Archive forDecember, 2008

XSD’s in Visual Studio: Past, Present and Future.

  When I was going through the snippet editor code to put it on CodePlex, I wanted to grab a screen shot of the snippet schema.  immediately I was confronted with there being no visual designer for schemas in VS 2008, but the worse part was I could have sworn there use to be.  To […]

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Snippet Editor is now on CodePlex

I’ve just finished uploading the Snippet Editor to CodePlex http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetEditor It includes some minor bug fixes from the previous release. Enjoy 🙂 And Merry XMas 🙂

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List transactions

From a recent discussion on using lists, and whether or not you can remove items in while iterating, I decided to write an extension that allows you to get a “transaction” for an IList(Of t).  This ListTransaction(Of T) caches adds and removes until you call commit (kudos to Duncan for the idea !!).  It also […]

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In the Garden : Dec 2008

fan tailed cuckoo   Rain, rain, glorious rain !!!! It’s been raining for about 24 hours now. Nothing really heavy, not more than say half an inch in an hour, rather it’s been a good soaking rain.  I can’t remember the last time it rained as good as this :)  I think we got a […]

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Why I ride so slow …

One of the things you have to be careful about here is snakes on the bike trails and roads.  Some years I see none, others a few. It always seems worse when you are going fast downhill, especially if on gravel 😉 So tonight when I decided to go for a ride I thought I’d […]

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VB Snippet Editor

Over the last week I’ve got a sudden influx of emails about the Snippet Editor.  I’m figuring this is stemming from Lisa’s recent blog entry and her tips and trips for VS 2008 presentation :)  Some of the emails have been really nice praise, folks wanting to add some features, a bug on XP 64 […]

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ET Smiley

As I was driving home last night , Venus, Jupiter and the crescent moon were aligned to form a smiley in the sky.  Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me. This picture is from the dailymail taken in Sydney:   Here it looked a lot brighter even though there was partial cloud cover. The […]

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