ReSharper is awesome … but it also likes plenty of CPU and memory.
If you find yourself struggling on a virtual machine, then it is worth knowing that you can very easily suspend ReSharper.
There are nifty commands you can use from the Command window such as ReSharper_Suspend (or map them to keys) as well as a big button under Tools.Options.
…can be found at http://our.umbraco.org/projects/developer-tools/umbraco-v6-mvc-razor-cheatsheets
Very handy when you are living in a world of dynamic expressions and google results which span v4, v5, v6 and v7.
Currently “enjoying” a spot of tree traversal from @CurrentPage in a PartialViewMacroPage
I needed to populate a database I’m designing with some test data and thought to myself “LightSwitch will be ideal to knock out some screens”.
One hour later I got a LightSwitch screen to actually display! Until then all I got when running it in Desktop mode (the default) was a blank window hosting Silverlight (right click to verify)
After lots of searching and playing around I found the answer near the end of this very long thread.
- Navigate to the Client.Properties folder inside your project
- Open OutofBrowserSettings.xml
- Change <SecuritySettings ElevatedPermissions=”Required” /> to <SecuritySettings ElevatedPermissions=”NotRequired” />
- And you may also want to then make the file readonly
Now, when this happens again I will be able to find my own post to resolve it! Enjoy!
P.S. This isn’t specific to Visual Studio 2012 … but the post title corresponds to how I was searching :-)
Following on from nice touch #1…
I disliked the way old versions of Blend relied on something as a subtle as a few pixels of colour to tell you something relatively important.
although admittedly this doesn’t appear to be universal across all properties.
[Really I’m just testing out twitterfeed which has failed for me… but I needed something to post on :-)]
I’m just skimming through some blend tips by Mike from 2010 and spotted a nice touch in Blend for Visual Studio 2012 I hadn’t noticed before (amongst no doubt hundreds of improvements :-))
When working with grids and rows (or columns) you now get a lovely visual indicator with in place editing, rather than needing to visit properties.
circa 2010 (from this post)
[Windows Store Tips]
When you create a new Windows Store project in Visual Studio 2012 it “helpfully” turns on one Capability in the manifest – “Internet Client”.
Which is great … if you use the Internet.
If you don’t need it, turn it off.
Read other Windows Store Tips
While I was at the Worldwide Partner Conference last week in Toronto I had dinner with an old friend and colleague Tim Sneath. Tim has been instrumental in a lot of the great evangelism around XAML and Windows 8 but now has a new challenge, heading up Microsoft Learning.
We got onto the subject of Microsoft Certifications and their importance (or not) when companies are hiring developers – a great little discussion which a week on has popped back into my mind as I will be interviewing candidates this month for a vacancy in my team. Plenty of the candidates who apply for technical roles in Microsoft do indeed have certifications. I on the other hand (as interviewer) do not. Hmmm. (Well, actually I do – but I seem to recall the last couple I did were on SQL Server 2000 and that is a long time back.)
However I am moving more back to development in my new role around Windows 8 and potentially could do with setting myself a “little dev challenge”.
Right now I’m thinking the “little dev challenge” should be passing MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps.
Hmmm…. now which one to go for?
And more importantly… by when… :-)