NuGet Annoyance

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I usually love using NuGet, but there are things about it that can sometimes make me scream with annoyance. My main issue is with the following scenario: I want to add a new dependency to a project. This dependency already exists in the solution. Here, one of two things may happen: The version that exists in the solution is the newest that came out. In which case, no problemo, NuGet will see that I already have that package installed and use it. A...
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Visual Studio x64 is Not to Be

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I was informed today that a Visual Studio user voice issue I voted on was dismissed. The issue is “Create an x64 version of Visual Studio”, and around 1300 people voted for it. Sadly, Microsoft decided it’s not going to happen any time soon. Visual Studio’s program manager, Nathan Halstead, explains: After reviewing telemetry on memory utilization, the scale of typical data sets loaded in Visual Studio, and hardware trends across our user base, we determined that one of the most effective ways to improve memory utilization across our entire user based would be to...

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2: My 5 Minutes Impressions

Sunday, October 25, 2009

So I just installed VS 2010 beta 2, played with it for 5 whole minutes, and I have to say it looks pretty damn good. Performance was horrid on Beta 1, but now it seems to be much improved. Startup time is still too long if you ask me. Opening the Fonts and Colors dialog is still the slowest thing in the world. But the Add Reference dialog opens really fast! Finally they realized it is better to default on the project reference tab there. ...
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Restoring Shift+Tab in ReSharper

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Since we installed ReSharper, we've noticed that the Shift+Tab shortcut has stopped working, which was a great annoyance to my team (ReSharper still rules, you ungrateful bastards). After some googling, the following forum post provided the solution: Go to Visual Studio options -> Environment -> Keyboard. Choose the action Edit.DecreaseLineIndent. Change the scope to "Text Editor" (where it says "Global"), otherwise the following step won't work. Hit Shift+Tab. Assign. You're good to go. Hopefully JetBrains will get around to fixing this in the next version.


Saturday, March 31, 2007

I am rather ashamed to admit that up until now I've never really tried to use Resharper, the very well known Visual Studio add-in. Today I decided to give Resharper 2.5 a try and was really blown away. Comparing Visual Studio 2005 without Resharper to Visual Studio 2005 with Resharper, is like comparing Turbo Pascal to, well, Visual Studio 2005. There's really no match here. It starts with the little things, like how it always adds a matching brace to any brace you use ({,[,(). It makes you think why the hell isn't this already built in in Visual...
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