CodeGuru Update eNewsletter - November 16th, 2004

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CodeGuru Newsletter
November 16, 2004
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TOPICS:

--> Editorial -

--> New Articles on CodeGuru:

       ==> Controls
              - [Updated] Visual Studio .NET-Like ToolBox Control
       ==> Exception Handling
              - Perform Exception Handling in .NET Exceptionally
       ==> Forms
              - Working Around a VS .NET 2003 DDE Bug
       ==> Managed C++
              - Managed Extensions: Using GDI+ to Render Sheared Text
              - Managed Extensions: Using the Microsoft Word Spell Checker via Automation
       ==> Microsoft SharePoint
              - A Comprehensive View of SharePoint, Part I
       ==> Mobile Computing
              - The New Human Frontier of Software: Mobile Computing
       ==> Windows CE
              - Adding Database Attribute Rows to the List Control

--> Discussion Groups

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com

       1. Term of the Week: Zombies and Phishing
       2. Solaris 10 Unleashes 64-Bit Development for Enterprise Applications Developer.com
       3. Programming Language Popularity: The TCP Index for November, 2004

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Comments from the Editor
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If you enjoyed my movie comments in the past, I have a comment today that you'll most likely find interesting. The Incredibles opened two week-ends ago. In its first week-end it took in over $70 million. This week-end it brought in another $50 million thus bringing its total to $143 million. It took 9 days to break $125 million in revenue.

The best opening week-end for a movie was $114 million for the original Spiderman.

What is interesting about these two movies is that they are both full of computer animation. Without computers and without the animation provided by the computers, neither would be as great. I don't believe either would have done as well either.

What is amazing, however, is that in the field of entertainment, both of these movies have been blown away with a new record.In a single 24 hour period, a computer program has blown past not only the Incredibles, but also the number one opening of Spiderman.Last week, Microsoft Game Studio and Bungie released Halo 2 for the XBox. In a single 24 hour period, sales were registered at $125 million. That is a record for a one day gross for a retail entertainment product.

In news that is more relevant, .NET is now on smart cards! Hive Minded has ported a version of .NET to smart cards based on the ECMA/ISO standard CLI specification. This is just one more area where .NET developers can expand their existing knowledge with little additional effort. For more on this, check out the press release posted in the CodeGuru forums:

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,i4sl,al88,jorm,i5r0

Until next week!

Brad!
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Brad Jones
www.CodeGuru.com
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... Recently Published Books

For those of you keeping up by reading books. The following are just a few of the new books that have been recently released. If you've read any of these, feel free to write a review to be posted on CodeGuru. See the submission guidelines at:

http://www.codeguru.com/review-guidelines.php

--> Introducing MS SQL Server 2005 For Developers
      By Peter DeBetta for Microsoft Press
      250 pages $29.99 (hardbound) 
      http://books.internet.com/books/073561962X 

--> Offshoring
      The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
      By Bill Blunden for Apress
      140 pages for $19.99
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New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru
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Following are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru. If you are interested in submitting your own article for inclusion on the site, then you will find guidelines located at http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

==> Controls

- [Updated] Visual Studio .NET-Like ToolBox Control
     By Aju George
Learn about a ToolBox control that has the look and feel of VS.NET IDE's ToolBox.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,dlvj,l6oq,jorm,i5r0

==> Exception Handling

- Perform Exception Handling in .NET Exceptionally
     By Mark Strawmyer
This month, .NET Nuts & Bolts covers exception handling, examining what exceptions are and why they are important. You'll learn how to use them, how to create custom exceptions, and how to apply common best practices.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,eubg,a7ch,jorm,i5r0

==> Forms

- Working Around a VS .NET 2003 DDE Bug
     By John Z. Czopowik
An MDI or SDI application supporting DDE, created by VS 7.1 (.NET 2003), fails to open a document using DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange). Learn an easy way to rectify this problem.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,cxur,e489,jorm,i5r0

==> Managed C++

- Managed Extensions: Using GDI+ to Render Sheared Text
     By Tom Archer
Tom Archer illustrates how the Matrix object and transforms enable you to draw horizontally or vertically sheared text.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,h97d,s7j,jorm,i5r0

==> Managed C++

- Managed Extensions: Using the Microsoft Word Spell Checker via Automation
     By Tom Archer
Learn how to access the Microsoft Word spell checker using Automation from your own Managed C++ Windows Forms applications.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,dpy9,b82t,jorm,i5r0

==> Microsoft SharePoint

- A Comprehensive View of SharePoint, Part I
     By Klaus Salchner
Learn about the differences between Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server. Discover how to install and administrate each.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,kxcx,d42r,jorm,i5r0

==> Mobile Computing

- The New Human Frontier of Software: Mobile Computing
     By JLurie
Jonathan Lurie says, "The temporal proximity of converging device hardware, juxtaposed with viable mobile software development, suggests we may have slept past high noon with respect to mobile computing." Now catch your breath and find out what he's talking about.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,130x,9hr4,jorm,i5r0

==> Windows CE

- Adding Database Attribute Rows to the List Control
     By Nancy Nicolaisen
Adding a row of database attributes to a desktop list control is a somewhat more complicated job than you might suspect. Learn how to do it easily!

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,dzfr,zll,jorm,i5r0

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Discussion Groups
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Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums at:

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,bcr8,cx5j,jorm,i5r0

Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!

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New Articles on Developer.com
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Below are some of the new articles that have been posted to Developer.com (http://www.developer.com).

1. Term of the Week: Zombies and Phishing
     By Jim Minatel -
See how hackers turn armies of users' PCs into an attack force and trick naive users into giving up sensitive data.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,90ty,l760,jorm,i5r0

2. Solaris 10 Unleashes 64-Bit Development for Enterprise Applications Developer.com
     By Developer.com
New 64-Bit JVM and Universal Support for Solaris 10 Throughout Sun's Java Development Tools and Platforms.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,czaj,6im0,jorm,i5r0

3. Programming Language Popularity: The TCP Index for November, 2004
      By Bradley L. Jones -
C, Java, and C++ fall. Visual Basic and Perl rise. Find out how your favoriate languages rate in the TIOBE Programming Community (TPC) Index for November.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,18hb,1,abxn,25aq,jorm,i5r0

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