Archive For The “Visual Studio” Category

Book Review: .NET 4.5 Parallel Extensions Cookbook

Here’s my quick review of a new book, .NET 4.5 Parallel Extensions Cookbook by Bryan Freeman. .NET 4.5 Parallel Extensions Cookbook (Paperback) .NET 4.5 Parallel Extensions Cookbook (Kindle) The book launches straight in to fairly long code examples, so it would be best if you’ve already got some basic experience using Tasks. The book’s chapters […]

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Does your Visual Studio run slow?

Recently I’ve been getting pretty annoyed by my Visual Studio 2008, which has been taking longer and longer to do my favorite menu item, Window > Close All Documents. Today was the last straw — I decided 20 seconds to close four C# editor windows really isn’t acceptable for a machine with four gigs of […]

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Visual Studio: TFS or SVN?

You may have heard of the TFS MVP fiasco being talked about over the past couple of days. Aside from demonstrating how not to disagree with comments on your blog, it raised a favourite old question for .NET developers using Visual Studio: which is better — Team Foundation Server or Subversion? Functionally, I find both […]

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Why I don’t like MSTest…

Just got this dialog while running some unit tests with Visual Studio 2008′s built-in test runner: wtf?

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Getting SQL Server 2008 database projects in VS 2008 SP1

So, it seems Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008 adds some support for SQL Server 2008, in that you can now connect and browse SQL Server 2008 servers in the Server Explorer. This’ll let you do cool stuff like generate code with LINQ to SQL, but there’s one important feature missing: Where’s the SQL […]

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