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  • String.IsNullOrEmpty : update on that nasty null reference exception

    Back in April 2006, I blogged about a nasty JIT compiler optimisation that would cause String.IsNullOrEmpty to throw a null reference exception;  ironic really given that is the very thing you’d use the IsNullOrEmpty method to check against.  Well since then, due to popular demand on the connect...
    Posted to @ Head by bill on Tue, Mar 10 2009
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  • New release of Snippet Editor

    Snippet Editor 2.1 is now released on codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetEditor   Apart from the few minor bug fixes, it includes improved search and now support for Visual Studio 2010 as well as 2008 and 2005. I’ve also added a “buy me a beer” button to this blog, and on the codeplex site...
    Posted to @ Head by bill on Tue, Feb 3 2009
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  • Snippet Editor is now on CodePlex

    I’ve just finished uploading the Snippet Editor to CodePlex http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetEditor It includes some minor bug fixes from the previous release. Enjoy :) And Merry XMas :)
    Posted to @ Head by bill on Sun, Dec 28 2008
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  • Windows Live team continues insults at VB'ers ...

    After my post about the first set of insults from the Windows Live team and the Search API samples, it was nice to see some VB samples released. Sadly though they were just the C# samples run through an automated tool. I mean look at this bullshit code from them : Select Case searchFlagsValue Case 0...
    Posted to @ Head by bill on Tue, Mar 11 2008
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  • Arrays in VB.NET

    You probably know that declaring an array in VB, such as : Dim names(9) As String creates an array with 10 elements. As of VB8 you can use the 0 To syntax for the same thing: Dim names(0 To 9) As String I prefer the 0 To syntax as it clearer for those from other languages as well as clearer for me ;...
    Posted to @ Head by bill on Fri, Feb 15 2008
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