Mathias Olausson [MVP]

Oh, my “Create Unit Test” dialog is empty…

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Today I worked on a strange little behavior in the dialog used to create unit tests from code in Visual Studio 2008.

When I choose to create a new unit test the dialog displayed was completely empty:

After searching a bit on the Microsoft support website I found the reason; it turned out that there’s a bug in VS 2008 Service Pack 1 that causes this effect when there’s a Visual Studio 2008 GDR database project in the solution. Usually I keep the database project outside the main solution but in this case it was included and was causing the trouble. The problem occurs for these project types:

  • A Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team System Database Edition General Distribution Release (GDR) project
  • A Microsoft Silverlight project
  • A Windows Installer XML (WIX) project

Fortunately there’s a fix available that resolves this issue available here. So I installed and the dialog works fine again!

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September 7th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

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Sommarkollo 2009 – Agile Development using Visual Studio Team System

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Last week QWise colleague Magnus Juvas and I presented at Microsoft “Sommarkollo” on the above subject.

We showed a bunch tools for agile practices, here are references to some of these so you can take a deeper look yourself:


And for further readings links to the referenced literature:


The presentation can be downloaded here (in Swedish).

For those of you interested in a deep-dive on the subject we’re offering a two-day workshop. And I’m also presenting on a similar topic at Informator later this fall (in Gothenburg and Stockholm).

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August 30th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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New blog starts here…

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I’ve decided to move my old blog here. Why? Mainly because I’m lazy I think. I used to manage my blog myself. Not much work really, but still the issues of up-time, upgrades and all that good stuff. Another part of the lazy business comes from me wanting to use Word for blogging and I couldn’t get the old software to like that idea very much. So far this blogging provider seems to deliver what I need so I hope I’ll get around to writing a bit more than I have done lately.

So thanks to for providing space for yet another blog!

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August 30th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

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