How To: Access a VSS6.0 Db via HTTP

Yes, you can use drive mapping to connect to a VSS db remotely. I must warn you though, this is an interesting hack but it’s slower than a dead banana slug on a wet Seattle morning. If you want to do any work on the files in a VSS 6.0 or earlier database from home, do yourself a favor and connect…

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Groove Toolkit for Visual Studio .NET (but not 2003)

A month ago, I caved in to peer pressure 😉 and installed Groove on my test machine, just to check it out.  Wow.  What a tight product.  It’s intuitive, sets up flawlessly, and sports a beautiful user interface.  The help is well-balanced, instructive, and updates from the Web on demand. Also, the C# API reference…

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Blogregator: VS.NET Start Page Custom Tab

Over the weekend, I wrote a C# class that generates custom tabs for the Online Resources portion of the Start Page based on a whitepaper by Eli Murray and Jonathan Gordon, Customizing the VS.NET 2003 Start Page.  I call the tab “My Blogs” or simply, The Bloggregator.  When you open the tab, the underlying xml ‘tab definition file’ is…

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A Few Good Books

Books my friends have published recently. All recommended without reservations (well, perhaps I should mention that Craig’s book fails to document how to create custom tabs for the VS Start Page, and it should!) Listed by pubdate. PocketPC Network Programming by Steve Makofsky. Inside Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 by Craig Skibo and friends. Microsoft ASP.NET Web…

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