Turning on Continuous Testing in Visual Studio 11

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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 testing doesn’t appear from the […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#, Visual Studio

Team Foundation Server 11 Support Advanced SMTP Settings

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February 29, 2012 / No Comment

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 11 supports SMTP Settings as shown in the following screen shot.
As shown in the screen capture, it even supports a Certificate Thumbprint.
As a result, you can configure gmail as your email server for Team Foundation Server: smtp.gmail.com, Port 465, Enable SSL.

AUTHOR: CATEGORY: TFS, Uncategorized

Visual Studio 11 Search Everywhere

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February 29, 2012 / No Comment

One feature new to Visual Studio 11 that you will wonder how you managed without (perhaps instead you wondered why it was missing from Visual Studio for so long) is the concept of “Search Everywhere.”  In Visual Studio 11 search is now supported for the following:

Solution Explorer*
Add Reference*
Integrated Quick Find*
New Test Explorer
Error List
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Visual Studio

Visual Studio 11 IDE Productivity Improvements

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February 29, 2012 / No Comment

In Visual Studio 11, there is a set of IDE productivity improvements that developers across all platforms and languages already be familiar with because earlier versions of them were available in an update for Visual Studio 2010 under the name Productivity Power Tools.  In post we review several of these enhancements.
In Visual Studio 11 Solution Explorer has been revamped […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Visual Studio