“Rick Ross, founder of Javalobby, talks about our recent trip to the
Microsoft campus in Redmond Washington for the Technology Summit 2005. This
gathering of developers from a variety of platforms yielded some interesting
insights from all parties. Listen on for Rick’s overview and thoughts on the

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I was asked about the new way to work with NFOP to generate the pdf without
the old Engine class. So here is what I am doing:

1 #region Using
3 using System.Net;
4 using System.Reflection;
5 using System.Xml;
6 using System.Xml.Xsl;
7 using java.io;
8 using log4net;
9 using org.apache.fop.apps;
10 using org.xml.sax;
11 using TechHeadBrothers.Portal.UI;
12 using StringWriter = System.IO.StringWriter;
14 #endregion
16 namespace TechHeadBrothers.TechHeadBrothers.Portal.UI
17 {
18 ///

19 /// Strategy to print PDF using FOP
20 ///

21 public class FOPPrintStrategy : PrintStrategy
22 {
23 #region Logging Definition
25 private static readonly ILog log = LogManager.GetLogger(MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod().DeclaringType);
27 #endregion
29 protected override void Print(PrintArticle page, string xmlpath, string xslpah, XsltArgumentList xsltargs)
30 {
31 string fullFoDoc = XmlContentToFoContent(page, xmlpath, xslpah);
33 InputSource source = new InputSource(fullFoDoc);
34 ByteArrayOutputStream output = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
36 try
37 {
38 Driver driver = new Driver(source, output);
39 driver.setRenderer(Driver.RENDER_PDF);
40 driver.run();
41 output.close();
43 int sz = output.buf.Length;
44 byte[] pdf = new byte[sz];
45 for (int i = 0; i < sz; i++)
46 pdf[i] = (byte) output.buf[i];
48 page.Response.ClearHeaders();
49 page.Response.Clear();
51 page.Response.AddHeader(“Content-Disposition”, “attachment; filename=TechHeadBrothers.pdf”);
52 page.Response.ContentType = “application/octet-stream”;
54 page.Response.Flush();
55 page.Response.BinaryWrite(pdf);
56 page.Response.End();
57 }
58 catch (FOPException fope)
59 {
60 if (log.IsDebugEnabled)
61 log.Debug(fope.getMessage());
62 }
63 }
64 }

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The **latest **release of Updater Application Block, version 2.0, can be
downloaded from Microsoft
Download Center

Updater Application Block, version 2.0, uses other application blocks
included in *patterns & practices *Enterprise Library. The Updater
Application Block uses the Configuration Application Block and the Cryptography
Application Block. You can choose to use these in your application or just take
them as part of the implementation of the updater. Enterprise Library was
released in January 2005. To learn about and download Enterprise Library, use
the following links:

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**Groove Virtual Office added to lineup of Microsoft Office System
products, servers and services
**Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today
announced it will acquire Groove Networks, a leading provider of collaboration
software for the ‘virtual office’. The deal unites two top technology innovators
that help geographically distributed work groups be as productive as those that
work in a single physical location. Financial terms of the acquisition were not

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