VS2008

A new version (1.3) of VSBuildStatus add-in for Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010 is available. It allows you to configure the add-in window to automatically show up when a build/clean/deploy process starts, and/or automatically close when the operation ends. To enable the automatic show of the add-in window when a build/clean/deploy operation starts, check…

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I have updated my Visual Studio addin that displays the status of a build/clean/deploy action. If you get the latest version, 1.2, and are running Visual Studio 2005, 2008 or 2010 (they are all supported) on Windows 7, the progress of the build is also displayed on the Taskbar, on the item corresponding to the…

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Yesterday I have installed Visual Studio 2010 and decided to try my VSBuildStatusAddin. It work on the first try, only with a change to the .AddIn configuration file. Here is some screen shots in Visual Studio 2010. The images above show a new version of the add-in, 1.1.0. This new version provides the following features:…

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I have created an published at Visual Studio Gallery an add-in for Visual Studio 2008, called VSBuildStatusAddin. This add-in shows the status of a build/clean/deploy operation. I hope some of you will find this useful. Bellow is a description of the add-in. Installation Extract the content of the archive to your Visual Studio 2008 add-ins…

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I’ve recently discovered a new nice feature in the natice debugger of Visual Studio 2008: the visualization of bit flags. Let’s take this enumeration for example. Notice that each constant is basically a bit flag.

If we used those bitfields like this:

The debugger shows them like this: However, if the constants are…

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