Archive for the ‘MS Visual Studio’ Category

obout Suite for ASP.NET 2.0 – 4.0

December 29, 2011

This is a self-extracting archive.
It includes all controls and hundreds of examples in C# and VB.NET

HTML Editor
Easy Menu
Super Form
Slide Menu
Image Zoom
Text Menu
Color Picker
File Upload Progress
Interface Controls
Slide Panel (with Slide Menu)
Spell Checker (with HTML Editor)
Context Menu (with Easy Menu)
Tab Strip (with Easy Menu)
AJAX Autosuggest (with Combobox)
Multilevel Combobox (with Combobox)
Multilevel Listbox (with Listbox)
State Selector (with Combobox & Listbox)

Download oboutSuite.exe ( 17 mb)



December 1, 2011

LINQPad supports everything in C# 4.0 and Framework 4.0:

  • LINQ to Objects
  • LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework
  • LINQ to XML
  • Parallel LINQ

And that’s not all – you can also query:

LINQPad is also a great way to learn LINQ: it comes loaded with 500 examples from the book, C# 4.0 in a Nutshell.  There’s no better way to experience the coolness of LINQ and functional programming.

And LINQPad is more than a LINQ tool: it’s an ergonomic C#/VB/F# scratchpad that instantly executes any expression, statement block or program with rich output formatting – the ultimate in dynamic development. Put an end to those hundreds of Visual Studio Console projects cluttering your source folder!

Best of all, LINQPad standard edition is free and can run without installation (or with a low-impact setup). The executable is 3MB and is self-updating.


LINQPad requires .NET Framework 4.0 (or Framework 3.5 for LINQPad 2.x).

If you have Visual Studio 2010 or Visual C# 2010 Express, Framework 4.0 will already be installed. 

LINQPad supports SQL Express, SQL 2008, SQL 2005, SQL 2000, SQLite, MySQL and Oracle.

Download Hands-on Labs for Windows Workflow Foundation in C# and VB.NET

July 7, 2009

Dal seguente sito potete scaricare un pacchetto contenente esempi e guide per la tecnologia Windows Workflow Foundation, per il linguaggio VB.Net e C#.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

February 5, 2009

Di seguito le limitazioni di Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services che sono elencate nell’articolo seguente:

Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services:

Reporting Features in SQL Server Express
SQL Server Express provides the following Reporting Services functionality:

  • On-demand report processing for each user who views a report. When a user opens a report, the report is initialized, the query is processed, data is merged into the report layout, and the report is rendered into a presentation format.
  • Rendering formats are available for HTML, Acrobat, and Excel.
  • Report data sources must be SQL Server relational databases that run locally in SQL Server Express.
  • Report server management and report viewing are supported through Report Manager.
  • Configuration is supported through the Reporting Services Configuration tool.
  • Rs.exe, rsconfig.exe, and rskeymgmt.exe command line utilities are available in SQL Server Express.
  • Windows authentication and predefined roles are used to map existing group and user accounts to a named collection of operations.

Unsupported Features

Other editions of SQL Server 2005 include a larger set of Reporting Services features. The following list describes the features that are documented in SQL Server Books Online, but cannot be used in this edition:

  • Scheduled report processing, caching, snapshots, subscriptions, and delivery are not supported.
  • Analysis Services, Oracle, XML, SAP, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), OLE DB, and ODBC data sources are not supported.
  • Remote data sources are not supported. Reports that are hosted in a SQL Server Express report server must retrieve SQL Server relational data from a local SQL Server Express Database Engine instance.
  • Ad hoc reporting through semantic models and Report Builder is not supported.
  • TIFF (Image), XML, and CSV rendering extensions are not supported.
  • The Reporting Services API extensible platform for delivery, data processing, rendering, and security is not supported.
  • Custom authentication extensions and custom role assignments are not supported. You must map existing Windows domain user and group accounts to predefined role definitions.
  • Custom report items are not supported.
  • Managing a long-running report process is not supported. Specifically, you cannot use the Manage Jobs feature in Report Manager to stop report processing.
  • Scale-out deployment is not supported.

Download Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

October 27, 2008

Vi informo che dal seguente sito si può scaricare un nuovo aggiornamento per il Framework 3.5, in particolare la possibilità di aggiungere nei progetti, dei controlli per la visualizzazione dei grafici.

Questo aggiornamento, permette di ampliare il framework 3.5, con nuove classi per la gestione dei grafici, sia in ambiente Web ( che Windows Application.

Mentre dal seguente sito potete scaricare il language Pack.

Mentre qui si può scaricare (per ora solo in lingua inglese) add-on per Visual Studio 2008.

Per il download e maggiori informazioni visitate il sito indicato.

