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In this installment we look at the Microsoft Chart Controls; Snippet Designer, a free, add-in for Visual Studio 2008 for creating and editing Code Snippets; refactoring SQL applications; and this month's favorite blog.
MSDN Magazine April 2009
IntelliSense code snippets are one of the coolest new features in Visual StudioÃÂ® 2005. Code snippets are highly customizable code fragments intended to accomplish simple to intermediate tasks quickly; they can be inserted into your code with just a few keystrokes.
MSDN Magazine April 2006
Critical sections, a mechanism that prohibits more than one thread at a time from executing a particular section of code, is a topic that has not received much attention and thus tends not to be well understood. A solid understanding of critical sections in Windows can really come in handy when you need to track down multithreading performance issues in your code. This articles delves under the hood of critical sections to reveal information useful in finding deadlocks and in pinpointing performance problems. It also includes a handy utility program that shows all of your critical sections and their current states.
Matt Pietrek and Russ Osterlund
MSDN Magazine December 2003