CBAutoSave v 1.11.5

I just uploaded a new version to the Gallery, v 1.11.5. This version removes the experimental Lost Focus Commands options; several users reported some undesirable side-effects.  (I’ll continue work on that feature, as I really like changing VsVim’s mode to Normal when a document loses focus….)

CBAutoSave has been updated

Version 1.11.2 is available. New in this version: – When AutoSaveDocuments is selected, the files are saved in such a way that other extensions (such as Trailing Whitespace Visualizer) will be able to participate in the Save operation. The extension is now up-to-date in the Visual Studio Gallery, so I am removing it from the …

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VS AutoSave extension update – v 1.9.7.0

UPDATE: Now available in VS Gallery.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out how to craft the manifest so the Gallery would accept the package if support for VS2015 Community Edition was included.  The package at the private gallery includes that support.   I discovered that the preference for saving the Solution when VS lost focus wasn’t …

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Devenv.exe /SafeMode is my friend

Something strange happened to my VS2013 installation yesterday. I logged in to Office 365, then needed to install Office 2016 locally in order to use my employer’s Skype for Business account. After doing that, VS2013 wouldn’t start, it would crash to the “Debug / Check for solutions dialog”.  Click “Check…”, the dialog appears again, click …

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Posh-git for Powershell

I don’t know how I discovered this, but it is all but indispensable now… A PowerShell environment for Git http://dahlbyk.github.io/posh-git/ When you are in a local git repo, posh-git shows you basic output of the “git status” command.  For example: C:\users\hxchba\dropbox\posh-git [cbMods +1 ~2 -0 !]> Displayed are the branch name, count of untracked files, …

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Sharing configuration files

Update: Git has a very useful ‘include’ facility to make sharing common configuration a pretty simple process. In your ~\.gitconfig: [include] path = “c:/users/charles/dropbox/git/commonConfig” Place this line early in .gitconfig; any settings in the common config file that need to be overridden on a particular computer can be included later in the local .gitconfig. Be …

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Microsoft does something right, then finds a way to disappoint…

UPDATE the Second: After quite a bit of googleBing, I discovered a post about “Power Button / Volume Up” for 30 secs after an incomplete / failed update. Using that technique got the SP3 running again, screen right side up, keyboard working.  With fingers crossed, I tried the new power supply, and it appears to …

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Lync, window-opener extraordinaire…

My employer relies on Microsoft Lync for IM and on-line meetings. Maybe the UI/UX experience is designed to make the corporate overlords feel good because Lync does so much work when you join a meeting… Open the meeting invite to get the link to the meeting.  (This is the 1st window.) IE opens and goes to …

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In the Gallery!

UPDATE, 28 June 2016: The package has been renamed to CBAutoSave in the Visual Studio Gallery.  Icons and images got a makeover, but no other functionality changes. I have uploaded my Autosave extension for Visual Studio to the Visual Studio Gallery. Look for the CBExtensionPkg. (I’ll continue to update the private site, as well, for …

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