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.
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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
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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.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/20
This used to be a great Delphi-only feature that I missed in Visual Studio, but I found the downloadable free extension Favorite Documents extension.
It is a by Sergey Vlasov, who has a whole bunch of free and paid Visual Studio add-ins, extensions and tools.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2014/12/24
Once every while you still do WinForms work, and bump into something you hadn’t bumped into before.
This time it was trying to set
ForeColor = Color.Red on a
TextBox for displaying error messages:
- Using a TextBox means the user can still copy the text to the clipboard.
- Using a Red foreground draws enough attention (it’s was an app with a really busy user interface).
When setting a TextBox from ReadOnly = false to true sets the BackColor from SystemColors.Window (usually white) to SystemColors.Control (usually light grey), and leaves the ForeColor to SystemColors.WindowText (usually black).
Setting ForeColor = Color.Red (funny there is a plural in SystemColors but not in Color) it doesn’t display it as such:
To my surprise, the TextBox had ReadOnly text (you could copy, but not modify it), which showed with a a grey (SystemColors.Control) BackColor and a black (SystemColors.WindowText) ForeColor: the defaults for a ReadOnly TextBox, not using my ForeColor = Color.Red;
I vaguely remembered there was some odd way of solving this, but since I hadn’t written a blog article about it back then (somewhere around .NET 1.x or 2.0 I didn’t have a blog yet), I was glad that Cheetah posted this answer on StackOverflow: Read the rest of this entry »
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