Comment if you read Tip of the Day!

Writing tip of the day is *really* time consuming.  So, today’s extra post is a “go sara go” post.  If you like Tip of the Day, please just leave me a quick comment, even if it is just “go sara go”.  I really, really helps me keep going when I get emails and comments that…

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Should Visual Studio support dragging code files onto a secondary monitor?

I want to get a sense of how many people use Visual Studio with a mulit-monitor display.  I’ve seen some feedback in my blog comments requesting that we add a feature to drag a code file onto the secondary monitor.  Currently, in order to have source code on both monitors, you have to expand VS…

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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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Automation Testing versus Manual Testing Guidelines

I met with my team’s automation experts a few weeks back to get their input on when to automate and when to manually test. The general rule of thumb has always been to use common sense. If you’re only going to run the test one or two times or the test is really expensive to…

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New Window Management Features for Visual Studio 2005

As I’ve mentioned before, I own feature area testing outside of Accessibility Testing.  One of the feature areas i own is Window Management.  Here is a listing of some of the new Window Management features you’ll see in the Technology Preview release. File Tab Channel     Behavior: Files enter channel from left to right Files drop…

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Did you know… How to delay loading symbols? and it’s Go Sara Go time – #300

In May 2007, when Rob Caron and I put together the game plan for Tip of the Day, I agreed I would do the series for a year, ending with tip #300. All good things must come to an end. In the past couple of months, a “rumor” started going around within Microsoft that I…

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Microsoft Visual Studio Tips Book Helps Hurricane Katrina Survivors Rebuild Lives

I am very proud to announce the Amazon pre-sale of my first book Microsoft Visual Studio Tips.  Here you’ll find the best 251 tips from the Tip of the Day series, categorized and edited into a reference book with me as your narrator. But wait, there’s more… I am donating 100% of my author book…

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How I emailed Bill Gates and How I got a response from him!

With four people in my office chanting “Do it! Do it!” I pressed the send button. Last Friday afternoon, I forwarded the Business Week article to Bill Gates. I highlighted the first sentence of the article that mentioned my name and my blog, and, most importantly, I highlighted the last sentence of the first paragraph…

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My thoughts on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower VII – This article contains Spoilers!

Warning! This article contains spoilers. If you haven’t finished reading The Dark Tower Book VII, leave now! Special thanks to The Dark Tower Forums. Some of the ideas in my theory about the ending come from there. Although the ideas were on the tip of my tongue, I couldn’t actually put them into words until…

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