Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

Blog to discuss extensibility in Visual Studio

June, 2005

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    VS Setup newsgroup

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    If you're running into a setup issue with VS and don't know where to turn, try posting at: http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=26 We're trying to be more diligent about helping out on that newsgroup. Dan (one of our devs), Hong...
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    VS Codenames

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    Visual Studio 2003 = Everett Visual Studio 2005 = Whidbey Next version = Orcas Next Next version = Hawaii Everett is a city north of Seattle where the new Boeing 787 is being built. Whidbey and Orcas are Islands in the Pacific Northwest...
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    What apps do I have on my machine?

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    There's a tool called msiinv.exe which will list out all the products installed on your machine that was installed using the windows installer. Huy (one of our Setup testers) has it available at: http://www.huydao.net/setup/msiinv.zip If you...
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    MSI Verbose Logging

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    Just saw a question on the newsgroups about turning on MSI verbose logging. For those interested, set this registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer] "Debug"=dword:00000007 "Logging"="voicewarmup"
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    Another Setup Blog

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    We have another blogger from the VS Setup team :) Our QA lead Pete Giffin just launched his: http://blogs.msdn.com/pgiffin I think its empty right now but Pete promised to put something there by the end of the day :)
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    MSXML6 fails during VS Beta 2 install

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    I've seen a few failures with MSXML6 on machines with Beta 1 bits on it which weren't fully cleaned up. If you run into this, first, try using the Beta Clean up tool at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=47065 If you're still encountering...
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    Installing on Windows XP 64 bit

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    We have a nasty bug which prevents customers from Installing Visual Studio 2005 on a Windows XP 64 bit machine. This has been fixed recently but didn't make it in for our June CTP. If you're trying to install on an XP 64 bit machine, the work around...
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    NGEN taking up 100% of CPU after setup

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    David Notario (one of our developers on the CLR team) has a great explanation of this at: http://blogs.msdn.com/davidnotario/archive/2005/04/27/412838.aspx On the setup side, we NGEN several assemblies in the Framework and in VS. NGEN has three...
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    Other Setup Blogs

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    Two excellent Setup blogs for more info if you don't see it on my blog: Aaron Stebner's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner Hong Gao's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/hgao -Q
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    Welcome

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    Welcome to my blog! A little intro... I'm a Program Manager in the Visual Studio Setup team. I'm curently responsible for making sure our Setup experience in Visual Studio 2005 is as seamless as possible. There are definately a lot of issues...
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