Tag | Visual Studio 2008 Posts

there you have it. Check this post of all the info. .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 are Available! Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: .NET 3.5 SP1,VSTS 2008 SP1 ...
Hello everyone, With SQL 2008 shipping late last week it was time to try my hands at this scenario. It worked great but with a few things to remember. Here is the lowdown. There are two way to go about in order to install TFS with SQL 2008 1) Fresh install, 2) Upgrade SQL. 1) Fresh Install I used Windows 2008 because this is going to be the prevalent OS to install on when people are going to start fresh or it most likely will. There was a little issue with that install when Windows 2008 RTM’ed back ...

Just in time to get certified in Visual Studio 2008 -- second chance exams are back.  The good news is that exam 70-536 carries forward from the Visual Studio 2005 (.NET Framework 2.0) cert. 

More information on second chance is here

More information on certification on Visual Studio 2008 here

Since I’m currently stuck in .Net 2.0 within Visual Studio 2005, Lambdas are outside my realm of possibilities; however, as soon as we make the jump to Visual Studio 2008 I will be making much use of this feature. ReSharper will notice when you have used anonymous delegates in place of a lambda. Read more at Fooberry.com ...
In case you have installed the .NET 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and are unable to find the Dynamic Data Website Template, you can install the latest version of the runtime from http://www.codeplex.com/asp... To explain it further, I had the December 2007 CTP installed which contained the Dynamic Data Runtime and Astoria, Entity Framework etc., All of these gets bundled into the .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta and you dont need the December 2007 ...
I've noticed that in Visual Studio 2008 files have additional "Build action" properties: Shadow and CodeAnalysisDictionary. I've tried to find their meaning on Google but without success. Does anyone know,what they suppose to do ...
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 ...
Testing the Casino The July meeting of the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group was one of the best ever! During the summer months, user group attendance is usually low. Therefore, we try to have meetings that are a little less formal and require less preparation for the presenter. This July we not only had a HIGH ATTENDANCE but we had 100% MEMBER PARTICIPATION during the meeting. Here's the formula: Take the Black Jack Starter Kit Add Bugs Deliver a brief presentation on Unit Testing in Visual Studio ...
Recently, I messed up a set of VHD files that were based upon differencing disks. Basically, I killed the parent drive - so, any child drives are useless. So, how do you know which drives are differencing disks and what is their parent? One way is through the COM interfaces (that call into an out-of-process server). Virtual Server must be installed and the service running for these interfaces to work. However, on an X64 machine you won't be able, in Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 see the ...
Fresh from the successful completion of his "30 Days of .NET Windows Mobile Applications" (quite an impressive feat I might add), fellow Mobile Geek Chris Craft has started a new series based on one of his well received Code Camp presentations focusing on Visual Studio Tips & Tricks...he now presents "31 Days of Visual Studio 2008 Tips & Tricks". Check it out if you haven't had a chance to catch him at a Code Camp near you ...

I came across this great Webcast on running test with Visual Studio 2008. It's definitely worth checking out and on the top 10 webcast list for MSDN.

MSDN Webcast: Running Tests with Visual Studio 2008 (Level 200)

