.
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Mar 5 '07
Dec 23 '06
10 Things I like about Office 2007
I recently had the pleasure of trying Microsoft Office 2007. I like it. I like it a lot. It follows the same "dumbing down" of the interface as Windows, but it doesn't leave me searching for the button to put it back. In Windows, I want to tweak all the features to my liking so I can make it perfect for me and my uses. But In Office, I just want to write my damn paper/slideshow/spreadsheet and have it look good.
Here are 10 things that stood out to me in the new Office 2007. No particular order.
1) No More Menus
That's right! Clicking on the items on the top such as "Insert", "Page Layout", etc change the buttons that are available instead of dropping down a menu. You can mouse over each of the icons for more details on what the function does. The new groupings of icon sets then sub-icon sets ("Tables", "Illustrations", etc) help find things significantly faster.
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Dec 19 '06
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