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: 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…


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…


PageMethods: Well-defined URLs for your ASP.NET sites and applications

Via Fabrice PageMethods for Visual Studio 2005 has just been released. This version offers the same support as the version for VS 2003, plus some additional features.PageMethods proposes a new code model that enables well-defined URLs and simplifies working with hyperlinks for your ASP.NET sites and applications. PageMethods enables reliable URLs.Linking to a web page…


Right Click -> New Microsoft Visual Studio Solution

Via Robin Curry File this one under “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Peter Provost created a ShellNew extension for Visual Studio Solutions to allow you to right click and add a new solution to any folder without the heavy-handed way Visual Studio does it. Nice!   Install Instructions:


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…


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 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 add-in is, to be able…


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. 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…


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…


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…


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…