My latest in a series of the weekly, or more often, summary of interesting links I come across related to Visual Studio. Sorry about the long pause between posts. That work thing just got in the way too much.
Miguel de Icaza announced that Mono 2.4 and MonoDevelop 2.0 have been released.
Brian Lagunas posted an article explaining how to Analyze performance issues in your WPF application with WPFPerf.
Ben Scheirman explained how to add a context menu to Windows Explorer to create new VS solutions.
The Web Developer Tool Team posted a summary of Silverlight Tips of the Day – Week 12.
US ISV Developer Evangelism Team:
- Tool Analyzes Your Crashes to Determine Security Exploits
- Leverage Web Technologies for Windows Mobile with Mobile Widgets
- Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 Ships
- Getting Started with Live Tools for Visual Studio
Daniel Moth wrote on Measuring performance under Visual Studio.
Tips from the Web Developer Tools Team:
- Tip #45: Did you know…How to change the DynamicData folder location?
- Tip #46: Did you know… that Web Deployment “migrate” operation is “sync” operation with all migration rules enabled?
- Tip #47 Did you know… that front page script remote debugging requires turning off IE’s Enhanced Security Configuration in windows 2003 and windows 2008?
- Tip #48 Did you know… that IIS7 application pool’s “Ping” settings may affect IIS7 based website or application debugging?
- Tip #49 Did you know… how to set the editor to always place open braces on new line for functions in JScript?
- Tip #50: Did you know…How to absolute position the controls in Visual Studio Designer?
- Tip #51 Did you know… how to use VS2005 to debug with IE8?
Brain Harry posted a Team System 2010 Overview.
Somasegar posted an overview of the Expression Blend 3 Preview.
New on Visual Studio Gallery:
- Telerik OpenAccess ORM
- Telerik WebUI Test Studio
- WCF Debugger Visualizers Tool
- RADvolution Designer 2009 – Visual Studio RAD tool
- What I’m coding
<Shameless self promotion> The product I’ve been working on for a while was just released. The product is called Reference Assistant and it is a VS extension that integrates with both 2005 and 2008. It has a lot of features to help automatically setup project reference paths and has the ability to parse configuration files for some of the popular IoC containers and let you know if any errors exist in type information (all at design time rather than runtime). Any missing implied references are pointed out and any conflicts among versions are displayed. We are looking for feedback and there is introductory pricing for the next month. Many additional features are already planned for the future but any requests are welcome. </Shameless self promotion>