Unity Lives! Get your copy today.

Awesome work by the entire team! You can get it from MSDN here or from CodePlex. Please discuss and provide feedback so we can make this even better. Objects of the code Unite! [I know, corny]. Also: I have built an extension to Unity that i will be blogging about over the weekend. This is…


How to get Enterprise Library 3.1 working in VS 2008

Enterprise Library 3.1 was published for Visual Studio 2005. That is to say: the Guidance Packages and the integrated Configuration Tool were built to work with Visual Studio 2005. The rest of the library works against .NET 2.0 and continues to work with .NET 3.5 apps. We have done some work to get the integrated…


The Answer to "Why do my keys stop working in Visual Studio 2005 ?"

We have been using Visual Studio 2005 for a while.  We seem to keep having this problem with keys not working all of a sudden.  The other day I came across this post that has the reason.  Now I did not think anything about it until peterpr started to complain and said he wrote some macro to…


NUnit Converter V0.5

NUnit convert V0.5 is out.  We have been using it heavily to convert our tests to VSTS (which rocks!).   BTW, don’t be scared we are going to try and ship the NUnit tests for EntLib, but they will be skewed for VSTS . Go get V0.5 here. Big thanks to Jim! Now playing: Rage Against…


Composite UI Application Block Training

The Composite UI Application Block is a cool new Application Block coming in the Whidbey time frame.  We are now sitting in the war room with the guys because we want to keep the consistency and quality high for you guys by making sure things work together and that the teams learn from each other. …


Application Blocks on .NET Compact Framework

Straight from Sandy : For any of you patterns & practices fans that have always wanted application blocks for devices, the p&p team worked with OpenNETCF to release a community version for the .NET Compact Framework.  For the blocks, you can go to: http://wow.opennetcf.Borg/appblocks/ and let us know what you think. This is way cool! …


Wojtek is Blogging!

You don’t know Wojtek?  Go read his blog.  This guy is super smart (and quite amusing ). Now playing: Fuel – Hemorrhage (In My Hands)


Visual Studio Team Developer – Undocumented feature in Unit Testing

During my whirl-wind tour of Whidbey I am taking the ride using VSTD (there is a joke ther somewhere <STD>).  Coming from NUnit / TDD.net and VS 2003, I was used to dealing with configuration through the configuration file myassembly.dll.config.  Now that I am using the tests from VS and looking at the new System.Configuration…


Packaging Design and Architecture Guidance for Visual Studio

Now that I have your attention … Tom is going to be giving a new webcast on a new “deliverable” from our group.  I highly recommend you go check it out.  Sign up for the webcast here. Now playing: Queens of the Stone Age – Gonna Leave You


Little Know Component Model Gotcha with IDictionaryService

I don’t know how many people in the world this gotcha will affect but I found it very interesting after a conversation with one of the devs internally so I thought I would share the information with those of you out there in the wild. When you host your own components in a designer or…