VS 2008 Add-Ins

Add-ins & Extensions, Visual Studio
As I (like many others) make the full-time transition from VS 2005 to VS 2008 I find that I'm having to update several add-ins and utilities that I've grown accustomed to.  Here is a short list of what I've updated so far: Visual Studio 2008 GhostDoc 2.1.2 - I've become very accustomed to pressing Ctrl+Shift+D to fill in the XML comments for my code.  I'm glad to see that VS 2008 is now supported. Project MRU Cleaner - This is a very handy utility for removing orphaned or otherwise unwanted solutions from the Recent Projects list in VS 2005/2008. ReSharper - Although ReSharper does not fully support the .NET Framework version 3.5 yet, Jeffrey Palermo has published some instructions on how to get the latest version of ReSharper working with…
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VS 2005 Add-In for Collapsing Solution Projects

Add-ins & Extensions, Visual Studio
Recently, I've started experimenting with the capabilities of add-ins for VS 2005 because I want to write some extensions for Team Foundation Server. However, before I could really get to work on the more complex add-ins I needed to start with something simple.For anyone who has ever worked with Visual Studio 2005 solutions that contains multiple projects, you've probably spent a fair amount of time collapsing the project items in the Solution Explorer. So, my first "useful" add-in simply allows you to collapse all solution project items with a single mouse click.After you install this add-in and run Visual Studio 2005, you will notice a new menu item, "Collapse All", when you right-click on a solution in the Solution Explorer. Selecting this menu option will collapse all project items within…
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WSCF – Schema-Based Contract-First Web Services

Add-ins & Extensions, Visual Studio
thinktecture has released Version 0.6 of their hugely popular Visual Studio Add-In for developing web services using a contract first approach. The new version has been updated to work with Visual Studio 2005 & .Net 2.0. This version also offers a command line interface to the code generation tool. Here are some highlights:Full support for Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0Generation of partial classesSupport for Nullable typesSupport for SOAP 1.2 bindingPascal case conversion is now optionalImproved support for generating code from SSL-hosted WSDLs The parameter ?wsdl can be configured to return the modeled WSDLOption for generating different styles of async calling codeOption for generating improved data binding code availableOption for generating List types instead of CollectionsAs always - it's free!
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