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Team Foundation Server allows you to see who has what file checked out at any time. If you would like to see a list of files that any TFS User has checked out, follow the steps below: Open Visual Studio 2008 > Click File > Source Control > Find In Source Control > Status Select "Display all checked out" or "Display files checked out to" (to filter changes by user) Hit Find The screenshots below show the type of results you should expect. Another great way to get this info is by using ...
For Visual Studio 2010 / TFS 2010 please see: http://geekswithblogs.net/M... In one of our meetings the other day a few developers on our team asked if there was an Auto Shelve feature in TFS to shelve their pending changes automatically each night. I couldn't find anything in the Visual Studio 2008 IDE that allowed us to do this. After some research, I did find a work around. Basically, I just created a batch file that uses ...
Well, here we are again. Last time, we talked about project structure and came up with the one we’ll use for this series. Next we’ll talk tools. We’ll talk tools like Tim Taylor talks tools: with lots of grunts for my favorites and only a little explanation about what the tools do.) This is mostly because there is LOTS of material on the interwebs about all of these tools. I tend to favor the tools that are the most widely used for two main reasons: they have been battle tested by the largest crowd ...
Running unit tests after a successful build with Team Build 2008 can be a tricky thing.... especially when you test your localization using satellite assemblies. Out of the box this cannot be done in Team Build 2008, you need to tweak some files to get it to work properly, but which ones??!! This article should help you solve similar problems in your build environment. I had this problem where all localization tests would work on my developer’s workstations but would systematically fail on the build ...
This example shows the basic way on how to populate a data from database to a ListBox/DropDownList control using LINQ to SQL. Note that I used Northwind database here just for the simplicity of this example. To get started then let’s go ahead and add a new item in your website application in Visual Studio 2008 or VWD Express 2008. To do this, just right click on the web site -> select Add New Item -> and on the Templates select LINQ to SQL Classes as shown below and click ok: Now open up Server ...
So lets say you want to test early development builds in a continuously integrated system. You want to take all your developers code and execute it on a seperate box and be able to test client access to your system remotely. Yeah you could put it up in staging on Azure but maybe you dont want to do that yet. Maybe you just want some testers bangin away at it from some remote client. Well right now thats kinda hard since the development fabric carries a restriction to deny request from non-localhost ...
What is Sharepoint? SharePoint is Microsoft's product in the Enterprise Portal, Content Management and Colloboration space. SharePoint is actually 2 products. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) - This is what is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and later versions and includes the set of standard site templates for building web sites in SharePoint. In addition WSS includes version control, alerts, RSS feeds ans task notifications. WSS is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and greater and I believe that ...
A recent episode of .NET Rocks asked this very question, and listening to the episode made me consider my thoughts on the matter. [Disclaimer: Some of this post may be interpreted as “beating up on Microsoft”. This is not my intent. I use Microsoft in my examples because Microsoft development experiences have been the totality of my professional career. The issues I apply to Microsoft can assuredly be applied to any other company out there.] The short answer is “no”. I started writing software for ...
This is a part of EXT JS Tutorial To successfully carry out everything that has been described in this article you need: Normal 0 21 false false false PL JA X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:Standardowy; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.000... line-height:115%; ...
I decided to join in on the fad and perform a dual boot installation of Windows 7 RTM on my laptop with Windows XP. I am working on a project with a pretty tight timeline so installing from scratch was way too risky. I took the advice from some of my co-workers and went for the dual boot option by creating a partition using Acronis Disk Director in which to install the new OS. I created a 30 GB partition and started installing with the DVD that was created from the ISO. The installation was super ...
*Moved to: Office 2010 gotcha 2: Visual Studio 2008 LocksI am having a little problem with Visual Studio 2008 that only started after I had installed Office 2010. I found this interesting post on Visual Studio 2008 Locks or Freezes in ASPX from Rinat Abdullin that was a complete match to the problem I am having. Basically VS just bings at you whenever you click anywhere as if there is a model dialog open after opening and trying to edit an aspx file.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
If you have played with the ADO.NET Data Service, you can experience how quickly you can build RESTful Services using the Entity Model and then consume them as you would do it with WCF Services. The ADO.NET Data Services offer more flexibility in terms of granular data URIs compared to REST enabling your WCF Service. To begin with, if you are REST enabling your WCF Service using the WCF REST Starter Kit, you can enable your service to basic level of REST features. However, if you want to make this ...
