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Archive for the ‘Visual Studio and tools’ Category

Developer Assistant for Visual Studio with access to millions of code samples- via: Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/02

I’m going to experiment with this. Most likely the quality of the code samples will be the biggest factor in like/dislike result.

Visual Studio – Google+.


Posted in .NET, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio and tools | 1 Comment »

IlMerge is on NuGet.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/03/19

IlMerge is a great way to merge multiple .NET assemblies into one, and I use it most often to combine assemblies with console applications so I end up with one executable..

However getting the latest version always was a hassle as the ilmerge download link was unclear about the version number.

Until I found out that IlMerge is on NuGet.

To get started with NuGet, either download the NuGet GUI or command-line version, then use either of these entry points to work with NuGet packages:

There is much more to the Package Manager Console and the Package Manager Dialog.


Posted in .NET, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

Visual Studio: Find unused code? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/03/04

Interesting answers to Visual Studio: Find unused code? – Stack Overflow.

  • Using Visual Studio 2008+ to remove unused using statements
  • Using the [Obsolete] attribute of code you suspect is not used.
  • Using ReSharper
  • Using NDepend
  • Using FxCop


Posted in .NET, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

Macros are gone since Visual Studio 2012, but an extension brings textual macro’s back (via Can I record/play Macros in Visual Studio 2012/2013? – Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/25

This is why I like the extensions in Visual Studio so much: even though recordable macro’s were removed in Visual Studio 11, textual macros (which I used most) are in the Text Macros for Visual Studio 2012/2013 extension by Xavier Poinas:

You can try this extension (I am the author):

It basically does the same thing as the Notepad++ macros (text editing, no UI automation).

The code is open source (GitHub), so feel free to contribute improvements :-)


via: Can I record/play Macros in Visual Studio 2012/2013? – Stack Overflow.

Posted in .NET, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2002, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio and tools | 2 Comments »

RosettaCode: cool way to improve your coding skills

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/22

Wow: I feel like having lived under a stone for 8 years, as RosettaCode has been alive since it was founded in 2007 by Mike Mol.

The idea is that you solve a task and learn from that, or learn by seeing how others have solved tasks or draft tasks.

So in a sense it is similar to the Rosetta stone: it has different languages phrasing the same tasks.

There are already a whole bunch of languages on RosettaCode (of which a few are in the categories below), and you can even suggest or add your own languages.

When you want to solve tasks, be sure to look at the list unimplemented tasks by language that leads to automatic reports by language (for instance two of the languages I use most often: C# and Delphi).

I’m sure there are lots of programming chrestomathy sites, even beyond the ones, and it feels very similar to programming kata sites.


Posted in .NET, APL, Awk, bash, Batch-Files, C, C#, C++, COBOL, CommandLine, Delphi, Development, Fortran, FreePascal, Java, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Lazarus, Object Pascal, Office VBA, Pascal, Perl, PHP, PowerShell, PowerShell, Prism, Scripting, sed script, Sh Shell, Software Development, Turbo Prolog, VB.NET, VBS, VBScript, Visual Studio and tools, Web Development | Leave a Comment »


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