Visual Studio Macro to Output All Key Bindings

In my new role I’m primarily developing in C# whereas my primary language in the past has been Visual Basic .NET. With a different language, comes a different Visual Studio profile, and with a different Visual Studio profile comes different key bindings. This Visual Studio macro outputs each Visual Studio command (alphabetically) and its associated…

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New Method: String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace()

In .NET 2.0 one of the most useful (but simplest) added methods was String.IsNullOrEmpty(). This method allowed developers to replace thousands of instances of (variable == null || variable == String.Empty) with (String.IsNullOrEmpty(variable)). Not only is this shorter it also expresses intent better. The big limitation of String.IsNullOrEmpty() is that in some circumstances you needed…

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Hello World from WillBar

This is my obligatory hello world/introduction post. My name is William Bartholomew and I’ve recently joined Microsoft as an SDE (Software Development Engineer) in DDITDev. In this blog I’ll post interesting information about building software, design patterns, testing, Visual Studio, WCF, WF, web development, and whatever else takes my fancy at the time. A few…

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