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where "forums.microsoft.com/MSDN" dissapeared ?

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  • Hi,

    There is no such URL. Perhaps there was some time in the past, but it doesn't exist any longer.

    MSDN forums are found here:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/


    Friday, August 19, 2016 11:58 AM
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  • hi Mike.

    i noticed that "There is no such URL". that's why i asked.

    look for example to this post Microsoft have in new forums:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c02a7138-b7a7-4c9a-8276-c8c9a7d304a9/datetimepicker-selection-startend?forum=winforms

    on reply, nobuzz, Microsoft Moderator point in "Check this thread." to 

    http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1229711&SiteID=1&pageid=0

    as i am older, i do remember that "http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn" was alive some time ago.

    "Perhaps there was some time in the past, but it doesn't exist any longer."

    so you keep answers with broken links ?

    maybe you have archived somewhere ...

    i need to know if i can access

    http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1229711&SiteID=1&pageid=0

    (because that datetimepicker control of yours is a pain in the back. i cannot change background/text color of editing part of control. but this is not the subject of this post, here i posted because i cannot access the link)

    i'm still waiting for an answer.

    regards

    Friday, August 19, 2016 12:22 PM
  • Appears to be a dead end. As mike said link is from a past system (2008) and is no longer valid.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Friday, August 19, 2016 12:42 PM
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  • Hi,

    I think the real answer can only come from the forums team itself (fissues), but from what I see the core problem behind this is, that the data inside the tables was changed from a simple Id field (maybe bigint) to a guid instead. 

    So the Id in the old post was just a number (1229711) but all Ids of threads are now guids (c02a7138-b7a7-4c9a-8276-c8c9a7d304a9). And at least I don't know if the old entries still have the old ids so that it would be possible to look them up.

    So yes, there is such an issue that you cannot follow these links any longer.

    But the good thing is: All forums posts are still available so you should be able to find all posts with a search. Also important: Microsoft shows the code at http://referencesource.microsoft.com/, which will give you much more possibilities.

    Also be aware that the old forum posts was targeting the old frameworks. There ws a lot of updates and I would recomend to check newer stuff mainly.

    Sorry that I cannot give more details and I know that I cannot provide much that is of help.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Friday, August 19, 2016 12:42 PM
  • Forgot one important point: Make sure to spell the class / control you are looking for correctly. The class you are interested is DateTimePicker (so you have one "r" after Time which does not belong there).

    Friday, August 19, 2016 12:44 PM
  • Friday, August 19, 2016 1:06 PM
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  • i'm still waiting for an answer.

    Since you know who posted a reference to the URL that you are looking for and you know when perhaps it was the same poster referring to one of his earlier posts?

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fc125ad0-c08d-4cbe-81cd-d75a5e6c840a/datetimepicker-focus-on-the-day-part?forum=winforms#b672f015-2633-4427-887b-4ec11cd48545

    (Search for 
        datetimepicker nobugz
    )

    HTH

     


    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Saturday, August 20, 2016 3:43 PM