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Utkarsh Shigihalli Microsoft MVP and Microsoft ALM Ranger writing on Visual Studio Extensibility, ALM and .NET Extensions
Better way to load dependent assemblies in your Visual Studio extensions
I had previously written on how to load custom assemblies in your extension using AppDomain.CurrentDomain.Ass... It required few lines of code to be written in your VS package class. Today I am going to show you an easier way of doing the same. Visual Studio provides ProvideBindingPath attribute which lets Visual Studio know other paths from where your extension loads the assemblies. The usage of this attribute is very simple, you just need to decorate your package class with it. [Guid(GuidList.guidmin2015P... ......

Posted On Saturday, December 13, 2014 4:46 PM

Using exceptionless to track exceptions in your VS Extension
In the current competitive world, everyone knows releasing the product to market is only half the battle. You are expected to continuously monitor application for its usage, memory consumption, errors, to quickly address any issues in your application. Quickly addressing issues your customers facing is essential to keep existing customers with your product. There are already many solutions available in the market, which provide complete application monitoring and analytics for your application. Some ......

Posted On Saturday, December 6, 2014 11:09 PM

Link To Work Item – Visual Studio extension to link changeset(s) to work item directly from VS history window
By linking work items and other objects, you can track related work, dependencies, and changes made over time. As the following illustration shows, specific link types are used to track specific work items and actions. (– via MSDN) While making a check-in, Visual Studio 2013 provides you a quick way to search and assign a work item via pending changes section in Team Explorer. However, if you forget to assign the work item during your check-in, things really get cumbersome as Visual Studio does not ......

Posted On Monday, August 11, 2014 1:32 AM

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