July, 2004

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About AllenD's Blog

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Allen Denver.  I've been with Microsoft since October 1994.  I joined at a time when Microsoft had around 12,000 employees (in 2010 we had close to 100,000).  I started in Product Support Services in Developer Support.  I supported the Base/Kernel apis in Win32 and Win16.  I joined the product group for VS 98 working on the Visual Studio Analyzer feature that shipped with the Enterprise Edition.  After that feature was discontinued I joined the VS Core team working on the VS platform and the VSIP SDK.  After shipping that for a while I decided to make a big move.

In May of 2007 I was fortunate to be offered a position in a new development office in Honolulu, Hawai'i.  The feature I worked on in Hawaii known as the Architecture Explorer and Directed Graph Documents. I moved my family to Honolulu.  This includes my lovely wife , 4 of my 5 children (my oldest daughter is married and lives with her husband in Puget Sound).  Snorkeling, eukelele, the beach were all favorite activities in those days.

Now, I'm back in Puget Sound, having finished up Visual Studio 2010 and have moved to the Profiler team.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog.  I'll continue to strive to bring fresh information about the areas I'm responsible for.

  • AllenD's WebLog

    Regular Expression Language Service

    I've finally gotten around to posting the Regular Expression Language Service so you can get to it. This is the project that I wrote during the TechEd VS Extensibility Feature Cookoff where I had to write this in 45 minutes or so. I tried the code...
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    Extensibility makes MSDN TV

    Check out Ken Hardy, VS Core PM for Extensibility share some info on MSDN TV . If you were at TechEd 2004 San Diego, you might catch yourself in the background...
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    Solution Options Persistence (Part 2)

    It occured to me that I didn't discuss what the framework will do when the options you specified in the AddOptionsKey method are needed to be loaded or saved. The framework will eventually call one of two virtual methods that you need to override....
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    Solution Options Persistence

    I investigated this question earlier today for an internal VS client and wanted to share the results with the rest of the world... Your VS Package can place data into the solution file (.sln) or solution user options (.suo) file by implementing IVsPersistSolutionOpts...
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