On Juny 3, I did a Visual Studio 2008 presentation on the PEAK-IT Summer DevNight 2008 at the Fulcotheater in IJsselstein.
You can download the slide deck here.
I had a good time presenting this sessions. I hope it was a useful for you as well.
I have created a new Visual Studio 2005 Macro which can be used to convert a literal text to an asp:Label that is associated to the next control. You first have to select the text and then Run the ConvertSelectedTextToAssociatedLabel Macro. In the example below the text Age: is selected.
The result is an asp:Label with the correct Text and AssociatedControlID attributes.
I use Visual Studio 2005 Code Snippets a lot. Especially during trainings. I have created some snippets myself which I want to share. Download this zipfile and extract it in the "My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Code Snippets\Visual C#\My Code Snippets" folder.
I finally found some time to play with XNA. I learned a lot from Rob Miles at TechEd 2006. He has some great samples on his website. Rob will also be presenting about this subject on the DevDays 2007 in the Netherlands. Fun is guaranteed.
My first game is a remake of a game I build 20 years ago on my Commodore 64. You must move around a bouncing ball using your joystick. The ball may not collide with the flying birds. It took me only a few hours to build and it was great fun.I have used the XNA - Drawing Text in XNA article (Creator tool + XnaFont class) to fix a drawing text bug from Rob's code. Download the source here.
The new SortCode macro also supports VB.NET 2005. Totally new is the EncapsulateAllNonPrivateFields macro. It creates properties get/set for all non private (public, protected, internal) fields. By using the CodeDom I managed to supports VB.NET and C#.
After running the marco the 3 fields are private and there are 3 extra properties.
The slides from my presentation 'NDoc Integratie in Visual Studio 2003 & 2005' can now be downloaded.
I have just watched the live PDC05 Keynote Webcast. I'm very impressed. Great demo's showing LINQ, Indigo, Atlas and Avalon. The problem for Microsoft will be to get us 'the developers' to use these new technologies as soon as possible. I'm afraid it is all to much for a 'normal' developer too cope with.
I will be speaking at the SDN Software Developer Event on the September 16 2005, De Reehorst - Ede . I will talk about the integration of NDoc with Visual Basic 2003 and 2005. Hope to see you there.
- C# 2.0
- Class Designer
- Unit Testing
- Code Coverage
- FXCop Integration
- Debugging: DataTips, Visualizers and Viewers
- Improved IntelliSense
- Code Snippets
- Strongly-typed resource class generator
- Improved (not perfect) Windows Forms controls
Microsoft has released a free LibCheck tool that allows you to compare two versions of an assembly, and determine the differences. The tool reports the differences as a combination of 'removed' and 'added' APIs. The tool is limited to looking only at APIs (i.e, it can't check for behavioral changes), and only compares public differences, or changes which are deemed to be 'breaking'. The tool can be used to quickly determine what has changed between one version of your assembly and another, and can help ensure that you won't introduce any breaking changes to clients of your assembly. Instructions and intended use of the tool are described in the 'libcheck tool specification' document with the zip file.
This was a feature I always was missing. VB6 had this, VS.NET didn't. Thanks MS.
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