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The new refactor features of VS 2005 are nice. It wasn't until I tried using them when working on a VB.Net project that I realized....they're not there? It seems my installation of VS.Net 2005 doesn't provide the same refactor options available to C# developers out the box, at least in my installation of it. However.. a search on MSDN brings this link to download Refactor! for VB.Net as an additional plug-in. http://msdn.microsoft.com/v... ...

CSS Properties Window for VS 2005 .. Did you try this thing before !? If you didnt try it yet, go and download it http://www.asp.net/sandbox/app_sandman.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=1

 

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Update: I found that the issue with similar solution is already discussed in “Setting NullValue property for typed dataset” blog In generated Typed Datasets attempt to access field with DBNull value by default throw an exception. It is usually not convinient, and I prefer to change nullValue annotation to _null, as it was suggested here However I didn't find a way to change the default(Anyone knows???). I have to open each column in desigher and change the nullValue to _null. Alternatively I have ...
Now that VS 2005 RTM is out and pretty much visible among the developer community, I thought of what next. I happened to come across C# 3.0 and among the new features the one I liked much is LINQ . LINQ is an acronym for .NET Language Integrated Query. It helps to use general query notation for operations like selection, filtering etc on any IEnumerable <T> based datasource. You can read about this more from Don Box's article at MSDN . I tried some code snippets and found it pretty good. Notably, ...

Interested in adding Design-Time Integration to your VS 2005 project?  This article shows you how.

 

Oh my, I'm so hopelessly addicted to ReSharper it's not funny. Now that I'm coding VS 2005, I miss it so and I know a new version is in the works but, I simply cannot stand waiting for it. Now that I have that off my chest, I digress. Let's talk about Windows XP Professional x64. Yes, the OS that I'm using now, the OS that I'm running with extreme pleasure. It's so nice. No, it's seriously, indulgently, over-the-top nice. THERE, now I'm finally done...honest. Anyway, I've been working on a project ...
I speak at user groups on a regular basis and have some presentations people might find useful. The downloads all come with slide decks and sample applications. Multi Threading in Microsoft .NET (Visual Studio 2003) http://njmsdev.org/Meetings... Generics and Iterators in Microsoft .NET 2.0 (Visual Studio 2005) http://www.setfocus.com/N3U... This was created using beta 1 of Visual Studio 2005; one of the samples doesn't compile using ...
In my inaugural post, I described a problem I had with a WebMethod erroring out instantly on the client, accompanied by a puzzling message in the Event Log, regarding viewstate. On a whim, on that site, I decided to “publish” the website from within VS 2005 to a separate directory. I set up another virtual directory within IIS to point to that directory, loaded up the site and IE, and all my WebMethod calls were working! From IE6, that is. From FireFox, none of the calls work on the published ...
Today things went pretty much different, and to the better. The keynote session turned into 3 keynotes. The first was given by Kareem Ramadan, the cool guy on top of all Microsoft Egypt. He spoke of the MDC as the 5th one, when people kept saying it was the 4th, just to know that there was another very first MDC turn, which most people didn’t know about! So, it was fun as you can see. He later said he was sorry that Bill Gates is not with us this year, and, said that they had 3000 registrations ...
New IDE Features in Visual Studio 2005 IntroductionTechnology evolves along with the need of people using the technology. Same is the case with Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2005 aims to simplify the development process thereby adding many new features to simplify the overall development experience. This article aims to discuss all major IDE related changes in Visual Studio 2005.Productivity featuresThe first time that you start Visual Studio, it asks to make a selection from a list of predefined ...
If you are working with Web Site porjects, VS 2005 Web Setup Project out-of-the-box is almost useless. The only option is to add content (including source code files). The recommended solution is to publish web project to create precompiled web application. Then you can add Procomiled site content to Web Setup Project. Note that you will see VS warning that precompiled Web Site is not recommended to be added to solution. When you will build Web Setup Project, the error will be shown Error 1 This ...
I have an utility that modified ASP.NET web.config using code like this: XmlDocument document = new XmlDocument();document.Load... nodeParent = document.SelectSingleNode("... I found that this code doesn't work with VS 2005 (SelectSingleNode returns null) because configuration element has xmlns <configuration xmlns="http://schemas.micro... . I was able to delete xmlns attribute without any visible side effects to make ...
I've used VS 2003 Web Setup Project with custom actions and Installer class. that did some changes. After moving to VS 2005 I found that it is not possible to invoke custom action for DLL because only content output is available. The post suggested to use VS 2005 Web Deployment Project . However in my case compile failed with the very helpful Aspnet_merge.exe Exited With Code 1. Some posts explain that the error comes from duplicate class names in the project, even if the name comes from different ...
I delivered a session on Windows Mobile programming with a focus on WM 5.0 in Coimbatore during the MSDN @ Campus event. I demonstrated a Bluetooth application using the 32feet API and Message Interception API in WM 5.0. I am reminded to point out that Peter Foot of the OpenNETCF fame, has separated a few APIs including the Bluetooth library into 32feet, which is worth noting for Bluetooth enthusiasts. I have uploaded my demos here- Bluetooth demo (scenario was communication between a PPC and a Desktop ...

