Episode 14 of Visual Studio Toolbox (Building Extensions with CodeRush) is now live

In this episode I am joined by Mark Miller (live in the studio) and Rory Becker (live via GoToMeeting) of DevExpress. They build a plug-in that enforces naming conventions. We use the GizmoBall solution that I used in the first two episodes of Visual Studio Toolbox. GizmoBall has some methods and public fields that start…

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Episode 13 of Visual Studio Toolbox (Customizing the Visual Studio Start Page) is now live

In this episode, I review the Visual Studio Start page, showing how to configure it so that it automatically appears (or doesn’t) as well as how to customize the RSS feed that appears on the Latest News tab. Since the Start page is XAML and can be customized, I show that you can download customized…

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Episode 12 of Visual Studio Toolbox (Using LINQ to XML to Write XML) is now live

Previously on Visual Studio Toolbox, I showed how to use LINQ to XML to query data from Web sites. In this episode, I show how to use LINQ to XML to write XML. I start with a simple example that stores personal settings in an XML file, and then retrieves wines from Wine.com and writes…

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