Use your desktop’s keyboard to type in textboxes while checking apps in Emulator for Windows Phone. This is very handy when you do not have touch feature enabled and need to type a lot.
Ctrl + PAGE UP
Now my Emulator is Nokia Lumia 800 Blue
Download it from http://wp7emuskinswitcher.codeplex.com/
Amazing ride and pleased to be able to post this 500th post here. I started back in 2006 at MSDN.It took unusually long though but got it. Thank you all my readers who has been inspiring me so far.
Stat counter from 2007 for http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wriju/
Some of my post become so popular
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Thank you God and love you all. Keep reading.
Visual Studio 11 Solution Explorer item selection opens the file in editor. Once you select another file it will close the previous one and open the new one on the editor. You do not have to keep double clicking the file to open on editor if you are actually not editing a file.
In Visual Studio 11 you have an option to view things like SQL Server Management Studio (unlike Server Explorer)
This opens window like,
Visual Studio 11 now updates through Extension Manager. Clean approach indeed
The EF 5 sample is available for download from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Entity-Framework-Sample-6a9801d0#content
This contains source to help you understand the extensibility feature of with source code.
I have been missing the great UI of Visual Studio 2010 in Visual Studio 11. Finally some of the feedbacks are being incorporated and RC UI is changing heavily.
Some of the clips (from Visual Studio Blog)
And few of the icons has color
Obsolete Types in the .NET Framework 4.5 Beta http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh419162(VS.110).aspx
Obsolete Members in the .NET Framework 4.5 Beta http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh419161(VS.110).aspx
You can monitor Windows Azure Hosted Services using Visual Studio Server Explorer. You can add new hosted services if you have the certificate locally installed along with the X509 counter part upload to the portal.
I am pleased to announce that I will be delivering the talk for Microsoft Partners on Managing, Debugging, and Monitoring Windows Azure
Target Audience: Professional Developer Level: 200-300 Content Type: Technical
Good to have working knowledge of Visual Studio 2010 and C#.
Windows Azure offers a number of ways to deploy code. Attend this session to learn which one to choose! This workshop will help you understand the Windows Azure deployment and management model. Discover how to monitor your services and any caveats that might apply. We will also discuss how to troubleshoot your services in the cloud.
Resources before you join
Windows Azure Service Management REST API Reference
Troubleshooting and Debugging in Windows Azure
Diagnostics and Debugging in Windows Azure
Monitoring a Windows Azure Application
Managing Hosted Services in Windows Azure
Administering Windows Azure Hosted Services
Managing Subscriptions, Storage Accounts, and Affinity Groups in the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal
Deploying a Windows Azure Service
Managing Upgrades to the Windows Azure Guest OS
Managing Certificates in Windows Azure
Identifying Status Messages in the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal
Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlet Reference
Collecting Logging Data by Using Windows Azure Diagnostics
Using Visual Studio 2010 Server Explorer you can manage the Windows Azure Storage and Hosted Services. By default the development storage is added. If you want to add the live storage you can add them by selecting that node and right clicking
Then add the required information.
In Visual Studio 2011 you can pin the most used files.
Now in Visual Studio 2011 you can filter the error list based on the open document. So it will show you only those errors which are part of the currently focused file.
In Visual Studio 2011 you can search in the error list. Pretty cool.
In Visual Studio 2011 you can search within Toolbox and this is contains search (“%%”)
Visual Studio 2011 Quick Launch enables you to search within Menu, Toolbox, Open Document. It also has a feature of “Most Recently Used” option.
You can check the option to set where it will search and this can be extended.
I do not use anything but NuGet to associate EntityFramework dll to my project. Here are some of the version specific commands
PM> Install-Package EntityFramework–Pre
PM> Install-Package EntityFramework -Version 4.3.1
PM> Install-Package EntityFramework -Version 22.214.171.124
PM> Install-Package EntityFramework -Version 4.1.10715.0
Now in EF 5 designer you can color code the entity to differentiate the category. Data Access is now more colorful
EF5 edmx designer now will highlight the related properties and navigation properties once the association bar is selected. You know who all ganged.
Now in EF5 we can import all stored procedure to function at one shot. This is a great pleasure indeed. No more individual import one by one.
New and updated MSDN License guide is available for download http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=13350
Check what is not working and the information is live at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/service-dashboard/?WT.mc_id=cmp_pst001_blg_post0063
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This also shows the updated status.
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Virtual Labs
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Virtual Labs