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Adjusting Your NDepend Rules with CQLinq

Having picked up the basics of the new CQLinq definitions in NDepend 4, I decided to start customising some rules to wipe out some false positives being reported in the code base. I think this will be a common scenario, so I’m going to share the exact change, but you’ll find this useful if you […]

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Programming Visual Studio

Automatically Remove Unused Using Directives On Save in Visual Studio

I like to keep my using directives tidy when I’m using Visual Studio. If you let them accumulate, they add noise to your code, slow down static analysis and they all need to be optimised out when you compile. There is a built-in feature in Visual Studio that allows you to organise your using directives […]

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Using Visual Studio LightSwitch to Create an Application in Under Four Minutes

Visual Studio LightSwitch is a mind-blowing new offering from Microsoft, which is currently available as a public beta. The idea behind LightSwitch is to create data-backed applications without having to write any code. This sounded too good to be true, so I dedicated some time to trying it out. Three minutes and twenty seconds to […]

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Visual Studio Short Cuts

This week I was lucky enough to attend Guathon 2010 in Covent Garden, London and as I found out so much amazing information, I’m chopping it into small pieces and putting it up here for those who missed out. In this article I’m going to divulge a few of the awesome Visual Studio short-cuts that […]