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.NET Cold Startup Performance: More

A few months ago I wrote about an approach to improving .NET cold startup performance. Here's a little more information that I've learned since then.

Another useful tool for optimizing cold startup is Microsoft's free CLR Profiler 2.0. While this tool has the aesthetics of a wadded-up paper sack …

Getting the Host's Main Window Handle in an Office Add-in

Sometimes you want the window handle of the host application when you're writing an Office add-in. Excel includes that as a property of the Application object in newer versions of the object model, but Word and PowerPoint don't. I seem to remember some sample code from Microsoft that suggests using …