Monday, February 18, 2008

Create Shared Resource Assemblies in Visual Studio 2008

Couple of months ago in this post I described how to overcome the fact that resources in Visual Studio 2005 are compiled by default as internal. The need for public resource classes and shared resource assemblies is obvious in larger projects that span across multiple Visual Studio projects.

A new feature in Visual Studio 2008 allows developers to set the access modifier of the resource classes directly from the resource designer.

Another small but good reason to move forward to Visual Studio 2008.


Monday, February 04, 2008

South Florida Code Camp 2008 - Recap

What a great event that was! The FlaDotNet user groups put together their 4th code camp with absolute ease (or at least they made it look like this) and with lots of sessions to choose from.

For those who came to my sessions, one big "Thank You!". Please follow the link at the end of the post to download the presentation slide deck and the sample code.

After I finished with my "work", which was in the first two time slots, I stayed in the SharePoint track for a presentation from Michael Lotter - InfoPath 2007 and Visual Studio 2008. This was a very well prepared and presented session and it gave me a good understanding of the moving parts involved in an InfoPath based solution.

In the afternoon I ventured in a non SharePoint waters. First Mark Miller got me hooked on CodeRush and Refactor with High Speed Development in Visual Studio with CodeRush and Refactor. Then Bill Reiss did a great preview on Silverlight 2.0 with some cool videos. I finished with the passionate presentation by Larry Port on Continuous Integration with CruiseControl.Net and Nant.

The after-party was a hit. Lot's of good food, drinks and smart people to talk to.

So, here are the links:

Slide deck 1

Slide deck 2

Code Sample