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 | …

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Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 + MyHistory Extension


In the June 2013 edition of MSDN Magazine I cover some of the internals of Team Explorer 2012 and how you can extend it. The article can be found here - Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012. I’ve also hosted the sample code for the MyHistory extension on CodePlex (contributions and feedback welcome), as well …

MSBuild Extension Pack – October 2012


I'm pleased to announce the availability of the MSBuild Extension Pack October 2012 release. The October 2012 release contains version 3.5.12.0 for those using .Net 3.5 version 4.0.6.0 for those using .Net 4.0 This release consolidates 40+ change sets and contains the following high level changes Around 40 new Tasks / TaskActions Around 11 improvements …

Visual Studio 11 Beta – an initial ‘review’


I’m sure many are eagerly awaiting the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 11, though in the mean time here are a few of my thoughts on the beta which I missed being published on the MSDN UK  blog a while back… http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukmsdn/archive/2012/04/11/article-visual-studio-11-beta-an-initial-review.aspx Mike

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 – Review


When writing my review for Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 I embarrassingly noticed that I failed to get a review out for another great book in the Wrox Professional series, namely Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy, though I reserve the right to offer an unbiased …

Improving the Visual Studio 2010 UI Menu System – Part 4


[ In this series – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 ] Please note that updates have been made to Part 3. In this final part of the series, I’ll be covering suggested changes to the UI for future versions of Visual Studio. Originally this series was only meant to cover the toolbars …

Improving the Visual Studio 2010 UI Menu System – Part 3


[ In this series – Part 1, Part 2, Part3, Part 4 ] UPDATE: 10 April 2011 Added Robert Maclean’s VS Extension to synchronise settings Added link to Scott Hanselman’s simplification blog post. In Parts 1 & 2 we did a lot of asking ‘Why?’ and criticizing (constructively of course) the current state of the …