Craig Skibo's WebLog

Sorry I can't answer the phone right now, I am outside feeding yogurt to the clowns.

June, 2004

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About Craig Skibo's WebLog

Craig's blog discusses topics related to Visual Studio, particularly the programmability models (VSIP an Automation), as well as whatever is on his mind for that day.

Craig has worked with developer tools at Microsoft for over 10 years, first on the Visual C++ 4.1 IDE, to today on the next version of Visual Studio.

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    Stopping the “Click here balloon”

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    Visual Studio 2002 and 2003 had the ability to stop a macro from running by double-clicking the small “spinning cassette” in the system tray next to the clock. For example, suppose you had a macro like this: Sub NeverEndingMacro() ...
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    Updates: Device Blogger and VSIP in VS 2005

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    Last weekend I started playing around with my “Device Blogger” project again – no I have not forgotten about it, just a little busy lately trying to get Beta 1 shipped. I also had a few problems with the project; there were a few bugs...
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    Beta 1 and the new Template Wizard

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    As you probably know by now from the abundant number of postings on the issue, VS 2005 beta 1 and the Express editions are now available. A few months ago, when we released the PD5 build of VS , the Add-in wizard had a listing of about 8 different applications...
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    VB Parser

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    When working with users who want to use the code model to parse their files, the first thing they ask for is if they can get into the method bodies to find out what is inside of them. The code model does not allow it because of the complexities of designing...
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    DeviceBlogger

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    Last night I was sitting in bed watching a little TV, and using my PocketPC to browse the web through my wireless connection in my house. I was also trying to catch up on some of the blogs on MSDN , when I realized that I could easily convert VSBlogger...
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    VS Blog Reader Sample, IL Projects, and a New Book

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    It has taken me a while, but I finally uploaded the VSBlogger Add-in to a GotDotNet workspace. You can find it under the name VSBlogger. There are a couple known bugs, mainly that it saves its data files to the “C:\msblogger.dat” root directory...
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    8 And Counting

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    8 years ago today was my first day at Microsoft. That was a busy week, which included graduation from college ( Penn State ), my birthday, flying to Seattle , trying to find an apartment and car , etc. Much has changed since then. Microsoft has grown...
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