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Regular Expressions in Visual Studio “Find”
I had a case today where I wanted to find all the spots within our application that a developer had explicitly set the BackColor property of a control at run-time. As you can imagine, a simple search ended up with my finding a ton of designer code where the generated code was setting the property. (It sure would be nice if Visual Studio would let you exclude comments and designer files from the search – but that’s not in VS2008 or VS2010 Beta 1, unless it’s well hidden in both.) Wildcards seems like ......

Posted On Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:35 AM

Oracle + Azure = Crash and Burn
One of the downsides to Azure is that it’s error messages need a LOT of work. I just installed the July CTP of Azure. After doing so, even the simplest cloud project would fail. I’m talking “Create New Project” then F5… wait 30 seconds… bomb. I kept getting the ubiquitous “Role instances did not start within the time allowed. Please try again. If you continue to encounter this behavior please try shutting down the Development Fabric." message. Nice and descriptive. Digging into the problem, it looked ......

Posted On Monday, September 7, 2009 11:06 PM

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