April, 2004

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    And today we have selected blog reads by Dan and Shaykat...

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    Two days ago, Dan Fernandez, our marketing dude dropped by my office for a meeting. We got to joking around and in a flash of insight, I pulled up his blog and proceeded to read some of his blogs in my most plaintive, pleading voice. Luke was also in...
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    VS 2003 Tip #16: Free debuggers

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    Life at MS got busy all of a sudden so as a result I blogged less this week. To continue on my last post, the free debuggers we provide are Dbgclr and the command line cordbg. Windbg with sos.dll is a great third one too. The advantages of these debuggers...
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    VS 2003 Tip #16: Part I - Free debuggers

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    Quick - what are the two free managed debuggers that you can get in Everett (not counting VS 2003)? And if you do know the answer (which I'm fairly certain most do) why do you use them over VS 2003? Let me know what scenarios or why!
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    VS 2003 Tip #15: Attaching devenv to a process from the command line.

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    Ziv posted: “I've often wondered how to do the equivalent of "windbg -pn ProcessName" in VS.NET. Is it possible?” I dont know of a way to attach a devenv via a command line to a process by name, but I do know how to do it by Process ID...
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    Bug bounces

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    Our team is preparing for an upcoming ZBB or Zero Bug Bounce. This is where we try to get all our bugs opened 48 hours or greater fixed/resolved. This is a common good practice - to try to get your backlog of bugs on the product down, as you prep to ship...
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    VS 2003 Tip #14: Impress your friends with these two arcane tips :-)

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    Todays tips are more on the arcane side, but when used effectively at a demo, will elevate you to a semi-godlike status in they eyes of the audience:-) The first deals with attaching to an application to debug it. Sometimes you need to attach to an...
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    VS 2003 Tip #14: What are the requirements to debug a managed application?

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    Every now and then we get a question about debugging managed code with Visual Studio. It is a little confusing so I thought I'd shed some light on it in this post. A canonical example to use here is where you have a web server on some remote machine running...
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    VS 2003 Tip #13: Getting a connection string quickly

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    Often I will be writing some quick code to access a database, and I'll need to add a connection string to get this. Heres a quick way to get the connection string using VS: Open Server Explorer. Right click on Data connections and select “Add...
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    VS 2003 Tip #12: Better view of data in the debugger windows

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    In VS 2003 we did some things in C# to make viewing of data in the debugger easier. The first problem we had was that if you expanded a type, in the watch window, you would get an unsorted list of members. This was a pain if you were searching for...
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    Random stuff

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    I've been a little busy lately with various things happening. The MVP summit happened earlier this week. I actually got to meet a couple of our MVP's who I know by blogs/postings - Mahesh Chandramouli, Michael Giagnocavo, Nicholas Paldino, Mark Michaelis...
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