Sometimes one need an external file when running Unit Tests. The purpose can vary according to the situations: Get information from a configuration file; Use the file as a source of data; … Here are several possibilities to deploy those files when running Unit Tests : Use The DeploymentItem Attribute on the TestClass. This is usefull for configuration files. /// <summary> /// Summary description for Test with files to deploy /// </summary> [TestClass, DeploymentItem("assembly.dl... ...
Incorporating the jQuery Grid With ASP.NET MVC Scenario: You have an ASP.NET MVC application and don't want to custom build smart controls like the ASP.NET GridView, ListView, etc, that support sorting and paging, as well as filtering and searching for data, and all of this using Ajax. Solution: The jQuery Grid plug-in. What tools/plug-ins do I need? jQuery version 1.3 and up jqGrid version 3 and up (this post references version 3.4.4) A strong cup of coffee In the past you had to also add the jQuery ...
Hi all , I recently was working with a client that implemented a telerik navigation control as a quicklaunch. They decided to split up all the sub-sites into their own site collection. They wanted to place quotas on subs sites, and if you don't know, you can only set quotas on site collections and not sub sites. This switch or splitting of sites posed some interesting problems. 1) Telerik Control now needed to be added to each sub site for navigation. The control specifics were added to a master ...
In Visual Studio the settings for static analysis is done on the project property page, a tab called Code Analysis. You can set which code analysis rules you want to be active. The default in Visual Studio 2008 is to use all. If you run with this default setting you will generate a lot of "noise", since there are a large set of rules. You need to create a set containing the rules you and your team find are suitable for your organization and project. This set you have to apply to every C# project ...
While I know I’m not the first person to share the news of the Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 release with you I want to take just a few moments to mention what I see as being significant. What I find most significant of all has nothing to do with either tool specifically. I think that with this release of Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 Microsoft is once again continuing to innovate in the user experience (UX) design and related software development areas. With new design tools like SketchFlow I ...
After a year of answering questions at the WebParts and Personalization forum section, I consider the following items below as “frequently asked questions”. I decided to write this so that I can point them to this post whenever I find a question that can be found here. The following are the list of items that I consider as FAQ: 1. How to Get Started with ASP.NET WebParts? ASP.NET Web Parts Overview ASP.NET WebPart Controls Implementing ASP.NET WebParts with Different Authentication modes Video: Utilizing ...
If you ever wanted to implement sounds into your application you probably came across the API provided by the Visual Studio .Net "System.Media.SoundPlayer" and found out that it does not work or works fine with your files!!!! Well, that is what I been doing for the last hour trying to implement the sound functionality in my application using C# C Sharp in Visual Studio 2008 and failed few times to play my wave files and my midi files using that library "System.Media.SoundPlayer" . So what is going ...
Below is a list of downloads for Silverlight 3. It includes all necessary downloads together. The majority are new updates and releases since the Silverlight 3 release. A few are older releases but should work with Silverlight 3. I’ll try to keep the list up to date when new releases follow. If you know a tool, library or framework for Silverlight that isn’t on the list, please let now by commenting, mailing or thru twitter. Development/Design Silverlight 3 RTW (3.0.40818.0) Microsoft® Silverlight™ ...
This podcast accompanies the July 1st, 2009 edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It includes an interview with Gary Short discussing technical debt and the roll refactoring can play in repaying that debt, plus a discussion of my teams new YouTube channel. Show Notes: Three Men and a Whiteboard discuss ASP.NET MVC Fun look at IE8 web accelerators with Tesco Anti-Patterns to Avoid in Entity Framework N-Tier Applications Web Site Improvements Using jQuery and jQuery UI Great screencasts on WCF, Silverlight ...
Have you ever debugged a large project you didn’t create? If so, you’ve probably gotten lost in the vast jungle of code that was once some poor programmer’s paradise. This vast jungle is full of cannibalistic tribes and wild animals waiting to tear you to pieces. Your only hope for survival is your ability to navigate the solution tree, relying on your wits to circumvent the illogical paths of code that “Go To Definiton” has guided you down. Luckily, Visual Studio 2008 will provide you a guide if ...
Recently I surfaced this error while trying to add reference of a WCF Service in Visual Studio 2008 running on Windows 7. Even when the WCF Service was browsed normally, it didn’t expose the Service Description Page that usually shows an implementation sample. I tried removing all code in the service, tried commenting, nothing worked. The ‘Root element is missing’ didn’t give much details on what could be the issue. Every time this error throws up, The “Add Service Reference” operation could not ...
I decided to post this because I wan't to share this information that I have gathered during my investation about ASPNET WebParts last 2007. Maybe this will be useful for those who are using ASPNET WebParts in ASPNET 2.0. Basically this information shows the difference between the Standard WebParts that shipped in ASP.NET 2.0, ASPNET Futures and My Custom WebPart with Custom Verbs. Main OBJECTIVES: * Allows cross browser drag and drop capability (can be moved between WebZones) * Ajax enabled Findings ...
