MSBuild Explorer 3


Way back in 2009 I released MSBuild Explorer 1 to help visualise MSBuild files and, perhaps more useful, to save and execute favourite sequences of targets. It took a long time but eventually I got version 2 out in beta, which looked nothing like what I first showed. In hindsight, calling it a beta was…

MyHistory – Peace to the Dark Side


In June 2013 I blogged about Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 + MyHistory Extension. Since then I’ve had some great feedback and the extension has been updated 6 times to address this feedback. A long outstanding bug with regards to ‘proper’ theme support has finally been resolved withe the latest releases for Visual Studio…

How to get rid of Exclude From StyleCop menu


If you install Stylecop 4.7.46.0 you’ll notice an irritating new context menu on files which allows you to exclude them from StyleCop. There is no option to remove it, however you can use Visual Studio to customize the context menu and remove it. The menu you are after is Project and Solution Context Menus |…

Controlled Vocabulary 1.5.3


This version provides support for SharePoint Discussion Posts — Download. Thanks to Willy-Peter Schaub and Robert Maclean for the idea and testing. Note that the Conversation does not change once the subject is set. You can see the affect of this in the following two sequences. I think this may be an Outlook bug, but…

Controlled Vocabulary 1.5.2


Mitch Denny logged an issue against Controlled Vocab which I felt warranted a new release. It looks like those attempting to host configuration files on networks requiring authentication (e.g. SharePoint) may encounter issues. Mitch was kind (read brave) enough to navigate the code and submit a patch which made getting this out a lot easier.…