Jim Griesmer has written a nice series on getting the most out of the VS 2005 Debugger

Yesterday, Microsoft released the January 2006 CTP’s of “Sparkle” and “Acrylic”. These are two of the three parts to the “Expression” suites Microsoft will be releasing later this year in an effort to take on Adobe’s dominance in the designer space. “Sparkle” is designed to take on Flash, while Acrylic is supposed to be competitive with Photoshop. The third piece is currently called “Quartz” and lives in the Web Design space. ...
My Daily Headache / dotNet 2.0 Web Services I have been developing with Visual Studio 2003 for a while and I recently convinced my company to purchase a MSDN Universal Subscription, which got me my hands on Visual Studio 2005. Granted I went to a few live events and already received a few copies of VS 2005 Beta 2, but never had the time to get around to testing, until now. My current project is to build a smart client application using FW 2.0 and secured web services w/ WSE 3.0 to a PKI (Public Key ...
Bought a new pc with a AMD 64 3500 series this weekend and it's now up and running with the Windows XP Pro 64 bit version. I haven't run into any road blocks yet; just a few speed bumps. I had to install the 64 bit driver for the built-in ATI Radeon Xpress 200 display adapter in VGA mode to get my monitor working and the 64 bit driver for the built-in Realtek AC'97 audio adapter to get the speakers blazing. Then after a little research I found out that the Broadcom chipset works for wireless PCI ...
RV.NUG VS 2005 / SQL Server 2005 Launch .. 18 days and counting...... Back in October it felt like we had all the time in the world to prepare for our event In November I followed the Charleston, SC launch via Chris Williams blog and worked a “little“ harder In December ... I ate lots of non-Atkins food and enjoyed the holidays In January ... it began to feel close... This has been a really great experience so far. We are now receiving items at least 2 or 3 times a week from our sponsors. ...
Because VS 2005 seems much slower compare with VS 2003, I was very excited when read a tip , that suggested to uncheck libraries from Configuration Manager. And it really improves the speed of start up.( I don't understand why dependency check became so slow in VS 2005) I have DotNetNuke web site project and a few library projects, both DotNetNuke and my own. The problem happened when I changed the code in one of the libraries. It was quite obvious that I had to re-build the library which I've changed.But ...
I came across an O'Reilly Book by James Avery called "Visual Studio Hacks." (The word "Hacks" in the title is misleading.) It has over 400 pages of ideas on ways to improve your usage of VS. I like the book and even picked up a few things new to me. Here's one of them. There are times when you want to copy a portion of several lines of code, but NOT the whole of ANY line(s) of code. In the early days of computers, some programs allowed Block selection of characters, which is like superimposing a ...
I have a solution with Start ASP.NET project and several VB and C# library projects. When I stopped in Visual Studio 2005 debugger in the library class code, the file is shown with small “lock”. It doesn't allow me to do any changes, but show the message "Edit and Continue" "Changes are not allowed when the debugger has been attached to an already running process or the code being debugged is optimized". None of of these conditions is actually applicable for my case. Library is included in the solution, ...
One of the frequently asked questions at the India Windows Communication Foundation Tour was how does WCF scale as compared to existing technologies, like ASMX? Will WCF services be more scalable than the ones we author today? What do we have to do for better scale? I thought of doing some very basic performance tests to get some data for these questions. The test was done to compare how ASP.NET 2.0 WebServices perform against WCF services. I did these tests on my machine which has 2GB RAM, 60GB ...
[Original Post Date: 23rd November 2005] I just concluded the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) India Tour after two weeks in 4 cities. Download: Presentations from here Demos (based upon Indigo Beta 1 and VS 2005 Beta 2) from here ...
[Original Post Date: 21st November 2005] The WinFX November CTP has been released and it works with VS 2005 RTM release. Download the various components: WinFX Runtime Components - http://www.microsoft.com/do... WinFX SDK - http://www.microsoft.com/do... Visual Studio Extensions for WinFX - http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
[Original Post Date: 25th September 2005] I am currently on the Technology Roadshow across 6 six cities in India, where I am talking about Building performant applications and Debugging Techniques for .NET Framework 2.0. One of the things the developers here are amazed at are the DataTips that have been introduced with VS 2005, and also with Visualizers. Infact, when I demonstrate the DataSet Visualizer that ships with VS 2005, you can hear the WOW! of the audience :) In the same session, we then ...
It will be very useful for development of custom modules if DotNetNuke API Reference would exist. The core has XML comments and VS 2005 supports XML documentation in VB. I didn't find any tools that currently fully support .Net 2.0. NDoc is not fully implemented version for .Net 2.0, but has some workaround, which doesn't work for me. The modified version 1.3.1 of NDoc started to build help but then got an NDoc.Core.DocumenterExcepti... may only be called on a Type for which Type.IsGenericParameter ...

