Sass for Visual Studio 2010

The other day my buddy Nathan was telling me about how he was using Sass on his new project and I was intrigued by the idea. Using variables, nesting etc. in CSS? Sounded weird at first. But then I was thinking “yeah. why don’t we have all that already?”. So I started reading up on […]

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Visual studio custom short cut hot key mapping

My first post in 2009. Took only 2 months into the year. Sigh! There goes my resolution. On the positive side, it is a technical post. Been a while since I posted one of these. Anyways, let’s get to the point. So in the current project I’m working on, I build SharePoint web parts. A […]

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(Really)Quick and Easy SharePoint webpart

If you have been in a situation where things are in a big hairy mess, you probably would follow the process of elimination to ensure you are not chasing the wrong items down the rabbit hole. Now consider you are working with SharePoint and you are in a tight spot as mentioned above. You probably […]

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How to get MOSS 2007 development environment setup in Vista

Alright Microsoft. You win. I have officially started working with Sharepoint now. I’m now one of the thousands of .Net developers that have been slowly but steadily and methodically, sucked into dark side of the “portal” world. A bunch of us in my company were hoping and praying that we don’t get placed on a […]

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How to use a custom response file with TFS 2008 build

A Team Foundation Server 2008 build uses 2 important files – the build file (TFSBuild.proj) of course and the response file (TFSBuild.rsp). A response file is used to pass configuration parameters to MSBuild process. By default, the build uses TFSBuild.rsp as the default response file. Here’s the content of a sample response file. # This […]

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“Run tests” option not available in the right click context menu

I’m working on a high-profile project right now that uses some pretty cool advanced frameworks and tools in the business. Can’t reveal too much but here’s a lil’ list. Windsor Container Inversion of Control / Dependency Injection LINQ (to SQL) Continuous Integration (using Team Build) ASP.NET MVC framework Rhino Mocks VS2008 Team Edition for Devs […]

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What’s wrong with this picture?

Last weekend I installed Virtual PC 2007 on my new Dell XPS M1710 Code Red Special Edition and have been trying to get all my tools installed in there on XP Professional. Why? Because i have Vista Ultimate loaded on the new box and as we all know, Microsoft decided not to support VS.Net 2003 […]

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Hey Visual studio! We need to talk.

There are some things you do for me automatically by default assuming that i am an idiot and that i have no clue what i am doing when i’m building an application. It’s like you are indirectly telling me that “Look! i’m smarter than you and i will do things for you that you don’t […]

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