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Archive for August, 2003

October 20, 2013 / No Comment

To make generic tests robust enough to run for all developers on your team and on the build server, you are likely going to want to avoid hard coding the path to the executable.  To do this successfully, you need to have a list of all the environment variables that are available when the test […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, ALM, Blog, C#, Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2012 Presenter Mode

November 9, 2012 / 1 Comment

For those of us frequently presenting, we are faced with having to switch to presenter fonts by changing the font size for multiple different display items on the Environment->Fonts and Colors Options dialog or (if we are looking for an adequate but not optimal solution) simple changing the zoom level.  Of course, when we get […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Visual Studio

Deleting Moldy Shelvesets

October 20, 2012 / 1 Comment

If you have had a Team Foundation Server (TFS) instance running for any significant length of time you undoubtedly have old shelvesets lying around from other developers (surely you wouldn’t have done this) that have long ago expired and although moldy, they have not disintegrated. Consider cleaning them up using the following short PowerShell script […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, PowerShell, TFS

Removing Duplicate Entries from %PATH%

June 30, 2012 / 2 Comments

As developers, we frequently end up with duplicate entries in our path. From the command line you can clean up your path using pathman.exe. Here’s a PowerShell Script to find the duplicates and remove them using Pathman.exe: $extraPath=(($path.Split(“`;”) | group | ?{$_.Count -gt 1}).Values | %{$_[0]} pathman.exe /ru $extrapath Disclaimer: Works for us.

AUTHOR: CATEGORY: PowerShell, Windows

IntelliTect Presents at the Seattle Code Camp 2012

June 15, 2012 / No Comment

Asynchronous Programming with C# 5.0 – Mark Michaelis In C# 5.0 there is really only one significant syntax addition – support for asynchronous programming that is embedded into the language. In this session we go over the is and is-nots of what C# 5.0 enables in the way of parallel processing – both for the […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, C#, Headlines, PowerShell

GIST: Windows Server “8” Administrative Experience

April 3, 2012 / No Comment

There are several items that deserve highlighting from Erin Chapple’s post (via Jeffry Snover) titled, “Rocking the Windows Server “8” Administrative Experience”.  Here’s my gist: Administration designed for one a single-role centric view to a multi-server view of the environment.  The result is that rather than administer a role on a particular server you will […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Headlines, PowerShell, Windows

Leveraging the CallerMemberName Attribute for INotifyPropertyChanged/INotifyPropertyChanging’s Events

March 16, 2012 / No Comment

 

 

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#

Turning on Continuous Testing in Visual Studio 11

March 2, 2012 / No Comment

The new unit testing explorer support has a new unit test explorer has a Run dropdown for selecting which text to execute (see Figure 1). In addition, Visual Studio 11 supports continuous testing – automatically running your tests every time you compile your code.  However, as shown in Figure 1, the option to enable continuous […]

AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#, Visual Studio

New Attributes for Trace/Logging Information in .NET 4.5

March 2, 2012 / No Comment

There is a new set of .NET attributes in .NET 4.5 to help with gathering trace information.  Before .NET 4.5, tracing the line number, member name, and source file name required using the stack trace in combination with the PDB files.  In .NET 4.5, however, there is a new mechanism for doing this using attributes […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, C#

Installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on the Windows Build Samsung Galaxy Slate

March 1, 2012 / No Comment

If you copy the Windows 8 Consumer Preview directly to a USB key and run Setup.exe you are likely to see a dialog indicating you need 20 GB of disk space and, obviously, there is no such availability on the tablet given the previous Windows 8 Developer Preview install.   Windows 8 20 GB Required […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Windows

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