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  • Getting started with named pipes

    While preparing a little "Orcas" demo, I ended up with the System.IO.Pipes namespace that provides support for named pipes. In the past, I've been doing some named pipe work using unmanaged code and using interop, but in Orcas it becomes as simple as any other kind of I/O (if you know some basic concepts...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 04-12-2007
  • New in Orcas - Embedding Vista UAC manifests in 30 seconds

    Note: This article applies to the Visual Studio "Orcas" March 07 CTP build that can be downloaded from the Microsoft website . In this post we'll talk about embedding UAC (User Account Control) manifests in managed code executables without having to rely on rather dirty tricks, as I explained in my older...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 03-04-2007
  • New in Orcas - A few look-n-feel enhancements

    A new IDE, a new look-n-feel. Compared to the VS 6 ages, VS has come a long way. I remember a quote from one of my colleague community members in Belgium when VS2005 was released: "This is an environment I really do like to work in; VS.NET wasn't..." . Yes, even for geeky (long-haired cold pizza eating...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 03-03-2007
  • New in Orcas - Code Metrics

    I was just creating some screenshots on Code Metrics in Orcas when I saw the fxcop feed getting bold :-). So here's one of the rare metablogging posts you'll find on my blog: Announcing Visual Studio Code Metrics! This is how it looks over here for the LINQSQO project I'm updating for the March 07 CTP...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 03-03-2007
  • Download now! Orcas January 2007 CTP

    No further comments needed. Here's the link: Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - January 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP) (VPC image) Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - January Community Technology Preview (CTP) (Installable Bits) Highlight...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 01-11-2007
  • Orcas - Read about System.IO.Pipes

    Anonymous and named pipes are IPC mechanisms to communicate between processes. Basically, anonymous pipes work only for communication between processes in a one-way fashion on the same machine, whileas named pipes can be used for two-way communication between a server and clients. Personally, I've had...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 12-09-2006
  • Visual Studo Code Name "Orcas" - October CTP

    Tons of great stuff once more: LINQ, ADO.NET 3.0, multi-targeting and much more. Here's the link to download the VPC image: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C09B5A2D-EB6A-44B6-8BBD-3764A2FDA9CE&displaylang=en . Download in progress. Enjoy and keep and eye on this blog;...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 10-31-2006
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