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I spend some time over the last weeks reverse engineering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, Version 1.2 and with the help of a few bloggers who really did much of the investigations I just validated them. I’ll allude to these as we develop the site definition. In WSPBuilder when creating a project the tool behind the scenes parses the 12 hive and creates entries in a solution manifest file corresponding to these entries. I won’t go into the details and they aren’t ...
For the last 1 1/2 years I have browsed and used content from hundreds of blogs that I have researched in the performance of my position as a SharePoint developer. I have needed to do this as SharePoint 2007 has many books which have shallow dives into the API only a few offer insights into “Best Practices” and the best way to accomplish SharePoint customizations. This blog entry is some pay back for all those bloggers whom I have used to ensure successful engagements. In the last 16 months I have ...
Here are the things that caught my attention in today's MSDN briefing: A. Silverlight 2.0 1. You can use IsolatedStorageFile and IsolatedStorageSettings for storing data on the client machine, but they can be disabled by users, so this case must be treated appropriately 2. Xaml power toys http://karlshifflett.wordpr... , it is a VS 2008 SP1 addin that provide powerful code generating tools on context menus for Silverlight and WPF xaml developing 3. You can access HTML DOM Silverlight, ...
Previously I wrote about Problems after Installing VS 2008 side-by-side with VS 2005 and that Visual studio conversion wizard opens each time for converted 2008 solution. There were a few Web Application Projects that failed to convert without any reason. The Upgrade file was just like this: <?xml-stylesheet type='text/xsl' href='_UpgradeReport_Files/... <UpgradeLog> <Event ErrorLevel="3" Project="TSA.Testing.Assemb... Source="main\TSA\Testing\TS... ...
After installing the latest SL 2 bits as well as the SL 2 Templates for Visual Studio 2008, when you create a new Silverlight Application, you might receive the error "object reference not set an instance of an object". You might also receive the error "This type of project is not supported in this installtion" error. This can happen basically if you have the SL 2 Beta 2 templates for VS 2008 or the Beta 1 templates. In my case I removed the Beta 2 bits but I still received the error while trying ...
PDC 2008 is right around the corner. If you've taken a look at the session list, you will be psyched to see that there are some great SharePoint sessions. Here's the list of sessions that Paul Andrew, Technical Product Manager for the SharePoint Developer Platform, posted. There are four awesome SharePoint sessions that will be key to hit when you are there: SharePoint Online: Extending your Service by Troy Hopwood SharePoint 2007: Advanced Async Workflow Messaging FAST: Building Search-Driven Portals ...
The post based on How to enable WCF tracing article Open WCF Service Configuration Editor under VS 2008 Tools menu or directly from installation folder (typically C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0\Bin\SvcCo... - subfolder v6.0 can be different depending on which version of Windows SDK has been installed) To enable WCF message logging Click the Diagnostics node, and expand it. Enable Message Logging on the right Tab To edit Message Logging settings, click the Message Logging ...
I can describe my feeling of mgration from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 in one word-NIGHTMARE. Summary of recommendations. 1.Create combined TFS 2008+SP1 setup as described in http://www.woodwardweb.com/... and in the latest Team Foundation Installation Guide 2. Read Team Foundation Installation Guide ,Upgrade TFS 2005 to 2008 , Tips for upgrading from TFS2005 to TFS2008 3. If you are using fully-qualified domain names (FQDN, e.g., tfsserver.mycompany.com) , replace the FQDN with NetBios ...
You've probably just converted your vs 2005 web project with ajax to vs 2008. This is because Visual Studio 2008 has a newer, built-in version. The fix is short and sweet! Remove the System.Web.Extensions from references, then add them back again! That should connect you with the correct assembly. If you're uncertain how to remove the reference, check this out: http://geekswithblogs.net/A... ...
Let's say you've converted a vs 2005 asp .net project over to vs 2008 and you have old ajax references like System.Web.Extensions, etc. that you want to get rid of, but they don't show up under the Solution view. The way to remove those references (or add new ones) is to do the following: Right click on the solution (assuming the solution view is active) Select Property pages At the bottom of the dialog box you'll be able to Add, Remove or update ...
UPDATE : September 29, 2008 The update from the Web Development Team is that, this behaviour is only related to Click Once Deployment. However, when you create a website/project, the runtime targeted is 3.5 SP1 if it is present without any manual effort (if you are using the .NET 3.5 option from the version selector in Visual Studio 2008 while creating the website/project) If you are wondering what the post title is all about, it is precisely about it I had an interesting question on how to target ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio 2008 and the GDR CTP16Well we have been having a few problems with the GDR. Essentially when we import our database it complains about dependencies. We have many stored procedures that call stored procedures that call stored procedures! This seams to give the GDR fits. Maybe we are doing something that we are not supposed to, but SQL does not complain.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Click here to see a Video version of this article If you have worked with URL Rewriting in ASP.NET, you would have figured out that it is pretty difficult to sustain since the ASP.NET Form tag's Action attribute cannot be overridden or manually set until you do some plumbing work. In simple terms, you couldnt do a form1.Action = "Your Friendly URL" even though with URL mapping, the URL users see in the browser seems to be friendly. What is the issue with the Action tag would be your question? Well, ...
As this is my first post in this blog, it’s probably best I introduce myself. I’m Rob Gray, a team lead at Spectrum Data Systems International (http://www.sdsi.com.au). We are the Australasian vendor Tritech’s (http://www.tritech.com) VisiCAD computer aided dispatch system for emergency services. We’re a small team but we’re passionate about what we do. Being a small team, from time to time we all get wear different hats. One day I’ll be developing, another I’ll be supporting a customer, and another ...
*Moved to: Installing Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2After I got my computer rebuilt (due to Problems with Team Explorer after installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM) I did not reinstall IE8 Beta 1 as I knew that Beta 2 was soon to be available. Well, now it is:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Ok, imagine the following situation: You are a developer and you want to keep up with the latest technology, so you update Visual Studio 2008 with Service Pack 1, installing .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 as part of the update. You then proceed to continue with your ASP.NET application, building a nice neat AJAXy application. Everything works fine on your box, it's awesome, the in-your-cube demos go great, everybody's happy. So you build and deploy your new hotness then sit back and wait for the pats on ...
The release of VS 2008 SP1 last week was a bliss for .NET developers. Many professionals shared their installation experience on their blogs. Very few of them had a lot of troubles getting the long awaited service pack up and running, despite the lengthy process of the installation. My personal experience was not terribly painful as I anticipated, but it didn't go very well in the beginning either. This has nothing to do the setup package but has everything to do with the beta stuff I had on my box. ...
*Moved to: What to do when you dont have a working computer!I have a little problem...I don't have a computer at home at the moment :( So I am writing this post from my Pocket PC using Diarist 2. I will come back to that, but first... The reason for my lack of my "can't live without accesory" is that my laptop has finaly given up the ghost. It is an 8 year old Dell desktop replacemnt, and in my infinite wisdom I desided to install Vista just after it went RTM. All was well for a while, but it was ...
SilverlightShow hosts another Contest, Anna Wrochna investigates overlaying, Denislav Savkov with Part 3 of the Weather control, and Shawn Wildermuth on VS2008SP1, SL2B2, and ADO.NET Data Services. From SilverlightCream.com: Ivan Dragoev and the SilverlightShow guys didn't want to stop at one Write and Win contest that Michael Sync hosted... they want to continually run them... and based on the turnout they had with the last one... that seems like a good idea. Anything that gets the community fired ...
In Css and Custom Server Controls I talked briefly about a problem with the mark-up for my server controls being injected with &nbsp; after toggling to Design View. It was certainly something I could work around, but it was annoying nevertheless. I just couldn't see anything in my designer code that could cause the issue. Well, I recently reviewed the Visual Web Developer Team Blog about the multiple fixes included with VS 2008 SP1. Under the WebForm /HTML Design View subheader, there is an item ...
*Moved to: If you had a choice!I would be interested to find out what platform you .NET developers prefer to use as your main Visual Studio 2008 box? Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Problems with Team Explorer after installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM I received the following error box after installing VS2008 SP1 RTM:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
After my experiences with installing VS 2005 SP1, I decided I wasn't going to get worked up over a long install for this one. So I actually started the install process before I left the office yesterday and then (gasp!) left the laptop there to go home and enjoy the evening. Came in this morning, checked the install log (it went well) rebooted and I now how an updated VS 2008 with less stress :) On looking at the logfile it did take nearly over an hour and a half to install so I'm glad I didn't try ...
*Moved to: Updating to Visual Studio 2008 SP1If you have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta installed make sure that you run the Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool prior to the installation, Microsoft were trying to make this a seamless process, but on Heath Stewart's Blog he mentions that this was not possible in the end. The Preparation tool takes a while to run, but it is way better than having to uninstall everything :) You will need your Visual Studio 2008 Install files when running the ...
*Moved to: Ooooh, RTM DelightWell, MSDN will be busy today… Visual Studio 2008 Beta 1, Team Foundation Server 2008 Beta 1 and .NET Framework Beta 1 have all been released today. This is grate news as I have been using the Beta for about as long as it has been available and all those applications I have waiting in the wings can now go live :), Or at least get into the final phase of development. Can you imaging a better data capture application than one that builds itself (ASP.NET Dynamic Data) or ...
Very Quick Note: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 was released finally (in combination with .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 of course). To sum up for some people, note that VS 2008 SP1 includes ADO.NET Entity framework (and its designer) as well as ADO.NET Data Services, but NOT ASP.NEt MVC framework (but does include ASP.NET Dynamic Data & ASP.NET AJAX history control and script combining). It also includes some WCF enhancements as well as major VS performance and scalability fixes. ISO Donwload ...

Looks like the VS 2008 SP1 has got company today. You can download the latest Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008 from here.

Have a day. :-|

Axialis has released a free add-in for VS 2008 that creates the 256x256 icons used in Vista. Download IconWorkshop™ Lite and free yourself from the 32x32 bit tyranny! Here's the download page: http://www.axialis.com/down... ...
Background (skip if you know Web Application Projects) In VS 2002/2003, the web project model for a website was similar to "class library" projects, where you have a .CSPROJ or .VBPROJ file that keeps track of files "included" in the project, and compiles all the pages and controls code behind to a single assembly under "\bin". Each page/control has an automatically generated .DESIGNER.CS or .DESIGNER.VB file, which contains objects mapping to the server controls in the page/control markup (the generation ...
I've been debating lately if it's worth the effort to upgrade my Microsoft Certifications to the latest and greatest. Microsoft Certification Status Credential Certification / Version Date Achieved Microsoft Certified Application Developer May 07, 2004 For Microsoft .NET May 07, 2004 Microsoft Certified Solution Developer Jun 11, 2001 For Microsoft .NET Sep 01, 2004 Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Jun 11, 2001 Microsoft Certified Professional Apr 10, 2000 Interestingly, my Microsoft Partner link shows: ...
The short answer is, you can't... at least not directly. ClickOnce is designed to be a noninvasive deployment technology, which is a fancy way of saying it won't let you stick files just anywhere you like. It also won't let you specify an install path, or muck about in the registry, etc. So what do you do if you need to install a font as part of a ClickOnce deployment? Anytime your ClickOnce application has a prerequisite, like .NET 3.5 or SQL Server CE for example, you need a bootstrapper. (These ...
In Visual Studio I like to use shortkey Alt-B,U to start build of the current project. However in VS 2008 team edition it doesn't start the build, but just opens menu and waits for extra "Enter" click. The reason is that on the Build menu,there is extra "Queue new build" menu item with the same u shortcut, which conflicts with "Build Project" menu item. The issue reported to MS Connect and they told, that it is fixed in a future release. Is it possible to change alt shortkeys for standard menu items? ...
QuickCode.Net has a new free 2008 version. UPDATE: in a new release 3.0.6. it's possible to assign any shortcut key. In VS 2008 Customise keyboard I've selected command QuickCode2008.AddIn.Replace... and assigned a shortcut key Alt-Q. It uses <TAB> instead of previously assigned Alt-Q hotkey. <TAB> is consistent with standard VS snippets. If you press the TAB key after your QuickCode, e.g. tc<TAB> the QuickCode will expand. If the same pattern exists in snippets and QuickCode, ...
I was trying to install VS 2008 on my laptop which has Windows media center XP SP2 on it. I tried to open the ISO with Win Image and later with IZArc, bit in vain. With a lot of searching, finally I got the solution that worked for me. 1. Install the UDF support for XP SP2 from: http://support.microsoft.co... Install the download from the KB. 2. Install Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel 2.0 from MS: Even after the first step, neither the WinImage nor the IZArc could read the ISO file. Then I installed ...
There are still a large number of developers that have both Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 installed on the same machine and probably an even larger number of development teams that use a mixture of VS 2008 and 2005. DJ Park, one of the PM's on the Visual Studio team has a great blog post that explains the possibilities and limitations of using solutions and projects between both versions of Visual Studio. To quickly summarize: Solutions created in Visual Studio 2008 cannot be opened in Visual Studio ...
I have a big solution in VS 2005 that I converted to VS 2008. However each time when I closing and then re-opening solution, the Conversion Wizard opens again, runs for some time and shows that conversion completed successfully. UPDATE: I finally found the reason of re-running of Conversion Wizard. My solution had some UNLOADED projects, that were in VS 2005 format and failed to be converted. I expected that unloaded projetcs will be ignored , but Conversion Wizard each time tried to convert them. ...

