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  • Blog Post: gotdotnet CodeGallery for ongoing Sample Sharing and Development

    Via Korby I am proud to announce the public release of CodeGallery , the newest member of the gotdotnet family. Gotdotnet.com is the community website where professional Windows and .NET developers from around the world can contribute and consume code samples, snippets, scripts, and developer tools...
  • Blog Post: VC++ Powertoys from GDN

    I don't know how I missed these, but there exists a collection of VC++ powertoys on the GDN site. The full descriptions are found in this document , but I've copied them down here as well. Name - Description Delta - Watch a directory (either local or remote) and see when items in it get changed. FindDir...
  • Blog Post: Go Back Visual Studio Add-in

    http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/GoBackAddin.asp [Via .Avery Blog ] The Go Back Add-in provides a Navigate Backward functionality that is different than the normal Navigate Backward functionality. (Which does some neat things like close a file if you happened to have opened it while navigating forward...
  • Blog Post: Read Blogs Without Leaving Visual Studio

    Jon, the creator of SharpTools , sent me mail to let me know about his latest creation... a plugin that lets you read blogs indide the Visual Studio IDE. I've gave it a shot and I have to say that it looks pretty cool. From the site . This open source plugin ships as part of SharpTools 2.0 and is a full...
  • 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: Poor Man's Bracket Matching Macro

    David sent me mail about his " Poor Man's Bracket Matching Macro ". (Click link for Macro Code) From his site: "I usually assign it to CTRL + 9 key combination. Now, go to your source and put caret before or after any bracket. Press CTRL + 9. Matching bracket should appear bold for a second or two, just...
  • 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: VS Addin for Managing Version Information

    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 word, AWESOME! I downloaded the installer from the...
  • Blog Post: Spell Checking your Source Code

    I’m going to try something new today… a pseudo review/comparison of two similar add-ins that people recently mailed me. Please let me know if you are interested in this style more in the future or if it was even helpful. I’ll remind readers of this blog that these opinions are mine and do not form any...
  • 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: Toggle Design and Source Windows Macro

    This one comes from Austin out of our mailbag. Thanks - Josh I got tired of using the F7, Shift-F7 key shortcuts for toggling the Design and Source code windows. So I wrote this little macro. It works a little differently for ASP.NET files. When toggling to the Design window the macro...
  • Blog Post: Send F1 Searches Online to Google with this Macro

    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 turnaround of ideas into reality amongst developer...
  • Blog Post: Introducing MsaaVerify - an Accessibility testing tool

    Have you ever used AccExplorer or Inspect and wondered whether the information presented was correct? Have you ever wanted to know which controls really need Names, Keyboard Shortcuts, Descriptions, and so forth ? It's time to MsaaVerify! MsaaVerify will verify 9 Microsoft Active Accessibility properties...
  • Blog Post: ASP.Net Version Switcher

    Via Rob I found the ASP.Net Version switcher. Rob claims to use it at least once a day. - Josh From the Official Site: http://www.denisbauer.com/NETTools/ASPNETVersionSwitcher.aspx The ASP.NET Version Switcher is a little utility that can be used to quickly switch the .NET Framework version that...
  • 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: Add #Region Macro

    Another macro from Devhawk allows you to quickly add your own regions to code. From his site: http://www.devhawk.net/art_addregion.aspx In order to make it easier to create regions in my code, I wrote this macro. It asks the developer for a region name, then inserts #region and #endregion statements...
  • Blog Post: Share and Find Code Snippets with CodeSwap

    UPDATE: Only works with VS 2002. I think this kind of thing is pretty cool. The CodeSwap tool lets you easily share and find code snippets for use right from the VS .Net IDE. I hope they release a version that compliments the new snippet features in Visual Studio 2005 someday. From the Site: http...
  • 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...
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