Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Visual Studio Gotchas

There are a lot of new features in the .NET 4.0 Framework and Visual Studio 2010 is definitely a great improvement over 2008 but there are a few gotchas to be aware. Here is a list of potential gotchas:

  1. JayRWren tweeted "Remember... VS2010 now defaults to CPU type x86 instead of ANY. This means NUnit on x64 can't load your x86 assembly. Go change your Target!
If you have any gotchas to add to the list please email Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com and we will post them here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

2010 is coming!!!

Here is the whitepaper for it:


You can download it here:


If you see anything you think is awesome or feel will really make it hard for existing sites to port please post comments here and I will share them with the group.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Perpetual Beginner

For those just learning some of the newer technologies such as subsonic, linq, mvc, etc this is going to be fast becoming the place to go. It is definitely a blog to keep an eye on. The perpetual beginner, Jesse Naiman, will soon be a name you will remember.

Here is the link to his blog: http://alt-net-guild.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Using WinMerge to compare files in Team Foundation Server

Some of you are probably frustrated with the compare tool in TFS well if you like WinMerge then here is a link to help you use it as an alternative:


Visual Studio goes off in limbo

AutoRecover is a feature in VS 2005, which used for automatically saving work on a regular basis. This will be helpful when power failure or system crash. Anyway, we could turn off it in VS 2005 optionsEnviornmentAutoRecover http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718517.aspx [AutoRecover in the IDE] If you go into Tools/Options and click on the environment tab you may see an option for AutoRecover.If not there is a checkbox at the bottom that says show all options then it will show up.When you click on AutoRecover you will notice that it tries to save your work every 5 minutes.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Trouble installing Visual Studio or .net Framework

I was having trouble installing Visual Studio 2008 after installing earlier betas of it.
Unfortunately the uninstall in add/remove programs was broken. I came across this tool and used it to remove the older frameworks. I thought I would pass it on:


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 (2007?)

It look like the Release of Visual Studio will be a Christmas Present from Microsoft.
Let's hope this is true. We have been waiting so long for this. If this does
come true I am thinking this is a first for Microsoft releasing a product before a deadline. Is this going to be a trend? I hope so.

I look forward to hearing more on how you are using it or if you have any template, macros, sample code specific to Visual Studio 2008. You can send them to me at chris@clinchportal.com or chrisw_88@hotmail.com