Resharper 4.5 beta - give it a try!

I’m a fan of Resharper, I think it’s one of the best (if not THE best) Visual Studio add-in you can find around; but it always have had stability problems (mitigated by a wrapper used to launch Visual Studio, see my previous post: Resharper and...


VS2008 SP1 + PowerCommands = Toolbox AddItems...Crash!

And it happened to me too...I was trying to add some new controls to my toolbox (the Silverlight toolkit in the specific) and I got that nasty IDE crash, it all shut down without notice nor errors. I started to look around in the Internet to s...


C#/VB interop and reference problems in Visual Studio 2003 (BC30007)

You never end learning something new, I taught I have seen enough when dealing with solutions with C# and VB.NET mixed projects, today working on a legacy system I found the following scenario: Project A - VB project, defines a set of base cla...


How to use the Class Diagram designer in a Silverlight Project

If you are looking for the class designer when working with a Silverlight project you will notice that apparently you cannot use it, doing right click on the project and selecting ‘add new item’ bring you the following dialog box: As you...


Install SQL Server (Express) with your Application

During the last days I had to put my hands on an hold project written for .NET Framework 1.1 and convert his database from Access to SQL Express 2005, the conversion was quite easy but then the deployment phase stepped in.We had the requirement...


Resharper and the OutOfMemoryException problem

After having tried (and still using CodeRush Xpress), it’s now time for me to give an eye at Resharper too. To be honest I really like some of its capabilities, but I’m used to get a lot of OutOfMemoryException from it which have a very bad im...


CodeRush Xpress Tips

If you use CodeRush Xpress with Windows Vista you may experience continuous crash of the environment. To resolve this issue you can right click on the Visual Studio exe (or link in the startup menu) and go to the compatibility tab. Then put a...


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