Free Wizard to Create C# Typed Collections in VS 2003

Via the mailbag… We used something similar to this tool when making our automation libraries for Whidbey.  It comes in handy when you work with lots of collections. Page: http://www.geekproject.com/tools.aspx#9 Description This is a wizard for C# in Visual Studio .NET 2003 which creates custom typed collections. The wizard will generate code for the collection…

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CR_Documentor – Another Code Documentation Utility

Via Paraesthesia Lutz Roeder, a fantastic developer of ultra-helpful tools, took his “Documentor” application – which allowed a developer to preview what XML document comments would look like rendered into end-user documentation – down from his site. He was nice enough to send me the source for it, though, so I’ve converted it into a…

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QuickdocViewer Add-In for XML Comment Viewing

Via the mailbag I discovered a tool that’s pretty complimentary to the VBCommenter.  The Quickdoc Viewer is an add-in module for the Microsoft Visual Studio.net IDE which offers a simple WYSIWYG XML to HTML previewer for XML based documentation comments. According to the author the main motivation for this Visual Studio.net add-in is, to be able…

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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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DPack 2.2.0 – Global Bookmarks, Improved Code Browsing, Code Stats, etc

Via TECHQUICK My buddy Sergey has released a new update to DPack. Here’s what’s new and changed in this release: Added global bookmarks option to Numbered Bookmarks feature. Global bookmarks work on the whole solution as oppose to individual files, and allow one to quickly navigate from file to file. Updated bookmarks icons to make…

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CodeXchange Snippet Sharing Community for Visual Studio

I really believe good rich client interfaces to online communities are going to be big.  Why should you have to leave Visual Studio to share code with other developers?  Why should you have to browse to a web page just to download a code snippet.  There have been a couple of these add-in/site combinations in…

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Happy Birthday to our Friends @ SharpToolbox

Fabrice has been aggregating all sorts of Developer productivity enhancing tools for just over two years now and I wanted to say thanks for all the hard work and Happy Birthday!   Via Fabrice: SharpToolbox is two years old Two years ago, I started collecting development tools for .NET on this weblog. This list quickly…

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Go Back Visual Studio Add-in

http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/GoBackAddin.asp  [Via .Avery Blog] The Go Back Add-in provides a Navigate Backward functionality that is different than the normal Navigate Backward functionality. (Which does some neat things like close a file if you happened to have opened it while navigating forward) The author of the tool is pretty passionate about what he wants and built the exact…

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VBCommenter 1.2.5 FINAL Released for Adding XML Comments to VB.Net

I continue to be impressed by the people from the community that step up and make serious improvements to the VBCommenter tool. The new release, from Doug, is very impressive.  Here are just some of the improvements he highlighted on his blog. Major speed improvements (mostly related to schema and XML validation handling). For example,…

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Read Blogs Without Leaving Visual Studio

Jon, the creator of SharpTools, sent me mail to let me know about his latest creation… a plugin that lets you read blogs indide the Visual Studio IDE.  I’ve gave it a shot and I have to say that it looks pretty cool.   From the site. This open source plugin ships as part of SharpTools…

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