Chris Pietschmann

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Setup Contains a Weird Blue Mac-Style Button!

I just finished installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 within a Windows 7 Virtual Machine running within Windows VIrtual PC and the Final/Finish screen of the installation wizard contains a weird, blue, Mac-style Button. Ok, I know it’s not exactly how the button are in the UI of Max OSX, but it’s much closer to that than it is to Windows 7 buttons. The button looks so incredibly out of place, and I wonder who decided that it should be used, especially since it doesn’t match the... [More]

My First Experience with ReSharper v3.1, not so good

A while back I won a free license for JetBrains ReSharper v3.1 at one of the monthly WI .NET Users Group meetings. Today, I finally got around to installing it to check it out. I found some of the code hightlighting/outlining features to be pretty neat, but.... But, I experienced a 1/2 to 1 second lag for Visual Studio 2008 to do anything after I installed ReSharper. This lag was quite an annoyance. So, consiquentially, I uninstalled ReSharper to get my VS performance back. I... [More]