July 2004 - Posts
I'm in Redmond now and yesterday I met some old friends ;)
I added 2 new commands in the context menu on text editors: (They are included in the whidbeycommand 2.1 setup)
- Demo Font (Enable and Disable)
Set the current font to Lucida Console 18
Enable resizing font using Ctrl + Mouse Wheel like in Internet Explorer.
Download Before install the commands you have to install the Microsoft Interop Assemblies
I have uploaded a new setup for the whidbeycommands (close all but this, copy full path and view file in explorer). This new setup fix some installation problems and you don´t need to run devenv /setup anymore.
Additionally I added 3 new commands in the context menu on a Project node:
- Collapse all projects: I´m working in a solution with 36 projects then this is very useful for me
- Open Project Folder
- Visual Studio Prompt Here.
Download Before install the commands you have to install the Microsoft Interop Assemblies New version on http://weblogs.asp.net/gmilano/archive/2004/07/16/185619.aspx
By the way Shrek 2 is really cool !! My son loves this creature
You can download the VSIP SDK 2005 from
I you are going to install this sdk and you already have installed VSIP SDK 2003 and VSIPExtras , you should know that after install the new sdk for whidbey the package wizard for 2003 is not going to work anymore. This is because both use the same class id.
Another problem is that after install the vsip sdk 2005 You can not debug the old packages (2003 packages) because the vsassert.dll (it is in the system 32 folder) is replaced with the new version that depends of VC8 runtime
Then backup your vsassert.dll before install the new sdk :)
If you already lost your old vsassert I have uploaded the vsassert.dll here
I successfully compiled a solution with 36 C# projects and 14 C++ (Managed, libs, etc), I did try the same thing with earlier Whidbey bits and I had failed.
In this project we have a Windows Form Designer and we were using the default root designer of System.Windows.Form, so that we inherit the new root designer of the framework 2.0 that is great!! Now our windows forms designer is like the Whidbey designer :)
This time I didn’t have big conversion problems, just some settings on C++ projects and some references between projects were lost. Obviously now we have to change some things in order to use some new features like generics, the web browser control (we are using the web browser activex and we have some problems), implementing enumerators using yield , etc.