Archive for the ‘VisualStudio’ Category

Scott “red shirt” Gu

January 21, 2010 Leave a comment

His presentation in Belgium!



I sent the above photo, as a mail to some of my colleagues; surprisingly, most of them didn’t know why every one was wearing Red Shirt! Gu always wear red shirt during presentation.

Anyway, there are loads of presentation slides and demos on Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0 in the above link!

PS: I wear Contact Lenses every day; but man, no one gives a damn about that!

PS2: Man, he is just 34?


VS 2010 beta1 : Uninstallation problem

January 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Today I tried to uninstall visual studio 2010 beta1 so that I can get my hands wet with VS 2010 Beta 2. Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 requires us to uninstall Beta 1.

But there was a problem in un installation of visual studio 2010 Beta 1. I got the following error:Setup is looking for file TFSObjectModel-x86.

The solution is very simple. When Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 was installed, it installed Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 1 Object Model – ENU as a separate installation. So before uninstalling VS2010 Beta 1, one has to uninstall “Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 1 Object Model – ENU”. Below is the image that shows this in the control panel.


Hope this helps!

VS2008 Tips : Organize Usings

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

This was helpful for me manytimes and yet I have seen many developers who are not aware of this feature.


Select the using statements and right click and select Organize usings. There are 3 options available: Remove Unused Usings, Sort Usings and Remove and Sort usings.

After selecting “Remove and Sort Usings” my using statements got reduced to just 7.



Simple and nice feature, right?

Unable to see Solution File in Solution Explorer : VS Tip

October 13, 2009 10 comments

Today one of my colleagues called me for a very important (and common) doubt: He is unable to see the solution icon in the solution explorer window in Visual Studio 2008.


ASPNETAJAX is his project file and he has a solution file of the same name (ASPNETAJAX.sln). He wanted to add an existing project to this solution file, but unfortunately how hard he tried he was unable to see the solution file in the solution explorer window.

In Visual Studio 2008 everything is configurable, every time when there is a problem like this one must consult not Google but Tools –> Options menu.


Ah, there he is! Under Projects and Solutions –> General there is an option Always show solution.

If this is not enabled, when your solution file has only one project, the solution icon will not show up in the solution explorer. But if your solution file has more than one project solution file will show up always in the solution explorer, no matter whether you enable or disable this option.

After my colleague enabled this option, solution file appeared in his solution explorer.


Also find loads of visual studio tips here in Saraford’s bog. In fact all of her tips are condensed in to a lovable book.