What to do when TreeViews or ListViews don’t show selection or inactive selection

While working on a community app project (you’ll hear more on this later), I needed help setting the selection (and inactive selection) on a tree view.  Just a refresher from my first ever blog post, Explanation of Focus and Selection Focus: Only one control or UI Element can take focus at a time. If I…

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Disabling the IDE Navigator (Ctrl-Tab Dialog)

I’ve had a few questions come back to me about disabling the IDE Navigator, aka the Ctrl-Tab Dialog. Here’s how to do it: Open Tools – Options – Keyboard Under “Show commands containing:”, type in “Window.NextDocumentWindowNav” Press the Remove button to remove the “Ctrl+Tab” keyboard shortcut binding If you want the Visual Studio .NET 2003…

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Guidelines – a hidden feature for the Visual Studio Editor

Update 12/2/2004:  Uploaded an image from Visual Studio 2005 Beta.  Note the image below shows guidelines at column numbers 5 and 30, but the regkey value is RBG(255,0,0), 4, 29.  The Guideline column numbers are 0-based in the registry. Update 11/29/2004: I’ve corrected the two (embarrassing) typos below.  I must have had thanksgiving dinner on…

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Heading back home to N’awlins

Technically, I’m from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but I tell people I’m from New Orleans. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is radically different than the rest of Mississippi. It’s the New Orleans spillover and arguably the retirement community for the city. It is just easier for me to say I’m from New Orleans, rather than having…

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What is a Nighlty Test Case?

Why is a nightly called a nightly? A nightly is a test case that must be run every time there is a new build. Since a new build is published every night, these tests are run nightly, hence the name. Other teams call these tests Acceptance or Self-Host, but the concept remains the same. What…

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A look into our wonderful world of testing

ScottGu, the ASP.NET Product Unit Manager, has put together quite a detailed overview of the ASP.NET testing team’s world, which maps closely to my team’s world. http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2004/10/28/249458.aspx Check out the Maddog screen shots… Picture 3 shows what we think of as a “test case”. If someone says, “hey, point me to your test case that…

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