Speed-up VC++ builds

The larger a VC++ project is (or any project for that matter) the more time it takes to build. If you have solutions with many large projects the build times could get into your way. Starting a rebuild and going to lunch was a common scenario for me, as building took 20-25 minutes. Of course,…

Generate Output from T4 at Build Time

Text templates (aka T4) is a great feature in Visual Studio, that proves helpful in many scenarios. I use it for instance in developing Alchemy. However, it has a significant drawback: it does not generate code automatically when you build your solution. To build the files and generate their output you have to manually run…

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:…

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…