Copy/paste support for references in VS 2005/2003

In all versions of Visual Studio is the fact that there’s no copy/paste support for references. You can’t copy a reference from one project to the other.Omer van Kloeten’s add-in for Visual Studio 2005/2003 solve the problem and enable copy and paste a reference even between instances of VS2003 and VS2005.

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ReSharper 3.0 Pre-Beta(Build 402) released

According to the Jetbrains roadmap the 3.0 release is going to be mostly about adding in Visual Basic.NET support for ReSharper.

The full list of changes for this build:

  • Rename works in Visual Basic
  • The following refactorings work in Visual Basic:
    • Rename
    • Move type to another file
    • Copy type
    • Move static members
    • Introduce variable
  • Live templates work in Visual Basic (not all macros work; no bundled templates)
  • Type name completion (Control+Alt+Space) works in Visual Basic
  • Smart code completion (Control+Shift+Space) works in Visual Basic
  • TO-DO Explorer (try ReSharper -> Windows -> To-do Explorer)
  • Solution-wide error analysis (enable it by checking the ReSharper -> Options -> Highlighting -> Analyze whole solution checkbox)
  • Automatic member reordering (configured at ReSharper -> Options -> Member Order; configuration UI is plain XML for now as the options are not finalized yet)
  • More context actions and quickfixes
  • Suggestions
    • Make field read-only
    • Make parameter type more specific
  • XAML is supported (to the extent of recognizing symbols declared in XAML files and resolving some references; more will come in future builds)

 

Downaoad ReSharper 3.0 Pre-Beta(Build 402)

[Via Glenn Slaven's Blog]

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A new Visual Studio power toy – Resource Refactoring Tool

Resource Refactoring Tool provides developers an easy way to extract hard coded strings from the code to resource files.

Features

  • Works with both C# and VB.Net projects.
  • A preview window to show changes in the tool window.
  • Lists existing resources by their similarity level to the text being replaced.
  • Automatically replaces hard coded string with a reference to resource entry.

 

Download Resource Refactoring Tool

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MySQL Tools for Visual Studio 1.0.1

MySQL Tools for Visual Studio is a plug-in for Visual Studio 2005 which allows developer to maintain database structures and objects all from within the Visual Studio environment. Please note that as of this release, data-driven applications including use of the DataSet designer are not supported.

Requirements

To use the plugin you must have the following items installed:

  • Visual Studio 2005 (Express products are not supported)
  • .NET 2.0 (this is installed as part of Visual Studio 2005)
  • You also need access to an installation of MySQL Server 4.0 or later.

Usage

Once installed, using the plugin is very simple.

  1. Create a new connection to MySQL by choose either the Tools -> Connect to Database menu option or clicking the Connect To Database button in Server Explorer.
  2. On the Connect to Database dialog, you can choose MySQL as your data source and click Continue.
  3. Enter your credentials for the selected database server and choose ok.
  4. Once connected, the database objects (tables, stored procedures, etc) will appear in Server Explorer.
  5. You can manipulate these objects using context menus by right clicking on them in Server Explorer.

Download MySQL Tools for Visual Studio

XPathmania – Extending Visual Studio 2005 to Support XPath Development

This Visual Studio addin creates a VS tool window where a developer can write an XPath statement and test it against the current document. After running the XPath query, it will list and highlight the nodes returned from the query.

NoNamesapceExample

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