While preparing some demos to show cool stuff at PDC 05 I installed the hot new DirectX SDK Update August 2005. Unfortunately, VS 2005 does not like the update. After starting my already testet applications using DirectInput an Exception occured. A LoaderLock was detected… what the heck?
If you have to use often contracts in Microsoft Communication Foundatation aka Indigo, sometimes you become really bored by implementing all the interfaces. Visual Studio 2005 helps you saving a lot of time by choosing the interface your class inherits from. Using the Implement Interface menu item you will get all the methods required by the interface.
IIS is not willing to start anymore. At least in the Microsoft Knowledge Base you can find a hint for this problem. So first, I thought it could be all the beta WinFX and Indigo stuff, I have installed on my machine. Finally, I found the reason: Skype grabbed port 80. After closing Skype I was able to restart the IIS.