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June, 2004

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    Codebrarian Add-in BETA Release for VS Plugins

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    This looks like the start of something pretty cool if you like the concept of a plugin environment for working with VS add-ins. - Josh [Via brady gaster ] ... The goal of Codebrarian is to provide a flexible, extensible Visual Studio.NET add-in...
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    Send F1 Searches Online to Google with this Macro

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    Marty wrote a Macro for VS that performs a google search on the current F1 keyword in the IDE. Check it out for yourself here: http://www.little-garins.com/Blogs/marty/archive/2004/06/24/171.aspx This is pretty cool, but what impressed me was the quick...
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    WebDeploy 1.0 for Extension Based File Deployment

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    [Via eWorld.UI - Matt Hawley ] WebDeploy has hit 1.0 ! There aren't any earth shattering additions, just some bug fixes over 0.9 as well as the addition of bug tracking into the system. Now, you can submit a bug right from the UI...also, when an error...
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    IAccessible Implementation Sample for a Custom Push Button Published!

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    Fiona, one of the devs on my team VSCore, has put together a really nice sample on how to implement IAccessible for a Custom Push Button . If you’re using standard Windows controls, you get MSAA implemented for free. However, if you’re using...
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    CoadTools Quick Test C# Project Template

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    Noah Coad left a comment to our entry about the Snippet Compiler to inform us of a quick c# project template he whipped up for testing small bits of code in the full IDE. From hist post: http://msmvps.com/coad/archive/2004/06/18/8408.aspx Very...
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    MbUnit 2.15.1 Beta released....

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    [Via Peli's Blog ] MbUnit 2.1.5.1 Beta is ready for download. Try it and send me the problems you encounter... Download for .Net v1.1 Download for .Net v1.0 We have a menu! From the Official Web Site: " MbUnit is an evolutive Unit...
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    VSBlogger

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    At TechEd 2004 I demoed a RSS Reader Add-in for Visual Studio. I finally packaged up the sources and made them available on GotDotNet under the name VSBlogger. It is not as full-featured as some of the other blog readers out there, but the source is available...
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    VSTabs: VS 2003 File Tab Channel Replacement

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    Hot off the presses from Jonathan Payne: VSTabs is a new Visual Studio 2003 add-in that replaces the normal tab bar with a new look tab control that supports tab combining and middle click tab closing. So far it is only at the "technology preview...
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    Reflector Graph v1.2 Add-In released

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    After I posted about Reflector a user asked "What does this do that the built in object browser doesn't?” Here is another good example. Josh [Via Peli's Blog ] New features: Unit Test Generation Add-in , Type Graph Add-in , Warning...
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    Regex Much? Check out "The Regulator"

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    So recently I've been tinkering a bit with an app to scrape my .Text referral logs. I also wanted to extract all the search terms that led to my blog into a readable form without the URL garbelygook. It was a good chance to get my hands dirty with writing...
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    ReSharper: C# Refactoring and More Tool

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    Even when Whidbey gives you refactoring you'll probably still want some of the other features that Resharper provides. Check it out. Josh [Via Paschal L ] When the Java world come to the .Net world, they produce something superb as Reshaper....
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    devMetrics 1.0: Free C# Software Metrics

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    From Dan at anticipatingminds.... Anticipating Minds has a new Visual Studio .NET Add-in: devMetrics is a C# code analysis tool that gathers software metrics so that developers, leads and software managers can quickly identify potentially problematic...
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    Free home edition of XMLSpy

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    I'll admit, until recently I've heard a number of internal people remark on how great a tool XMLSpy was. I've never personally used it, but it does seem to have a following. Anyway, they now have a free home edition that should tide you over until VS...
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