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Last year in March 2003, I got a chance to write an article for PC Quest Magazine. The article was on “Office XP PIA from Winforms”. USING OFFICE XP PIA from WinForms Learn how you can use hundreds of objects found in OfficeXP, extend and automate them in your Winforms projects. Writing a new .NET WinForms application? Need a spell checker or a formula driven grid control? When I said I am sure you thought of MS Word and MS Excel. Won’t it be great if you can reuse the huge functionalities found in MS Office and also control them…

When reading emails in Hotmail, I dislike the idea of hyperlinks in the message opening up in a framed browser window. One problem is that it eats up browser space and the other being I cannot add it to my favourites or email the URL. Look at this, a…

I have been always curious on how these IM’s work. My favourite IM being MSN Messenger. I was searching for documentation and code-snippets to understand on what goes back and forth over the wire when we use Messenger. I came across the following The official documentation from Microsoft for Windows Messenger (the poor cousin of MSN Messenger) is found here. This lists the Messenger Client APIs, the Service APIs and more. Though not updated recently it is the only official source. The most active, single source of information about MSN Messenger is the site appropriately called MSNFanatics. The site has discussion forums…

I believe if not for the sweeping wave of HTML in the mid 90’s, the document management world today will only be of Adobe Acrobat (PDF). PDF supports lots of interesting features, but not limited to Cross-Platform, wide availability, Ability…