Fonte: e

Microsoft Visual Studio – Web development quickie tip: Quick GAC deployment

October 16, 2008

I’ve been across this one so many times before, so I’m adding this entry to remind myself how to automatically deploy compiled libraries to the GAC and recycle the application pool after a successful compilation in Visual Studio 2005/2008:

Add this on the post build events of the Class Library project for quick GAC deployment

“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\Bin\gacutil” -i “$(TargetPath)” | C:\Recycle.vbs

Then create a VB Script file using Notepad in location C:\Recycle.vbs:

strAppPoolName = “DefaultAppPool”
strComputer = “.”
Set objWMIService = GetObject _
(“winmgmts:{authenticationLevel=pktPrivacy}\\” _
& strComputer & “\root\microsoftiisv2”)

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
(“Select * From IIsApplicationPool Where Name = ” & _
“‘W3SVC/AppPools/” &strAppPoolName & “‘”)

For Each objItem in colItems

Wscript.echo “Recycle Completed”

Change the value of the variable “strAppPoolName” to the name of the application pool that needs recycling.

10 Tools Which I Still Use, Even I Have VSTS 2008

July 10, 2008

Riprendo queste informazioni da un interessantissimo post:

In my last post, titled “10 Tools Which I Left After Using VSTS 2008”,  I have included a list of 10 tools which I am not using currently, as I have the corresponding features available in Visual Studio Team System 2008. However, on the other hand, I am still using few tools even I have VSTS 2008!

Here are 10 of among them..

1. Code Smith: An excellent template based code generator.

2. Crystal FTP: Excellent FTP client tool.

3. Total Validator: One of the most powerful tool that I ever seen, which includes very nice feature to validate web standards.

4. Diff Marge: A tool that enables us to investigate and/or synchronize the difference between two files or folders.

5. Design Pattern Automation Toolkit: An excellent open source tool, by which we can automate and generate source code with respect to established design patterns.

6. Office Visio 2007: Although Visual Studio has support for diagramming, however Office Visio 2007 is still # 1 choice for me, with respect to analyzing, modeling, designing the application system on which I am working on. It contains a wide range of support of notation, including UML, Enterprise Application, Prototyping.

7. Copy Source As HTML: Bloogers like me, always needs to copy own source code from Visual Studio IDE, to be posted. This tool serves me this purpose.

8. Spell Checker: Its really a nice thing, if my code don’t have any spell mistakes, which can occur frequently. Wonderful tool to help developers!

9. SysInternalSuite: A nice system spy tool for developers and system admin. It contains lots of useful tools, to investigate the system with respect to the current execution of your application.

10. Employee Info Starter Kit: An excellent ASP.NET starter kit, which includes most of the web and coding best practices. Helps web developers to reduce start-up preparation time for web application.

10 Tools Which I Left After Using VSTS 2008

July 9, 2008

Riprendo queste informazioni da un interessantissimo post

I have started using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2008, recently. Previously I worked with Visual Studio 2005. As a matter of fact I had to use lots of external tools to perform and speedup my development process. However, while working with VSTS 2008, it’s very exciting for me that, I found replacements for most of the external tools there.

Here are 10 tools which I left after using VSTS 2008:

1. Database Schema Compare

External tool: Redgate SQL Compare

VSTS 2008 tool: Menu -> Data -> Schema Compare

2. Database Data Compare

External tool: Redgate SQL Data Compare

VSTS 2008 tool: Menu -> Data -> Data Compare

3. Database Data Generator

External tool: Data Gen 0.9

VSTS 2008 tool (power tool): Add -> New Item -> Data Generation Wizard

4. Unit Testing

External tool: Test Driven.NET

VSTS 2008 tool: Menu -> Test -> New Test

5. Web Testing

External tool: Badboy

VSTS 2008 tool: Menu -> Test -> New Test

6. Load Testing

External tool: Neoload

VSTS 2008 tool: Menu -> Test -> New Test

7. Code Profiling

External tool: Redgate ANTS Profiler

VSTS 2008 tool: Menu -> Analyze -> Launch Performance Wizard

8. Code Analysis

External tool: Fxcop

VSTS 2008 tool: Menu -> Analyze -> Run Code Analysis

9. Code Matrics

External tool: nDepend

VSTS 2008 tool: Menu -> Analyze -> Calculate Code Matrics

10. Java Script Debugging

External tool: Code Project Java Script Debugging Tool

VSTS 2008 tool: see Scott Gu’s post on it.

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit

July 7, 2008

The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application Lifecycle Management.


Download Enterprise Library 4.0 – May 2008

May 23, 2008

Un interessante aggiornamento per chi sviluppa soluzione con Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. In particolare da questo sito potete scaricare Enterprise Library versione 4, per l’ambiente Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.