Jonas Stawski

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Visual Studio 2010 Shortcuts

Lately my right hand has been sored due to too much use of the mouse. For the past 18 years I’ve been a heavy mouse user and yesterday I decided that was enough. I set a personal goal to use the mouse the least possible. Not an easy task in today’s c... [More]

Opening Solution File Won’t Start Visual Studio

If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 with UAC enabled and Visual Studio set to Run as Administrator and you try to open a Solution File through Windows Explorer, Visual Studio will not open. If you check the “Choose default program” for SLN ... [More]

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Painfully Slow

Remember that blog I wrote about installing VS 2010 in a Virtual Machine? Well, as I type this I’m doing a fresh install of VS 10 in my Windows 7 RC machine (not a VM). I just can’t take it anymore. Visual Studio 10 Beta 1 is painfully slow running o... [More]

Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta on a Virtual Machine

For the release of Visual Studio 2010 RC (Release Candidate), Microsoft provided us with a fully installed VPC (Virtual Machine) image. For some reason they did not do the same for the release of Beta 1. I guess they wanted people to go through the i... [More]

Unable to load DLL ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO90.dll’

I was trying to record a Web Test using Visual Studio Team System 2008 with Internet Explorer 8 on a Windows Vista 64 bit machine. After creating the Web Test IE was launching without the Web Test Recorder Explorer Bar. Going to View – Explorer Bars ... [More]

Where did the Add Web Reference Go?

When Visual Studio 2008 came out I thought they got rid of the Add Web Reference dialog used to add web services. If you right click on a Class Library project targeting .NET 3.5 you only had the choice to add two types of references by default: Add ... [More]

Visual Studio 2008 ASP.NET Source View Bug

I opened a Connect bug for a problem I found with Visual Studio 2008 ASP.NET Source View. The problem is that when using the style attribute of an html tag VS doesn’t close the ending tag. In the video bellow I show how to replicate it. You can easil... [More]

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Both the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 are now available for download here and here respectively. They are really not a normal Service Pack as they not only fix bugs, but they also add a lot of new features that are not rel... [More]

LINQ to SQL Debug Visualizer

One of the cool features about Visual Studio is that you can extend it. One of the many things you can extend are the debugging Visualizers. While you're debugging an application with Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 you can hover over a variable and you ... [More]

Heroes Happen Here Event in Ft Lauderdale

Join me and Joe Healy, aka the DevFish, for the Microsoft Heroes Happen Here event in Ft Lauderdale. There will be a lot of content regarding Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008. The event is at the Broward Convention Center:... [More]