The ECMA standard for MSIL is 556 pages in length, far too long to print.
Does anyone know if it is possible to obtain bound, printed copies of this standard?
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LINQ to Objects and LINQ to Entities have an arsenal of Standard Query Operators that operate on sequences to perform a wide variety of operations.
MSDN Magazine March 2008
Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) defines a structured means for storing application data together with related resources. Learn about the benefits here.
Jack Davis and Andrey Shur
MSDN Magazine August 2007
The Microsoft .NET Framework is not just about Windows Forms and Web services. This article discusses the simplest kind of Framework-based application-the console app-along with the frequently overlooked constructs of standard input/output and the pipe. When designed carefully, console applications offer a surprisingly powerful way of solving complex programming problems. One of the more exciting aspects of this approach is that while each application in the pipe is fairly simple, the result of their interaction can be a relatively complex task. Here the author explores the ins and outs of writing these console apps.
MSDN Magazine February 2004
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a National Institute of Standards and Technology specification for the encryption of electronic data. It is expected to become the accepted means of encrypting digital information, including financial, telecommunications, and government data. This article presents an overview of AES and explains the algorithms it uses. Included is a complete C# implementation and examples of encrypting .NET data. After reading this article you will be able to encrypt data using AES, test AES-based software, and use AES encryption in your systems.
MSDN Magazine November 2003
I'm brand new to Dynamic Data and to ASP.NET. I've been able to fumble around and get the calendar extender up and running and a few other customization options implemented, but I can't seem to get this drop down list to work - even after reading tons of online info. The good news is that my web page/application is VERY simple, so hopefully you guys can help me out. I'm working in VB btw.
I have a list of road projects submitted to me by local governments. One of the fields is SponsoringAgency, which has a limited number of possible entries (the names of member governments). Thus, when they submit a new project, or edit an existing one, I want to limit the input into the field "SponsoringAgency." I'm trying to use a dropdownlist because I'm familiar with it from Access, but it may not be the best approach. Imagine you just setup a brand new, standard DD website, how would you get this to work?
Methods tried and failed (probably because I don't understand them fully):
UIHint - The closest I can get with this is an error saying that since SponsoringAgency isn't a Foreign Key, I'm out of luck.
Creating a SponsoringAgency Table - In my data layer, I created a second table with a list of government names. I then tried se