Classifier Sample Update

I’ve been extending my Flow Control Classifier sample extension for Visual Studio 2010, and based on the new features, I decided to rename it to KeywordClassifier instead. I’ve renamed the GitHub repository as well, so make sure you’re heading to the new one. I will continue playing with this, but...

Flow Control Classifier Sample

I’ve been doing my first experiments with extending Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 using the recently released SDK. It’s been lots of fun, but it can also be frustrating at times because the new extensibility model is huge and you don’t always know where to get started. My first sample...

Watch Notes in the VS2010 Debugger

One interesting new feature I noticed in the Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 debugger: You can now turn watch expressions into little detached “post-it”-like notes that float around your debugger window. I’m calling them Watch Notes for now, since I have no clue what the feature is actually called. <img...

VS2010 Editor And Explicit Background Colors

In general terms, I’m liking the Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 experience quite a bit; there are lots of goodies in there. The Text Editor shows a lot of promise, though it’s still a bit on the buggy side :). I’ve noticed something that’s nagging me a bit, and that’s...

Oslo SDK May 2009 CTP

The May 2009 CTP drop of the Microsoft Oslo SDK was released today. I was just installing it to check out what’s new, and thought it was a bit funny how Oslo’s minimalistic UI design extends all the way to the CTP installation program: <img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; display:...

VirtualBox, VirtualPC and Crashes

I take advantage of both VirtualBox and VirtualPC as core parts of my development environment. I keep several sets of Virtual Machines around on both platforms that I use for core development (writing code) and testing on different platforms. Because of this, I’m constantly switching between the two, depending on...

Comments on the WF 4.0 Designer

I’ve been testing a few of the new features in Workflow Foundation 4.0 and getting to know the completely revamped Workflow Designer in Visual Studio 2010 beta 1. In a broad sense, I think it’s an improvement over the old designer in VS2005/8, but in the end I’m still far...

InvokePowerShell Activity

<img style="border-right-width: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px" title="vs10_wf_ps" border="0" alt="vs10_wf_ps" align="left" src="http://winterdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/vs10-wf-ps.png" width="234" height="117" /> I’ve been fooling a bit with the new Windows PowerShell-related activities included in Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 alongside the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 release. It’s...

Italics Rendering in VS2010 Beta 1

A few people have asked questions about my comment on the rendering quality of italics fonts in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. To make the point clearer, here’s VS2010 side by side with VS2008, with the exact same code being displayed, using the same font (Envy Code R VS) at...

DynamicObject in C# 4.0

Just some fooling around with DynamicObject and friends in C# 4.0: using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Dynamic; using System.Linq; using System.Linq.Expressions; using System.Text;</p> namespace ConsoleApplication1 { class DynamicTest : DynamicObject { public override bool TryInvokeMember( InvokeMemberBinder binder, object[] args, out object result) { var paramList = new Dictionary<string, object>(); int...