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Q&A: Use Word's Spell Checker in .NET

Use Word's spell check from within your .NET application.

Storm Stories

It’s a truism in IT that various parts of your network—servers, hard drives, video cards, that mission-critical software program—will grind to a halt eventually. Here we present four disaster-recovery scenarios and how to recover from each.

Longhorn: The Base Operating System

The complex model for Longhorn's base operating system illustrates how Microsoft has organized it, as well as where any piece you're interested in fits into the larger view.

Books: Develop UIs in C#

Chris Sells shows you how to develop user interfaces in .NET in his book, Windows Forms Programming in C#.

Get a Grip on Longhorn

The upcoming Windows version's refactored API and new graphics-presentation model, storage subsystem, and messaging services will bring development opportunities -- and challenges.

Bind Data to WinForms Controls

Display data programmatically with only a few lines of code, using the databinding features built into the .NET Framework's WinForms controls.

Display Label Controls Vertically

Take advantage of the GDI+ graphics library to change the orientation of the label controls in an application; also, use Word's spell check from within your .NET application.

Books: .NET Impacts Existing Patterns

.NET Patterns by Christian Thilmany shows you how the .NET Framework impacts existing patterns, which are recurring solutions to software design problems. The author covers patterns in detail, focusing on exception handling and logging the most.

Longhorn's Architecture

Longhorn is the next major version of Microsoft's Windows operating system for consumers. These architectural models show how everything fits together.

Gear Up for Generics

Generics support in version 2 of the .NET Framework will help you write simpler, more powerful code, whether you consume generic classes built into the Framework or roll your own.

Integrate xmlspy 2004 Into VS.NET

Integrate Altova's new release of xmlspy 2004 into your existing Visual Studio .NET projects.

Take Control of Your Users

This requires managing expectations, data and the computing experience.

A Microsoft Roadmap

2003 saw lots of huge releases from Microsoft. While the coming year will be more subdued, you can be sure there’s still a lot on the way from Redmond.

XML Advances on B2B Front

Version 2 of the .NET Framework introduces XML-to-relational data mapping, support for XQuery, and typed APIs. Find out why these changes are great news for B2B app development.

Take Control of Your Network

First, adopt a method and then take inventory.

Books: Implement Security and Cryptography

NET Security and Cryptography by Peter Thorsteinson and G. Gnana Arun Ganesh lays down the foundation for .NET security features and shows you how to use them properly.

Use the Best Security for SQL Server

Learn tips for administering SQL Server securely.

Take Control of Your Career

It’s time to try some new tricks that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Provision Servers With Automated Deployment Services

Identify when to use which tool to provision the servers in your network.

VB.NET Branches Out

Chris Dias, group program manager for Visual Basic .NET at Microsoft, talks about the present and future of the language, including the target audience of this tool.

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