Nonnenberg's Notes

releasing one meeting at a time. notes from the c# release pm

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    Proposed Cut: Crashdump support in Visual Studio 2005

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    [update: the conslusion of this debate ] [information on managed mindumps in Visual Studio ] [information on minidumps and Visual Studio ; courtesy of the very knowledgeable Andy Pennell , our former dev lead] [information on windbg ] [update: please...
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    MSDN Chat: C# IDE, May 16th @ 12:45pm Pacific Time

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    Show up and talk to members of the C# IDE team - the people who bring you Visual Studio's C# intellisense, code colorization. and more. Pick their brains: ask or say anything! C# IDE Chat "Code snippets, enhanced intellisense, type colorization, refactoring...
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    MSDN Chat: DLinq, May 18th @ 12:45pm Pacific Time

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    Show up and talk to members of the DLinq team. What's DLinq, you ask? Well, to understand that you'll need to know what LINQ is - you can start with the blurb below, read more about it here and install the latest CTP . It's very cool stuff. DLinq Chat...
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    Managed Minidumps and Visual Studio 2003

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    [information on minidumps and Visual Studio ; courtesy of the very knowledgeable Andy Pennell , our former dev lead] [information on windbg ] [information on symbol server ] [ how to use a symbol server with visual studio ] This is an unfortunate topic...
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    Debugger Visualizers on VS 2005 Community Tech Preview

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    As promised, an updated Visualizers How-To! My last how-to entry on Visualizers was targeted at the PDC release of Whidbey, as you may (or may not) remember. This time I don't feel the need to cringe at times as I describe the process. :0) First, a...
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    entry point

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    [update: there have been some changes since this first post. Check this recent role change announcement ] Hey. They call me Scott Nonnenberg, and I'm a Program Manager (PM) on the C# Team. But I'm actually part of a subset of that team, the Visual...
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    Visual Studio's Quick Console

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    [Update: this feature was cut in the final version of Visual Studio. It's a great idea we may revisit in the future, but our implementation for VS2005 was bad. It caused hangs for some of our users and very confusing error messages for many others .]...
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    New Visual Studio 2005 Feature: User-unhandled Exceptions

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    I recently responded to this "bug" on the MSDN Product Feedback Center , but I thought it would be valuable for more people than just "SecurityException" to get this explanation. The situation is this - Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 stopped the debuggee and...
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    MSDN Chat: The C# Language, April 20th @ 1pm Pacific Time

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    Show up and talk to members of the C# compiler and language design team - ask design questions, request features, anything. Or just spend some time hanging out with other C# developers! The C# Language "Want to know more about anonymous delegates in...
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    MSDN Chat: The Visual Studio C# IDE, April 4th @ 1pm Pacific Time

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    Log in with us and spend some time talking about your favorite tool for writing C# code! Come to ask questions, suggest new features, or just hang out with the people who work on the tool you use! The C# IDE "Code snippets, enhanced intellisense, type...
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    VS 2005 and its Console Toolwindow

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    [Update: this feature was cut in the final version of Visual Studio. It's a great idea we may revisit in the future, but our implementation for VS2005 was bad. It caused hangs for some of our users and very confusing error messages for many others .]...
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    Debugger Visualizer: Advanced Dataset Visualizer

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    This is the most advanced visualizer I've seen so far. And it's also the first restricted visualizer I've seen: it has an expiration date, and no source code to help you build your own for this one... With that preface out of the way, let's talk about...
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    Chat: The C# Language, March 9th @ 1pm Pacific Time

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    Lots of very cool thing are happening with C# 3.0 - show up to talk about them, or show up to get more in-depth knowledge about C# 2.0. Or just come and hang out with us! The C# Language Want to know more about anonymous delegates in C# 2.0, or our...
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    MSDN Chat: DLinq, March 23rd @ 1pm Pacific Time

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    The DLinq team will be ready and waiting for your questions and comments at this date and time in this chatroom: http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/chatroom.aspx . This is otherwise known as a chat - a great opportunity to speak directly with the people...
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    I'm on Channel 9! Debugger Visualizers explained.

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    Well, I knew it would happen at some point. Here it is: http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=164928 The topic of the day is Debugger Visualizers!
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    visualizers for PDC Whidbey

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    [ Update : a more recent how-to has been posted] Alright folks. This is the post you've been waiting for. If you have the PDC build of Whidbey at your disposal and you find the debugging experience to be a bit lacking, the following is just for you...
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    Can't Wait? Debugger Visualization on VS 2003

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    Can't wait for Visual Studio 2005 to get some rich data visualization while debugging? If you haven't already seen these, check 'em out. I admit that I haven't tried them myself, but people appear to be using them... XML Visualizer - supports lots...
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    Beta 2 and Debugger Visualizers

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    Howard Van Rooijen recently emailed me about the XML Debugger Visualizer he's developing, wondering about upcoming changes to the API in Beta2. First let's talk about Howard's visualizer. It looks quite flashy and cool - at least check out the screenshots...
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    Chat: The Visual Studio Debugger, July 28th @ 1pm Pacific Time

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    The Visual Studio Debugger "Do you have some burning questions or comments about SQL, C#, VB, C++, or script debugging support in Visual Studio? Want to know more about Visual Studio 2005's enhanced datatips, improved interop debugging, Managed Debugging...
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    More TechEd 2005 C# Team Content: DEV340 and DEV341

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    Two powerpoint files have been posted. The first is the slides for DEV340 , a session about the enhancements to Visual C# in version 2.0. The second PPT contains the slides for DEV341 , which covers the new C# IDE features in Visual Studio 2005. Unfortunately...
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    Chat: C# Team - Tech-Ed 2005 Wrapup, June 16th @ 1pm Pacific Time

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    C# Team - Tech-Ed 2005 Wrapup "Tech-Ed 2005 is June 5th through 10th. A number of sessions were given by the C# team on the language (DEV340), IDE (DEV341), and debugger (DEV370). Come join us for a Tech-Ed wrapup chat - whether you had questions at the...
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    Chat: The C# IDE, February 23rd @ 1pm Pacific Time

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    Let's talk about new features, or let's talk about how to better use features you already know about. The team will be there - pick their brains! The C# IDE Code snippets, enhanced intellisense, type colorization, refactoring, improved code navigation...
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    TechEd 2005 Content: DEV370 (with Mystery Visualizer)

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    Well, here's the session I did at TechEd. As a refresher, the session title is "Microsoft Visual Studio 2005: Debugging Smart Client Applications with Visual Studio 2005." This complete package has the PPT, the solution and a demo script. Check out the...
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    The C# Language, January 26th @ 1pm Pacific Time

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    The C# Language "Want to know more about anonymous delegates in C# 2.0, or our design rationale for them? Have some questions about our current thinking on C# 3.0? Perhaps you'd like to share your ideas with other C# users or the C# language team. Join...
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    Chat: The C# IDE, January 12th @ 1pm Pacific Time

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    The C# IDE "Code snippets, enhanced intellisense, type colorization, refactoring, improved code navigation, metadata as source, Edit and Continue! There are so many great new C# IDE features in Visual Studio 2005 - there's a lot to talk about! Or perhaps...
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