June 9, 2009 – Twin Cities Developers Guild Meeting, featuring Mike Benkovich When: 6:00 PM. Where: New Horizons of Minnesota (4510 West 77th Street - Edina, MN 55435) MAP Mike Benkovich Topic: Advanced Debugging with Visual Studio 2008 The system’s down, things are broken, what do you do? Before they panic you whip out your trusty Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 instance and attach to the troubled process. Use the tool the way it was meant to be used, quickly to identify the issue and save the day. ...
You might get entangled while reinstalling SQL Server 2008 on a PC where VS 2008 has already been installed before. Simple way to resolve this scenario is to install VS 2008 SP1 on the machine. Various routes which can be taken are: · Install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 before you install SQL Server 2008 OR · Uninstall Visual Studio 2008, and then install SQL Server 2008. After SQL Server 2008 is installed, you can install Visual Studio 2008, and then install Visual Studio 2008 SP1. OR Do not install ...
Recently, I was trouble shooting an error for my friend. Despite having all the necessary framework and service packs installed, this error “Could not load file or assembly 'System.Transactions, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934... or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.” was surfacing, every time we tried connecting to a SQL Server instance using SQL Server Management Studio. At first, I thought the issue must be with SQL ...
*Moved to: Connecting VS2008 to any TFS2010 Project CollectionEasy peasy, all you need is the full URL from the project collection and you will be able to connect directly to it as if it was a different Team Server. This functionality was added with Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, so if you don’t have SP1 installed yet you had better get it: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Finally I am able to download the Visual studio 2010 and prepared my system to install visual studio. I downloaded VS2010Beta1ENU_PRO_2PartsTo... and VS2010Beta1ENU_PRO_2PartsTo... files from here. I took the back up of my VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) which is a Windows XP with Office 2007, Visual Studio 2008 professional, SQL Server 2005 Express edition, Silver light 2.0 SDK and Microsoft Expression 2.0. Let’s see how my installation went on. I started my installation by double clicking ...
*Moved to: Solution to connecting to TFS using HTTPS over the Internet from behind ISAThis problem it seams is to do with the way Visual Studio 2010 connects to your TFS server over HTTPS. The default value for “BypassProxyOnLocal” in Visual Studio 2008 was “False”, but it has been changed to “True” for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. It should be noted that this is currently a Beta 1 workaround and this behaviour may be updated for Beta 2 and RTM. You can fix this by adding the following registry keys ...
I’m speaking again at DevTeach this year in June in Vancouver. Here is a comprensive list of things going on. Party with Vancouver IT community Monday June 8th URL: http://party.cuga.ca/Home.aspx Vancouver IT community is hosting Monday june 8th in Vancouver a DevTeach kick off party. This is the official social event for DevTeach Vancouver. The event is not just for the attendees of DevTeach Vancouver it’s a free event for everyone. It’s a unique chance for the attendees, speakers and locals to ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Suit Beta 1It’s here, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. This is probably the most exciting product to come out of Microsoft since…well… Visual Studio 2008 ;). Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I delivered a session on parallel at NxtGenUg Birmingham last night. As well as covering the new features in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 I also gave a heads up on Axum, an incubator project for a new programming language for parallel development as well as a brief look at Concurrent Basic, a research project from Microsoft. You might also want to check out a post I did introducing Axum. The main links: Parallel team http://blogs.msdn.com/pfxteam/ MSDN site http://msdn.com/concurrency Concurrent ...
To use LINQ To SQL, we need a Data Context object to provide our point of entry. It might be possible to use a System.Data.Linq.DataContext object directly, but its more usual to derive from this class to make a database specific version. Additionally, we need classes to represent our "entities". These define the mapping to the tables (or views) and columns. We could code all this up by hand, but Visual Studio 2008 comes with the grandly named Object Relational Designer that makes short work of this. ...
When we started WCFing in my current project, the first challenge that we had was to get the WCF Services to impersonate the callers, I had burned a lot of mid night oil trying to figure out the right configuration that would make this happen. Till that time I had not gone through the WCF Security Guidance on CodePlex. The Guidance turned out to be quite helpful and very comprehensive. If you have not gone though that yet, I strongly recommend going to CodePlex and reading it right away. For those ...
