VS.NET Add-in Contest Third Place Winner's Entry?
Are you serious with the third place winner being "GoogleFind"?
I'm probably gonna come off looking like an ass for even bringing it up, but so be it. I posted a macro that did at the beginning of 2003. Here's the original post on my old Radio weblog dated 1/17/2003 and here's the post when I moved it to weblogs.asp.net and even that's dated 3/6/2003. Not only that, but the winner went way out of the way and forces you to copy an interop dll to your VS.NET installation when he could have just done what I did and called the environment's built in DTE.ItemOperations.Navigate method. No interop, no dll's to copy.
I'm not looking to win the contest or anything, but it seems unoriginal and unfair to the other entries. I mean, do just go search Google itself for "Google Macro" and see what comes up number one. The fact that anyone entering the contest would write something without making sure someone else didn't write it first is kinda sketchy. Not to mention the implementation shows a lack of knowledge of the VS.NET environment, so it's not exactly a poster child for what the entire contest stands for. There has to be more worthy entries in the running.
Finally, I'd like to extend a "sorry, nothin' personal" to Martin up front since I don't even know the guy and I know he didn't do a straight rip of my code, so it's not that bad.