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StyleCop — It’s like FxCop for source code


The following page is the future blog site for a "CheckStyle" like tool. http://blogs.msdn.com/sourceanalysis/ Microsoft uses this internally and it will be released at a future date, the product is called StyleCop.  Let’s hope it gets released soon. Discussion on MS forums: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=886063&SiteID=1

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Custom Code Analysis Rules


We were recently asked to extend the Code Analysis rules for Visual Studio.  Here is an example I prepared for a demo which I have to show how an organization can add their own custom rules to FxCop.  The assembly can then be deployed to your developers and can also be deployed to your Visual […]

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Heroes happen {here} – Hands On Lab Manuals


  Just a reminder, we have two events this week related to the Heroes Happen {Here} 2008 Technical Readiness Tour and here they are — Register if you haven’t already: Heroes Happen Here – Community Connection Event (Ottawa) Wednesday April 09, 2008 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time Fenn Lounge, 227 Residence Commons – […]

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HP Blackbird 002 PC


  This desktop looks awesome, talk about the Ultimate PC, it can be outfitted with a Intel Core2 Quad-Core CPU and 10,000 RPM SATA drives, and it can even hold 5TB of internal storage. Don’t mind me if I drool on for a while….you owe it to yourself to check it out.  Wish I had […]

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Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 Hotfix


This hotfix addresses the following issues: HTML Source View Performance Design View Performance HTML Editing JavaScript Editing Website Build Performance You can download the hotfix from the Microsoft Connect site here.  You can get more detail regarding what was fixed from the Visual Web Developer Team blog. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2008, Visual Web Developer […]

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Visual Studio 2008 Add-ons you’ll want to install


Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax Templates Web Deployment Projects Silverlight 1.1 tools ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools If you’ve got a Team Foundation Server you might want to install these as well: Team Foundation Server Power Tools Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider  Team Explorer 2008 I put this […]

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Storyboard Designer – A Visual Studio Shell application sample


If you have been looking for a StoryBoarding tool you might want to check out this project on CodePlex which integrates into the Visual Studio IDE. Storyboard Designer – A Visual Studio Shell application sample

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A developer’s strayings : Don’t let IE local cache drive you crazy!


  This is a great blog post for web developers, and also one of the reasons I use the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar and set the option Cache | Always Refresh from Server as I have been burned by this issue myself before. A developer’s strayings : Don’t let IE local cache drive you crazy! […]

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ASP.NET Web.config Editor (Free)


  Check out this utility from ASPhere.  I found out about it from Robert Shelton’s blog post.

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Visual Studio 2005/2008 Compatibility Matrix


  Check out Grant Holliday’s blog post.

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