SYSK 379: Visual Studio 2010 Add-In for Managing Configuration Files Across Environments

This is an update to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/irenak/archive/2009/12/16/sysk-375-visual-studio-add-in-for-managing-configuration-files-across-environments.aspx. The provided code is upgraded for Visual Studio 2010, and also now supports nested projects (e.g. a project that is a container for other projects). To deploy, copy ConfigAddIn.AddIn to C:\Users\YourLoginName\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Addins folder.   Open it in a text editor, and update the path to where you put ConfigAddIn.dll…

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SYSK 375: Visual Studio Add-In for Managing Configuration Files Across Environments

One of common customer questions/requests I get is about industry best practices and recommendations on managing configuration file settings when deploying code across environments.    There are several options to change different configuration settings in web.config file based on whether the application is in a DEV, QA, STAGE or PROD environment, and, based on my…

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SYSK 372: TFS – Enforcing Comments on Check-In & Violations Query

As many web sites point out, TFS uses policies to implement a requirement that developers provide comments when checking in code. The policy must be deployed to each developer (client machines).  The Team Foundation Server Power Tools include the Changeset Comments Policy, which allows you to verify that the Comments text box in the Check…

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