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 ...
I ran across this trying to interop with a Peoplesoft web service using WCF. If you've ever worked with Peoplesoft web services, you'll know that the contracts that are spun up are just plain wacky. Arrays embedded within arrays embedded within still more arrays ... simple types represented as a complex type, like a string represented as a typeShape with a .value property ... and more goodness! Anyhow, I generated my service reference from within Visual Studio and attempted to interop with the service ...
I conducted a Webcast last week on Thursday, June 19th 2008, with Gunther Lenz. Some of you might have been able to make it. We had a great turnout for the event. Here's the info... Webcast Title: "Composite Rich Internet Applications" You can check out the Course Details at the following link: http://www.isvinnovation.co... Course Description: Join Microsoft’s Murray Gordon and Gunther Lenz for an informative webinar on the Composite Rich Internet Applications. ...
I have started using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2008, recently. Previously I worked with Visual Studio 2005. As a matter of fact I had to use lots of external tools to perform and speedup my development process. However, while working with VSTS 2008, it's very exciting for me that, I found replacements for most of the external tools there. Here are 10 tools which I left after using VSTS 2008: 1. Database Schema Compare External tool: Redgate SQL Compare VSTS 2008 tool: Menu -> Data -> ...
If you are still writing code using .Net 2.0, why? WCF rocks! I don't usually get excited about development technologies but this one I do! WCF really does save time and large amounts of connectivity code and makes a big difference in SOA projects, this I discovered awhile ago when WCF was code-named Indigo. From a SOA perspective, the most important reason to use .Net 3.5 is the ability to use WF and WCF together. Before hand it wasn't really possible so an upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 is well ...
You might want to skip this first paragraph if you are just looking for the RegEx Tools portion. I still find it amazing how the web can create an online social inner-networking that bobs and weaves an amazing web of connections (confused? me too). Here's what led me to find these wonderful RegEx tools. So the Microsoft Partner Program has an initiative that gave me a bunch of certifications vouchers. I am using at least 1, possibly 2, in my giveaway. I send out an email to the VB Insider's List ...
What is it about "SharePoint" as a platform that is so difficult? I hear this almost every time that you get more than zero SharePoint people in a room. Quite possibly the most frustrating thing about SharePoint for me is the way that companies (not all, but some) view the SharePoint platform as well as staff and train for an operating model around SharePoint itself. A lot of companies are somewhat inadequately staffed or at least inadequately skilled for a full on SharePoint implementation, so I ...
I needed to get TFS 2008 (both the server alerts and TFS web access) to send emails over a secure SMTP relay. "Easy", I thought. I remembered setting up SMTP username/password during the web access setup, at least, so I'll verify settings, and then it should just work. I couldn't be more wrong. Through peeling back the covers and discovery, I found myself saddened at the SMTP implementation in TFS. I can only hope that this is changed in a future service pack for TFS 2008, or at the very least, Rosario. ...
BradleyB on SL2B2 Installation, WPFDevCon on SL2B2 Docs, Eric Hexter on Testing SL2B2, Brad Abrams on Roles and Auth with VSM, Dan Wahlin on Client Access Policy Server, and Expression Blend Team on DeepZoom Composer goodness. Page Brooks has updated everything to Beta 2, so take a look around out there. From SilverlightCream.com: Upgrading to Silverlight Tools Beta 2 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta I found this by way of a blog post by Bobbi Perreault, and is an excellent resource to keep at-hand ...
Now that is a bad ass title!! Anyone who has been through the MindSharp training course for SharePoint and any others that have looked at any code Todd Bleeker puts out there will most certainly be aware of using post build scripts in Visual Studio to deploy your sharepoint project. This knowledge is of course not limited to MindSharp grads, its just that being one I know what they know! To get them to work in a Windows 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 environment you will need to make some changes. As ...
I recently discovered that after you install the 2008 Team Explorer (here) - and you already had the 2005 Team Explorer installed - you may not able to view or edit TFS work items in Excel. Instead, you get an error that says: "TF80076: The data in the work item is not valid or you do not have permissions to modify the data. Please correct the problem and retry." This error is caused when two different versions of the TFS Office Integration plug-in are installed but not configured properly. More ...
[via EXEC dbo.LongTermMemory__Archive] Apparently SQL Server now has a new logo. It's interesting... I think they felt left out at the launch events with Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Server 2008 when they were the only product without a logo. I'm not quite sure what it's meant to be, but to my eye it seems to have been influenced a bit by the Kookaburra :) What do you think this new logo is ...
