Monday, March 19, 2007

More Keyboard Shortcuts

A friend of mine is planning to go mouseless...

He just installed Launchy ( which I just installed and its awesome ) to help launch applications and ReSharper to help him when he develops.

Here are some other helpful c# Shortcuts you can use for developement. Another useful resource I found was a blog entry on CyberNetNews listing shortcuts for many other applications.

Personally, from my start menu I have isolated the entries that I use most often and assigned shortcut keys to them. For example, I have the Shortcut key property on the link from "Start->Programs->Mozilla Firefox->Mozilla Firefox" defined as "Ctrl + Shift + F".

If you know of any other great tools or techniques for going mouseless, please leave a comment and share it with others.

Monday, March 12, 2007

How to Run a Root Site in VS2005

One of the first things I do when installing Visual Studio 2005 is to setup my system to run off a root site with a static port instead of letting Visual Studio create an automatic web server port.

If you have Visual Studio Service Pack 1 installed then you can use the following SP1 instructions, otherwise, you can use these pre-SP1 instructions.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Debugging XSLT Files in VS 2005

One of the many features of Visual Studio that I enjoy is the ability to debug through XML/XSL transformations. This has helped me several times figure debug through complicated XSL files.

If you haven't used this feature or it sounds interesting, please see the following instructions by Microsoft.