VB6 to C# bridge

You’ve probably heard about the VB6 to VB.NET bridge announced lately. Well Israeli MVP Leon Langleyben has extended this to support C#. He also talks about the process.


Who said Visual Studio 2005 can’t make coffee

I thought about it and almost the only thing VS can’t do is coffee. So at the .NET on the beach event in Israel (Pictures) I took a robot and a coffee machine and wrote a little MSBuild task to make me coffee while VS is compiling.


A problem with VSTS source control if you are working with a web site not on port 80

If you are working with a website that is under control and is not working with port 80, you will see problems if you are trying to get it on another machine. It seems that currently beta 2 doesn’t care about custom ports even if they are inside the solution file. as a workaround always…


What to do if you experience bad performace with Team System

Obviously I’m going to show you only one of the things that can hurt your performance. I’ve been doing Team System installs in a 2 server sceanrio. I’ve seen quiet bad performance results: 15 min. to create a new Team Project. I’ve pounded my head over the wall for a few hours to figure out…


Console and Windows Forms Quickstart “Run Sample” link does not work on Windows XP machines with Service Pack 2 installed

[From the docs] Due to the security enhancements applied by Windows XP Service Pack 2, clicking on the “Run Sample” link to run the console and Windows Forms Quickstart samples will result in no action. To change the default behavior of Internet Explorer, change the following registry keys to 1: IMPORTANT: This article contains information…


Me playing with Visual Studio 2005

SQLExpress: 1. if you want to see it under server explorer you need to explicitly state the name of the instance to “.\SQLExpress”. 2. Debugging a function under SQL Express is off by default, to enable it right click the connection name under the Data Connections in the Server Explorer and choose ‘Allow SQL/CLR Debugging’….