Tag | Visual Studio 2008 Posts

I had an unpleasant time yesterday afternoon re-stabilising an ASP.NET 2.0 application after it went berserk. I don't do that much coding in ASP.NET these days, but when I do, I seem to run into lots of problems. A fellow developer on the same project wasn't very helpful or sympathetic - he sat there and informed everyone in a loud voice that he'd just come off another project where he'd built a much larger ASP.NET app without any problems at all. Yes, thanks for the support! I had several problems ...
I just noticed that there was a serious problem with my javascript editor in VS 2008, goes to show how much JS I write! I have had VS 2008 installed since beta 1 :) Anyway, I had no intellisense or an colour at all, all the text was just black. After a little searching I found this blog post from the webdevtools blog. You need to change a couple of values in the registry... [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAR... "CodeBase"=file:///C:\\Program ...
Late Cream today also -- folks have been busy -- and this one is all Shawn Wildermuth: Scrolling Regions, installing 1.0 templates in VS2008, and Scrollable CSS regions with Silverlight. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Scrolling Region Example In response to a request to explain how the scrolling region works that Shawn uses on his Silverlight page, he created a really simple example. Installing Silverlight 1.0 Templates on Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 (Orcas) Shawn walks through the steps to ...
So, I was looking at Google Reader and noticed a link in the upper right - Offline (new).. What's that? Turns out, Google has a project called "Gears" that provides Javascript hooks that will interface with a few locally running services: Cache, DB, and asynchronous thread pool. This is great, cross platform too. It's SmartClient (and no, MSFT didn't invent the term as far as I know) in essence that it also provides offline capability. You'll still need to deal with updates, etc. Google Gears: Enabling ...
Following a past entry about Blend and external resources, some of you told me that they tried it without success in Orcas. Here is an updated checklist for Orcas, which should solve the problem, I hope. To make things clear: I use the latest version of Expression Blend (at the time of this writing, it's the August CTP of Blend 2). With earlier versions of Blend, it probably won't work as well, if at all. Additionally, it is imperative to use the syntax I describe to "merge" the resource dictionary ...
Here again, after a two month break I am doing a Webcast series on ASP.NET 2.0, AJAX, ASP.NET vNext & Visual Studio 2008 for Web Developers. The registration links for the same are as below:- Please note, you need to register for each of the webcasts separately August 27th - 31st Everyday at 4pm ASP.NET 2.0 Deployment Tips and Tricks https://msevents.microsoft.... AJAX Enabling your existing ASP.NET ...
While I was getting the Code Project Add-in for Visual Studio working on Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, I decided to see if I could get the SlickEdit Gadgets for Visual Studio 2005 working as well. It turns out, with a little bit of registry tweaking, they work under Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 without any problems (so far). This is by no means a supported configuration from SlickEdit and requires modifying the registry, so you should do so only after making the necessary backups and any other precautions ...
I received an email today through my blog from one of the developers at SlickEdit, who also happens to be a member of The Code Project community, letting me know about a new Visual Studio Add-in they have developed. You may remember I blogged about the free SlickEdit Gadgets, a really great set of Add-ins for Visual Studio. Since I am also a member of The Code Project community, I spend a lot of time on the web site answering forum questions and reading the articles posted. I also spend a lot of ...
If you install Resharper 3.0.x and discover that Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 hasn't recognised it, you need to run the install again with a few special command line arguments:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /i <full path to installer file>.msi VSVERSION=9.
I periodically look at my blog statistics, more out of idle curiosity than anything else. As part of that, I look at the referrers to the various blog posts. Today, as I was browsing my referrer list, I noticed that one of the referrers was Wikipedia. Intrigued, I took a look at the entry, and my blog post about the Visual Studio 2008 launch date was listed as a reference ...
its here Grigori has just announced that the July drop of GAT/GAX has been released. So here's the highlights other than the usual bug fixes. Support for both Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 Betas 1 and 2 (Orcas) Improved installer (using The Windows Installer XML (WiX)) Support for Registration as Normal User (RANU) and experimental hive Enhanced support for installing Visual Basic templates upgrading is supposed to be painless and existing software factories should still work if run under ...
