WSCF 0.4 “Web services Contract-First, for real”

We featured the WsContractFirst Add-In in an earlier post, but Christian let me know they have a much improved release of WSCF now.  Check out the walkthrough for complete details. New Features in v0.4 (compared to v0.3): WSDL creation wizard Abstracts away WSDL details. WSDL conforms to WS-I BP 1.0 recommendations. Only Doc/literal support One…

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Free Visual Studio Partner Product DVD

I should have covered this a long time ago, but I was reminded today by Brian that we offer a free VSIP partner product DVD. I can’t tell from the site which ones are the full versions and which ones are only demos, but it doesn’t cost much to find out.   More Details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/extend/partnerdvd/…

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Poor Man’s Bracket Matching Macro

David sent me mail about his “Poor Man’s Bracket Matching Macro“.  (Click link for Macro Code) From his site: “I usually assign it to CTRL + 9 key combination. Now, go to your source and put caret before or after any bracket. Press CTRL + 9. Matching bracket should appear bold for a second or…

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CodeShare Addin for your Enterprise

Nauman sent me mail about his latest VS Addin that can be used to share code snippets across your internal enterprise.  It looks pretty cool. – Josh Official Article: http://weblogs.asp.net/nleghari/articles/codeshareaddin.aspx “With this new plugin and setup instruction, you can share source code from websites into a central database and insert them into VS.NET using the…

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MZ-Tools 4.0 the “all-in-one” add-in for VS .Net 2002 and 2003

Via The Daily Grind “MZ-Tools 4.0 for Visual Studio .NET – I used MZ-Tools for VB6; it’s a great set of add-ins. I hadn’t realized that there was a version for VB .NET with such features as fast control name editing, some refactoring, private clipboards, autosave, an extensibility API, and much more. Licensing from $39.95…

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DevMetrics 2.0 Released: Software Metrics for C#

Dan, from Anticipating Minds, let me know that they have recently released version 2.0 of the tool we covered in June. For a bit of shameless self promotion I’ve included his mail in this post: “In May 2004, Anticipating Minds released devMetrics a free C# software metrics tool for Visual Studio .NET (and a command…

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Process Explorer from Sysinternals

I guess I never listed the Sysinternals tools here because I sort of assumed that even if you have been living under a rock while writing code you’ve been making use of these utilities. One of my favorites has always been the Process Explorer. It’s also the one that prompted Herman to send me the…

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Xaml Viewer for Whidbey

Gaston Milano posted a VSIP based Xaml viewer for Whidbey. “Features: Right click in xaml files to call to the viewer. Switch from viewer to associated file Show errors in output window and task list, so you can go to the line with double click. Call the viewer directly from View\Other Windows\Xaml Viewer Text to…

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VBCommenter for XML Comment Generation in VS .Net 2003

A personal entry for me.  Today I reached the end of my intended roadmap and released version 1.2 of the VBCommenter addin.  The VBCommenter is an addin for VS 2003 that gives you the ability to automatically generate XML comment headers in the VB .NET editor similar to what the C# editor automatically generates. It will…

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Guidelines – a hidden feature for the Visual Studio Editor

By popular request… Guidelines are visible column indicators for the VS Editor.  For more info on how to enable them, check out http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford/archive/2004/11/15/257953.aspx Note:  I’ve spent lots of cycles testing these on Visual Studio 2005 Beta.  I’ve done very limited tested on Visual Studio .NET 2003 and haven’t done any testing with these on Visual…

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