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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 10 Security Tab Changes

    Kris Makey, who works on the Visual Studio team, has written up a good blog post about the changes you’ll see on the security tab in Visual Studio 10 when it comes to editing permission sets .  He covers what the changes are, and some of the reasons why we worked with the Visual Studio team to make...
  • Blog Post: Column Guides in Visual Studio

    A lot of coding guidelines specify the maximum length for a line of code. For instance in the CLR, we like to keep lines of code under 110 characters long. Visual Studio has a feature which lets you display a vertical line at the column of your choosing to help visually see when a line is getting too...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Tip: Editing Project Files

    Earlier I mentioned tweaking project files -- something that a lot of people do just by opening the project file up in Notepad and tweaking it. Although it's a bit hard to discover, you can actually do this right within Visual Studio 2005, saving you from switching between applications, and more importantly...
  • Blog Post: Sharing a Strong Name Key File Across Projects

    v2.0 of the .NET Framework deprecated the use of the AssemblyKeyFileAttribute and AssemblyKeyContainerAttribute . Often times, these attributes were used to share a common key file across several projects. If you try to share key files using the Visual Studio 2005 <Browse ...> function on the...
  • Blog Post: SN v2.0 Works With PFX Files

    One enhancement to the v2.0 SN tool that may not get noticed right away is that it now has the ability to work with PKCS #12 PFX files in addition to SNK files. The logic here is that a self signed certificate stored in a PFX file is the moral equivalent of an SNK key, except that it gives you the added...
  • Blog Post: Debugging Lightweight CodeGen in VS

    Haibo just posted about his debugger visualizer for dynamic methods . This is a pretty sweet piece of code for anyone who uses lightweight code generation and needs to debug the code they've emitted. Basically it adds a visualizer to DynamicMethod objects that enables you to dump out the IL of that method...
  • Blog Post: New Security Features in Visual Studio 2005

    Brian Johnson has a new article on MSDN about New Security Features in Visual Studio 2005 . Definitely worth a read -- he covers a lot of area, from Application Verifier, to ClickOnce, to PermCalc, right on down to unit testing.
  • Blog Post: A Closer Look at the Simple Sandboxed AppDomain

    Yesterday we took a look at Whidbey's new Simple Sandboxing API . At first glance this API does seem relatively simple, however when you start to look closer at the AppDomain that is created for your sandboxed code, there are a few surprising properties. You might expect that under the covers this...
  • Blog Post: Profiling Signed Assemblies

    Ian Huff has an entry today about the problems you'll run into when using Visual Studio Team System to profile assemblies that have a strong name signature . He walks through the steps necessary to cause Visual Studio to resign your assemblies after they have been instrumented by the profiler. It's a...
  • Blog Post: Beta 2, Get Yer Beta 2

    As I'm sure most of you have seen by now, today we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and SQL Server 2005 April Community Tech Preview. The release is a huge step over the old beta 1 bits, and can be found on MSDN . One of the nicer aspects of the beta 2 help system is that it...
  • Blog Post: Finding Out The Current User in the Debugger

    Every once in a while, while debugging multi-threaded applications that do impersonation, it becomes useful to figure out the context that the current thread is running under. This is especially useful when debugging server scenarios where connections are farmed out to worker threads which begin their...
  • Blog Post: Whidbey's New SecurityException

    One of the more difficult things to debug with .NET 1.0 and 1.1 is the security exception. With these frameworks generally the only information that you got was the state of the failed permission. Due to the complexity of debugging security problems, most people just gave up and required that their code...
  • Blog Post: What Happens When My Application Throws An Unhandled Exception

    There are several different behaviors that can occur when a managed application throws an unhandled exception. The two most common are to bring up an error dialog box, or to pop up the Visual Studio Just In Time Debugger dialog box. The first behavior is the default when you install the CLR, but don...
  • Blog Post: ClickOnce Bootstrapper Manifest Generator

    David Guyer, from the VB.Net test team, has released his ClickOnce Bootstrapper Manifest Generator on GotDotNet . This tool allows you to generate manifests that describe any pre-requisites to install for a ClickOnce application. You can find more details in the Powertoys blog .
  • Blog Post: New Debugger Features for Whidbey

    Andy blogs about the new features in the Visual Studio 2005 debugger. Of all these, tracepoints seems the most exciting to me, although life will be made much easier with visualizers and the STL data display.
  • Blog Post: Whidbey Beta 1 Ships

    Well, we've finally released beta 1 of .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 . In adition to the beta 1 release, we've also announced Express SKUs for Visual C++, Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual J#, and SQL Server (as well as a web developer express SKU). The Express SKUs target students and people just learning...
  • Blog Post: Opening a command prompt for your project

    Sometimes while working with a VS.Net project, you need to run a command line tool, either on the sources or output of the project. VS provides an easy way to add a menu item that will open a command prompt in the target directory of your application, or in the source folder. In order to enable this...
  • Blog Post: Debugging the Debugger

    Min Kwan Park's blog was making the rounds of the various Microsoft blogs yesterday, but I thought I'd also post a link for anyone who missed it (and also so I can find it again easily in the future). He's posted a helpful checklist of things to try if you can't make the VS.Net debugger work properly...
  • Blog Post: Fun with the Visual Studio Find Combo Box

    It's interesting to note all the power of the find combo box in the Visual Studio command bar. It's easily one of the more useful controls I've ever used, yet it just sits there all quiet and unassuming. I've run into a lot of people who know one of two tricks that can be done in this box, so I thought...
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