Short on the heals of the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 release, we will soon have the first public Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio "Rosario". According to Brian Harry, Microsoft product unit manager for Team Foundation Server, Microsoft has been working on Rosario since September of last year. The result should be a shorter time period between the 2008 release and the Rosario release. There aren't many details about what will be included in the Rosario release, but the CTP should ...
'chrishayuk' posted an interesting Silverlight 1.0 rotating picture app with code, Brad Abrams and Chris Bowen both have good link pagew for all the recent releases and Brad gives a good description of using Microsoft Secure Downloader. Not to forget the Beta of Office Communicator 2007 in all the other releases. Rotating Video Picture Board This is a link on a blog I've not seen before by 'chrishayuk'. Very cool 1.0 app that splits an image into 6 pieces and rotates them into place ... clever and ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Team ExplorerWell, I now have Visual Studio 2008 Team Suit installed on my laptop, but I have just realized that Team Explorer is not provided as part of the installation (same as VS2005). This is irritating as now I need to download Visual Studio 2008 team Foundation Server to get the client out of it. I think that Team Explorer should be included as an optional install for Visual Studio, this would help at work as well as we need to rationalize and package (a ...
*Moved to: Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 on VistaAs you may have seen from my previous post, I have just installed VS2008B2 onto my old work computer, well it is now time to hit my Vista laptop with it: I just tried to install Visual Studio 2008 Team Suit on my Vista laptop, but it failed on the first hurdle; installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
To go along with the release of Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft has also released the Release Candidate (RC) 1 of Silverlight 1.0 and a refresh for Silverlight 1.1. You can get more information about the releases on Tim Sneath's blog. If you install both Silverlight 1.1 and Visual Studio 2008, be sure to check out the Microsoft Silverlight Alpha Tools for Visual Studio 2008 Beta, which is an add-on for Visual Studio to provide a Silverlight project system for developing Silverlight applications in ...
Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has been officially released as both disc images and Virtual PC (VPC) images. After the installation has finished, you should run this script to ensure that the installation of .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 will not affect the development of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 applications. To go along with this, the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 is also available and includes a go-live license. The Framework is expected to be released near the end of 2007. It will be included in Visual ...
OK so anyone reading this is most likely aware that Visual Studio 2008 beta 2 has been released but you may not be aware that today they have released Silverlight RC1, Silverlight 1.1 tools for VS 2008. Plus MS have released a refresh to Expression Blend. Scott Hanselman's has the best post I have seen and is a one stop shop for all VS 2008 info. Check it out http://www.hanselman.com/bl... UPDATEI should really add for completeness, even though its already ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 on XPThe first problem I have encountered in that in the past I have had various version of Office 2007 beta and other bits and bobs. You will need to remove these to install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. If your install fails on or just after "Microsoft Web Designer Tools" then you probably have this problem. If you download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility you will be able to clean anything that is Office 2007 and beta from you system.Read more...Follow ...
Scott Guthrie earlier today announced the availability of Visual Studio 2008 (Codename Orcas) Beta 2 for download. The downloads available are separate installation disc image for each of VS 2008 editions (including Express), and a couple of more disc images for MSDN library and TFS; also, included separated VPC image for VSTS and TFS. Quote from the download homepage: Installation Disc Images If you prefer to install the software yourself, you can download separate disc images for the following ...
VS2008 Beta 2 & .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 in the wild! If you get past that link, there are a couple links for silverlight list servers, and LiquidBoy continues his iTunes prototyping. Added an excellent post by Scott Guthrie about the raft of releases. Announcing the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, .NET FX 3.5 Beta 2, and Silverlight 1.0 RC Get ready... VS2008 Beta 2 and .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 is available for d/l. Silverlight 1.0 RC is soon! VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta 2 Released New! ...
