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Developer Utilities Roundup. Andrew Novick www.NovickSoftware.com. Utility Groups. Com/Windows Utilities .Net Utilities Visual Studio Add-ins Documentation Utilities Testing Continuous Integration Build. Com/Windows Utilities. COMExplorer WinSize WinPointer TreeSize Color Sniffer

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Developer Utilities Roundup

Andrew Novick

www.NovickSoftware.com


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Utility Groups

  • Com/Windows Utilities

  • .Net Utilities

  • Visual Studio Add-ins

  • Documentation Utilities

  • Testing

  • Continuous Integration

  • Build


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Com/Windows Utilities

  • COMExplorer

  • WinSize

  • WinPointer

  • TreeSize

  • Color Sniffer

  • Zoomin


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Windows Internals Utilities

  • www.sysinternals.com

    • FileMon

    • RegMon

    • Process Explorer

  • www.grc.com

    • Shoot the Messenger

    • DComBobulator


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SourceSafe Binding Remover

Removes SourceSafe information from a Visual Studio Project

GotDotNet


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Smart Paster

  • From Alex Papadimoulis’s WebLog

  • Lets you paste as:

    • String

    • StringBuilder

    • Comment

    • Region


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VBCommenter PowerToy

Easily add XML Comments to your VB.Net program.

This feature will be part of Visual Studio 2005

GotDotNet


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www.pinvoke.net

The “Interop Wiki”

Catalogs DECLARE statements for the Win32 API

Supports both C# and VB.Net

Suggests Managed code alternatives.


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RegexDesigner

  • Regular Expression Experimentation

  • Simple Code Generation

  • By Chris Sells

  • Now housed on GotDotNet


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FormatDesigner

  • Experiment with Formatters

  • Another Chris Sells


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CodeSmith

Code Generation Tool

Strongly typed collections

CSLA Classes

Version 3 is a commercial product ($300)

Version 2.6 is still available for free


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Reflector

  • Assembly Exploration

  • Code Disassembly

    • C#

    • VB.Net

    • DELPHI

    • IL


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PowerToys

  • VSTweak – Control Visual Studio

  • VSMouseBindings – Assign to all 5 buttons

  • VSEdit – Load files into VS

  • OnlineSearch – Search from inside VS

  • Control Outline – Search Internet from VS

  • Custom Help Builder – Help form XML Comments


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FxCop

  • Standards enforcement

  • Written by Microsoft

  • Much of this will be folded into Team System


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NAnt

  • Builder for .Net

  • Ported from ANT

  • XML Configuration

  • Much of it’s functionaltity will be in Team System


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NDoc

  • Creates usable docs from XML Comments

  • MSDN, CHM, HTML, Visual Studio

  • You’ll also need

    • Help compiler

    • H2reg – for Visual Studio Integration

    • VBCommenter


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NUnit

  • Test Framework for .Net

  • Ported from JUnit


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Commercial VS Enhancers

  • Visual Assist – Whole Tomato

  • CodeRush – Developers Express

  • CodeSmart – AxTools


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Where To find Development Utilities

  • Sourceforge

  • GotDotNet

  • CodeProject

  • DevX

  • Google


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CodeSMART 2005 – AxTools

  • Solution Explorer Replacement

  • Method Creation Utility

  • XML Comments

  • Spell Checker

  • Extended Find and Replace/Change Name

  • AutoText


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CodeSMART 2005 - Continued

  • File Differences

  • Team Snippets Manager

  • Iterative Code Inserter/Remover

  • Code Statistics

  • AutoSave/AutoBackup

  • Controls Renamer

  • Designer Assistant

  • Sort Procedures


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Thanks for Coming

anovick@NovickSoftware.com

www.NovickSoftware.com