Here are the new improvements in WCF in .Net 3.5 and VS 2008 SP1

http://www.pluralsight.com/community/blogs/aaron/archive/2008/05/12/50909.aspx

Ta,

The Twin Cities Developers Guild is having their first meeting (and kickoff cookout) tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 8, 2008) at New Horizons of Minnesota. The cookout begins at 5pm and the meeting begins at 6pm. Come out and have a burger or brat with us and stay for our featured speaker (see below). If you can't make it this month, be sure to catch next month when we'll have Rocky Lhotka introducing CSLA Light (CSLA in Silverlight.) All we ask is that you RSVP to developersguildevents@gmail... ...
As a followup to my post about serialization funkiness between WCF and Peoplesoft, I wanted to post what svcutil.exe command I used to mimic the built-in behavior of the "Add Service Reference" behavior in Visual Studio 2008. Contrary to Visual Studio 2005, the Add service reference command in Visual Studio 2008 does not use svcutil.exe, but rather it's own built-in functionality. Using a comparison reference between the two and my own analysis of the results, I came up with the following command ...
Do the Twin Cities really need ANOTHER .Net User Group? There are two answers to that question. The first is YES, we think so. The second is that we aren't a typical .net user group, even though we focus on Microsoft Technologies. We use the term Developers Guild to imply more than just a roomful of folks sitting around listening to someone talk. Our objective is to bring the various special interest groups of the Twin Cities together and also provide our own events. We think you'll be pretty happy ...
Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta was released a few weeks ago. If the installation on your computer failed with a "fatal error" message in the summary dialog, you may want to check to see if the KB944899 for VS 2008 was already installed. This patch was released by Microsoft as a hotfix roll-up to solve a number of slow response issues with VS 2008 and VWD 2008. The error message is not displayed immediately after you start the installation. Instead, it is displayed at the end of the 20-minute installation ...
I found a bug in Visual Studio 2008 SP 1 when I installed it on my VS 2008. Basically the problem is when you install VS 2008 SP 1 its override the setting of your Visual Studio 2008 and set to default setting. Solution: The solution of this problem is very simple you first export the setting of Visual Studio 2008 from Tools-> Imports and Exports Setting and save it on your desire location. Install the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 on VS 2008 and imports the setting again into VS 2008 ...
Scoot Guthrie's Announcement (With detailed walkthrough) Scott Hanselman's Announcement (With note on VS 2008 SP1 BETA) Resources: Installer Source Code Documentation Homepage Videos Introduction to ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 Basic Application Building with ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 Phil Haack's Northwind Demo Cross posted from weblogs.asp.net/meligy ...
Avoid Much Talk I wrote about Resharper 4 performance improvements in an earlier blog post today showing my VS Color Scheme including use of R# nightly builds. My friend Mohamed Tayseer pointed me out that Resharper 4 BETA was released yesterday. If you already know Resharper, skip the blah blah blah talk and get to the download. Resharper, AKA R#, Who ??? Resharper used to be a must-have add-in for Visual Studio. It completes the features existing in Visual Studio like intellisense (not just smarter ...
I blogged my old Visual Studio settings before for Visual Studio 2005, using a dark color theme and optimizing it for Resharper features like Resharper colorings and "Current Line Highlight". Today I'm sharing with you my settings for VS 2008. Things have changed a bit since the first time, so, you'll find the layout different and colors as well, although still dark as well. The one thing to notice is using "Lucida Console" font instead of the popular "Consolas". Also, if things look a bit small ...
*Moved to: Developing for SharePoint on your local computerIf you are wanting to developer solutions for SharePoint in Visual Studio 2008 then you need a couple of things to get started: You will need to install VSeWSS 1.1. http://blogs.msdn.com/share... Then follow the instructions on Martin Vollmer`s Blog in his post on getting it installed without Sharepoint. http://blogs.msdn.com/marti... ...
Last couple of days I made a terrible decision: reinstall my computer. So I reinstalled Windows (XP) three times in the last two days (the dvd with Visual Studio 2008, for some reason, kept killing my CPU) and finally I managed to install VS 2008 and start configuring th ASP.net project I am working on and kept reinstalling whatever I needed, on the flow. To my huge surprise I could no longer open the solution with Services. The exception message was really helpful : System.Runtime.InteropServi... ...
I took Jeff McWherter's suggestion to play around with SubText, and have successfully gotten SubText upgraded and running in VS 2008, .NET 3.5. My environment is the "Visual Studio® Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server and Team Suite VPC Image (Trial)" Virtual PC from Microsoft. Here are the steps that I followed: 1. Download and unzip the latest source code from SourceForge 2. Open Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition and Create a new Team Project (File - New - Team Project). I selected the MSF For ...
Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 now have public BETAs. The service pack of Visual Studio 2008 has really interesting stuff. Highlights I'm interested in are performance improvements in HTML editor, collection of JavaScript intellisense hotfixes plus new ones enabling better JavaScript intellisense for libraries like jQuery, JavaScript Code Formatting, ASP.NET Routing engine (the one used in ASP.NET MVC, it is actually developed as separate component), ...