Samstag, 20. September 2008
As I think to remember, the story was quite interesting at the beginning, but was a bit boring when Rodger Godwin told what he has done when he lived in Paris somewhen in the late 1920s. While toiling myself to read through this part the story gets a new drive at some point at gets more interesting till it was so interesting that I even can't stop reading.
But let's look a bit at the story. It's basically playing in the time of World War 2. The main person is a journalist, called Rodger Goodwin who is from Iowa in the US. Together with his old friend Max Hood who is working for the english intelligence service, he starts an attack on the Wüstenfuchs Erwin Rommel. This attack is quite a disaster. Max Hood and all the other people in this operation die. Only Rodger Goodwin survives the attack. The whole operation was betrayed at the Germans. Now the story gets really interesting as Rodger is under suspicion, but the reader knows that there are maybe at least two other persons involved: Cilla Hood, the wife of Max and also the concubine of Rodger and Monk Vardan, the helping hand of the premier Winston Churchill and also a good friend of Max and Rodger.
At the end, I really enjoyed this story and I think it was worth buying.
Montag, 11. August 2008
I found some working hints in Coskun Cavusoglu's blog.
So just add ?contents=1 to your url and you'll be redirected to the managing mode of the page. Another way would be to call /_layouts/spcontnt.aspx?&url=[relative url to the page with errors].
Mittwoch, 16. Juli 2008
When I changed to 3.0.4220.0, the TFS source control was not working any longer for the wix project itself but also causes the automatic checkout of items in other project types to not work.
After changing all any cpu references to x86 in my .wixproject everything worked fine.
It's really weird that this caused the TFS source control to not work correctly anymore.
Btw this is reproducable, so it's not just a hazard that it works now.
Dienstag, 1. Juli 2008
Personally, I really loved this novel. It's one of the best titles from Robert Harris. It is perfectly combinig fictional elements with real history.
Montag, 30. Juni 2008
If you ever get the chance to go to the Visual Studio Developer Clinic at Microsoft in Redmond use it! It's a fantastic event. You'll get to know a lot of people working on all the stuff, we're complaining about ;-) And they know that it's painful to work with it and they know really great hacks.
Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2008
In my installation, votive reproducable causes problems with sourcecontrol integration. I'm using the TFS Client. After installing votive, automatic checkout while editing is not working anymore in any project. In the votive project itself, almost every button for TFS is disabled.
Hope the next version of WiX is better, as WiX is a fantastic installer generator for the windows world.
Mittwoch, 4. Juni 2008
Dienstag, 27. Mai 2008
Dienstag, 4. März 2008
ProjectNode.CopyPaste.cs in the namespace Microsoft.VisualStudio.Package you'll find the following code snippet:
StringBuilder selectionContent = null;
// If there is a selection package the data
if (selectedNodes.Count > 1)
foreach (HierarchyNode node in selectedNodes)
selectionContent = node.PrepareSelectedNodesForClipBoard();
if (selectionContent != null)
else if (selectedNodes.Count == 1)
HierarchyNode selectedNode = selectedNodes;
selectionContent = selectedNode.PrepareSelectedNodesForClipBoard();
if (selectionContent != null)
Why do we need this if - else if construct? Does the foreach for a list with zero or one element not work?
Mittwoch, 30. Januar 2008
I added my assembly to the GAC and built it with a strong name. I finally found a solution to this problem. My
Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
public object CodePage;
Why don't they just define it as an int and define some value or exception indicating, that CodePage is not set?
Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2008
Today's Goodie can be found in several differnt Interfaces which have to be implemented for integrating into Visual Studio. You'll find a whole bunch of interfaces with reserved1() to reserved10() and unused1() to unused10() methods.
E.g. in IVsTextLines:
|Reserved1||Reserved in the Vtable for future use. (Inherited from IVsTextBuffer.)|
|Reserved2||Reserved in the Vtable for future use. (Inherited from IVsTextBuffer.)|
|Reserved10||Reserved in the Vtable for future use. (Inherited from IVsTextBuffer.)|
That's really awesome. Don't the guy's in the different teams at Microsoft know each other?
Donnerstag, 3. Januar 2008
After restarting Visual Studio 2008, you can now identify menus and commands by pressing STRG+SHIFT and clicking on the menu or command.
For instructions on enabling this for Visual Studio 2005, see this article.
Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2008
You can find the video here.