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Desktop Programming
WPF
Posted: 2 Jun 2011   Updated: 30 Apr 2012   Views: 23,720   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.86
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 24   Downloaded: 600
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A WPF control that deobfuscates the callstack on the fly
General Programming
Debugging
Posted: 22 Apr 2012   Updated: 22 Apr 2012   Views: 35,443   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.62
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 27   Downloaded: 1,266
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A native stackwalk funtion like Stackwalk64 cannot handle mixed-mode stacks, since managed code does not use the stack in the same way as native code does. There is an API called IDebugClient, that does walk a mixed-mode stack correctly, which we will explore.
Programming Languages
C#
Posted: 9 Jul 2012   Updated: 11 Jul 2012   Views: 45,823   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.72
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 47   Downloaded: 1,111
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.NET apps are run by the .NET runtime. There exists an unmanaged API which allows you to run apps under a customized runtime. This API lets you strengthen security, provide a different deployment strategy, add framework logging, provide your own memory management implementation, and sandbox an appli
Posted: 5 Aug 2013   Updated: 6 Aug 2013   Views: 36,755   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 20   Downloaded: 1,259
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Event tracing for Windows is a super efficient log technology, alas logs are still flat raw logs. EtwDataViewer is a prototype for adding browsability, analysis, and a visual tree representation.
Posted: 1 Apr 2013   Updated: 6 Aug 2013   Views: 85,205   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.61
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 41   Downloaded: 3,351
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ETW is a super fast way to collect runtime data from your app. We will look how we can insert intelligent data points, collect data, and analyze data logs. This permits supervision, anomaly detection, and system optimization.
C++
Posted: 24 Apr 2011   Updated: 1 May 2011   Views: 66,502   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.93
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 42   Downloaded: 1,690
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Take advantage of the memory page access flag, and set a new kind of breakpoint
C++/CLI
Posted: 5 Jul 2012   Updated: 10 Jul 2012   Views: 65,342   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 35   Popularity: 7.55
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 75   Downloaded: 2,502
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We go through the basics and create a simple AppDomainManager.
Posted: 27 Apr 2011   Updated: 27 Apr 2011   Views: 30,512   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.26
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 12   Downloaded: 461
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Develop Windbg extensions in Visual Studio and call .NET libraries
F#
Posted: 2 Jan 2013   Updated: 17 Jan 2013   Views: 33,630   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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Building a viewer and analyzing profiling data reports from vsperfcmd.
MSIL
Posted: 4 Sep 2012   Updated: 27 Sep 2012   Views: 53,885   Rating: 4.56/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.36
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 45   Downloaded: 1,263
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Runtime IL-Rewriting can be used to add behavior such as logging to applications, or redirect calls from one API to another. This article and accompanying source code explains how to substitute a method call at runtime.
Web Development
HTML
Posted: 24 Apr 2014   Updated: 24 Apr 2014   Views: 52,593   Rating: 4.74/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.62
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Learn the basics of how to draw with GDI on screen and to printer. We will look closer at the different GDI map modes, and how to do proper adjustments when you need to send the output to a printer. We will also create a metafile and load it back in again.
Posted: 26 May 2014   Updated: 8 Aug 2014   Views: 79,854   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 73   Popularity: 9.04
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Learn how to export functions from a DLL, and obtain full language independence
Posted: 13 May 2012   Updated: 31 Jul 2014   Views: 51,991   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 6.15
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Walking a native and a managed callstack is fairly easy. Walking a mixed-mode callstack is much much harder. Existing documentation is truly minimal. I hope this article and its sample profiler can shed some light in this area.

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Mattias Högström
Architect Visma Software AB
Sweden Sweden
Mattias works at Visma, a leading Nordic ERP solution provider. He has good knowledge in C++/.Net development, test tool development, and debugging. His great passion is memory dump analysis. He likes giving talks and courses.