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Awesome Azure DevOps resources

3 minute read December 9, 2019

I’m a huge fan of Microsoft’s Azure DevOps. As a developer, it’s a single place that allows me to do everything. It stores my code, tracks my project ideas a...

Great Xamarin.Forms workshop from Ignite 2019

2 minute read November 3, 2019

I’m lucky enough to attend the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference this year, and do a pre-conference workshop. The workshop I chose to do was Build your first ...

You don’t scale, so don’t be a hero

5 minute read October 26, 2019

I’ve been writing code since 1999; professionally since 2009. For many years I put in 60+ hours a week at my job. I was young. I was committed. And most impo...

Create and test PowerShell Core cmdlets in C#

4 minute read September 21, 2019

Creating PowerShell Core cmdlets in C# is actually quite easy, especially when you have a great blog post like this one to reference. There is also some offi...

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PowerShell Script To Get Path Lengths

1 minute read October 24, 2013

A while ago I created a Path Length Checker tool in C# that has a “nice” GUI, and put it up on CodePlex. One of the users reported that he was trying to use ...

Invoke-MsBuild Powershell Module

9 minute read April 5, 2013

Update: I’ve moved this project to it’s own new home at All updates will be made there.

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Migrating My GWB Blog Over To WordPress

1 minute read November 20, 2012

Geeks With Blogs has been good to me, but there are too many tempting things about Word Press for me to stay with GWB. Particularly their statistics features...

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Awesome Visual Studio Videos

less than 1 minute read September 8, 2011

I watched an awesome Channel 9 Visual Studio Tips And Tricks video, so I thought I’d share. Some great VS gems in there. Even a few Windows 7 ones, like usin...

Sweet C# Gems

less than 1 minute read September 3, 2011

James Michael Hare has a lot of awesome C# and .Net related posts, so this is just a little shout out to him (and my own little way of bookmarking his blogs ...

Using TFS Programmatically

less than 1 minute read August 18, 2011

I recently discovered this post which shows how you can programmatically update queries in TFS, which is great for when you make a WIT (Work Item Template) c...

Visual Studio Tips and Tricks

less than 1 minute read June 30, 2011

Just found a few websites that show some Visual Studio tips that I haven’t seen before, so I thought I’d share:

TFS GoToWorkItem VS command and keyboard shortcut

less than 1 minute read April 30, 2011

The button to jump directly to a work item by specifying its ID looks to be on the Work Item Tracking toolbar by default in VS / TFS 2010. This button is not...

Solution won’t build on TFS Build Server

1 minute read April 18, 2011

If you are able to build (compile) the solution on your local machine, but it won’t build on the TFS build server and you are getting an error message simila...

My WPF Binding won’t work. WTF!

1 minute read April 18, 2011

At one point or another I’m sure we’ve all been confused as to why our binding won’t work. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind:

Setting focus to an element in WPF

1 minute read April 18, 2011

So if you are trying to set focus to a WPF element, but are unable to. Here is a quick checklist to go through:

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