Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: Unit testing a Katmai Reporting Services renderer

    I am in the process of documenting the way my Katmai unit tests work. There’s nothing inventive about them – they are straightforward and meant to get the job done. I use the VSTS unit runner which works though not particularly well. I do not go through the machinations of using and keeping up to date...
  • Blog Post: Having fun debugging Reporting Services...

    Do you know about tracepoints ? They're a way to simulate the effects of a Debug/Trace.WriteLine in your code without actually modifying your source. They came in handy today when I was debugging an issue in Reporting Services 2005 when rendering the Product Catalog sample report . The bug is interesting...
  • Blog Post: TFS + Visual Studio = Better Together

    In a world where TFS and Visual Studio work together, I’d like to see the IDE make use of more of this meta information it has available on the server. For instance, let’s assume my checkins have been granular. If I am fixing a defect in a particular routine why not have a side window that shows other...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Files in Visual Studio

    I’d like to see the idea of virtual files be added to the Visual Studio IDE. By this, I mean being able to easily define and assign custom tags to members. A dockable window or top-level menu shows all tags defined in this solution and selecting one or more tags shows me the members with matching tags...
  • Blog Post: Smarter Intellisense

    While I'm on the topic of improvements I'd like to see done to Visual Studio, how about smarter Intellisense? For example: Why doesn't VisualStudio suggest the arguments for you when you have local variables with matching names?
  • Blog Post: Persistent Notes

    I'd like to have the ability to attach “notes” to the code that bubble up and down (for example, RicoM ’s perf cost estimate notes). These notes are a special comment tag in the xml documentation for a method. They automatically appear as a distinctly colored comment in calling and called methods. For...
  • Blog Post: Improved Visual Studio Code Navigation

    An area I'd like to see improved in a future release of VS is around code navigation. Specifically, I'd like to see the following suggested improvement: When the developer enters a method in the active code window, an optional set of dockable windows appear and show methods calling the current method...
Page 1 of 1 (7 items)