Living with Resharper

A couple of weeks ago I talked a bit about some of what I liked (and some I didn't like) about CodeRush, and asked a few questions about Resharper and how it compared. Ilya Ryzhenkov, one of the developers at Jetbrains was extremely kind and answered some of my questions and...

JET, MAPI and STA

I spent yesterday my fair share of hours trying to get the Exchange/Outlook MAPI Installable ISAM for the JET engine to work through System.Data.OleDb. What we needed to do was pretty simple: Just do a couple of queries on the user's Outlook Inbox folder or Address book and display a few...

Long Running Services and WS-RM

Harry Pierson posted a story about Windows Communication Foundation and his "epiphany" (my words) on the usefulnes of WS-ReliableMessaging in Web Services. I found several comments here that made me think. Sam Gentile recently commented as well on the importance of WS-RM, and I did a few quick posts there. Let...

WF Tracking Services Explained

Two new articles just got published to MSDN covering the Tracking facilities in Windows Workflow Foundation in great detail. The first one is "Windows Workflow Foundation: Tracking Services Introduction", by David Gristwood, and provides a high-level introduction to what Tracking is and how it works in WF. It also shows...

Intype

Steve Eichert and a few others mentioned Intype recently as a "TextMate for Windows". I've never used TextMate, so I can't say if it really is that. However, the site looked intriguing enough that I downloaded and tried it recently. I have to say I'm pretty impressed by how well...

QuickCounters 1.0.0.8 Released

As Scott Colestock announced last week, a new release of QuickCounters was put up for download on the project's CodePlex site. This release includes the following new features for WCF instrumentation: Instrumentation of WCF client-side proxies: This part is done by configuring the InstrumentedClientBehavior as an endpoint behavior at the client...

Outlook 2007 Crashes

I like Office 2007, and even though the early betas were very shaky, it is now fairly reliable. The one exception was Outlook 2007, which I used all throught the beta day to day without too many issues (except for it being really slow and heavy at times). Unfortunately, I've...

Shot Down Fast...

My suggestion on per-solution code formatting settings for a (non-specified) future version of VS posted on connect was shot down fast: Only took two days for it to be closed as "Resolved (won't fix)". I knew that would happen but two things still bug me: Resolved (won't fix)? That's totally...

Resharper, CodeRush and Other VS Tools

Jeffrey Palermo commented recently on JetBrains' latest TeamCity 1.2 release. Cool, but that was not struck my interest. See, Jeffrey goes on praising Resharper and says that Scott Bellware uses it a lot. So does apparently a lot of other bloggers, from what I read constantly from people on my blogroll....

Visual Studio Code Formatting Properties and Solutions

In general terms, the options Visual Studio offers for code formatting are adequate (or at least they work for me), particularly in VS2005. Here's one suggestion that would make them even more useful for me: Make them selectable by solution. Here's the problem: I have Visual Studio configured with a...