# Wednesday, 04 January 2012

Just noticed via Twitter that there’s a new December 2011 update available: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit December 2011 update. This training kit holds a lot of interesting small videos, demos, code, … oh my.

Today I also found out about a blog post that lists around 30 free books. Books about javascript, Ruby, C#, …

Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 21:13:49 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 09 September 2011

Be sure to check it out on http://bodil.github.com/coffeescript/.

So CoffeeScript looks great but now what? Well, recently Scott Hanselman wrote about some cool support for Coffeescript inside Visual Studio: CoffeeScript, Sass and LESS support for Visual Studio and ASP.NET with the Mindscape Web Workbench. Cool stuff happening.

Grz, Kris.

Friday, 09 September 2011 21:58:55 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 
# Thursday, 01 September 2011

Visual Studio is a great tool but not all tooling is well known. I see this question still way too often on the ASP.NET forums so I thought I would blog about it.

Problem:

You have a nice -vsdoc.js file sitting in your solution explorer and are used to get that great Intellisense kicking in when you work inside a webpage or webform doing some cool ASP.NET coding.

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Figure 1: Solution Explorer showing our –vsdoc.js files

However if you want to follow good habits and make use of best practices and opt for a non obtrusive javascript approach, meaning simply that you put your script in a separate file with .js extension, you find yourself out of luck. Intellisense is gone!

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Figure 2: No Intellisense when we expect to see some assistance for jQuery

Yikes!

Solution:

Of course there’s a solution. And luckily for us, a very easy one:

  1. Open the .js file
  2. In the Solution Explorer pick the right –vsdoc.js file
  3. Drag and drop that in the .js file like in figure 3
  4. Now try to type $( again and you’ll see like in figure 4 that Intellisense is back again.
  5. Drink a beer and celebrate (this last step isn’t really necessary but can spice up the fun factor)

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Figure 3: Drag and drop from the Solution Explorer into the opened .js file

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Figure 4: Intellisense is way back. Woohoo!

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 01 September 2011 21:18:55 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Microsoft released a new SDK and toolset for Windows Azure, currently version 1.3. Be sure to check it out:
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# Thursday, 16 September 2010

Just read on the Gu’s blog that the developer tools for Windows Phone 7 got released. That’s great news!

Unfortunately for my free time that means another technology stack to take a look at soon. If you’re interested here’s already some links to check out:

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 16 September 2010 20:44:43 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 14 February 2010

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including:

  • C# 4.0
  • Visual Basic 10
  • F#
  • Parallel Extensions
  • Windows Communication Foundation
  • Windows Workflow
  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • ASP.NET 4
  • Windows 7
  • Entity Framework
  • ADO.NET Data Services
  • Managed Extensibility Framework
  • Visual Studio Team System
This version of the Training Kit works with Visual Studio 2010 RC and .NET Framework 4 RC.

Grab it here.

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 14 February 2010 12:45:39 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 28 November 2009

I got this question in one of the new forums over at ASP.NET. I took a bit of time to search and this is the result I came up with:

Default:

By default when you right click on the MDI document tab you get this context menu which will look familiar to most people from previous versions of Visual Studio.

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Solution:

Use the menu and to go Tools, Customize

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Then from the new window select the second tab Commands. Check the radiobutton context menu and from the combobox choose Other Context Menus | Easy MDI Document Window:

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Click the Add Command… button and from the new window choose on the left Window and on the right Close all documents.

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Click on the OK and then on the Close button and you’re done. Nice and easy.

Result:

Your newly added context menu item for the MDI tab in all its glory:

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Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 28 November 2009 15:46:26 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |