Category Archives: Visual Studio

PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2010

The RTM for PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2010 has just shipped! I found this an invaluable tool in VS 2008 and it’s good to have it back. Download If you’ve not used it before, below is a summary of what … Continue reading

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Debugging Outlook 2010 Add-ins with Visual Studio 2010

I’m using the Office 2010 RC and VS 2010 RC1. There is an odd change in behaviour when trying to step into an Outlook 2010 Add-in from VS2010. Using VS2008, I set Outlook as the external program to start, set … Continue reading

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Upgrading Code — Tackling Code Analysis in Visual Studio 2010 (Part 2)

Read Part 1 first. Please note that this is all base on a non-RTM build of Visual Studio 2010, so you may get different mileage out of the final product.   As mentioned in Part 1, the ‘CA1062: Validate arguments … Continue reading

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Team Foundation Server goes Mainstream — VS 2010 Pricing

To use TFS with Visual Studio 2008 / 2005, you had to get hold of a second installer (Team Explorer) which if I remember correctly was not free at first, then was made freely available. You install it and then … Continue reading

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Upgrading Code — Tackling Code Analysis in Visual Studio 2010 (Part 1)

Please note that this is all base on a non-RTM build of Visual Studio 2010, so you may get different mileage out of the final product. Work has started on creating a version of the MSBuild Extension Pack targeted at … Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 VM Factory

Take a look at this new project on CodePlex if you are or plan to use virtualisation with VS/TFS Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 VM Factory “The purpose of this project is to build prescriptive guidance around … Continue reading

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Power Commands for Visual Studio 2010

[Update: 27 April 2010 — RTM now available http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/e5f41ad9-4edc-4912-bca3-91147db95b99 ] Moving to VS2010 felt like a step backwards in some respects as it doesn’t implement many of the great productivity enhancements that the Power Commands for Visual Studio 2008 offered. The good … Continue reading

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