Posts Tagged ‘VS2010’

How to extend Windows Phone 7 emulator’s functionality (unlock)

May 10th, 2011 2 comments

While programming to Windows Phone 7 (or another mobile device), very important instrument is the device’s emulator, integrated into development environment. Visual Studio 2010 supplies an emulator; while compiling & running our code (using either Silverlight or XNA technology), the emulator is running and creating an environment for our application. By the way, full Visual Studio 2010 is not must for development on WinPhone7; one can use a free environment “Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express” instead.

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Documenting your code and Using Visual Studio IntelliSense tool

March 28th, 2011 No comments

One of useful tools in any IDE that you developing at its ability to document your code with nice XML format. I will focus on VS2010 this is main tool that we are using at our development process.

There are some external tools that help and trying to automate documentation process, tools like GhostDoc. Of cause those tools can’t replace the programmer notes.

So when our code documented with Xml Documentation /// IDE ItelliSense uses this information in order to display this info about Class, method, Property and Data Member see following print screen from one of the System diagnostic classes.

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.Net Framework 4.0 and VS2010 – things that I don’t like

March 11th, 2011 No comments

There are many great improoves (e.g. TPL – see my post about Task Parallel Library)

Still, there are some disadvantages, I would like to list:

1. Help interface is uncomfortable, there is no possibility to search by Index like it was working in “chm” in VS2003-8

Update: after installing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) – help user interface become more user friendly and handy.
2. CLR debugger doesn’t working any more (SDK v2.0) – such behavior is very crucial for our clients and deployment process.

  • Native code debugger cause my VS2010 to stuck all the time.

3. GAC changes – why v2.0 and v4.0 assemblies are located in different locations?
a. Why simple copy/paste operation doesn’t working like its work today with c:\windows\assemblies directory.
b. Why we need to manage two different GAC’s?
Detailed info regarding GAC can be found here:

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