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 ...
You may run into this error when trying to use the new DataPager control with a GridView or any other control, other than the ListView control. For a moment I couldn't believe that the DataPager cannot work with the GridView control. Then after a few moments of research found out that, the Data Pager control requires the Data Control to implement the "IPageableItemContainer" interface. This is a part of the System.Web.Extensions namespace that is shipped with .NET 3.5. This interface is currently ...
Hello World!!! (again; I have a Myspace blog somewhere, along with an old unmaintained LiveJournal. Interested? It is political in nature, and the Livejournal I have is from an old position I took on a lot of things: positions I would never dare think now. Let me know if you want a link.) So I start another blog, on another server, someplace on the vast universe of the World Wide Web. What for? First, a bit about me. My name is Joeseph Smith. You may be saying, "Oh no, not another one!" Actually, ...
Lot geeks facing this problem, how to enable intellisence support in Visual Studio 2008 of ASP.NET AJAX client-script. Actually by default only JavaScript native intellisence support is available in Visual Studio 2008. Follow the Following steps to enable ASP.Net AJAX Client-script intellisence. Steps 1. Create Web Project in Visual Studio 2008. 2. Add Script Manager Control from toolbar on Default.aspx page. 3. Goto Script View and write the following function ...
Setup projects in Visual Studio 2008 puke on a certain GUID created by the LINQ to SQL DBML designer. When you create a DBML mapping using the designer, the following GUID is inserted into your project file, like so: <ItemGroup> <Service Include="{3259AA49-8AA1-44D... /> </ItemGroup> I have no idea how this is used, but it will cause any setup projects contained within the same solution to fail. I'm not sure if setup projects in other solutions (referencing by ...
I just recently installed the new version of the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF) and wanted to utilize the Composite UI Application Block (CAB) support within my Infragistics components with it within Visual Studio 2008. Luckily, the process is easy and these steps are all you have to do: Open Visual Studio 2008 Open the Infragistics.CompositeUI.Wi... solution and allow the conversion Add references to the following Microsoft libraries from the SCSF installation: Microsoft.Practices.Composi... ...
In case you have not noticed the Patterns & Practices Team has released the greatest and latest version of the Enterprise Library. More info's can be found at Grigory Melniks blog. What’s New in v4.0? This release of Enterprise Library includes the following: – Integration with the Unity Application Block – Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) 2.0 support and improved instrumentation – Performance improvements (particularly, in the Logging Application Block) – Pluggable Cache Managers – Visual ...
*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... ...
Enterprise Library 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008 has been released. Get more information from Grigori Melnik blog. Click here to download Enterprise Library 4.0 ...
Finally! I'm back to post about finishing school and such. Finals were fine except I'm pretty sure my Calc grade is going to suck. As long as I pass... The reason I haven't been posting to this blog every 5 seconds is that....I've become addicted to WoW unfortunately. I'm going to play it during the summer but hopefully I'll also get programming things done. Related to programming things, since I have my desktop back I took Friday to organize my folders, clear up space, (un)install items, and just ...
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 ...
WCF: Technique of debugging inconsistency between Wsdl and Response messages. I was working with several web-services as a client and had several issues the same kind. WSDL of this services does not conform the Response messages (See below. I’ve bolded the text related to the issue.). I fixed this issue by changing proxy code. It is not a big issue but now we have to manually change proxy every time we have updated the proxy of this service. Here the checklist how debugging this case: [The proxy ...
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), ...
The most recent versions of the ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta and ADO.NET Data Services Beta are now available! Both the Entity Framework and Data Services have now officially become part of the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 releases beginning with the Beta released this morning. These will also be the final Beta prior to the RTM of these two projects. For more information on these releases and on changes that have been since the last public releases, check out the ADO.NET Team and ...
I have vastly been neglecting my blogging. So as not to be outdone by Chris Koenig .... I was able to meetup with the organizers of the event, Jason Pluenneke, Curt Wolfe, Boyd Evert, & Dennis Berk several weeks ago. I am personally very excited about this new user group starting up. Partly because of my small part in helping them (one of my roles as the INETA Membership Mentor), but mostly because of my passion for databases. I'm really looking forward to what will be coming out of the group. ...