Finally there is a new version of GAT that targets VS 2005 RTM.

Download it here

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Yesterday when working with VS 2005 I ran into a particular frusteration. My client has dictated that even thought this project is a 2.0 project they are not yet ready to use VSS 2005 and, for obvious reasons, not ready to use VSTS. so we are stuck with good ole 6.0d. When starting my team had some particular problems with storing a web project and getting latest of the code. Turns out the MS has hidden the Open Solution from Source Control command. It is now a left-hand task item on the file explorer ...
If you are having problems to see the WSE 3.0 tool in the IDE you should first follow the instructions from the read me: The WSE Settings Tool does not appear on the Visual Studio 2005 Solution Explorer content menu. This occurs if you install Visual Studio 2005 and then install WSE 3.0 without first having started Visual Studio 2005. Ensure that you start Visual Studio 2005 before installing WSE 3.0. Alternatively you can use the Visual Studio 2005 Add-in Manager available from the Tools menu item ...
I attended the VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005 MSDN launch events in Raleigh this week. Had a great time, saw some cool stuff, and of course did my best to promote VB!!

Thanks to Tom Geiger for taking the pictures and combining them into the one you see above.

From Microsoft Watch, Microsoft has committed to VS.NET 2003 SP1 and VS 2005 SP1. About bloody damn time, I say. I still encounter sporadic bugs in 2003 so this will definitely help. I just hope it doesn't cultivate more bugs and require MORE patches.

