Consolas - a New Font for the Visual Studio 2005 Editor

Consolas, a cleartype font designed specifically for to make code more readable is now available for download for users of Visual Studio 2005 from the Microsoft Download Center.  Consolas is intended for use in programming environments and other circumstances where a monospaced font is specified. All characters have the same width, like old typewriters, making…

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First set of Power Toys for Visual Studio released by the Developer Solutions team

Check out the Developer Solutions team’s blog for the latest information on Power Toys for Visual Studio. MSBee MSBee is an addition to MSBuild that allows you to build managed apps in VS 2005 that target .NET 1.1. Download MSBuild Extras – Toolkit for .NET 1.1 “MSBee” Beta 1 Managed Stack Explorer MSE is a…

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HelpStudio Lite to Author Help Content in VS 2005

 From the MSDN Forums… The VS 2005 SDK contains a new tool for authoring Help and integrating it with VS 2005. The tool is called HelpStudio Lite. It is lightweight version of the full HelpStudio product, developed by Innovasys. HelpStudio Lite is recommended for anyone extending VS 2005 – for example, by creating add-ins, controls, or packages. …

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Snippy - Edit and Create VS 2005 Code Snippets

Via VS Editor Team: We have released a new powertoy Snippy.  It is a Code Snippet editor that will allow you to create new code snippets or modify existing ones.  Please let us know if you have any problems installing or using it.  There are two versions posted, one for the Beta2 version of the .NET…

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VS 2005 Wish - Use MSBuild for VC++ Projects without VCBuild???

This blog has been pretty quite of late and I would attribute that to many tool vendors ramping up plans around the upcoming release of VS 2005.  We at Microsoft are no exception. In the last few days I’ve heard of numerous “aftermarket solutions”/powertoys that I know you guys are going to love that go…

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gotdotnet CodeGallery for ongoing Sample Sharing and Development

Via Korby I am proud to announce the public release of CodeGallery, the newest member of the gotdotnet family. Gotdotnet.com is the community website where professional Windows and .NET developers from around the world can contribute and consume code samples, snippets, scripts, and developer tools, as well as participate in ad hoc collaborative development projects with…

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VS Content Installer Power Toys

Via Craig The first release of the VS Content Installer Power Toys are now available. You will need a recent build of VS (I tested with the August CTP, but the July version may also work) to use these tools. Remember, they are still a beta build, so not everything will work as expected. But…

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VC++ Powertoys from GDN

I don’t know how I missed these, but there exists a collection of VC++ powertoys on the GDN site. The full descriptions are found in this document, but I’ve copied them down here as well. Name – Description Delta – Watch a directory (either local or remote) and see when items in it get changed.FindDir – Find a directory…

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If you use Regular Expressions, you need to check out this Regex Builder tool

One of my coworkers in Visual Studio has created this really cool tool for creating and testing Regular Expressions.  I’ve just recently started using .NET Regular Expressions in my Editor testing, so take my word for it that this tool greatly helps with writing regular expressions. Overview for the tool, as written on GotDotNet:A tool…

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ColorPicker .Net: When a product does what the name suggests

I recently spent a good deal of time redesigning the look of my blog.  At the time when I was trying to pick colors I was either randomly setting the HEX for RGB and refreshing the page or opening up mspaint only to use the color picker. Of course this meant going through the extra…

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