Missing 64-bit compiler and tools

Let’s say you have this VC++ project (or maybe more) targeting a 64-bit platform (x64 or IA64). You have the sources, everything is set. You build the solution and your project is skipped. You try again, maybe do a rebuild. The project is still skipped. You check the solution’s configuration manager, and the project is…

VSBuildStatusAddin with Auto Show and Auto Hide

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…

VSBuildStatus Addin Taskbar Progress on Windows 7

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…

Hacking WCF Extensions for Visual Studio 2005

If you are still using Visual Studio 2005 and need to develop WCF services you need the following: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package (SP2) The Visual Studio 2005 extensions for.NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP 3 The problem with the later is that Microsoft no longer supports it. Visual Studio 2008…

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…

VSBuildStatusAddin for Visual Studio 2005

I have modified my VSBuildStatus add-in to work with Visual Studio 2005. Basically I had to remove the LINQ stuff to break the dependency on the version 3.5 of the .NET framework. The new version (1.0.3) that supports Visual Studio 2005 is available here. Let me know if you have any problems with it. Especially…