A Few of My Favorite Things…in Visual Studio 2010

Since my last post I’ve switched from Visual Studio 2008/.Net 3.5 to VS 2010/.Net 4.0 for most of my day-to-day work.  I haven’t had time to explore them thoroughly, but there are a couple of things that I really like. The first is that optional parameters have been added to C#.  There haven’t been many…

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AssemblyFileVersionAttribute and AssemblyVersionAttribute: A subtle difference

The AssemblyInfo.cs file generated by Visual Studio contains the following lines: // Version information for an assembly consists of the // following four values://// Major Version// Minor Version // Build Number// Revision//// You can specify all the values or you can default the Build // and Revision Numbers// by using the ‘*’ as shown below://…

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Visual Studio Tip of the Day

  I want to give a quick shout-out to Sara Ford and Zain Naboulsi for their great Visual Studio tips.  If you use VS in your day-to-day work, you owe it to yourself to browse these blogs: there’s sure to be a thing or five that will save you time and effort.  I believe there…

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Poor Man’s Guide Lines for Visual Studio’s Windows Forms Editor

  The custom control I’ve been working on required drawing custom shapes on each side of the control.  The shapes needed to be the same size and I was sure that one was a couple of pixels shorter than the other, but it was difficult to tell with the naked eye.  I was wishing that…

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