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Search and Navigation Tips/Tricks with Visual Studio by ScottGu

This is the twenty-seventh in a series of blog posts I’m doing on the VS 2010 and .NET 4 release. Today’s blog post continues on from the Debugging Tips post I did last week, and covers some useful searching and navigation tips/tricks you can take advantage...

Debugging Tips with Visual Studio 2010 by ScottGu

This is the twenty-sixth in a series of blog posts I’m doing on the VS 2010 and .NET 4 release. Today’s blog post covers some useful debugging tips that you can use with Visual Studio.  My friend Scott Cate (who has blogged dozens of great VS tips...

Tip/Trick: Fix Common SEO Problems Using the URL Rewrite Extension by ScottGu

Search engine optimization (SEO) is important for any publically facing web-site.  A large % of traffic to sites now comes directly from search engines, and improving your site’s search relevancy will lead to more users visiting your site from search...

Tip/Trick: Increase your VS screen real estate by disabling HTML Navigation Bar by ScottGu

Below is a tip/trick I twittered via my Twitter account earlier today.  A number of people seemed interested in – so I thought i'd blog it here too. HTML Navigation Bar in VS 2008 By default, when you are in HTML source-editing mode with VS 2008...

Tip/Trick: Creating and Using Silverlight and WPF User Controls by ScottGu

One of the fundamental design goals of Silverlight and WPF is to enable developers to be able to easily encapsulate UI functionality into re-usable controls. You can implement new custom controls by deriving a class from one of the existing Control classes...

Tip/Trick: Hard Drive Speed and Visual Studio Performance by ScottGu

People often ask me at conferences for PC hardware recommendations. Specifically - "what type of machine do you recommend I get for doing development with Visual Studio?" and/or "your laptop seems really fast, what type is it?" Some of my recommendations...

Tip/Trick: Building a ToJSON() Extension Method using .NET 3.5 by ScottGu

Earlier this year I blogged about a new language extensibility feature of C# and VB called "Extension Methods". Extension methods allow developers to add new methods to the public contract of an existing CLR type, without having to sub-class it or recompile...

Tip/Trick: Automating Dev, QA, Staging, and Production Web.Config Settings with VS 2005 by ScottGu

One of the questions I get asked fairly regularly is: "how can I can easily change different configuration settings in my web.config file based on whether my application is in a dev, qa, staging or production mode?" The most common scenario for this is...

Public Hotfix Patch Available for VS 2005 F5 Debugging Performance Issue with ASP.NET by ScottGu

Over the last year we've seen several people report having performance problems when using F5 to run/debug ASP.NET 2.0 applications using Visual Studio 2005. The problem in theses cases typically wasn't with building the project, but rather that it sometimes...

July 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Visual Studio, Silverlight and IIS7 by ScottGu

I've fallen behind on my weekly link-listing series - apologies for the delay. ASP.NET ASP.NET RSSToolkit 2.0 Released : One of the cool projects for ASP.NET 2.0 that was released last year was this free RSS Toolkit - which makes consuming and exposing...
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