February 2007 - Posts

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Enumerating projects in a Visual Studio solution by svdoever

People writing add-ins for Visual studio probably have come across the nightmare of the Visual studio object model to go through the projects within a solution. I had to get the list of projects in a solution, and for each solution its output path in...
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Great list of links to info on Visual Studio extensibility by svdoever

Writing add-ins and packages for Visual Studio is a whole different kind of sport. I stumbled across a great list of resources that can get you started: http://www.mztools.com/resources_vsnet_addins.htm
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VS 2005 image library - all the icons you need ! by svdoever

I am busy writing a toolwindow extension for Visual Studio 2005, and I needed some icons for my toolbar in the same style as Visual Stuido 2005. In search of this I stumbled accross the VS2005ImageLibrary, a zip file containing all the icons you need...
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PowerShell - Windows PowerShell In Action - Bruce Payette by svdoever

I have done a lot of coding in Windows PowerShell last months, and my biggest help next to some of the great weblogs on PowerShell like the weblog of The PowerShell Guy and the PowerShell team . , was an early access version of the Windows PowerShell...
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PowerShell - function return values implementing IEnumerable are decomposed into an array by svdoever

In this blog post I wrote about (by me) unexpected implicit type conversion on return values of functions which is actually really cool: all types returned that implement the IEnumerable interface are decomposed in an array of the elements that are enumerated...
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PowerShell - referencing files relative to the currently executing script by svdoever

I often have the situation that that I want to do a relative reference to a script file from another script file. This works ok if we execute the referencing script file from its current location, but what if that script is referenced as well. Ok, a bit...
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PowerShell - Strange implicit type conversion by svdoever

PowerShell is great, but sometimes it has some strange quircks that can cost you a lot of time to solve. My latest "obstacle" was the following situation: function ArgsToArrayList { $al = new-object System.Collections.ArrayList $args | foreach { [void...
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VS.NET 2005 Tool Window for testing XPath expressions - XPathmania by svdoever

I had to define some XPath expressions to query information from an XML document. I couldn't find any standard support for this in Visual Studio 2005, but after some searching I stumbled accross XPathmania, a tool window developed by Don Xml . Works like...
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Console2 - a great Windows console window enhancer for cmd.exe and PowerShell by svdoever

Through a discussion thread on the PowerShell Community Extensions forum at Codeplex I found Console2 , a great tool that enhances the working experience with Windos console window that is normally used by Cmd.exe and PowerShell. You can resize the window...
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