Update: Win8.1 -> Win10 experience

Went searching for a solution to the SSL problem, and I think I found one. (Unfortunately, I can’t find the source at the moment, but I’m still looking.) It seems BitDefender was the issue — turning off “Scan SSL” seems to have worked on my Surface Pro 3, although I need to spend more time …

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Win8.1 -> Win10 experience

My Surface Pro 3 came with Win8 installed, and was greatly improved by the update to Win8.1. My Win7 desktop computer had enough going wrong that I was tired of trying to fix it; it was old and slow enough that I didn’t mind getting a new computer, complete with 8.1. Win8 isn’t really great …

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Build Events per Configuration

I probably just overlooked it, or couldn’t figure out how to work it, but it appears that Build Events for a project are not connected to a configuration. Since I want a “Deploy” config that copies files somewhere after a build, and a “No_Deploy” config that doesn’t, I started digging into the .csproj file. The …

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PowerShell script to install Custom Gallery for Doc. AutoSave

I got a note regarding the Visual Studio AutoSave extension saying they wished installing it were simpler.  I suspect they were referring to having to set up the custom gallery, rather than being able to get it from the Microsoft gallery. I’m not ready to put it in the Microsoft gallery yet, so I toggled …

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Using TagBar and vim with .ini files

One application I work with uses a .ini file with over 30 sections.  I thought it would be handy to ‘outline’ that with tagbar. In ctags.cnf, add: –langdef=inifile –langmap=inifile:.ini –regex-inifile=/^\[([,&0-9A-Za-z ]+)\]/\1/s,section/ (I am still tuning the regex.  Please leave a comment if you have a better version…) And in _vimrc: let g:tagbar_type_dosini = { \ ‘ctagstype’ …

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Visual Studio AutoSave extension updated

Added an option to autosave Projects. See the Utilities page for details. Possible Issue:  I have been noticing strange behavior with the release build of the package installed in VS2013 running on Win8.1 — the menu text does not update as expected.  The extension works as desired, but it is confusing since the menu text …

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Powershell Get-History and Invoke-History

I use Get-History (‘ghy’) and Invoke-History (‘ihy’) frequently, so I started thinking about streamlining their use. I came up with Run-CmdFromHistory: function Run-CmdFromHistory {      param (         [Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]         [Int32] $cmdCnt = 15     )     $cmds=get-history | select -last $cmdCnt;     $cmds;     Write-Host “Enter a cmd id to run (empty to cancel)” …

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