Small gotcha today after installing the Silverlight 3 beta "suite" - runtime, visual studio 2008 tools and blend 3 preview. (side note: if you install the Silverlight 3 runtime BEFORE the visual studio 2008 tools, then the tools installation fails because it tries to reinstall the runtime... so either uninstall the runtime or don't install it at all standalone, the tools installation will take care of it) Opening an existing Silverlight 2 project triggered the conversion to SL3, which worked fine. ...
Issue: Ensure your code is the latest before a check out. Not working with the latest code often creates a confusing situation for a developers trying to debug misbehaving code. Furthermore, it becomes very important to get latest changes and merge differences when working on a project with many dependencies. Solution: David McCollough my friend and co-worker showed me how to automatically ensure getting latest upon checkout by performing the following steps: Launch Visual Studio 2008 Click Tools->Options ...
By Michael Stephenson I've been wanting to play around with some of the Windows Azure features for a while and following Steve Marx presentation at the MVP Summit and the release of the Windows Azure SDK (March CTP) I decided to give it a go. In a previous post I had discussed how in the future versions of BizTalk I think they should begin to look at how BizTalk should look to take advantage of some of the newer technologies within the product itself. One of my suggestions was around taking advantage ...
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I thought it would nice to put something out there that can help someone who’s looking to either deploy, re-deploy and migrate contents from a database that has grown too large. When planning SharePoint deployment it’s always good to have a clear picture of where your site is going so that you can make the necessary arrangement to put it under control. Microsoft has a good documentation on Architecture to help you answer the hard questions, but how, when and where do you start on capacity planning? ...
Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3 Tools Beta 1 can be installed on top of either Visual Studio 2008 SP1 or Visual Web Developer 2008 Express with SP1, and it provides a Silverlight project system for developing Silverlight applications using C# or Visual Basic. Install Microsoft Silverlight 3 Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 >> Silverlight3_Tools.exe: Add-on for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 for developing Silverlight 3 applications Install Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK Beta 1 >> silverlight_sdk.exe: ...
Are you a high school student? Do you like to play games on your XBox 360? How would you like to be able to create games for your XBox 360? Now you can. At the Government Leaders Summit today, Microsoft announced that they are extending the Microsoft DreamSpark program to high school students and teachers. This program was previously available to college students and instructors. As part of the program, students get access to Microsoft software that they may not have been able to. In the case of ...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:00 PM - Thursday, March 26, 2009 5:00 PM Central Time Welcome Time: 12:30 PM Theater - Regal Brooklyn Center 20 6420 Camden Avenue North Minneapolis Minnesota 55430 United States Event Overview: Enhance your coding capabilities with new tools, tips, and inside secrets from MSDN Events. We’ll start with an overview of the Azure Services Platform, which can help you build cloud-based applications and solutions that offer the best of online and on-premises functionality. Next, ...
When developing plugins for Visual Studio 2008, your testing is done in what's known as an experimental hive. It's essentially Visual Studio running in a testing environment. This keeps your unfinished plugins from being added to your "real" Visual Studio environment. Unfortunately, this experimental hive tends to become junky. After going through tutorials, you're bound to have all kinds of unnecessary elements added to the IDE. I spent some time trying to clean this out, and I discovered that the ...
(Note: If you are looking for info on the new Silverlight 3 release(July 10th 2009) goto here) Just this morning I saw the download locations on twitter. If you haven’t found those, here’s how to get your first silverlight 3 app running in notime. First, got to the Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3 Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 download location and click the download button. It’s a 31.1Mb download which includes everything you need to get going. Now, run the installer and click thru. After that’s ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
I've been using 64-bit Windows & on my laptop for a couple of weeks now and I'm pretty happy with it. I was very happy with my Windows 2008 Server install, but I finally took the plunge to pave my laptop with WIndows 7. I found a little trick today that will get me around something that was annoying me since I installed. If you use the task bar buttons to launch a program (like where your quick launch menu would be), if you click it again, it does NOT open a second instance of the program, even ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The Adapter Pack 2.0 for BizTalk has been released in public beta recently, and among the WCF Line Of Business adapters it contains the WCF SQL adapter. This exposes SQL Server connections as WCF service endpoints, and lets you connect to a SQL Server source using the standard ServiceModel stack. The adapter pack will be released under the BizTalk brand, but the adapters themselves are not limited to BizTalk – the WCF SQL adapter can be used natively ...
The Problem If you have been a BizTalk developer long enough, you will know that application lifecycle management has always been a pain point when it comes to managing BizTalk projects. The Out-of-Box support available in BizTalk Server is not too great for things like automated builds, continuous integration, code analysis, code coverage, unit testing... I can go on and on, but I am sure you get the picture. Thankfully, most of these are set to improve with the upcoming release of BizTalk Server ...