Charles Cox and Michael Klucher
MSDN Magazine May 2007
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Am sorry if this is not the appropriate forum to post this. Couldnt find the right one.
I have an application where I used the gamepad to direct robotic movement. I have found out that the gamepad cannot be used if install my application on a customer's computer without installing the microsft XNA framework redistributable file. I am wondering
if there is a better way to get the gamepad to work on the computer without having to install this file, that is, if there is a .dll file I need to package and include with my application, and if there is an additional thing I have to do to get the .dll registered.
NB: At the moment, I use visual studio deployment project, and it doesnt automatically include the .dll file.
LINQ, coming in the next version Visual Studio, codename "Orcas", adds type-safe data querying to .NET languages.
Ting Liang and Kit George
MSDN Magazine June 2007
My four-year-old son has decided that he wants to be like his dad when he grows up. He is planning to work in my office, and write computer programs just like I do. But there is one problem-he thinks I write games.
MSDN Magazine October 2005
I have several css style sheets I want to work with. I have copied them into the appropriate directory structure in my project. The styles are applied correctly.
But the manage CSS styles tool bar on the left margin doesn't seem to work correctly. At one point I had generated a style sheet and worked with it there, but now it not only can't find the one it generated, but the attach style sheet link doesn't respond at all, nor does anything in this bar. Same deadness with the CSS Properties bar. With or without a style sheet loaded in the editor -- a style sheet that is active in the project such that when I run it, the styles are applied.
VB version of studio, running on Vista home basic.
PS, the design mode works a lot better than the professional version I use in my day job on XP and server 2003.
I just installed SQL Server 2008 Management studio Express on my Vista machine. i tried connecting to local machine using :.\sqlexpress, (local)\sqlexpress, or .\SQLExpress, MyPCNAME\SQLExpressnothing is working, getting this error:-----------------------------Cannot
connect to PC-NAME\SQLEXPRESS. A network-related or instance-specific
error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server
was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is
correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections.
(provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating
Have used Visual Web Developer 2008 to make ASP application, with SQL server 2008 R2 Express for database. Works very nicely.
However, when I come to use Management Studio Express 2008 R2, I cannot see all my tables.
The ones I CAN see were created by the MS script that creates membership tables (and are called dbo.aspnet_membership etc), presumably because the owner of the tables was specified as 'dbo'.
The ones I can't see from Management Studio are the ones I created. I never specified an owner.
I think this is a permissions issue, but I can't fathom it. There's only ever been me on my development machine (laptop) doing it all, hence always the same log ins.
Running Management Studio as Adminstrator doesn't help.
I can't even ask Management Studio who own's the tables that I can't see because Management Studio can't see them so rejects the script.
Any ideas/links very (very) welcome !
**** Actually, it is even wierder. The tables in Management Studio have full structure, but are empty. But if I look at them in Visual Basic 2008 they are full !!! And...if I create a table in Management Studio it does not appear at all in Visual Basic, and likewise, a table created in Visual Basic does not appear at all in Management