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  • Blog Post: Avoiding side effects when traversing an IVsHierarchy in Visual Studio

    There was a bug filed against Chutzpah reporting that Chutzpah’s Visual Studio extension was causing database connection error popup. I was surprised by this since all Chutzpah really does is traverse the project hierarchy and I wasn’t sure how this could result in that error. After digging in and searching...
  • Blog Post: Chutzpah 2.0 Released

    Chutzpah 2.0 is now available. This release contains many new and hopefully exciting changes. You can enjoy the new bits from CodePlex, NuGet or go to the Visual Studio Gallery to get the updated Visual Studio Context Menu Extension  and Unit … Continue reading →
  • Blog Post: Chutzpah test adapter for Visual Studio 11 Beta

    Visual Studio 11 Beta was released today and one of the many cool new features is the Unit Test Explorer. The Unit Test Explorer functions using a plugin model where it scans for test adapters and uses them to find … Continue reading →
  • Blog Post: The problem with the EnvDTE ItemOperations.NewFile method

    During my work on the latest version of the Snippet Designer I was struggling with solving an issue with the EnvDTE method ItemOperations.NewFile. The purpose of the NewFile method is to create a new file in the same manner as … Continue reading →
  • Blog Post: OpenWithTest 0.4 Released

    OpenWithTest 0.4 has been release on the Visual Studio Gallery. If you already have it installed you should get an update in your extension manager. Release Notes Added an OpenWithTest toolbar button. This button allows you to quickly enable and … Continue reading →
  • Blog Post: OpenWithTest released on Visual Studio Gallery

    Download Either download from the extension manager by searching OpenWithTest or go to the project page here . Summary Open with Test is a Visual Studio extension which serves one simple task: To always open your test files and implementation files together. Details When writing unit...
  • Blog Post: Snippet Designer 1.3 Released!

    I just released Snippet Designer 1.3. CodePlex Page : http://snippetdesigner.codeplex.com/ Visual Studio Gallery Page: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/B08B0375-139E-41D7-AF9B-FAEE50F68392 The key features of this release are support for HTML/ASP.NET, JavaScript and SQL snippets and...
  • Blog Post: Snippet Designer 1.2 Beta Release with Visual Studio 2010 Support

    Yesterday I released Snippet Designer 1.2 Beta. Codeplex Page: http://snippetdesigner.codeplex.com/ Visual Studio Gallery Page: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/B08B0375-139E-41D7-AF9B-FAEE50F68392 This release contains several bug fixes but more importantly it now includes...
  • Blog Post: My xUnit.net Visual Studio Code Snippets

    The xUnit .Net codeplex page lists one useful Visual Studio code snippet for creating a Fact. As you can tell I am fairly fond of code snippets so I created a few more which I use when writing xUnit.net facts. These are one line snippets that I find very convenient when writing my assertions. Below...
  • Blog Post: Snippet Designer 1.1 Released

    I just released Snippet Designer 1.1.  This is not a major release but just some bug fixes and often requested changes to make the snippet designer more useful.   Some of the most notable changes are: Languages Service are turned OFF by default now.  Since I was unable to figure out a...
  • Blog Post: What annoys me when writing generic functions in Visual Studio...

    When writing a generic function I start from left to right (the same way I write most things except when I took Yiddish in college).  For example, Lets say I am writing a simple generic method which return the first element of a generic list. I want the signature of this method to be: private T...
  • Blog Post: The Snippet Designer is Released!!!!

    Some History The Snippet Designer was started as an intern project of mine during the Summer of 2006. The idea was to make snippet files (which were introduced to Visual Studio in 2005) a first class entity. Following this idea I created a Visual Studio plug-in which included an editor for snippet files...
  • Blog Post: Visualizing LINQ

    I ran across an awesome code sample written by Jon Skeet . He realized that many people may have difficulty understanding how the lazy evaluation in LINQ (and programming with iterator combinators in general) works. His program/code sample is able make the lazy evaluation clear by animating it on the...
  • Blog Post: Foray into LINQ

    With the release of .NET 3.5 I started playing around with one of the cool new technologies called LINQ.  LINQ brings SQL like querying syntax for performing operations on data sources like collections into , files or databases into .NET.  The LINQ website describes LINQ as: The LINQ Project is a codename...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 WOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    I am sure they will be many blogs and articles that will mention the awesome fact that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 have been released. I am also sure most of these posts will go talk about some of the many cool new features in both. While that is very tempting for me to do I restrain...
  • Blog Post: Powerful Visual Studio Add-In

    Visual Studio doesn't seem to get much credit for the power of its extensibility model. When most people think about a IDE with powerful plug-ins they think of Eclipse, which granted, has some incredible plug-ins. However, Visual Studio's add-in model is no slouch and one prime example of its capabilities...
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