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Archive for the ‘Visual Studio 2010’ Category

Batch file: Finds the location of xsd.exe by running the vsvars32.bat of the youngest installed Visual Studio

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/12

Boy, Microsoft made it hard to find the location of xsd.exe!

It is actually located like here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.1A\bin\NETFX 4.5.1 Tools\xsd.exe

But that is nowhere on the default path, nor in the registry.

What happens during installation of Visual Studio and/or the Microsoft SDK, is that the vsvars32.bat file of Visual Studio is updated so it can add the location of many tools (including xsd.exe) to the PATH.

So the trick is to find the youngest Visual Studio first, then run the according vsvars32.bat, and then xsd.exe is on the path.

–jeroen

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Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio and tools, XML/XSD, XSD | 1 Comment »

Finding the path of xsd.exe from your Visual Studio Build Events

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/05

I wrote about the xsd.exe tool before to generate XSD from XML:

But it is much more than that, as it is a great way of generating .NET (not only C# and VB.NET code) from XSD files:

Long ago, xsd.exe used to come as part of Visual Studio, but now it is installed with the various Microsoft Windows SDK versions (of which some are downloadable) which makes it harder to locate on your system.

The really bad thing is that Visual Studio cannot find XSD.exe as part of your project Build Events, as the PATH has not been set up correctly.

Starting xsd.exe from a Visual Studio Build Events

In my hunt for the xsd.exe location, I started with a small batch file to find the xsd.exe locations from the registry:

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Posted in .NET, Continuous Integration, Development, msbuild, Software Development, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio and tools, XML/XSD, XSD | 2 Comments »

Find an installed tf.exe, then run it with the command-line parameters specified.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/30

Often I want to execute a TF.exe from the console, but don’t have the Visual Studio environment variables setup. Most of the times I want to run TF.exe from the most current Visual Studio installation, hence this TF.bat file figures out the location of it, then runs with the parameters passed to TF.bat: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

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+.

–jeroen

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.

–jeroen

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 »

 
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