Archive forJune, 2004

Whidbey Rulez!!

Love FX Cop being built into the project !!  Excellent !! You can’t add rules easily *yet*, but *when* you can, this is going to bring code standards really to the forefront !! Thanks !!!

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Tab menu

It’s often the little things that make software feel complete. That attention to detail.The new tab menu in VS.NET 2005, has that nice feeling .. I just love the “Close All But This” menu item !! And the “Copy Full Path” and “Open Containing Folder” rock !!   In VS.NET 2003 and  2002, I always add […]

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It’s the gizmo kid ..

Good to see Matty blogging. Put that O2II to good use, and lay it on me baby  😉 Oh, I too moved away from TheSpoke… looks like school’s out. Enjoy the freedom !!!

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Installing VS.NET CTP May 2005

I installed the May Community Technology Preview of Visual Studio .NET yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised at how well, and how quick the install was.  Looks like the official Beta isn’t far away! The only problem is the MSDN help has a glitch. There’s a simple fix though: In “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\help whidbey\dexplore.exe.config” change […]

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Customer service rant

I had a good and bad experience with my ISP/Telco company IPrimus today.  They are a good company, but their Custimer Service SUX !! It all began at the start of last month. A line fault combined with an exchange fault, and apparently some-one’s cows stamping on the exposed phone line 5 miles down the […]

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Underscore’s: it’s what’s under the score that counts

One of those never dying discussions is “naming conventions”.   Usually the big “issue” in these conversations is the naming of fields.  Typically, we see a lot of code using _, m_  or m as a prefix, as well as some die hard hungarian enthusiasts.  I won’t wade into the endless debate on the hungarian, the […]

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Late binding ..

Great to see Cameron Beccario blogging about VB again !!  I thought we had lost him to another language… no.. not C# (as if ), no.. Japanese.   Got to admit I found Cameron’s recent blog about late binding kind of mind stirring.  Funny thing is, I just don’t use late binding in VB.NET that much […]

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Is Left right ?

Yag posted to Paul’s blog, saying that in some situations Left$ can be better than String.Substring.  I think he’s been hanging out with those marketing folk.. oops I mean media folk too much.  Of course Yag is right, Left is faster is *some* situations. First, for Left to be faster, the Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll must already have […]

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Try variables should be in scope in the Catch and Finally

Paul Vick blogged recently about a question I asked him regarding Try variables.  Paul does a valiant attempt at Try-ing to justify the current behavior, but has missed the big question.  The big question, is “What is the purpose of the Catch and finally blocks ?” And the answer should be obvious if you take […]

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