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Framework Multi-Targeting for VC++ Projects
Framework Multi-Targeting for VC++ Projects
Short Bio: Pavan Adharapurapu is a developer on the Visual Studio Project and Build team. As part of VS 2010, he has worked on numerous features of the VC++ project system such as property sheets, filters, property pages, platform and tool extensibility, etc. His long term focus is on developing a "common project system" infrastructure which ...
Debugging Expression Trees in Visual Studio 2010
Debugging Expression Trees in Visual Studio 2010
First of all, let’s take a look at the example from one of my previous posts. It creates an expression tree for calculating the factorial of a number. Now, what if you want to see the content of this tree in debug mode? You can try lambda.ToString() but it’s not very informative. All you get is this: value => {var result; … }. ...
Diagnosing Toolbox Filtering Errors
Diagnosing Toolbox Filtering Errors
Hi again – Josh here, Toolbox developer. If you've created or installed a toolbox item, but it doesn't appear in the toolbox when the appropriate designer is active, the first thing to do is select "Show All" from the toolbox and check to see if the item is there at all.  (The new search feature might help.)  If the item is ...
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Can I host a VSIX on my own server?
Can I host a VSIX on my own server?
Several of our VSIP partners have asked me if they can host their VSIX file on their own server and what would the user experience be?To answer the first question, yes, you can host your VSIX file on your owner server.  It doesn’t have to live on the Visual Studio Gallery.  Customers who visit your website can download the VSIX...
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Behind the Scenes: The Splash Screen
Behind the Scenes: The Splash Screen
Paul Harrington – Principal Developer, Visual Studio Shell Team Short Bio: Paul Harrington is a principal software developer on the Visual Studio platform team. He has worked on every version of Visual Studio .Net to date. Prior to joining the Visual Studio team in 2000, Paul spent six years working on mapping and trip planning ...
Tips and tricks: Window Management – Aero Snapping
Tips and tricks: Window Management – Aero Snapping
Adrian Collier – Program Manager, Visual Studio Shell Team Short Bio: I started at Microsoft as an intern in 2004 back in the UK and crossed the pond last year to work on Popfly, since then I’ve been working in Visual Studio land primarily working on the Start Page and window management areas if the IDE.   One of the largest areas ...
Tips and tricks: Window Management – Aero Snapping
Tips and tricks: Window Management – Aero Snapping
Adrian Collier – Program Manager, Visual Studio Shell Team Short Bio: I started at Microsoft as an intern in 2004 back in the UK and crossed the pond last year to work on Popfly, since then I’ve been working in Visual Studio land primarily working on the Start Page and window management areas if the IDE.   One of the largest areas ...
Improvements to VS 2010 Text Selection
Improvements to VS 2010 Text Selection
Brittany Behrens – Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team Short Bio: I’m Brittany, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Editor team.  Some of you may recognize me from Connect bugs or as the main voice of @VSEditor on Twitter, and I’m responsible for a variety of Editor features.  I love hearing from customers, so ...