Trace to output window without adding code.

Want to trace some run-time data to the output window while debugging without changing and recompiling your code?  Use Tracepoints: http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford/archive/2008/06/13/did-you-know-you-can-use-tracepoints-to-log-printf-or-console-writeline-info-without-editing-your-code-237.aspx

.NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1

I noticed mention of .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 on a Microsoft site today. The BCL Team’s latest blog entry http://blogs.msdn.com/bclteam/archive/2007/05/21/the-regexoptions-compiled-flag-and-slow-performance-on-64-bit-net-framework-2-0-josh-free.aspx mentions a fix that will make it into the .NET Framework 2.0 SP 1.  Seems an inevitable release of SP1 for .NET Framework 2.0 is pretty official.

Using Toolbox for Code Snippets in Visual Studio 2005

Just noticed today that you can drag text into the Toolbox then repeatedly drag it back out wherever you want, into a Visual Studio source window. Simply select some text in a source window, drag it over to the Toolbox tab (assuming you have Toolbox set to Auto Hide), wait for Toolbox to expand and drop the text wherever you want it. Now you can simply open up the Toolbox and drag-drop that text whenever you want, much like a code snippet; but much faster (and without literals).