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Updates on the Snippet Editor

First the good news : The February release of the Snippet Editor has now had 10,000 downloads ! Now for bug fix news: There were a couple of issues with the paths per language.  A problem with Express Editions of … Continue reading

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String.IsNullOrEmpty : update on that nasty null reference exception

Back in April 2006, I blogged about a nasty JIT compiler optimisation that would cause String.IsNullOrEmpty to throw a null reference exception;  ironic really given that is the very thing you’d use the IsNullOrEmpty method to check against.  Well since … Continue reading

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Snippet Editor 2.1 screen-cast

I’ve just uploaded a new screen cast: Snippet Editor Tips and Tricks Enjoy (oh and don’t forget the “buy me a beer” button)

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New release of Snippet Editor

Snippet Editor 2.1 is now released on codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetEditor   Apart from the few minor bug fixes, it includes improved search and now support for Visual Studio 2010 as well as 2008 and 2005. I’ve also added a “buy me … Continue reading

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Registered Organization on 64 bit

When I’ve started new Visual Studio projects on my Vista x64 box, the Company field would always show up as “Microsoft”… somewhat presumptuous and definitely annoying.  At first I thought the problem was with the templates, but upon inspection they … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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Windows Live team continues insults at VB’ers …

After my post about the first set of insults from the Windows Live team and the Search API samples, it was nice to see some VB samples released.  Sadly though they were just the C# samples run through an automated … Continue reading

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Arrays in VB.NET

You probably know that declaring an array in VB, such as :       Dim names(9) As String creates an array with 10 elements.  As of VB8 you can use the 0 To syntax for the same thing:       Dim names(0 … Continue reading

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