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  • Blog Post: Microsoft "Roslyn" September 2012 CTP now available

    Following last Wednesday’s official launch of Visual Studio 2012, we’re excited to announce that the Roslyn September 2012 CTP is now available for download and provides support for VS 2012 RTM. Please note that Visual Studio 2010 is no longer supported by this CTP. We’ve been hard...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft “Roslyn” June 2012 CTP

    Today, we're excited to announce that the Roslyn June 2012 CTP is now available for download ! Since the first public release of Roslyn , we’ve been hard at work implementing new language features , addressing top customer feedback from the Oct CTP , iterating on our API design and improving...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP

    By Kevin Pilch-Bisson As Soma mentioned earlier, today we’ve made a Community Technology Preview (CTP) available for download ! The Roslyn project is a forward looking effort to make the wealth of language understanding that the compiler generates available to developers in other scenarios...
  • Blog Post: Converting a VBA Macro to C# 4.0

    I've talked a lot about improved COM interop in C# 4.0 and how much easier it is now to work with Office applications. This time I want to share some tips and tricks on how you can convert Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros to C# 4.0 by using Office 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. You can either...
  • Blog Post: New IDE Features in Visual Studio 2010 for C# Developers

    After a quick review of C# language features , let’s do the same for the IDE improvements. So, what’s in there for C# developers? Generate From Usage This feature greatly improves Visual Studio support for test-driven development (TDD) . However, it is useful even if you don’t use TDD at all. It...
  • Blog Post: Is it possible to output the command-line used to build a project in Visual Studio?

    Now that Whidbey has been out in Beta for more than a few months, it seems worth revisiting some frequently asked questions which have different (better?) answers now. In Everett (v7.1) the answer used to be No. However, in Whidbey (v8.0), the answer is Yes (and No). For the yes part of the...
  • Blog Post: Add Custom .NET Assemblies to the Add Reference Dialog

    As you most likely know by now, the Add References dialog of Visual Studio .NET does not list each and every assembly on your machine, does not directly map to the Global Assembly Cache and does not list your custom assemblies. Typically this limitation is addressed by manually navigating to the *.dll...
  • Blog Post: Why did I receive the error: "The type or namespace '<namespace name>' does not exist in the class or namespace '<parent namespace>' (are you missing an assembly reference?)"

    You need to add a reference in your project to an assembly where that namespace is defined. If you are using VS.NET: 1. Right click on the References folder on your project. 2. Select Add Reference. 3. Select the .NET tab (or select the Browse button if it is not a .NET Framework assembly). 4....
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