June 3, 2005

Microsoft Chooses Native XML File Format as Default in Office 12

ednesday evening, Microsoft announced that the default file format for the next version of its Office Suite would be XML. That’s default as in, by default, Office will save files in its Office Open XML format, not in the ubiquitous binary?and proprietary?form that’s been the hallmark of Office up till

Developing Windows Forms Applications on Mono

ross-platform software development means different things to different people. For many programmers immersed in Microsoft languages such as VB.Net or C#, the real test comes down to creating a Windows Forms-based application in one of those languages, compiling it to MSIL, and running the resulting EXE file on the desired