More information starts to be available about the next version of Visual Studio, which is 2013. Apparently, VS2013 will be able to open without forcing a conversion, solutions from VS2010 and VS2012. These solutions will remain compatible (and thus continue to be opened) with the previous version of the IDE. This is what is called “round tripping”. This feature is important for some teams were not all the developers are working with the same version of the IDE.
The announced has been done earlier this week by Brian Harry: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2013/06/04/vs-2013-round-tripping.aspx
You probably already found some notes from the TechEd announcing the new Visual Studio 2013. But … is it me or not much language specific has been announced?
Soma Somasegar has made some announcement (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2013/06/03/teched-2013.aspx) but the most important one is that the preview bits will be publicly available at end of June during the Build conference.
I just published my May article.
I am always surprised to find out how many VB6 applications are still running out there running after more than a decade of its official death. That doesn’t mean that these companies haven’t started their migration to .Net, it only means that many important assets are still running in VB6. In many situations, users are obliged to use 2 applications (one in .Net and one in VB6) to fulfill their tasks which is far from ideal for them.
With some little modifications, your VB6 can probably be reused in your .Net applications so that your solution seems a bit more integrated from the user’s perspective.
You can read the full article from http://emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2013/05/Using-VB6-forms-in-a-Net-application.aspx.
Frederico Regateiro wrote 2 nice articles on Visual Studio Visualizer.
The first part targeting ADO.Net objects is available from http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/578777/Visual-Studio-Visualizer-Part-1
The second part targeting Entity Framework objects is available from http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/584739/Visual-Studio-Visualizer-Part-2-Entity-Framework
This month, I am providing a handy method for whomever needs to transform a decimal value in a fraction representation. I have been required to do this in the past few months on a report. For example 1.25 needed to be read as 1 1/4.
You can read this article from http://emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2013/04/Get-Fractions-from-a-decimal-value.aspx.
I just published a new article about something I did over the last few weeks. I reviewed an application written by somebody else. One of the first thing I was told was that the application was not stable at all. It was crashing many times a day without understanding why. The users were really not happy of that behavior.
Because the app was not mine, I just didn’t want to add error handlers everywhere. I was looking for a more global way of at least give a something to user so they can at least report a specific error message to me with as much details as possible.
This article will show you how to a global error handler for any unhandled errors of your application. You should never rely only on this error handler for all the features of your application. It should only be used for unexpected errors.
This article can be read from http://emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2013/03/Global-Error-handling-in-a-Net-application.aspx.
Microsoft just announced the next Build Developer conference.
This time it will be in San Francisco from June 26 to June 28 (with registration opening April 2nd).
All the details (available so far) are available from http://www.buildwindows.com/.
Le Global Windows Azure Bootcamp est un événement de formation sur Azure gratuit créé par la communauté des experts Azure et se déroulant le samedi 27 avril partout dans le monde.
Si vous débutez avec le Cloud et Azure, cet événement est pour vous.
Pour plus d’information, veuillez consulter le site général du Global Windows Azure Bootcamp (en anglais). Les spécificités de l’événement de Montréal seront affichés sur la page Eventbrite.
Vos experts Azure: Guy Barrette MVP Windows Azure, Alexandre Brisebois, Pascal Laurin and François Boucher
Merci à Microsoft Canada de permettre la tenue de cet événement à Montréal.
Note: Cet événement se déroulera en français