Visual Studio – Past to Present

יום רביעי, דצמבר 8, 2010

Recently I‘ve been working at a client site where they are using Visual Studio 2005 for their main project. I’ve gotta say that I was a bit surprised since I haven’t come across VS2005 for a few years… I immediately became nostalgic and decided to share. So I’m proud to present (with help from Wikipedia and the WWW), Visual Studio – from past to present! The Big Visual Studio Usage Poll Before we begin, I wanna find out which Visual Studio version people are using. And you want to know too, right? So...
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Visual Studio Tip: Compilation Symbols

יום חמישי, אוקטובר 15, 2009

There are times when we need to use different code statements for different build configurations – this means that some code will not exist in assemblies that are built in certain build configurations. Compilation symbols come to help in this case. You can set a symbol that will exist in  a specific build configuration and then use it inside your code files to write or exclude code when this project is built using this build configuration. The most familiar case of this scenario is debug and release build configurations. Actually, the debug build configurations comes with a...
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Do You Want IronRuby/IronPython Support in Visual Studio 2010?

יום שבת, אוגוסט 1, 2009

I know I do. If you want too, please rate and vote up the suggestions on the Microsoft Connect site: IronRuby VS Integration: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=479957 IronPython VS Integration: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=475830 Yes we can! Shay.
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Visual Studio Tip: Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

יום ראשון, מאי 10, 2009

I’ve recently learned a few keyboard\mouse shortcuts in Visual Studio and I thought I would share them with you. Actually some of these tricks will work on every text box in your windows environment (or most of them at least…): Clicking the middle mouse button on a tab closes it. Pressing ALT while selecting text will enable you to select a square area of text: Ctrl+F3 will search for the current selected text down the current file. Shift+F3...
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Visual Studio Tip: Line Break in String Properties

יום רביעי, נובמבר 19, 2008

A colleague of mine asked me today "how do I line break my resource string? Enter doesn't work". This is when I realized that this thing wasn't as trivial as one may think... So how do you that? In resources and string properties on the designer in Visual Studio, you can see only one line at a time and when you hit Enter, the value is set and you don't get the required line break. All you have to do in order to have your line break, is hit Shift + Enter. This will break the line and put...
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Localizing Forms Using WinRes

יום שלישי, נובמבר 27, 2007

I've just ran into a really helpful localization tool, which is part of the .Net SDK. What is it? It is called "Windows Resource Localization Editor". It lets you open resx files, that are form related. This means that you won't be able to open regular resource files (that you've added yourself) but only ones that are automatically generated by the Visual Studio designer. Where can I find it? On VS2005, I found the file on %programfiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\Bin\WinRes.exe. ...
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"Installation stopped because the directory for template installation did not exist" Error

יום חמישי, מרץ 8, 2007

I ran into the "Installation stopped because the directory for template installation did not exist. Please run Visual Studio on this computer to create the template directories." error when trying to install the new Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit Visual Studio templates. It's a really irritating message because it doesn't really give you an idea of the problem's source. I found out that my workplace had changed the file server since I installed Visual Studio, and VS didn't know about it, so its paths were targeting the wrong server. This confused the template installer - It tried to...
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