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  • Jim Hogg: Phoenix Framework

    I've sent a letter about a year ago to join the program as a independent student but as a support from a professor was needed in the end my application wasn't approved (either Java oriented teachers that don't use .net or teachers that don't want to get exposed, or get messed up with the legal part of it, very frustrating all together). However I was very very pleasantly surprised when I saw that it's now open to download for everyone.
    Thank very much to MS for allowing this to happen and I hope many great plugins for it come out.
    Before I download it, as it was mentioned in the video this is a framework for the backend, does that mean support for stuff like parsers, lexers etc, that could help develop a whole new language are out of this Framework?
  • Windows Shell Architecture

    I don't know to whom should I attribute blame, the shell guys or the BCL guys but one of the things that ticked me off (this was in the .net1.x timeframe, did something change since then?) when I tried to create a explorer type application was the inexistence of a nice wrapper to the  SHGetFileInfo, SHGetImageList and related methods so that we could have some sort of a dynamic image list that we can associate to our Controls. Also as ImageList was sealed it was very difficult to extend it and the closest thing I found to enable this kind of capability was this library but it had the drawback that once you use it you can't add custom images to it (at least I didn't understand if its possible, my c++ foo is not that good). So the question is, will you guys give us a nice managed wrapper to this kind of functionallity (both dynamic access to icon images and extensibility with custom icons)?
    Second thing I wanted to ask, will the limit of 14 overlay icons exist in Vista (I hope not, applications like TortoiseSVN are hitting that limit already)?
  • Open XML File Formats

    Does MS intend to publish any Java library that could generate this kind of XML files? If not, does it intend to publish a .Net library that could generate this kinds of files? If no on both prior questions, does anyone knows some other party that intends to develop a open source library like that?
  • Learn how 10 was made

    I'd have a question, when a user wants to log on he's presented with this cool looking form where everithing behind is darkened. Now, I thought that if a form is presented on a non-https connection an attack is possible because the possible attacker could change the form action target? Am I wrong on this?
    Second question, why not use also Passport with it (like channel9)?
  • Karsten Januszewski: WPF

    As far as ALT-TAB goes I think I prefer more Expose from MacOS then the rolodex, being able to see all windows at the same time looks more promising. Could that behaviour be changed and replaced after Vista ships?
  • “Developers are my life; I love them.” OK, how can you not want to find out more about who said tha

    Hi,
    When you guys say dependencies are you talking about library dependencies or do you use some other conotation?
    As I have to use Java in my professional life, I'm using a tool called maven2 that seems to be doing some really slick stuff with project management, dependency management, reporting, testing etc.
    If for Java in the begining there was Ant, later Maven and now Maven2 and Ivy, and if we do the same analogy with .net where there was first nant and now msbuild, I really haven't seen any alternative for a project management tool like maven (PS there's even a plugin for it to compile c# 1.0 code, very plugin-oriented framework) that's command line oriented. I mean I like Team System and all but as I'm not in it's target audience I belive it'd be nice if there's some kind of a open source counterpart to maven2.
  • Jenny Lam - Designing Experiences at Microsoft

    My desire is that Vista would support SVG icons. Also, locking people to a hand few of formats to customize the user experience is really frustrating (why not allow mp3's for user sounds or vector formats for desktop background?), I could have understood that in the windows 1.0 - XP timeframe but Vista should allow more leverage with that kind of stuff.
  • Michael Kaplan - Bringing Windows Vista to ​Internation​al markets

    If I wasn't clear please mail me individually. Also the US (and more than  100 other countries) officially recognized the Republic of Macedonia with it's constitutional name and not the FYROM acronim so that might be a good reason to change it.
  • Michael Kaplan - Bringing Windows Vista to ​Internation​al markets

    The thing is that macedonian has both и and е as accented letters yet there is no shortcut to write them as there is no keyboard that has these letters so a shortcut would be nice (for instance if I have a us keyboard and my language switching bar I set it to international I can use the backtick and e o a and it'll write me those letters accented. This is something that is broken in the NT/XP lifecycle and I am hoping will be fixed in Vista.
    Tell me more about the name issue Smiley just be carefull not to inflame the forum Smiley)
  • Michael Kaplan - Bringing Windows Vista to ​Internation​al markets

    If don't remember wrongly whenever I used the macedonian (virtual as there are no hardware ones on sale, thank god : ) keyboard (I hope you won't write FYROM anyomore) there was an issue with a letter (I think it was accented è and/or accented и but I'm not shure).
    I can't be sure as I'm writing this on a Italian keyboard but I wasn't able to find accented и or e. I wrote è using the italian e grave.
    One nice feature when using a US keyboard is that if I press the tick or backtick I can have è or é in italian, could we have the same thing on a macedonian keyboard?
  • Concurrency and Coordination Runtime

    What about licencing? Will it be an open souce library like WiX or something in the lines of the SharedSource initiative?
    Thx, and let's hope it'll come out during the month of December Smiley
  • Concurrency and Coordination Runtime

    Hi,
    I think this library could be very helpfull, however I can't see the SDK download is it out yet? Also could you elaborate into more details (perhaps with some code or UML) on the futures/ActiveObject pattern?
    Thanks and keep up the great work!