XAML Intellisense Gone

January 20, 2009

My XAML intellisense went away – just like that. The last thing I remember was installing Team Explorer for VS 2008. From that moment on, XAML intellisense disappeared. No Tools->Options settings appear to have any effect. It turns out this may happen after other types of installations related to Visual Studio. If you got this issue, it can probably be corrected with VS 2008 repair, but here’s how to correct it manually (much faster): Open regedit.exe and navigate to: (32 bit system) HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{73B7DC00-F498-4ABD-AB79-D07AFD52F395}\InProcServer32 (64 bit system) HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{73B7DC00-F498-4ABD-AB79-D07AFD52F395}\InProcServer32 if the (Default) value is empty – you...

Removing the Send Feedback link on Windows 7 Title Bars

January 19, 2009

The Windows 7 beta has the sometimes annoying “Send Feedback” link on title bars which I click way too often when I reach for the minimize button. As John Robbins discovered, you can remove it by opening regedit.exe, navigating to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop and setting FeedbackToolEnabled value to 0. You’ll need to log off and log on to get the desired effect. When you really want to give feedback (and you should), simply use the shortcut on the desktop.
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