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  • Blog Post: Free Wizard to Create C# Typed Collections in VS 2003

    Via the mailbag… We used something similar to this tool when making our automation libraries for Whidbey. It comes in handy when you work with lots of collections. Page: http://www.geekproject.com/tools.aspx#9 Description This is a wizard for C# in Visual Studio .NET 2003 which creates...
  • Blog Post: C# Programmable Calculator

    This one comes from Eric through the mailbag: http://www.personalmicrocosms.com/html/cspcalc.html " If you like Reverse Polish Notation (RPN) calculators and you like to program in C#, use C# Programmable Calculator to create custom functions using your favorite programming language. C# Programmable...
  • Blog Post: WSCF 0.4 "Web services Contract-First, for real"

    We featured the WsContractFirst Add-In in an earlier post , but Christian let me know they have a much improved release of WSCF now. Check out the walkthrough for complete details . New Features in v0.4 (compared to v0.3): WSDL creation wizard Abstracts away WSDL details. WSDL conforms to WS-I BP 1.0...
  • Blog Post: MZ-Tools 4.0 the "all-in-one" add-in for VS .Net 2002 and 2003

    Via The Daily Grind " MZ-Tools 4.0 for Visual Studio .NET - I used MZ-Tools for VB6; it's a great set of add-ins. I hadn't realized that there was a version for VB .NET with such features as fast control name editing, some refactoring, private clipboards, autosave, an extensibility API, and much more...
  • Blog Post: VBCommenter for XML Comment Generation in VS .Net 2003

    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 editor similar to what the C# editor automatically...
  • Blog Post: Add-in Express: Make Office Add-in Development Easier

    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 wizards generate specific projects with a couple of...
  • Blog Post: Make Code Comments Pretty with CommentReflower

    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 all text in comment blocks. It attempts to...
  • Blog Post: VB.NET Class Builder Utility 1.0

    Sure... I think the Whidbey Class Designer rocks. But you don't have Whidbey today, so you might be interested in a class building utility like this one from Mod2Software . Check it out here: http://www.mod2software.com/ProductPages/cbu.htm "This program allows you to build, maintain, and deploy Visual...
  • Blog Post: WsContractFirst Add-In for improved “Contract First” Web services development

    Christian, an RD from thinktecture sent us mail about thier WSContractFirst Add-In . From the Add-In Description : http://www.thinktecture.com/resources/software/wscontractfirst/default.html "Maybe some of you know that I am a big believer in contract-based Web services design and development . Web services...
  • Blog Post: Visual Assist X from Whole Tomato Software

    People send me mail that asks "What about Visual Assist X?". This blog gets comments like "Tool X is nothing compared to the Whole Tomato stuff". In chats I've seen "Why don't you guys just buy the Whole Tomato stuff and ship it in the box?". I'll admit, they do some great work through our extensibility...
  • Blog Post: Code Template Autocompletion for VS 2002 and VS 2003

    When it rains it pours. I found this in my inbox this morning and it looks pretty cool. Here is the description from Alvaros AutoCode v2.0 is an Add-In for Visual Studio .net that enables AutoComplete for any language in Visual Studio .net. Generated code is based in custom templates that can be...
  • Blog Post: devAdvantage for C# code analysis and automated code reviews

    Another one from the mailbag via Dan! devAdvantage beta 2.0 is now available for free download and use. devAdvantage performs C# code analysis to automate code reviews. Unlike other code analyzers devAdvantage allows you to quickly correct any coding violations found using its refactoring engine. Version...
  • Blog Post: Reflector Graph v1.2 Add-In released

    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: This release has been compiled agains .NET v1...
  • Blog Post: devMetrics 1.0: Free C# Software Metrics

    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 and high-risk areas of their .NET code. devMetrics...
  • Blog Post: Easy Multi-Threaded Design in VS via an Add-In

    [Via Michael Harsh ] One of the prototyping guys at MS, Roland Fernandez, has created a VS.NET 2003 add-in to make multi-threaded programming easier. The premise is that you write your app just as you normally would if it was all running on the UI thread, then adorn the methods you want to run...
  • Blog Post: NTime - Performance unit testing tool

    Adam Slosarski presents NTime -a perfomance testing tool - on code project. [Via Weblogs @ ASP.NET ] From the Code Project page: http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/NTime.asp This article presents a unique tool to run repeatable performance tests in actually developed application by programmers...
  • Blog Post: Get Pinvoke.Net Native Method Signatures directly into Visual Studio

    I know I suggest that everything is cool, but this is really cool IMO! Via Kevin I found this add-in that lets you search for and insert pinvoke signatures right into your code from the Pinvoke.Net web site. You can also add content to the site right from the editor! I just love the concept... there...
  • Blog Post: Add Code Wizard

    Craig made a post over at his blog, giving the location of a new toy called “Add Code Wizard”. Here is a description of the sample: http://blogs.msdn.com/craigskibo/archive/2004/04/26/120773.aspx “Visual Studio allows you to create wizards and templates for adding new projects...
  • Blog Post: Class Browsing for .NET components with Reflector = High Praise

    This one has been getting a lot of praise lately... The official site says : “Reflector is a class browser for .NET components. It supports assembly and namespace views, type and member search, C# XML documentation viewer, call and callee graphs, IL disassembler, VB and C# decompiler, dependency...
  • Blog Post: Code Template Add-In for Code Expansions in VS .NET 2003

    Eddie sent this one my way for posting. With this Add-In you can define keywords that will be expanded out to the code chunks you've attatched to those keywords. From the site : http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/CodeTemplateNET.asp Code<Template>.NET is an addin for Visual Studio.NET that...
  • Blog Post: Resource Editor for VS.NET 2003 made with VSIP Extras!

    Check out this Resource Editor made with the VSIPExtras by Gaston . Features listed from the site include: Integrated on Visual Studio .NET 2003 Edit .resx and .resources files Explore resources in .dll and .exe files, then for example, you can open and see the icons and bitmaps of any assembly...
  • Blog Post: Create C# Code Snippets with Snippy

    Gus wrote a tool that works with Visual Studio 2005 to create code snippets (aka code expansions). He calls it Snippy . Now I have this image of a smug paper clip offering me some code as I walk by. Josh
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