VS2005 SP1 is out the door!

Yes folks, it’s ready. Get it while it’s still hot from the oven. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/vs2005sp1/default.aspx

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Rico talks about adding performance data to method signatures

http://blogs.msdn.com/ricom/archive/2006/12/11/avoiding-coding-pitfalls-with-performance-signatures.aspx  This is a very interesting article, is it possible that something as simple* as IntelliSense can help you write faster code? Tag method signatures with ‘light, medium or heavy’ and then simply don’t ever call a heavierweight method than the one you are implementing. It’s a start. The really interesting part is that Rico hopes…

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Visual Studio hangs while saving files

If you are experiencing slowness with saving files in VS2005, it may be related to opening files/projects stored an network locations.  In any ASP.Net project, saving (or auto-recover) stalls Visual Studio for around 1 minute.  I’ve had to disable Auto-Recover to prevent being stalled for a minute in the middle of a thought, and fixing…

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Visual Studio on Windows Vista

I just found this link in email, and thought it would prove handy to you lucky MSDN subscribers who already have Vista: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa948853.aspx Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time on the upcoming service pack and Vista patch, and I think that you’ll be happy with what we’ve fixed. [Fixed link, Live Writer abbreviated…

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More VS2005 keybinding information: Build.BuildOnlyProject and Build.BuildSelection

There are a very large number of commands in Visual Studio 2005, and some of them operate in ways that are subtle, and quick to anger. http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=224080 If Build.BuildOnlyProject doesn’t seem to do what you want, then you might want to look at rebinding to Build.BuildSelection.  

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Is there a way to change VS 2005 bookmark navigation to restrict it to the current document?

This came up on one of the internal mailing lists. Is there a way to restrict Ctrl+K, Ctrl+P (Previous bookmakr) and Ctrl+K, Ctrl+N (Next bookmark) to the current file in VS2005? Dave Bartolomeo came up with this answer: In the keyboard settings under Tools|Options, bind Ctrl+K, Ctrl+P to Edit.PreviousBookmarkInDocument, and Ctrl+K, Ctrl+N to Edit.NextBookmarkInDocument, instead of the…

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Why doesn’t Visual Studio respond to keypresses?

Has Visual Studio 2005 stopped responding to arrow keys, do shortcut keys not work anymore? Only alphanumeric keys work? This is caused by a bug in the keybindings code, but fortunately there is an easy workaround. From a command prompt, run devenv /resetuserdata. This will cause all of your user settings to be reset, but you…

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Does the convenience of your blogging tool make a difference?

Here’s hoping that it does. I’ve been a pretty lazy blogger recently, but I’ve got what I view as a pretty reasonable excuse: I’m getting married. Hopefully things settle down a bit before the wedding and I’m able to get some time to work on a series of posts I’ve been thinking about. Until then,…

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What to do if VS crashes without showing the Watson dialog

These steps are modified from instructions sent out by Paul Harrington, a dev lead on the VS Tools Platform team: Unfortunately there are scenarios where a VS crash will NOT result in a Watson dump. Some situations where this can occur: Bug causes a stack overflow and memory cannot be allocated for Watson Some CRT…

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Windows Live Local fun…

http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=47.637604~-122.133257&style=h&lvl=15&scene=3730001&trfc=1. Keep up with traffic outside building 41 on Microsoft campus. There are also new maps for the UK and Canada, which is very nice for this transplanted Vancouverite.

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