Rants of a Hippie Coder

My team is hiring!

We're looking for a strong software developer in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area. The job posting hasn't...

Author: hippietim Date: 05/08/2008

Fix for Reports showing up properly on WSS 2.0 for Team Foundation Server 2008 Beta 2

If you are experiencing problems with viewing TFS reports on a WSS 2.0 server and the message is...

Author: hippietim Date: 07/31/2007

Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 Has Shipped!!!

Check it out! http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx This is a particularly exciting...

Author: hippietim Date: 07/26/2007

Workflow for Team Foundation?

We have a number of scenarios we'd like to enable in future releases of Visual Studio Team...

Author: hippietim Date: 04/07/2006

Will Code For Food

This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal several years ago. It's come up from...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/29/2006

How to get the active Team Foundation Server and Project from an Add-In

Ed Hintz posted "How to Write a Team Foundation Version Control Add-in for Visual Studio" which is a...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/29/2006

The best thing you can get for your iPod

The Bose SoundDock. Really. It is way cool. It is way expensive too but given the simplicity,...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/28/2006

Flashing Dialogboxes

This example demonstrates how to flash a dialog in the taskbar after performing a long running...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/28/2006

Robin Trower is touring the US again!!!

I'm a huge Robin Trower fan but haven't seen him live in many years mostly because he hasn't toured...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/27/2006

Overcoming a .NET ListView CheckBoxes quirk

In the Visual Studio Team Foundation version control UI, we display your pending changes in a...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/27/2006

Give the .NET loader a hand - how to load assemblies from VS PrivateAssemblies

This program demonstrates how to use the AppDomain.AssemblyResolve event to help the .NET loader get...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/24/2006

No more Chicken Little

Heh.

Author: hippietim Date: 03/23/2006

WinForms ListView Performance - ListView collections

The WinForms ListView has a few very handy collections - CheckedItems and CheckedIndices....

Author: hippietim Date: 03/21/2006

WinForms ListView Performance - Initializing checked states

CheckBoxes in a WinForms ListView are of course a bit simpler to use than dealing the underlying...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/20/2006

WinForms ListView Performance

While working on improving the performance of the version control UI for Visual Studio Team...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/20/2006

Team Foundation Power Toy TFPT Review

I added the Review command to TFPT back in August as a simple way to do a code review of files in...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/20/2006

A couple helpful Team Foundation registry settings

Here's a couple of registry options that never made it into the UI anywhere that some of you may...

Author: hippietim Date: 03/14/2006

Do you ever have one of those days?

Actually in this case it'd be one of those weekends. I was working this weekend (at home...

Author: hippietim Date: 02/07/2005

Stupid browser drag/drop tricks

At one point folks got carried away with drag and drop. For example: The system menu icon is a drag...

Author: hippietim Date: 02/03/2005

I hate magic

C++ magic in particular. What's wrong with this code?#define BLANK_IF_NULL(s) ((s) ? (s) :...

Author: hippietim Date: 02/03/2005