If you’ve looked at my Projects page recently, you may have noticed that there were a few changes.
The bad news first. I have removed docXtract. I found that Sandcastle and it’s supporting tools (most notably Sandcastle Help File Builder) have grown to a point that there is no need for another product.
Visual Studio Code Snippets
Now the good news. I’ve been working on a Logitech G11 keyboard which has 18 macro keys. I’ve been assigning code snippet macros to the keys and it has been increasing my productivity tremendously. I’ve also started writing my own code snippets. This new project is an online home for those snippets.
I’ll be presenting my Web Parts presentation for the Baton Rouge SharePoint User Group on Thursday, November 18th.
Update: This speaking engagement is tentative.
If you’re a SharePoint developer, you’ve run into public key tokens but what you might not know is that Visual Studio comes with an executable that can make retrieving them a much easier process.
The following steps will add a “Get Public Key’ option to your Tools menu in Visual Studio:
- Click ‘Tools > External Tools’
- Click ‘Add’ and a new entry will appear
- In the ‘Title’ field type: Get Public Key
- Click the ‘…’ button and navigate to the appropriate sn.exe
- If VS 2008: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bin\sn.exe
- If VS 2010*: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bin\sn.exe
- In the ‘Arguments’ field type: -Tp “$(TargetPath)”
- Select ‘Use Output window’ checkbox
- Click ‘OK’
This will save you a ton of time if you are still using tools like Reflector to get the public key.
* This path is from a 64-bit version of Windows.
I will be presenting at the November 11th meeting of the Greater New Orleans SharePoint User Group. The topic will be SharePoint Web Parts and Best Practices. The presentation will focus on the 2010 product family and all code will be released after the presentation.