Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Zebra Stripe Methods

Here's a good idea for a visual studio add in. Zebra stripe methods background colors. Alternate between two colors so that you can see them better as scrolling through. Sounds like a task for DxCore hobbyists.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rehsarper build 313 is out

Sure is a fancy one too. Solved a lot of speed issues for me.

Ignore this.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

IDE Hot or not

I posted a few of my Visual Studio 2005 Color Schemes over there. Its nice to see someone putting up a central collection of them somewhere. Check out my new Neon Blues colors there.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

IE7 Blows

document.getElementById('myElement').style.display = "none;"; Works in all other browser, except IE7.

document.getElementById('myElement').style.display = "none"; Works in ie7 & other browsers.

All IE7 tells you is that is unaccessable property.

I have a problem with IE7. When my system is loaded down, if I hit Ctrl-alt-delete to bring up task manager, IE7 Will spawn any pending popup windows OVER the task manager. There's something really obscene about an interenet browsing application taking forefront over the system management tools. Say you have a page with bad popups on them.... Killing them with
the task manager will no longer work.

Now I have an additional line of css declarations to get everything to line up since it doesn't render like firefox or ie6... *:first-child+html .divNoHistoricalTabs { margin-bottom: -7px; }

Its like the browser wars all over again only the techniques to target a browser have become more obscure.

Friday, October 27, 2006

New Winter Color Scheme for Visual Studio 2005 / Resharper

Here is my new winter color scheme for visual studio 2005. Not everything is in color harmony, but it works for me. Maybe it will work for you. .vssettings file included in link.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Stored Procedure Generators

I got a stored procedure generator a few weeks ago. I evaluated several solutions & i came down to one that I liked best.

Its called EzStoredProcedure. Its pretty pimp for flat tables. My company has about 300 tables that map 1:1 with business objects. It spits out the repetative Create Read Update Delete stored procedures which allows me to get on with my code.

Its not fancy, it just does what it needs to do and cheaply & I like that a lot. I couldn't believe how expensive some programs are that do this. Its basically just reflecting strings from the database schema into a templated text file....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Speaking of Visual Studio Addins

During the time that Resharper was broken for my project, I became accustomed to using a program called JustCode! from Axtools. Its an addin for c# similar to Resharper that delivers background compilation for c# projects similar to what goes on in the background of a project.

I'm terrible at passing around the wrong types & I'm always declaring variables that never get used.... For that its a good help. I don't know that its worth $140 or whatever they're charging for it, but It was a step up from the barebones visual studio 2005 IDE.