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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 ...
Send Us Your Feedback: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Survey!
Send Us Your Feedback: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Survey!
Weston Hutchins – Program Manager, Visual Studio Shell Team Short Bio: I started at Microsoft as an intern in 2005 and have been working in Visual Studio ever since.  I’m currently a PM on the VS Shell Team.  No, not the “Isolated” or “Integrated” Shell, but the core VS IDE – it’s UI and services.  Prior to my ...
How to Fix “The application cannot start” Error
How to Fix “The application cannot start” Error
Weston Hutchins – Program Manager, Visual Studio Shell Team Short Bio: I started at Microsoft as an intern in 2005 and have been working in Visual Studio ever since.  I’m currently a PM on the VS Shell Team.  No, not the “Isolated” or “Integrated” Shell, but the core VS IDE – it’s UI and services.  Prior to my ...
How to Fix “The application cannot start” Error
How to Fix “The application cannot start” Error
Weston Hutchins – Program Manager, Visual Studio Shell Team Short Bio: I started at Microsoft as an intern in 2005 and have been working in Visual Studio ever since.  I’m currently a PM on the VS Shell Team.  No, not the “Isolated” or “Integrated” Shell, but the core VS IDE – it’s UI and services.  Prior to my ...
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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VS 2010 Beta2:  Workaround for Raster Font Settings Issue
VS 2010 Beta2: Workaround for Raster Font Settings Issue
In addition to making announcements, showcasing features, posting walkthroughs, and sharing Visual Studio tips and tricks, we’ll also be using this blog to raise awareness of commonly-encountered bugs and explain their workarounds.  As many of you know, we’ve rebuilt the editor using WPF for Visual Studio 2010.  This ...
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...