Visual Studio 2005 Clean doesn’t clean everything

I noticed a while ago that when I clean a project in Visual Studio 2005 that has XML documentation file enabled the XML file isn’t removed.  There’s an issue logged about files that don’t get deleted on Clean on Microsoft Connect Clean does not remove all files from the build directory.  Unfortunately this issue also mentions the vshost files that usually appear in the project build directory for projects that output an EXE.  This has caused this issue to be resolved By Design because of this, with a note that the XML file not being deleted is a bug. I’ve … Continue reading Visual Studio 2005 Clean doesn’t clean everything


Dogfooding v. For a company to use the same products that it produces. With the recent release of Windows Vista Microsoft seems to be doing it’s due diligence and everyone at Microsoft seems to now be running Vista.  This is great news for future Vista customers; but what does it say about existing customers–loyal customers who have been using, now previous, supported versions of Windows. That’s what I don’t get about Microsoft.  It’s either current or it doesn’t exist.  Windows XP is now system non grata–it doesn’t exist.  Although it’s “supported” for another 24 months (I haven’t seen the official date; but the policy suggest … Continue reading Dogfooding