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Archive for October, 2011

October 23, 2011

Opening Visual Studio From the Task Bar

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 5:32 pm

If you use Visual Studio often, you probably pinned it to the task bar so you can quickly access it. Here is a tip for opening Visual Studio from the task bar using the keyboard. First, count the position of Visual Studio in the task bar. Mine is in position #10. Hold down the Windows […]

Setting up Separate Visual Studio Instances

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 5:14 pm

You can open Visual Studio multiple times, but each environment has the same settings. With Visual Studio 2010 and experimental instances, you can now have entirely different instances of Visual Studio with different settings. If you open up Visual Studio 2010 and make the font larger or install specific extensions, those settings are used every […]

October 15, 2011

Visual Studio Live!–Redmond 2011

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 10:18 am

The Visual Studio Live! (VSLive!) conference is coming to Redmond next week. I am really looking forward to a week of learning, connecting with other developers, and just having some fun. The code for my two session is available at the following links: Best Kept Secrets in Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 Silverlight, WCF […]

Silicon Valley Code Camp 2011

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 10:06 am

The Silicon Valley Code Camp was last week-end and was again a GREAT event. We had close to 2200 attendees and lots of fun. My presentation was on "Best Kept Secrets in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0". It covered lots of the little things inside Visual Studio, the languages, and the framework that are […]

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