MSBuild tasks for build machines for WPF and Silverlight

יום חמישי, מרץ 6, 2008

Silverlight got go-life, so we should start preparing automatic build machines for new Silverlight projects. Actually, it is not too complicated, however, there are some new tasks should be taken into account.Output type of any Silverlight application is LibraryNew XML node specializing the output type of the library: SilverlightApplication with True valueAnother XML node, that specializing the output file type XapOutputs with True value. XAP is, actually, ZIP archive of all assemblies, used within the application.XAP file name can be set...
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Web editor performance fix for Visual Studio 2008

יום ראשון, פברואר 10, 2008

After VS2008 was released, there were a lot of "buzz" from web developers, that complain about bad performance of new HTML editor, especially with large HTML and JavaScript pages. Today Web Tools team of Visual Studio released patch, that fixes those issues Freezes while typing in page with custom controls Conversion between source code and designer view Very slow behavior, while opening large HTML document Visual...
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How to merge help files to appear inside Visual Studio?

יום רביעי, ינואר 9, 2008

How many times after an installation of some SDK, you saw, that nothing has been merged into Visual Studio help. You press F1 and nothing happens? What to do? Actually, the answer is really stupid. You should go into Visual Studio Documentation (Programs->Visual Studio ->Visual Studio documentation), go to Index and set filter by property to (unfiltered) and then look for collection manager->help There you will find all help files installed in your system and now,...
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A couple of updates – mega update post

יום שישי, דצמבר 7, 2007

Today, only updates Yahoo finally releases Yahoo! Messenger for Vista - this was one of very first prototypes, shown in Mix last year. I did not install it, however, here a couple of review Erik Burke, Tim Sneath and Ryan Stewart. As for me, they lost "wow effect" last year Microsoft Expression Blend 2 - December Preview. What's new? VS2008 integration, inheritance, no SL2.0 support (strange, maybe, because of breaking changes toward near beta)    ...

DEV411 – presentation and demos download

יום רביעי, נובמבר 28, 2007

I uploaded my presentation, done in DevAcademy2 to SkyDrive. Now you can download, use and review it. PPT only presentation (7.2 MB) PPT only presentation before final cleanup (7.6 MB) Full presentation, including demos, code and PPTX file (26.1 MB) Have a nice day.

Visual Studio 2008 new test features

יום שני, נובמבר 19, 2007

Referring my disappointment from the topics on 70-552, I start looking on new test features, provider by Visual Studio 2008. I worked with performance analyzer in VS2005 (which is looked much more like debug tools for .NET CLR developers in MS) and today, after public release of VS2008, I can show you my research. From the first sight, it looks like nothing changed   But when we're digging deeper, we discover new interesting features. ...
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Visual Studio "Orcas" June 2007 CTP is available

יום שישי, יולי 6, 2007

After a limited beta Visual Studio 2008 ("Orcas") June CTP VPC is available to wide public. A lot of bugs fixed (thank you all those who tested it), some new features added. Nice work! Download VS2008 June 2007 CTP VPC Technorati Tags: orcas,visual Studio.beta,VSTS,download,CTP,.NET framework 3.5,WPF,WCF,WF
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