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Visual Studio Team Suite 2008 Available

Visual Studio Team Suite 2008 is now available to MSDN Subscribers (a fact which is apparently well known, since the server seems to be suffering from the load). Anyway, when the load on the servers reaches an equilibrium, you should be able to pick up

Consolas Font in Vista

I've recently been experimenting with other fonts for Visual Studio on Vista after reading this article on new fonts in Vista . I think I like Consolas better than Courier New for coding, if only for its novelty. It also tends to be a little bit more
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Orcas VPC TimeBombedBase Missing

I downloaded the Orcas Visual Studio Beta 1 VPC from MSDN yesterday and stitched all of the zip files together, and launched it. Ran into the dreaded: “E:\VPC\TimeBombedBase\Base01.vhd” could not be found message. If you run into the same
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Old Team System News

This is all from last month, but I’ve been busy so it’s been in my queue. Sorry for the late “news”: Microsoft acquired TeamPlain, makers of TeamPlain Web Access for connecting to TFS via a browser. TeamPlain will be free to anybody
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VS2005 Data Pro Dies on Compile Fix

I had an issue with VS2005 For DB Pros (the Data Dude SKU) where every time I would build my solution (or that project), VS2005 would simply die. This was on Vista. After looking for the answer, I contacted Gert Drapers who informed me of the fix —
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CodeFile or CodeBehind

I just fixed a problem on a coworker’s machine that was quite odd in that the fix involved simply changing CodeFile to CodeBehind in a user control (.ascx) file. The issue was that in the ASPX page I was doing a FindControl within a Repeater’s
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VS2005 SP1 Update for Vista Beta Available

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Beta Now available, this update fixes a bunch of issues with VS2005 (with SP1) running on Windows Vista. Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it!
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Microsoft Robotics Studio Released

Officially this morning, Robotics Studio was released. With Microsoft Robotics Studio, robotic applications can be developed using Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio Express C# and VB as well as Microsoft IronPython. Read the Press Release
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ASPInsiders Public Notes - Scott Guthrie

VS 2005 SP1 coming soon (end of year, hopefully). Will include: 2200+ bug fixes Built-in Web Application Project support GDRs are public fixes (patch rollups) that include rollups of QFEs – GDRs are similar to service packs but service packs affect
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ReportViewer Showing No Data - Solved

I had a really weird issue with a ReportViewer. It would show the little green AJAX Loading… image but it wouldn’t show any data, just a blue background where the output should be. I knew the data was there because exporting to Excel or PDF
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Debuggin Failed Because Authentication is not enabled

I ran into this prompt while trying to launch debugging in VS 2005 using IIS. I quickly found this MSDN online article to solve the problem. Posting here to help anybody else find it quickly. Basically, go into IIS and turn on Windows Authentication under
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Source Control Structure

How do you like to set up your source control for a project? My personal preference is sort of a work in progress, and I do not have a great deal of experience with branching and versioning, so my design doesn’t take this into account, but I would
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Strange Issue with HttpContext.Current with WebDevServer

I’m working with a Trace class that I wrote back in .NET 1.1 that wraps System.Diagnostics and System.Web tracing. The class looks like this: public static class Trace { private static HttpContext context = null ; static Trace() { context = HttpContext.Current;
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Upgrading TFS from RC to Workgroup Edition

Today I came into work and my build/source control server, which I thought I remembered installing the RTM of TFS Workgroup Edition, was complaining that my license had expired. When this happens, the error message looks something like this: "TF30072:
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Unrecognized tag prefix or device filter 'asp'

This error was bugging me today so I finally went searching for an answer. I found it here . The short version – if you’re using nested master pages and you’re seeing all of your <asp: … /> tags underlined and complaining
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