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Archive for the ‘Visual Studio 2010’ Category

Visual Studio: In TFS how can I correct the links to work items on an existing changeset – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/17

This is still one of my gripes from Visual Studio: when a changeset is linked to an incorrect work item, you still have to change this from the work item side:

You cannot change it from the changeset UI, but you can change it from most work item UI’s. You can just add a link to a the specific changeset and the changeset will show the link as well.

You have to be careful with the steps too:

  1. Link it from the correct work item as a changeset link
  2. Unlink it from the wrong work item

If you do it in reverse order, and get the changeset number wrong, you will have an orphan changeset.

–jeroen

Source: visual studio 2010 – In TFS how can I correct the links to work items on an existing changeset – Stack Overflow

Posted in Development, Software Development, Source Code Management, TFS (Team Foundation System), Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

csc.exe: prevent “does not contain a static ‘Main’ method suitable for an entry point”, use /target:library

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/29

Every once in a while I do Command-line Building With csc.exe.

When building libraries, it throws this error:

The reason is that by default it wants to build a program.

Change this default by adding the /target:library parameter.

–jeroen

via: c# – Program does not contain a static ‘Main’ method suitable for an entry point – Stack Overflow.

Posted in .NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2002, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

Batch file to run the most recent vsvars32.bat

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/28

The below batch file finds and runs the latest vsvars32.bat on a system.

vsvars32.bat initializes the path and other environment variables to run Visual Studio and command-line tools (like csc.exe, xsd.exe, editbin.exe).

The batch file employs a few tricks from:

  :: Run the most recent vsvars32.bat

  :: test these environment variables that have 110 or 120 in them (future enhancements: support more Visual Studio versions):
  :: Visual Studio .NET 2002: VS70COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio .NET 2003: VS71COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2005: VS80COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2008: VS90COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2010: VS100COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2012: VS110COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2013: VS120COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: VS130COMNTOOLS was skipped: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1215607-visual-studio-13-to-be-skipped-vnext-to-be-v14/
  :: Visual Studio 2015: VS130COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: They contain `vsvars32.bat` which will update the `PATH` so it includes where `xsd.exe`, `csc.exe`, `editbin.exe` and others reside
  :: Different examples: https://github.com/noop-dev/c-cgdk/blob/master/compile-vscpp.bat
  :: and https://code.google.com/p/xvid4psp/source/browse/trunk/bin/4Gb+patcher.bat
  :: or give it a go for any version: http://chess.eecs.berkeley.edu/ptexternal/src/ptII/ptolemy/actor/lib/fmi/fmus/template/sources/build_fmu.bat
  setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
  :: delayed expansion allows for the exclamation marks
  :: see http://ss64.com/nt/delayedexpansion.html
  :: see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22857407/windows-batch-how-to-assign-variable-with-dynamic-name
  for %%v in (70 71 80 90 100 110 120 130) do if not [!VS%%vCOMNTOOLS!]==[] set VSCOMNTOOLS=!VS%%vCOMNTOOLS!
  :: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28682268/assign-variables-past-endlocal-in-a-loop
  endlocal & call :do call "%VSCOMNTOOLS%vsvars32.bat"
  goto :eof

:do
  echo %*
  %*
  goto :eof

–jeroen

via: Finding the path of xsd.exe from your Visual Studio Build Events « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.

Posted in .NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2002, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

Did you know… How to change the build order for your solution? – #333 – Sara Ford’s Weblog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/08

Boy I wish I had known this earlier. Like years ago…

In the Solution Explorer:

  1. Right Click Project
  2. Project Build Oder.
  3. Use the dialog to change the build order

It is next to the “Project Dependencies” in this image from Sara Ford:

Sara Ford: change

Sara Ford: change “Project Build Order”

In the resulting dialog, you can change the build order within your solution.

This can be very useful when – for various reasons – you cannot have Project Level dependencies for an assembly, but have to have Assembly Reference dependencies for individual assemblies.

At a client I bumped into this, and this dialog was a life saver for us.

Others have used it because some Visual Studio versions miscalculate the dependencies.

–jeroen

Did you know… How to change the build order for your solution? – #333 – Sara Ford’s Weblog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.

Posted in .NET, C#, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

Visual Studio 2013+: printing with syntax highlighting has moved to the “Productivity Power Tools”

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/05/04

Back in the Visual Studio 2010 days there was a request for Printing source code with syntax coloring.

Then, the Visual Studio team released an extension that did just that: Color Printing Extension Now Available! – The Visual Studio Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.

It got updated for Visual Studio 2012 in the gallery Color Printing extension, but that does not mention it has moved to the Productivity Power Tools 2013 extension.

Both tools are from the Visual Studio IDE team, and mentioned on their blog.

–jeroen

via: printing – How to print XML from Visual Studio 2013 with syntax colouring? – Stack Overflow.

Posted in .NET, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

 
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