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Posts Tagged ‘Visual Studio 2008’

WinDebug quick start tutorial

This reference tutorial will help you grasp the power of WinDebug debugging tool and quickly start using it in your daily development tasks. So, before we start, let me explain what WinDbg is. WinDbg is a multipurpose debugger for Microsoft Windows, distributed on the web by Microsoft. It can be used to debug user mode applications, drivers, and the operating system itself in kernel mode. It is a GUI application, but has little in common with the more well-known, but less powerful, Visual Studio Debugger. WinDbg can be used for debugging kernel-mode memory dumps, created after what is commonly called […]

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 WPF Designer Crash

I’m at it again. Yesterday when working on a simplistic WPF form for a user profile configuration scenario, Visual Studio did it again with a bang, crashing in all it’s glory when switching to designer view. What solved the problem? Well… Erasing the solution .suo file so that the IDE doesn’t crash on startup if, by any chance, a xaml document is open in design view, and installing the following hotfix made available by Microsoft: KB963035 – VS2008 SP1 sometimes hangs irretrievably after WPF Designer This hotfix relates to the Visual Studio IDE hanging, not crashing. But nevertheless It can […]

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VS 2008 Sp1 Silent Crash Of Death

Well, I’ve heard of this bug before, but never had the unfortunate displeasure of experiencing it. Two days ago I started having problems when opening my Shell.xaml file, on a CWPF-based solution (hence the name, by the way). When I dbl clicked the xaml file, the split designer/xaml tab showed up, started loading the designer part (the usual message appears – “Press ESC to cancel”) and suddenly, VS closed silently, discarding any changes I’ve made that far… Pretty neat huh? This has never happened to me before, and this xaml file had no special code written on it. In fact, as the […]

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New ADO.NET Providers for the Entity Framework

Devart, formerly known as Core Lab) just released a new version of their ADO.NET providers, now with full support for .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. From what I’ve read, they are the first to do so! Devart is a software development company specializing in native connectivity solutions and development tools for the most popular databases, including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, InterBase, Firebird, and SQLite. Check their announcement here.

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CopySourceAsHtml for Visual Studio 2008

For all the bloggers out there who share the passion of software technologies and provide code samples in their web content, here’s a hint for you: it’s called CopySource as HTML. It’s a Visual Studio 2008 Addon that copies your source code as HTML, ready to paste into your blog posts. Here’s the result:    43         ///    44         /// Gets the title for the article categories.    45         ///    46         /// The article collection.    47         public static string ArticleCollection    48         {    49             get    50             {    51                 return GetSafeConfig(“ArticleCollection”, “Article Categories”);    52     […]

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