New For VS2005 – Abstract Stub Generation

Visual Studio 2005 includes a new feature to generate stubs for methods in an abstract base class. Here’s an example of how it works. Suppose you want to create a class called MyDerivedClass that inherits from an abstract class called MyAbstractClass:   Before Visual Studio 2005, you would have had to look up and then…

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VS 2005 IDE Tour

Karen Liu, a C# IDE program manager recently sent me the specs for all of the new C# IDE features in Visual Studio 2005. As part of my rampup as the new C# PUM, I plan to make my way through this list and blog about some of the more interesting changes. Watch this space for articles…

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Home Automation Part 1 – Burning $200 of propane

I like to use my knowledge of technology to solve problems outside of work. In this series I explain how I used C# and the Internet to remotely monitor a propane stove in my cabin. While reading about my adventures you will learn about C#, embedded technology, regular expressions, databases, web servers, web cams and…

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Welcome

Hi. I’m Michael Hopcroft, the new Product Unit Manager for Visual C#. I started the job a few weeks ago and this is my first blog post. Working with the C# team is a dream job for me. I’ve liked C# since the day it came out and used it extensively in my previous job…

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