http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,2180,1883837,00.asp

Okay, I finally made it. After some major complications I finally made it out to Sin City. Anyhow, I started this morning checking out the sessions that seemed to demonstrate VS 2005 new features and also how Microsoft was going to handle migration of ASP.NET from 1.x to 2.0. Needless to say I am impressed. I will be blogging on each of the sessions that I attended not only for your benefit but also for mine. This way I know I have to recall the subject matter. I will be posting those later today. ...
Ok its out. VS 2005 has launched and this officially ushsers in the .NET 2.0 era, which actually makes me a bit curious about a couple of things. So let me post these question to you and let me know what you think. For how long do you guys plan on supporting your apps written in .NET 1.1. If you already have a 2.0 app in the works, typically in sittuations like this, what is the usual phase out period? Do you have any plans for supporting multiple runtime versions? I am trying to get a feel as to ...
I’ve been busy. Don’t ever seem to have enough time to write about my current projects. Time seems to fly when you are having fun. It started when I was at TechEd 2005, manning the INETA booth. I was approached by a guy who asked me if I was a User Group leader. I responded that I was and he introduced himself as an employee of Red-Gate Software. He told me that if I did a presentation utilizing the Ants Profiler, he would give me one and provide one as a giveaway during our meeting. ...
I'm frustrated with the lack of answers I'm getting from my company's IT department on our MSDN universal subscriptions. With the release of Visual Studio 2005 the subscriptions changed. And the administrator needs to change the subscription and select the appropriate one. Well ours apparently has not done that, because all I see is the trial edition of the Team Suite as well as the professional and standard versions. I've been too busy to work with VS 2005 yet, but now that it's released I want ...
A good starting point for the VS 2005 product line overview is here. Here is an overview of how Visual Studio 2003 is matching Visual Studio 2005: Visual Studio 2003 Visual Studio 2005 Standard Express Pro Standard Enterprise Architect Pro Enterprise Architect + Nunit + (...) Team If you are looking for more details what each version has to offer go here, here or here. Here is a short summary : Visual Studio 2005 Express:They are intended for neophytes and newbies. We're actively streamlining the ...
I just got cofirmed - ALL ATTENDEES OF THE CANADIAN LAUNCH TOUR will walk out with a copy of not-for-resale version of VS 2005 & SQL Server 2005. Check out Mark's blog for more details. YESSSSSSS!!!! I quote: The Launch Team is pleased to confirm that Special Edition copies of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 will be made available to everyone who attends the launch events. This is full functional "non-evaluation" software. So, if you are one of the 11 000+ people registered for the event, ...
Heck yes! Yesterday was the day that MSDN subscribers got the word that they could start downloading the new version of Visual Studio 2005. I tried and tried and tried again to click on the download link and nothing happened. I gave up and went back to the site today and the same thing happened. Before I gave up I tried again and the download started. I looked at the time of the download and was going to take 13 hours for the download. What's funny is that I've been using the beta copy of VS 2005 ...
Big news in the .NET world today... VS 2005 is done and will be available for MSDN subscribers to download today! Check out more information Somasegar's blog.
Question------ Currently we use two different methods to define references between managed components, namely project references and .NET references to reference assemblies (details below). Both methods are not fully satisfactory. We would like to know:(a) Is there is a better referencing mechanism available in VS8 (better than the ones described below), or(b) does MS plan to change the support for references in future versions of VS. Example Solution----------------Pro... --> ProjectB The ...
I attended the Seattle Code Camp this weekend (where I could) and had quite a bit of fun. In addition to learning a few things, I got to preview a bunch of upcoming technologies and meet a lot of distinguished developers in the area. For those of you who weren't able to attend or didn't see the same presentations I did, I'll just share some of my notes: Refactor! is a great tool that I already blogged about before, but they deserve a special plug since Mark Miller largely contributed to the event ...
These days I am conducting trainings as a part of "Microsoft Touchdown " for VS 2005 (Whidbey) and SQL Server 2005 (Yukon) Launch program. These trainings are being conducted by Microsoft Pakistan at a training fascility provided by Kalsoft's KalAcademy. Participants have been invited from Microsoft ISV partners. I am conducting these sessions on the behalf of Kalsoft which happens to be employer and Microsoft's Gold Certified Partner.Yesterday I conducted two sessions. One on SQL Server 2005's Web ...
Scott Guthrie on tweaking the new VS2005 profile support:"One of the new features in VS 2005 is the support for "profiles" in the IDE. Profiles provide the ability to define pre-set defaults for options, menus, key-bindings, and command-bars across the tool-set. VS 2005 ships with several built-in profiles out of the box including: VB, C#, C++, Web, Test, and a General Development Settings similar to 2003. When VS launches the very first time it prompts a user to pick which of these profiles to use ...
Scott Kuhl notes an article written by Brian Noyes on using typed datasets in VS 2005 via the Dataset Designer. Now kudos to Brian for really running through all the right arguments for datasets vs. custom business objects. I am a bit of a custom object berserker and wouldn't allow the dataset to creep into my other layers. But again Brian at least provides commentary on this. Brian starts out by discussing that you can use this to create your own data access layer. My question is why wouldn't you ...
.NET 2.0 introduced an interesting feature in the "Process" class where you can specify UserName, Password and it runs the process as the specified user. However, it only works inside Console Application. It does not run if the application is a Windows Application. It throws "Win32Exception Access Denied" when the Start() is called. Is it as designed? I really need this feature in a windows service.Try the following code in a console app, it will run perfectly. But change the application type to ...
Update: My presenations are now up on the NJ Code Camp Site. I don't really think the Power Point does the presentation justice, but it's there. Thanks to the many talented and wonderful people that attended NJ Code Camp 2005 this Saturday. This was my first time presenting at a Code Camp and the experience exceeded my every expectation. I came away with a lot of new ideas and I'm really excited to continue working with the NJ developer community. A special thanks to Rob Jackson (Microsoft), Scott ...
Wow, what a great presentation!! I was fortunate enough be meet and attend Kathleen's presentation this evening on Code Generation, XSLT, & VS 2005 Generics at the monthly TRINUG user group meeting. She did a fantastic job explaining some involved and difficult topics all the while making it VERY understandable and applicable to daily coding cores. I walked away having learned something and glad I attended. I really enjoyed her presentation style as well, lively, energetic, and engaging. I look forward ...
We are here at Malaysia also getting hot to wait for the official launch of the VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005. Here the official launch will be held on 15th November 2005 at the KL Convention Center. According to some folks at Microsoft Malaysia, they have invited some of the very high Microsoft 'executive' from to come at the launch. While some of the Microsoft partner will be participate in the VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005 showcase, including my company. We have already port our apps into the .NEt ...
So what could be better than going to Las Vegas to geek out for a week? NOTHING YOU FREAK!! As you may have heard that there is a little product launch in November from Microsoft releasing VS2005. It shouldn't be that big of deal. Get a few people together and a keg and the next thing you know you have a DevConnections Conference. :) Actually, the truth is that ASP.NET DevConnections is got a very nice line up for their conference in Las Vegas. They have lined up some really great speakers and some ...