Feb2010
22

Tools – Free Typemock Isolator 2010 license

by nmgomes

That’s true, Typemock is giving Isolator 2010 free licenses. All you need to do is:

  • have a Twitter account
  • follow Typemock in Twitter: @Typemock
  • twit from your personal twitter: just entered for a chance to win a free Isolator @typemock RT it to enter the double drawing.

Go ahead, last draw is tomorrow, 24/02, and it will be a double draw.

Good luck …

Filed in: Unit Tests | Tools

Feb2010
18

WinForms Controls – Displaying a vertical tab

by nmgomes

It’s been several years since my last WinForms programming experience - I’m a ASP.NET maniac since 2002/2003 – but this year started with an unexpected challenge: build a Visual Studio  2008 Integration Package (VSIP) with an advanced Editor for some in-house metadata xml structure.

If you already did some work related to VSIP is no surprise that I was forced to embrace the long ago forgotten Winforms controls specificities.

Maybe I simply forgot or never noticed before, but the TabControl when operating in vertical mode – either Left or Right – display an amazing poor user experience and in most cases text are not showed.

Ok, no big deal, TabControl have enough extensibility points to enable us to work around and its even available a Msdn article with the recipe: How to: Display Side-Aligned Tabs with TabControl.

Maybe it’s just me but this is the kind of behavior I did expect to be fully available and functional since it seams to be quite common in most applications.

Filed in: WinForms

Feb2010
14

Tools – RedGate just release the new .NET Reflector 6.0 and .NET Reflector Pro

by nmgomes

The long waiting, for RedGate to release the new official .NET Reflector version, is finally ended.

I must say that as far as I know (and I was an early adopter and usability tester), RedGate took special care with this new version, specially the new Reflector Pro version.

This new product (€145)  integrates the technology of .NET Reflector into Visual Studio to let you debug third-party code even if you don't have the source.

You can say that this can also be done without this product, and it’s absolutely true, but the simplicity how the integration with Visual Studio (2005, 2008 or 2010) is done worth it .

I use this tool since the beta versions and I’m addicted ;) … try it for yourself.

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