CodePlex Usability Study

If you want to help provide feedback for the next big features at CodePlex and will be in Redmond (Seattle) between September 16 – 19, be sure to contact the CodePlex team to participate in some usability studies. Be sure to include your: Name CodePlex username (if you... [Read More]

FxCop 1.36 RTM

I have always been a huge fan of FxCop, especially FxCop 1.36 even though it was a beta release for a long time. I’m happy to say (a bit late) that FxCop 1.36 has finally been released. Some of the improvements are: 200+ bug fixes that reduce noise,... [Read More]

Check In Early, Check In Often

Jeff Atwood talks about what he considers the “Golden Rule” of source control: Check in early, check in often. For Jeff, it seems, going more than 1 day without checking in code is too long and will cause integration headaches down the road. I completely agree with... [Read More]

Axialis IconWorkshop Lite

Axialis Software and Microsoft worked to create a free Visual Studio add-in to create an icon editing tool that allows you to create high-quality 256x256 PNG-compressed icons for Windows Vista. The editing experience, both inside and outside Visual Studio, is very easy to use and provides various tools, filters, and... [Read More]

Document Map Margin in Visual Studio

Earlier this month Charlie Calvert introduced a potential new feature called Document Map Margins (DMM). The idea behind DMM is to make it easier for you to find and track important features in your code by visualizing the entire file. Overall I like the idea of DMM as... [Read More]