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June, 2004

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    Announcing C# Express!

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    Well it's finally been announced - the Express line of products for Visual Studio! You can find out more about the products and download it from: http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express . There is also a contest to produce applications using Express...
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    10 Pushups for Life

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    In my first public Microsoft presentation (PDC 2000) I made a bet that I have lived to regret. At PDC 2000 we had very early bits of .NET and VS so it was a little bit of a minefield to demo. I had at least 4 demos during my 1 hour session but I was...
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    So why did the C# keybindings change? (Part 2)

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    So who would have thought that keybindings would have been a contentious issue? J Thanks for all the great comments and ideas, I’ll work with our core editing team to see what we can incorporate for VS 2005. Reading through all the comments and...
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    So why did the C# keybindings change?

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    Andy wants my blood but on an internal email thread both Don Box and Chris Sells also want it. I was responsible for the new C# keybindings (I’ll let you have a moment to stick that pin into the Microsoft PM Voodoo doll you all have J ). It all...
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    VS 2005 drives me crazy with all these changes!

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    Yesterday I watched a usability study where the user was a little frustrated about seemingly gratuitous changes we have made in the product. They were using a pre-release version of VS 2005 and quickly asked these questions: Why is there a MenuStrip...
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    Forced Blog (aka Flog)

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    I came up with a term the other day when I was talking to some people about blogging. I'm still getting used to blogging (making time to blog, what is something reasonable to blog about etc) but I was talking to some people at TechEd (some Microsoft,...
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    Cascading changes from a method rename - what do you think?

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    I'm working on an issue with the C# refactoring and wanted to get your opinion. One of the things we are delivering in VS 2005 is the ability to reliably rename methods, types etc. We have a current issue where you can be in some code and you want...
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    User Error and "Disk Read Error" from Virtual PC

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    As I mentioned earlier this month I used VPC for the TechEd demo. Everything worked well but I had a strange problem that I couldn't quite work out. Today I took advantage of working at Microsoft and went and met some QA people from the VPC team and got...
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    DEV 322 Visual Studio 2005 C# IDE Enhancements - Walkthrough available!

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    I've posted an article containing a walkthrough of my session at TechEd. The article contains links to both the slides and the demos that I used. All the demos I used at TechEd work on the (clearly named :-)) Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology...
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    TechEd 2004 - VS 2005 C# IDE Enhancements Walkthrough (long)

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    Some people have expressed interest in the slides and demos that I showed at TechEd 2004. The slides for my session can be downloaded here and the demos can be downloaded from MS Download (note that the demos are packaged as an MSI, the MSI simply...
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