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FIXED: Comments are not getting posted
FIXED: Comments are not getting posted
Update: We have diagnosed and fixed the issue that was causing comments to be discarded.  If you were trying to post a comment in the last few days, we'd appreciate it if you could repost -- we love to hear feedback.  If you are having any more issues with your comments appearing on the blog, please send a mail to vsblog AT ...
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VSIX and MSI
VSIX and MSI
VSIX is a new technology created for deploying Visual Studio extensions.  It’s a zip file that uses the Open Packaging Convention.  By renaming the file extension of any .VSIX file to .ZIP, you can open up the file in Windows Explorer and take a look at the contents.I’ve written a separate post about the details of a VSIX...
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Box Selection and Multi-Line Editing
Box Selection and Multi-Line Editing
I’m Brittany, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Editor team.  Some of you may recognize me from Connect bugs, @VSEditor on Twitter, or the Visual Studio Editor blog, which has recently moved to its new home here at The Visual Studio Blog.  I’m responsible for a variety of Editor features, but most recently I designed the new-for-VS ...
Toolbox Search
Toolbox Search
Hi, my name’s Josh and I’m a developer on the VS Shell team.  Among other things, I’m responsible for the Toolbox.  In VS 2010 Beta2, we’ve added the ability to search for controls in the toolbox by name.  To use it, put focus in the toolbox (by clicking in it, for example) and start typing the name of the control you ...
Visual Studio Sessions at PDC ‘09
Visual Studio Sessions at PDC ‘09
The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) this year is in Los Angeles from November 17th to 19th. The PDC is an opportunity to mingle with architects and developers from the software industry and to listen to the leaders, heroes and legends from Microsoft and its industry partners. As well as workshops and training sessions, there are hands...
Visual Studio Sessions at PDC ‘09
Visual Studio Sessions at PDC ‘09
The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) this year is in Los Angeles from November 17th to 19th. The PDC is an opportunity to mingle with architects and developers from the software industry and to listen to the leaders, heroes and legends from Microsoft and its industry partners. As well as workshops and training sessions, there are hands...
Announcing the Visual Studio Blog!
Announcing the Visual Studio Blog!
Since this week is already filled with other notable launches, we figured it would be fitting to unveil one more important launch: The Visual Studio Blog!  Since the majority of our users are utilizing not just one, but multiple aspects of Visual Studio in their daily development, we wanted to take the same approach with our blog and ...
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Dynamic in C# 4.0: Creating Wrappers with DynamicObject
Dynamic in C# 4.0: Creating Wrappers with DynamicObject
In the previous post I showed how you can use the new dynamic feature and the ExpandoObject class to add and remove properties at run time, and how this can make your code more readable and flexible than code written with LINQ to XML syntax. But there were some obvious flaws in that example: While ExpandoObject provided better syntax, LINQ to...