Visual Studio Tip #2: Pin your data tips

Most people know that when you are debugging, you can hover the mouse over a variable in your code and the tool tip will provide you the current value. For example, if I hover over the “uri” variable below it shows me that it’s current content is “http://azure.microsoft.com/” That is very helpful, but what if…

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Live fx Helper Class

Everyone seems to have their own Live fx helper class. I use one myself to cleanup the sample code that I build to demonstrate functionality or to reproduce reported problems. In the past in the forums I’ve just put a little caveat into discussion to ignore that section of the code because it is indeed…

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Local LOE and Fiddler woe

Fiddler and the Live fx Resource Browser are the dynamic duo that debug my Live Framework applications. Recently I started doing some things that were specific to the local Live Operating Environment (LOE) and  Fiddler doesn’t do that by default. In order to use Fiddler with a local port you have to put it in…


Cleaning up my mesh

After working with the Live Framework for a while I tended to accumulate a lot of random Mesh Objects as I build little samples to test this or that. I was just leaving these laying around but it was starting to clutter my account. And since the objects order is not the same on each…


Large web site project vs Visual Studio

So I discovered a limit in Visual Studio. It apparently doesn’t handle 1.4 GB of data in 40,000 files in a web site very well. I killed the process after it was "Validating the web site…" for over an hour. I finally figured out I needed to build a smaller Deep Zoom image for testing…


Silverlight debugging tip

I’m building a Deep Zoom application and have been frustrated when it often has some stupid bug (my own of course) and the whole app just disappears. Eventually I realized a quick and dirty snippet I plan to drop into every future Silverlight app. Its not a replacement for the debugger, but its great when…

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