Code Contracts in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 has support for code contracts that allow to express pre-, post-conditions and invariants to your .NET code. Let’ say you want to create a function to return a random value in a range. This could look like it:

However, at a rough analysis one can find two problems: Second call to…

What’s new in Visual Studio 2010 for Unmanaged Development

Here is a list of new things in Visual Studio 2010 for unmanaged development. Visual Studio IDE: The editor has been rebuilt using WPF http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonz/archive/2009/02/20/a-new-look-for-visual-studio-2010.aspx Ability to zoom in and out, using the Control key and the mouse wheel (a zoom slider control will not be available in this version) http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2009/02/26/visual-studio-2010-zoom-slider-control/ Dock files (source code…

VSBuildStatusAddin works on Visual Studio 2010

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:…

Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4.0 Beta 1

Microsoft has announced the availability of Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4.0 beta 1 for MSDN subscribers starting this Monday, and for the public starting this Wednesday. According to Kirill Osenkon, 95% of the planned functionality is already there. This new version of Visual Studio is WPF based. Among the many new features, one important…

Axum, A Language for Building Parallel Applications

Last week Microsoft published on DevLabs a .NET language for building parallel applications, called Axum, and earlier known as Maestro. This new language is build on the architecture of the web, on the principles of isolation, message-passing, fault-tolerance, loose-coupling. It is said to have a more succinct syntax than Erlang, and have the isolation advantage…

HELP 3 in Visual Studio 2010

After 4 releases of Visual Studio with Help 2 engine, Visual Studio 2010 will bring yet another change: a new help engine, called MS Help 3. The first beta will ship only with online support, but the second beta should contain offline support too. Changes in the new system include: the new help files have…

VSBuildStatusAddin 1.0.5

I have fixed several bugs on version 1.0.4 of my VSBuildStatus add-in for Visual Studio that displays the status of a build/clean/deploy operation. The bugs were mainly about the batch builds. The new version is 1.0.5. You can download this Visual Studio 2005 & 2008 add-in from here. If you are using a previous build…