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    New page: Extensions

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    I added a new page that shows the extensions I've written . I can't figure out what incantation I need to make Community Server bless my blog with showing the list of Pages on the sidebar, so hopefully this will suffice for now.
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    New extension: Fix Mixed Tabs

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    Download this extension on the Visual Studio Gallery, or search for it in the Visual Studio Extension Manager! A couple months back, I started work on a new extension. At the time, I was working with another person on a small side project, and one...
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    Markdown Part 2 - Writing a Classifier

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    Note: I started writing this about two months ago, and a lot has changed since then. Jeff Atwood released a C# port of the Markdown script (well, a cleaned up version of another C# port of a PHP port, to be exact) called MarkdownSharp (it's on google...
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    Markdown!

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    For awhile I've been searching for a better workflow for writing my blog. Using the community server interface online interface is pretty awful, though even good online interfaces aren't that great. You can't really overestimate the value of using the...
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    What's new for extenders in Beta 2?

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    If you are reading this, I'm sure there is a decent chance that you've either already used Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 or at least read about some of the new features. For those of you interested in writing extensions for VS, I wanted to share a couple...
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    Gradient Selection

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    We've heard a few comments/complaints about how the gradient selection has been removed in Beta 2, both as an option and as the default selection color. Since it's come up so many times, I figured you could all use an explanation as to why we did it ...
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    Updated extensions for Beta 2

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    I've updated all my extensions for Beta 2. Here are descriptions of the changes, as well as links to the source for each on github and the extension on VS Gallery. GoToDef GoToDef v1.2 on github GoToDef on vsgallery This was the only one...
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    Beta 2!

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    Beta 2 was officially released today (to MSDN subscribers; the general public comes a little bit later in the week). Also of interest, Rico wrote a pretty long blog post about some of the new features, with nice props to the new editor. His whole history...
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    Code for ItalicComments and GoToDef extensions

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    Thanks to Fiona and Tim for being all managerial and figuring out the licensing story for extensions that I've written, you can now find the code I've written for both the ItalicComments and GoToDef extensions. I've placed them both under my new...
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    Learning the new editor

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    I had a professor in college, Sidney Marshall (also known as "the man, the myth, the legend: Sidney Marshall"), who was and still is a pretty big inspiration to me. He's a fairly big Lisp guy (part of what got me interested in Lisp in the first...
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    Collapse all but this

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    On this morning's little public editor conference call, someone remarked (and others agreed) that they wanted a way to do "collapse everything in this file but where the cursor is". Seems like an interesting enough scenario, and it's rather simple to...
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    Editor perf: markers vs. tracking spans

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    Rico just put up an interesting post on editor performance, so if you have a few minutes, go check it out.

    I thought I'd take a minute and give a bit more detail on one of the topics Rico mentions, which he called regions (but are really called markers; po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to, and all that).

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    Editor docs

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    Just got this link from Chris – looks like the beta 1 editor docs are up.  Feast and be merry. (Questions or comments can be put here, tweeted to @noahsmark, or you can get help on the editor forums ).
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    Box selection

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    Slow start, eh? I haven't written a post in here since I started this blog, as I've been a bit, uh, distracted by other work-like things. One of those things was implementing box selection in the new editor. Quick side note: coming up in the near...
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    Hello, my name is: "New Editor"

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    For those of you, like myself, who weren't lucky enough to be vacationing in beautiful Barcelona and happened to drop in on TechEd EMEA, or if you haven't found it elsewhere on the interwebs, I'd like to introduce you to... [drum roll]....

    Scott Guthrie showing an editor sample at PDC

    Scott Guthrie showing the "comment adornment" at PDC

    Another pic of Scott Guthrie showing the editor at PDC

    Another pic of the same sample

    The new editor!

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