April 30th Regina.NET and Regina IT Pro held the hereos community launch event. As far as I know, this was going to be the largest locally run (local speakers, facilities and sponsorship) IT community event. We booked 3 - 100 person classrooms and we had 3 speakers providing sessions that run concurrently, then repeated. The schedule looked like this Windows Server 2008; Room X SQL Server 2008; Room Y Visual Studio 2008; Room Z 6:30 AD, Hyper-V New Datatypes, Resource Governer LINQ, AJAX 7:30 AD, ...
Peter Matuchniak on a PodCast, Tamir on making Silverlight 'Air', Page Brooks on Disabling JS debugging, John Stockton on Textblock Mouse Event Issues, chrishayuk deeper in Isolated Storate, and Dan Wahlin/Spike Xavier with the Silverlight Song! From SilverlightCream.com: Podcast about Live Streaming Media System Peter Matuchniak from Technicolor shows off a Live Streaming Media System he's been single-handedly working on... in an interview from Infragistics. Peter's system is awesome... lots of ...
A new preview of the ASP.NET Dynamic Data Web Site was made available on April 23, 2008. Some new nice features for Dynamic Data Wizard and routed URLs were included in this release. The Visual Basic language support was added for the first time as well. In this quick blog post, we will take a look at some of the enhancements to the wizard template. First off, download the latest release from the following URL http://code.msdn.microsoft.... ...
Yesterday one of my colleague forwarded one email about new release coming up in biztalk server family. I am sharing that email content with you all. What did you announce? On Tuesday 22nd April 2008 we announce publicly that there will be an R3 release of BizTalk Server 2006, name: BizTalk Server 2006 R3. What is BizTalk Server 2006 R3? ‘R3’ is our planned release to enable customers to take advantage latest wave of 2008 products (Windows Server 2008, .NET Framework 3.5, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL ...
I’ve been using Visual Studio 2008 for a few weeks now and came across a small issue. Of course it was with a new feature I wanted to use. When I would try and view the Design or Split (like I’m used to seeing in Dreamweaver) view in an ASP.Net page of a content page that points back to a master page I would get the following error: Luckily the fix was really simple although I do need to do it every time I load the project. Click on View/Refresh when viewing the Design or Split mode and the page ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy v1.0This is the first full release of the TFS Sticky Buddy application written in VB.NET 9 and WPF with Visual Studio 2008 Team Suit. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
A litle late, busy month, been on holiday to Lissabon with wife and kids and attended the Architect's Master Class (by Juval Lowy). 2 great experiences ! The links that hit my eye the last month are : About ASP.NET MVC, great screencasts by Scott Hanselman http://www.hanselman.com/bl... http://www.asp.net/learn/3.... About Workflow Services in .NET 3.5 on Channel9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Sh... http://channel9.msdn.com/Sh... ...
WoW, it took a couple weeks to get everything in order; but we are excited to be hosting Heroes Happen {Regina} April 30th in Regina, Sask, Canada. I worked with the local IT Pro user group to create this night of community run technology sessions. What is interesting, is that we are holding 3 sessions concurrently, then we are running the same session again so attendees can participate in 2 of our 3 sessions. They layout will look like this Windows Server 2008; Room X SQL Server 2008; Room Y Visual ...
I'll preface this by saying this works for renaming your TFS server for internal use. I have not tried this for external use. There might be some more steps to get it to work from the Internet. In the past month we migrated our infrastructure from 2005 to 2008 and in order to upgrade we needed to change a few things. If you recall from this my blog post on the subject Changing to a friendly Team Foundation Server Name we changed the NETBIOS name a new nicer to remember name. Well it turns out that ...
On a recent episode of .NET Rocks, I heard a quote along the lines of "Is it easier to write the code that writes the code or to write the code yourself?" If you want to generate some code with a tool, then this post is for you. The T4 has to be the most popular tool that I hear so little about. Like CodeSmith, T4 is a template based code generation engine using ASP-like syntax. The best thing about T4 is that if you have Visual Studio 2008 installed, you already have it. I originally intended to ...
A major upgrade to the ASP.NET Dynamic Data was released on April 8th, 2008. This release is named ASP.NET Dynamic Data Preview. ASP.NET Dynamic Data allows you to automatically render fully functional data entry and reporting pages that are dynamically constructed from your ORM data model meta-data (LINQ to SQL or LINQ to Entities object model). In addition to supporting a dynamic rendering mode, it also allows you to optionally override and customize any of the view templates using any HTML or ...
When working with asp.net and now XAML I lean towards code view over the designer, a preference of course, but considering this feature I guess I am not alone. When working with events in XAML you can simply type "Click=" and the nice little helper jumps up asking what event handler you'd like to wire it up to or even create a new one and the stub will be created. NICE! As an added little beauty, this doesn't automatically send you off into the code behind. Why-o-Why isn't it the same for asp.net ...