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All posts published in February 2004

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RSS Reader (or is it Feed Reader) Class Library

I am searching for a good .NET class library for RSS feeds that is free and can be redistributed also for free. Does anyone know a good version?

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, February 23, 2004

XmlDocument/XmlElement and the xml:space

When using XML with the Microsoft.XMLDOM ActiveX object I had to put the xml:space attribute to every element where I do not want to remove the blanks at the end of the text. When trying to add an attribute with the name "xml:space" I do not get the result I want. Following short code I have to use to set the xml:space attribute in .NET (C#):

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, February 16, 2004

OT: Help to find the best installation mode for Windows (XP)

I only have one good PC at home for development and surfing in the internet. Sometimes I download free-/shareware from the internet and install this software on this PC. After doing this more than 10 times my Windows XP performance will be going down. For this problem I bought Norton Ghost (http://www.symantec.com [1]) to save my Windows XP image to a DVD. If I now have problems with my Windows XP installation I put in the DVD, boot from it... and 10 minutes later I have a cleare Windows XP installation.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, February 9, 2004

Preinstalled .NET Framework

This week I am in Madrid, Spain, to install our software for a new customer. They have bought some new PCs, and the nice thing is that there is already a preinstalled version of Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1. They told me that there are already a lot of hardware stores that offer this service by default. Hardware stores worldwide: Please add this to your image, too! Thanks!

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, February 3, 2004