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Please Stop the: Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework postings RRS feed

  • Question

  • I realize the MS is trying to inform the community about its efforts to help, but it appears that you are using an automated search and post tool to post this message in all old posts in the VB and C# forums that reference Webrowser and/or Flash.

    It is dredging up ancient posts and obscuring new requests for help.

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    Hello,

     

    Considering that many developers in this forum ask how to manipulate WebBrowser component (enabling flash, suppressing error messages, proxy support), rotate or flip images, my team has created a code sample for this frequently asked programming task in Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework. You can download the code samples at:

     

    VBWebBrowserWithProxy

     

    http://bit.ly/VBWebBrowserWithProxy

     

    CSWebBrowserWithProxy

     

    http://bit.ly/CSWebBrowserWithProxy

     

    With these code samples, we hope to reduce developers’ efforts in solving the frequently asked

    programming tasks. If you have any feedback or suggestions for the code samples, please email us: onecode@microsoft.com.

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    The Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework (http://1code.codeplex.com) is a free, centralized code sample library driven by developers' needs. Our goal is to provide typical code samples for all Microsoft development technologies, and reduce developers' efforts in solving typical programming tasks.

    Our team listens to developers’ pains in MSDN forums, social media and various developer communities. We write code samples based on developers’ frequently asked programming tasks, and allow developers to download them with a short code sample publishing cycle. Additionally, our team offers a free code sample request service. This service is a proactive way for our developer community to obtain code samples for certain programming tasks directly from Microsoft.

    Thanks

    Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework

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    Friday, March 25, 2011 3:07 AM

Answers

  • Hello TnTinMN

    Thank you. We have stopped posting those replies. I'm sorry for all the troubles.

    We were piloting a way to introduce the code samples to more developers, and to inform them about the services we are offering (free of charge).  We manually posted the replies that you saw in some relevant forum threads, hoping that it could benefit developers who find those threads through search engines. However, as you pointed out, this created troubles that we did not considered thoroughly.  We will look for better and more appropriate ways to introduce the project and devote our efforts to benefiting developers in the community.

    Again, sorry for all the troubles. Thank you for your understanding.

    Saturday, March 26, 2011 2:02 AM

All replies

  • Can you include a url to one of these so I can follow up with the forum owners about this? thanks
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Friday, March 25, 2011 4:04 AM
    Answerer
  • Brent,

    Thanks for the quick response.  Here is one of the postings as you requested.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vbgeneral/thread/19ea05ce-86ee-4528-a158-14365df4890f

    and here is the url to the poster's profile

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/all-in-one%20code%20framework%20by%20microsoft/?type=forum

     

     

    Friday, March 25, 2011 5:49 AM
  • Hello TnTinMN

    Thank you. We have stopped posting those replies. I'm sorry for all the troubles.

    We were piloting a way to introduce the code samples to more developers, and to inform them about the services we are offering (free of charge).  We manually posted the replies that you saw in some relevant forum threads, hoping that it could benefit developers who find those threads through search engines. However, as you pointed out, this created troubles that we did not considered thoroughly.  We will look for better and more appropriate ways to introduce the project and devote our efforts to benefiting developers in the community.

    Again, sorry for all the troubles. Thank you for your understanding.

    Saturday, March 26, 2011 2:02 AM
  • No problem and thank you for responding so quickly.  It just goes to prove that old saying about the road to a certain hot spot being paved with good intentions.

    You guys should be proud of the work you put into the examples.  The few that I have looked are very well done.

    I would like to suggest that you put an additional topic on the main category page for the specific forums you are targeting.  For example at:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/visualbasic

    Keep up the good work!

     

     

     

    Saturday, March 26, 2011 4:17 AM
  • Well done TnTinMN for grabbing this particular bull by the horns.

    I, too, have suffered a lot by individual people thinking that it was a great idea to force me to re-look at a thread answered years earlier by posting a "Thanks, that helped me too" post (ond worse such as a post for a product that isn't covered by that forum) but I've never had computer generated mass posts to ancient threads (only the occasional new marketing guy with his sales pitch in every thread with a particular word of phrase - they, unlike MS posts, can be deleted as spam of course).

    However well done to the people who did this for owning up to their mistake and stopping it so quickly.

    They are not the first and won't be the last MS team who - innocent in the ways of forums - make this kind of error,  but it is re-freshing that they don't try to justify themselves but just own up to having made a mistake and stop doing so immediately.

    Mike Walsh

    (The nearest I came to this was when for several weeks there were 20 / week FAQ posts from MS Chinese support people that should have been (and in many cases also were) KB articles. That lasted somewhat longer than a few days before that practise was stopped).


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters

    Saturday, March 26, 2011 5:01 PM