Visual Studio tip #3: hide splash screen

Splash screens are beautiful, at least that’s wat Microsoft thinks about it. I must say, splash screens are just annoying and they slow down the startup of Visual Studio and other programs. But, there is a way to skip the splash screen part in Visual Studio. Most of  the Visual Studio developers launch their favorite […]

Need a .NET Excel library?

As a developer, you definitely need to read or manipulate Excel files at some point. There are a lot of ways to do this: The best known method is to make use of the Excel Interop library. This method has some big disadvantages if you want to use it in a web development environment: Excel […]

Visual studio tip #2: Go to line

Another useful shortcut for the Visual Studio editor is CTRL + G. This key combination enables you to quickly navigate to a specific line in your code file. So there is no need to keep on scrolling until you reach the correct line!

Visual studio tip #1: format document

It has been a while since my last post on this blog, but now I’m back. I will try to share some small Visual Studio tips on a regular basis, starting from now on. A useful feature in Visual Studio is the format document option, which you will find in the menu Edit -> Advanced […]

Teched 09: my report

After being for the first time at a Micrsoft TechEd event, I’m home again and it is time for some kind of report. “Ich bin ein Berliner” It must be one of the biggest cities in Europe and I must say I was impressed. I have tried to visit a lot of things during my […]

Teched 09 : Day #5

The last day on Teched Europe was a Silverlight day! Can You Keep a Secret? The Biggest Little-Known Features in Microsoft Silverlight (Jeff Prosise) In Silverlight the browser stack is used for networking by default, although it is also possible to use the client stack and bypass the browser. If something goes wrong in a […]

Teched 09: Day #4

Sessions for the 4th day of Teched: Doing It Right: Planning and Tracking Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 (Stephanie Cuthbertson) In this session some new features from VS Team Foundataion Server 2010 for managing projects are described:   Planning holidays is now included. For project managers, integration between different clients was […]

Teched 09: Day #1

My first day in Berlin was really exciting. The registration went quite well and after receiving my goodie bag (which has some odd colours), I was ready for my first session ever at TechEd: The Windows Azure Platform: When and Why to use it? (David Chapell) I previously planned another session, but a colleague said […]

ASP.NET Ajax AsyncFileUpload: some thoughts

The latest release of the ASP.NET Ajax Control Toolkit (30930) now contains an AsyncFileUpload control. The big advantage of this control is that you can upload files without a full page refresh (as in the original FileUpload control), showing the users direct feedback on the page. I wanted to use the new control to let […]

Starting my blog engines!

Today, November 1st,  Christians from all over the world remember the death of  their loved ones, but today I celebrate the birth of my new blog. On this blog you will find technical articles about Microsoft’s .NET Technology, Google Android and other technologies that are interesting for me to share. My first series of  blog […]