A couple resources for preparing for RC and a link to DDJ's Silverlight area. Silverlight 1, Silverlight 1.1, Alpha, Beta, Visual Studio 2008 Beta 1, 2, RC, Oh My!! Jesse Liberty takes a shot at trying to wade through the maze of alpha/beta/release candidates for Silverlight. Preparing for RC Tim Heuer has blogged a quick example of preparing a Silverlight 1.0 Application for RC. Doctor Dobb's Journal on Silverlight Games Development DDJ has a section on their site with all the code, and you can ...
I recently saw a very well put together code walkthrough presentation by Oliver Sturm on how he built a Connect Four network game using WCF and WPF. You can download the entire source code for his application here. If you haven't got a .NET 3 or above IDE then see below to get all the free resources to set this up. I find downloading and installing the Orcas DVD image much quicker than downloading the VPC image which can be very large. The Orcas express DVD image is 849MB (whereas the current VPC ...
[via SQL Server Central] Apparently at it's recent Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Server 2008, will all be released on Feb 27, 2008. Cool :) In the current CTP, the BI Development Studio is still using the VS.NET 2005 shell,given the release dates, it will be interesting to see if it moves to the VS.NET 2008 shell ...
Quote from TheServerSide.NET At a partners event in Denver, Microsoft disclosed its plans for formally releasing Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. COO Kevin Turner said the company will launch all these products together at an event in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2008 The Official Microsoft Press Statement P.S We are supposed to get VS 2008 Beta2 in few weeks, with Go-Live license according to this ...
Windows Server® 2008, Visual Studio® 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server™ 2008 will launch together at an event in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2008, kicking off hundreds of launch events around the world. As the next wave of innovation from Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, these three products will provide a reliable and security-enhanced enterprise platform, serve as the foundation for the next generation of Web-based service applications, and broadly support virtualization and business intelligence. ...
In my job at Microsoft, I am forced to be a generalist, knowing about all development topics. I find it too easy to allow myself to find excuses to not commit the time to go deep and completely understand a topic. But sometimes along come some very intriguing topics that really peak my interest. The current set of technologies in the .net framework, specifically WCF, WPF, WF, and Cardspace were the first to grab my attention. And the Next Gen web UI stuff in the form of Silverlight really needs a ...
At TechEd this year, Infragistics showed a cool proof-of-technology demo based on the Silverlight 1.1 framework. The demo shows not only how developers and designers can use the power of Silverlight to create some amazing user experiences by combining rich media and content, but also demonstrates three prototype Silverlight-based controls we have been working on, an Image Slider control, Slider Panel control, and Chart control. If you were not at TechEd, you can check out the demo online at http://labs.infragistics.com ...
Now that Visual Studio "Orcas" finally has an official name, it's time to clear up the new confusion surrounding the different versions of the .NET Framework that will be available. Daniel Moth has an excellent post describing what he calls the Visual Studio 2008 stack that includes this graphic. The important thing that can be seen from this slide is that the CLR engine is the same in v2.0, v3.0, and v3.5 of the Framework. The major difference is the language enhancements (C# 3.0 and VB9), while ...
Microsoft has just recently announced that PDC 2007 has been rescheduled in order to try to align it be in front of some of the major platform milestones. By this coming fall, upcoming platform technologies including Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008 will already be in the hands of developers and getting close to being released. Keep an eye on the event site for the new date ...
Tampa Code Camp for 2007 has just been announced. Registration just opened on June 4, 2007 so there is still plenty of room, but there is a maximum attendance of 400 people so space will fill up quickly. This year, the event has moved to the St. Petersburg College (ICOT Center) in Largo, Florida and will be held on July 14, 2007. The new location promises larger rooms and state of the art AV equipment. If you have never attended Code Camp or don't know what it is, Code Camp is a free one day event ...