Category Archives: Microsoft Visual Studio

How to avoid using Unix touch command on Windows…

In my company we have a strange habit of using third party tools to do the most trivial things rather than using the native features. A recent example of this is the use of the “Unix” touch command on Windows. … Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2012 RC – Menus in CAPS

I like a lot of changes gone into Visual Studio 2012 but the one I had is the “Menus in CAPS”, luckly we have a registry workaround! HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General\SuppressUppercaseConversion REG_DWORD value: 1 Or via PowerShell: Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General -Name SuppressUppercaseConversion -Type … Continue reading

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Michael’s very own “Getting Started with Visual COBOL”

Michael Burgun over at his own blog space has started blogging about using Visual COBOL… Its worth a look as having meet Michael last year I can honestly say he is a very knowledgeable and experienced chap, so I am … Continue reading

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Signtool requires CAPICOM version 2.1.0.1 or higher

Just a quick blog to document a bit of pain I hit with CAPICOM and SIGNTOOL.. I got the following error: EXEC : SignTool error : Signtool requires CAPICOM version 2.1.0.1 or higher. Please The solution is to download and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch

When I first started working on COBOL I was told that COBOL was a business oriented language that even managers could use 😉 It looks like Microsoft are wanting to do something similar in a modern manor using Visual Studio … Continue reading

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A Comparison Of .Net COBOL, Visual Basic and C#

Today my collegues Robert and Alex have finally decided to publish a document that compares Visual Basic, C# and COBOL for .Net under The Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License. Rather than doing a cut-paste job, here is a quote from … Continue reading

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TechEd 2009 – Keynote with Jazon and Mark

My boss (Mark Conway) the other day was lucky enough to demonstrate some of the wonders of next release at TechEd 2009 in the keynote with Jazon Zander’s entitled: “Visual Studio 2010: New Challenges, New Solutions” The demo shows off … Continue reading

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