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Wanna extend Visual Studio? Read Keyvan book

Keyvan Nayyeri just announced the official release of his book about Visual Studio Extensibility, published by Wrox. This is quite a unique book since the VSX technology is new with VS2005 and is a leap forward compared to the old macro-based extensibility, but nothing has been written on this topic, yet. The book will cover all the aspects of Visual Studio Extensibility: Macro, Add-Ins, Visualizers, MSBuild, VSPackages, DSL tools, using the Shell. I also what to thank Keyvan for adding me to his acknowledgement page on the book: I would thank anyone else who helped us get this book done, both inside Wiley...

Resharper 4.0 EAP: Are you geek enough?

Ivan just IM-ed me with a link: http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/ReSharper/ReSharper+4.0+Nightly+Builds I've been waiting for a C# 3.0 compatible version since I installed VS2008 back in December: apparently it has been announced by Ilya Ryzhenkov on his blog yesterday but I didn't get the news till now. Here are the release notes. I'm going to install it: it will not do much harm and if anything goes wrong I can always turn it off as I'm already doing now with the 3.1 since it marks everything "new" as error. I hope it will support also Silverlight project and will not mark variables defined in the...

When the case matters: VS2008 hot-fix bug

A few days ago I installed the VS 2008 Web Development Hot-Fix Roll-Up but yesterday I found a strange bug: when I wanted to create a "new web site" I had an empty dialog, with no project templates and all the field disabled. On the original post I found a comment from someone with the same problem and ScottGu told him to send him an email: I did the same, Scott answered in a few hours saying that someone will have handled the issue. A few hours later I got an email from Mikhail Arkhipov from...

How to simulate RowTest with MS Test

One of the best feature that is in mbUnit since 2004 is RowTest, which is the ability to perform the same test using different input data and expected results. RowTest [RowTest] [Row(1,1,2)] [Row(2,1,3)] [Row(1,-1,0)] public void SumTest(int a1, int a2, int result) { Assert.AreEqual(a1 + a2, result); } The cool thing is that each "row" is treated as a different test, and if the test fails for one set of data, the others might not. And this helps pinpointing the data that are making the test to fail. This week I was adding...

My definitive color VS color schema

I spent some time in the last months playing around with various color schema and finally decided that the original port of the Vibrant Ink schema to VS is still the one that most appeal to my eyes. The one made by Rob Conery is a bit too little contrasted for me. So here is my VS2008 with the latest version of Vibrant Ink for VS2008 made by John "DLR" Lam. Here you can download it. Just remember that this vssetting file include also the other personalization of John, so just import the "Options>Environment>Fonts and...

ListView breaking change strikes the VS2008 Training Kit

The same day VS2008 was released, Microsoft released also a training kit with 120Mb of PPT, demos and code samples. Among the many demos there is one about the new features of ASP.NET introduced with the framework 3.5: LinqDataSource, DataPager, and ListView. But the code for the sample on the ListView contains an error, probably because it was developed with the beta2, and it happens that the RTM has a breaking change on this. With Beta2 you could do (warning, this won't work with VS2008 RTM): <asp:ListView ID="ListView1"...

VS2008 is out!!

After the initial release of the Team Suite on the MSDN, I just saw that also the VS 2008 Express Editions and the trial versions of VSTS (Professional version still to come) have been released. In addition also the .NET Framework 3.5 is available as standalone download. And while we are talking about VS2008 related downloads here are a few others I think are quite useful: Soma, Carol Grojean, Jeff Beehler announce the release of Visual Studio 2008 RTM (WMV) Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit, 120Mb with labs, demos and PPTs VS2008 samples,...