Craig Skibo's WebLog

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May, 2004

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About Craig Skibo's WebLog

Craig's blog discusses topics related to Visual Studio, particularly the programmability models (VSIP an Automation), as well as whatever is on his mind for that day.

Craig has worked with developer tools at Microsoft for over 10 years, first on the Visual C++ 4.1 IDE, to today on the next version of Visual Studio.

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    Sample chapter

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    There is now a sample chapter from our book available for free download. If you do not have the book , or just want a PDF version, you can download it here .
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    Upgrading automation code from VS 2003, and building Add-ins in the VS 2005 May Tech Preview

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    If you are trying to build Add-ins with the May Tech Preview of VS 2005 (the version we handed out at TechEd), you may run into a few bugs with the code generated by the wizard. There are a few easy workarounds to these bugs to make the wizard work again...
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    What would you like to see?

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    At TechEd, we will be holding a Cabana session (we are calling it a cook off) where we will present a menu of possible tools for VS (Add-ins, macros, VSIP packages, etc.), then let the audience decide which ones we should build. We will then build them...
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    TechEd – Day 1 & 2

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    After some initial technical problems, I finally got my internet connection working in my hotel room. A few things I have learned through all my travels: The internet connection almost never works For some unknown reason, my hotel is always next...
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    Keep those troublesome Add-ins from loading

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    If you have written more than the basic hello world Add-in, you probably have run into problem where you wrote some bad code (hey, it happens to everyone) and the Add-in was set to load on startup. Then, when you start VS , the bad code (such as using...
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    My TechEd 2004 Schedule

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    I will be participating in two scheduled events at TechEd this year. I will also be working at a booth that we will have on the showroom floor, and as usual, I will be roaming around and free to talk to anyone who stops me (last year at PDC I was up until...
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    Were off to see the TechEd, the wonderful TechEd of San Diego.

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    The slides have been prepared, the demo code has been written, reservations made, and the bags are packed. Tomorrow I will be arriving in San Diego for this year’s TechEd. For those of you attending, we would like to invite you to the two talks...
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    Who are you?

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    The Visual Studio group has started an initiative to try and get to know you, the users of VS . We are trying to get pictures of our customers and a short bit of information to put up on the wall so that when we walk past, we are reminded of the people...
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    TechEd – Day 3

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    Two talks scheduled, two talks completed. We started the day with a “Cabana” session at 8:30am. I really liked this format, and we may do it more often. Ken stood in front of the group, giving demos of third party products, showing off what...
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    TechEd Day 4 & 5

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    Thursday I did my interview with MSDN TV. I am not sure when it will be posted, but I will let you know. I also wandered around the showroom floor, talking with the exhibitors in the expo hall. While I was walking past one booth (I believe it was for...
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