VS2015 Update 2 Debugging Fix


Update 9 May 16 - Looks like this patch keeps getting better. The latest build (14.0.25130.0) now integrates with the VS alerts so you will get notified of future updates (via ms) If you need local contextual info while debugging then you will appreciate this KB which fixes the broken Update 2 - KB3151378. Personally I …

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GitMonitor


With the explosion of git it seems that keeping track of what is happening across repositories that may span personal, open source and work projects can become a challenge in itself. Perhaps you've subscribed to some sort of bespoke notification system in whatever service is hosting the repositories, maybe it's an email alert, rss feed …

MSBuild Inline Tasks to the rescue


A colleague (Pål Bendiksen) recently asked if there was an MSBuild task available to checkin pending changes in a Team Foundation Server workspace and get the check-in id. Looking at the MSBuild Extension Pack I saw no solution. Another solution would be to exec out to tf.exe, however there are complexities with scraping the output …

Leveraging MSBuild’s BuildInParallel (with caution)


UPDATE: 12 April 2011 – added /nodeReuse info. A few months ago I wrote a blog post on Running Targets in Parallel in MSBuild. This presented a simple sample which illustrated how to run a target in parallel over some files. I recently looked at whether an MSBuild automated development build process could be made …

Community TFS Build Extensions – Alpha 1.0.0.0


We’ve just pushed out the first alpha release of this project. This release contains signed assemblies and a CHM file. Effort is now going into improving the documentation. Note the help on the Guid activity, we plan to provide Actions and a self contained Sequence sample whenever possible. This should address most peoples needs. You …

Running Targets in Parallel in MSBuild


UPDATE: 07 March 2012 - a task to run targets in parallel is now provided in the MSBuild Extension Pack. See 'Executing MSBuild Targets in Parallel' MSBuild doesn't support running targets in parallel, but rather supports running projects in parallel. I was recently shown a ‘trick’ by Dan Moseley of the MSBuild team in getting …

MSBuild Hands-On


The MSBuild Hands-On Lab is now updated for .Net 4.0 and available again. It’s hosted on MSDN Code Gallery - http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/msbuildho Several movies will be added soon with additional content to follow. Be sure to leave feedback on the site if you would like to see anything specific. Mike