Create Code Snippets Add In for Visual Studio 2008

יום שבת, נובמבר 22, 2008

Create Code Snippets Add In for Visual Studio 2008 Preparing for a technical session with coding demos, makes me think which pieces of code I am going to write during the demo, and which Code Snippets I am going to use. Additionally, If I something happens with code that I have written during the demo and it won’t compile I can also save myself using Code Snippets. The problem with Code Snippets is that it takes several minutes to create a new one, and the editing experience of them is not so friendly (xml...

Copy Source As Html (CopySourceAsHtml) on VPC

יום חמישי, אפריל 24, 2008

Copy Source As Html (CopySourceAsHtml) on VPC I've been using Copy Source As Html (CopySourceAsHtml) for Visual Studio 2008 RTM for a while, but recently tried to work with it on a Virtual PC (VPC). When I tried copying a code snippet to the clipboard I ran into an exception: "Requested Clipboard operation did not succeed." I found the code that I had to change in Mike Glaser's Blog, but to make thinks a little shorter: 1. Download this ZIP file that contains the add in. 2. Extract it to the following folders: ...
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Trying out PowerCommands 1.1 for Visual Studio 2008

יום ראשון, אפריל 13, 2008

Trying out PowerCommands 1.1 for Visual Studio 2008 Generally, I don't like to install any Visual Studio extensions at all, but I thought I should give this one a chance. I installed PowerCommands 1.1 for Visual Studio 2008, and went to play with the new functionality. Here is what I found as the most useful: PowerCommands in Options dialog Under Tools -> Options, you can find the PowerCommands Node, and change settings. You can set some general settings such as "Format document on save" and enable or disable any of the additional commands. Format document on save / Remove and Sort Usings...
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Copy Source As Html (CopySourceAsHtml) for Visual Studio 2008 RTM

יום רביעי, נובמבר 21, 2007

Copy Source As Html (CopySourceAsHtml) for Visual Studio 2008 RTM   After the release of Visual Studio 2008 RTM, I really needed to blogs about technical stuff and needed Copy Source As Html (CopySourceAsHtml) with Visual Studio 2008 support. You can download this zip file, and extract it to your Visual Studio 2008 Addins folder. For vista is it C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Addins, and it should be somewhere under C:\Documents and settings If you're working with XP. Notice that this folder might not be exist, so you should create it. After placing...

Windows Live Messenger – On Screen Display

יום שלישי, מאי 22, 2007

In the last few days I was helping Nicolas Merlet from MERLET - IT Consulting & Web Development to translate the installation page of his new Windows Live Messenger Add In for On Screen Display. As it says: This free add-in enables «On Screen Display» for Windows Live Messenger. This feature allows you to read all incoming messages directly on your screen, without having to open any conversation window ! You can answer a bit later to your contacts, while still being informed of what they are saying ! This way you are less disturbed at work... Click for...
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Visual Studio "Orcas" and 2005 together (side by side) on the same machine

יום שני, מאי 7, 2007

On the same day Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1 was released to the web, I downloaded and played with it (1, 2). Although I have a Dell D620 laptop (Core Duo, 2Gb RAM), I found it very slow and unproductive to run the CTP on a Virtual Machine. I decided to download the self-extracting installation files of Beta 1 and install it on my main host, side by side with Visual Studio 2005. Before getting this decision, I found a great post by Peter Bromberg that already tried them together and reports some good results. I Updated my post about Visual Studio...

Load Microsoft CRM Analytics Foundation Database Users with Redeployment Wizard

יום ראשון, מרץ 4, 2007

I am preparing a demo using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Analytics Foundation. The Analytics download package comes with a database backup files with users definitions in it. In order to use the CRM application after restoring the database from the back file, I am using the Redeployment Wizard, which allows mapping between the users in the database and the users in my domain controller. But, in order to do so, the users in the target domain should already be created. There are 57 users in the CRM Analytics database that should be created, so I am using CSVDE in order to...
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Load Users to Active Directory using CSVDE

CSVDE (Comma Separated Value Data Exchange) is a tool for exporting users from activity directory and importing them using a comma separated file (*.csv) for Windows 2003. The .csv file for import, or the one that is created during export has 3 columns: objectClass = "User" sAMAccountName = The logon name. 11 characters only. DN = Distinguished name, for example "CN=Guy Burstein,OU=Microsoft Division,DC=advantech,DC=co,DC=il" For example: users.csv objectClass,sAMAccountName,DNuser,Administrator,CN=Joseph Administrator,OU=Microsoft Division,DC=Advantech,DC=co,DC=iluser,jose,CN=Jose Curry,OU=Microsoft Division,DC=Advantech,DC=co,DC=iluser,gail,CN=Gail Erickson,OU=Microsoft Division,DC=Advantech,DC=co,DC=iluser,alan,CN=Alan Jackson,OU=Microsoft Division,DC=Advantech,DC=co,DC=il In order to import users into active directory, use the following command: > csvde -i -f users.csv For more details, read about CSVDE...
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Reflector for .NET is a great tool!

יום ראשון, יוני 18, 2006

When exploring new technologies, You often wonder what is really written in the assemblies  you reference.   Currently, exploring WF and WCF along many other exiting new technologies, I am working with a great tool that I want to share with you: Reflector for .NET. Reflector is the class browser, explorer, analyzer and documentation viewer for .NET. Reflector allows to easily view, navigate, search, decompile and analyze .NET assemblies in C#, Visual Basic and IL.   So, If you want to know all about how System.Windows.Forms.Control is implemented, and how serialization works, Download this excellent yet simple tool. Enjoy!
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