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November, 2004

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    DevMetrics 2.0 Released: Software Metrics for C#

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    Dan, from Anticipating Minds, let me know that they have recently released version 2.0 of the tool we covered in June . For a bit of shameless self promotion I've included his mail in this post: "In May 2004, Anticipating Minds released devMetrics a free...
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    Process Explorer from Sysinternals

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    I guess I never listed the Sysinternals tools here because I sort of assumed that even if you have been living under a rock while writing code you've been making use of these utilities. One of my favorites has always been the Process Explorer . It's also...
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    Xaml Viewer for Whidbey

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    Gaston Milano posted a VSIP based Xaml viewer for Whidbey . "Features: Right click in xaml files to call to the viewer. Switch from viewer to associated file Show errors in output window and task list, so you can go to the line with double click. Call...
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    VBCommenter for XML Comment Generation in VS .Net 2003

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    A personal entry for me. Today I reached the end of my intended roadmap and released version 1.2 of the VBCommenter addin . The VBCommenter is an addin for VS 2003 that gives you the ability to automatically generate XML comment headers in the VB .NET...
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    Guidelines – a hidden feature for the Visual Studio Editor

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    By popular request ... Guidelines are visible column indicators for the VS Editor. For more info on how to enable them, check out http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford/archive/2004/11/15/257953.aspx Note: I've spent lots of cycles testing these on Visual Studio...
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    Beyond Google... Koders.com - Open Source Code Search Engine

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    Found Via DotNetBoy ... www.koders.com - Open Source Code Search Engine You'll want to be careful about how you leverage the results you get in any project, but I love the concept. Google for code that searches nothing but code. I entered "RSS" and searched...
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    PowerTrack 2004 for Project Management inside Visual Studio.NET

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    Official Site: http://www.axosoft.com/products/powertrack.aspx Official Line: "This Must-Have Add-In for Visual Studio.NET 2002/2003 gives software developers the ability to track projects, defects and features without ever leaving the Visual Studio IDE...
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    Add-in Express: Make Office Add-in Development Easier

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    This looks pretty cool - Josh Web Site: http://www.add-in-express.com Quick Description: " Add-in Express is completely based on the rapid application development paradigm, installs several .NET or VCL components, and adds to IDE several wizards. The...
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    Zanebug: Unit Testing With Cool Perf Analysis

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    Via Adapdev.com: Zanebug is an advanced unit testing application for .NET. It supports existing NUnit tests, performance metrics, multiple test iterations, in-depth error information, pass / fail stats, perfmon integration, result graphing, etc. Web Site...
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    VS Addin for Managing Version Information

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    Via Matt Hawley : "I was reading this weeks Code Project newsletter, when I came across an updated article named Versioning Controlled Build . The description so eloquently puts it: "A Visual Studio add-in that automates AssemblyVersion control." One...
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    Make Code Comments Pretty with CommentReflower

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    Ian wrote a cool VS 2003 plugin that makes comments in code more readable. From the Site: "Comment Reflower is a Visual Studio .NET 2003 Plugin to reflow the text in comments in source files to have even word wrapping. It does more than simply just wrapping...
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    NUnit & VS Integration Macro (Via Rido)

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    Rido sent me mail about this macro this morning. "I've written a macro that sets the project configuration options to a NUnit Test project, so you can debug without "Attach to a process". I think you could add it to your Macro list: " Check it out: http...
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