Extend Visual Studio!

The Pitch I don’t want to show you how to add a command button or toolbar to Visual Studio, there are plenty of examples out there for that. I want to provide you with an example showing how writing a Visual Studio extension could benefit your studio’s workflow.…

C++ VS.Net Context Menu

Awhile ago when I was working on the ShaderEffect Generator I had an idea for another Visual Studio plug-in and quickly got it working.  I finally got around to productizing it so that I could share it with others. This plug-in will modify the context menu that pops up when…

MSIL Command 2: The Visualizing

When generating MSIL it’s often very useful to be able to see what you’re doing.  One very handy debugging visualizer I’ve used is Haibo Luo’s DynamicMethod Visualizer.  It’s extremely handy in seeing the code you’ve generated, I encourage you to check it out. http:…

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Threadis

Who watches the threads? Apparently the Visual Studio 2008 debugger. Though, this should come as no surprise to anyone… except for the fact that they watch the threads even when you’re not at a break point. The result of which is a massive lockup in your application if you…