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16 September 2012
Visual Studio 2012/TFS 2012: A Breath of Fresh Air
Visual Studio 2012 hasn’t been released to the general public yet, but a friend of mine was nice enough to lend me his MSDN copy of both VS and Team Foundation Server (I run Sharepoint 2010 on my intranet, which is a requirement for TFS…the integration is incredible). While you’re at it, do yourself... Read More...
17 June 2007
Syntax For Generic Type Declarations In Type Elements
I was recently working on implementing a provider based design for a project I'm working on which also happens to make heavy use of generics throughout the provider architecture. The signature of the type to be used in the <providers> section of the config file is MyType<T, V>, however... Read More...
09 February 2007
ScottGu Has A Power Packed Outline Of Orcas Up
Scott Guthrie continues to show us why he's the man with the plan over at Microsoft with a huge post on some features new to Orcas : One of the highlights of my recent trip to Europe was getting the chance to publicly show off some of the new features in our next release of Visual Studio and the .NET... Read More...
13 December 2006
XNA Studio Express -- Requires C# Express?
While I don't plan on being the next John Carmack , I was pretty stoked to see that XNA Studio Express went RTM recently. Except for one small problem...XNA will only run on machines with C# Express installed; the full blown non-express SKU's (Professional, VSTS, etc) aren't compatible. I do realize... Read More...
01 October 2006
So That's Why My Orcas CTP Wasn't Mounting
I recently downloaded the September CTP VPC image of Orcas (aka Visual Studio vNext) only to find that the image I downloaded refused to mount in Virtual PC. Thankfully I just stumbled across Jon Galloway's post about just this issue here . In a nutshell, there are two VPC images I needed to download;... Read More...
15 August 2006
Visual Studio 2005 SDK - August 2006
Via Gabriel Lozano-Moran ( full post here ): It hasn't been officially announced yet to my knowledge and the download link is not yet live but in the next couple of days Microsoft will release the Visual Studio 2005 SDK - August 2006 V3 RTM. Playing around with download links I was able to get the download... Read More...
06 December 2005
My.Blogs Visual Studio Add-in Released
From Keyvan Nayyeri (full post here , Google action here ): Visual Basic team has given a collection of sample codes for dealing with blog contents in Visual Basic 2005: My.Blogs is a collection of sample code that will show you how you can easily provide programmatic access to weblogs in the applications... Read More...
09 November 2005
To .Pdb Or Not To .Pdb
It’s a fair question. There are lots of folks who will say “deploying with .pdb’s kill performance”…to some extent this is true, but not as true as some folks would like to think, especially with machines running as fast as they do lately. That being said, there are really... Read More...
10 August 2005
Taking the Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 Plunge
I am thinking about installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 on my main machine (which of course has .Net 1.1/VS2003 on it). I’ve had very good luck with VS2k5b2 on a secondary machine (sans previous versions installed though), to the point that I abhor going back to VS2k3 (VS2k5 is simply beautiful... Read More...
13 July 2005
Resource Management in Visual Studio 2005
Resource management is changing in Visual Studio 2005/.Net 2.0, moving from a string based lookup mechanism (i.e. ResourceManager.GetString([value])) to a strongly typed system. This is a welcome change, and one I’ve been exploring recently (finally getting around to learning VS2005 and all of... Read More...
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