How to get out of syntax highlighting in VB.NET
One of the most annoying thing with VB.NET is when it tries to help you
with syntax highlighting, when using snippets.
You know; you type “property” hit TAB and then the property is created
for you. The things that you needs to “fill out” is highlighted with
some scary green color (see picture above).
After the snippet is filled out position the cursor after end
The green coloring is gone
If anyone know how to do this in Visual Studio 2005 i would love to
know. I’ll buy you a cup of coffee at Lansforsakringar, level 4. I
Real answer - Type typename is not CLS-compliant, interface, tests and dependency injection
about CLS-compliant classes is right in a
way but the real answer lies in that when you create a test project with
Visual Studio, the created Assembly is marked as CLS-compliant.
This is done in the AssemblyInfo.vb (or .cs depending on
your choice). I am not quite sure on why this is done but can imagine
that it has to do with that the test project wants to be open for
calls on all lot of different classes and components.
However in our case we only had to remove the CLSCompliant(true) from the AssemblyInfo.vb-file and everything
was back to normal.
Type typename is not CLS-compliant, interface, tests and dependency injection
OK - here is a strange one…
[UPDATE ON THIS POST - SEE
We are using dependency injection to be able to inject mocked version of
classes that the class we’re testing is using…. (oh, my god - requires
another blog-post i think… i’ll get back).
So the first thing we did was to extract interfaces for all the methods
the implementation is using. So far so good.
But when i mocked the implement ion of the interface we got a quite
Type ‘KodBenamning’ is not CLS-compliant.
Apparently this occurs when a type is referenced by an interface (as
parameter or return type) AND the type is not marked with
which, by the way is NOT default, of course…. So - the solution is to
mark all your classes used by interface with CLSCompliant(true) and it
Show current file in solution
Ooooh - so nice. And so easy now when i know how to do it…
When you get large solutions and there are loads and loads of files in
the Solution Explorer you’ll sometimes (often, in my case) get confused
on where you are…
I organize my projects in Solution
but still get quite hard to follow, especially when you are the
But it turns out to be easy to solve. There is a setting in the
Options-dialog of the Studio (both 2005 and 2008, luckily) that is
called Track Active item in Solution Explorer. When this is checked the
file you currently is watching is found and highlighted the Solution
Explorer which greatly reduces confusion on where you are.
The setting is found under Tools->Options->Project and
Solutions->General->Track Active item in Solution Explorer
code-tag in Firefox
I’ve been rightly informed, by several people that my postings with
code in it messes up my complete site when viewed on Firefox.
This has to do with the following issue
Should be fixed now…
TF 20017 - The area or iteration provided for field 'IterationPath' could not be found
OK - the first problem i ran into when using the Conchango template was the first thing i ever did in the project - create a sprint “work item”. This type of WorkItem represents a sprint and hold all the sprint backlog items that is to be done in the sprint. What i wanted was to give the sprint a name when the error message “TF 20017 - The area or iteration provided for field ‘IterationPath’ could not be found” Well after almost a complete day of surfing and phoneing and scratching of heads i found the error. The name is not a textbox but rather a dropdown! More specifically the sprints in the Conchango template is constructed around the notion of areas and iteration paths. The have created a few for you, out of the box. These make up the sprints for the project and hence needs to be...
WCF - introductions
planning on using WCF for the next project and i have been scavenging
the Internet for good introductions to WCF and to message based calls.
Here what i have found so far:
A good highlevel article from MSDN -
Some great and simply screen cast on how to use Visual Studio 2008 and
WCF by Darryl Burling:
Screen cast # 2 (can’t
Screen cast # 3
Screen cast # 4
The difference between Messaging and
I’ll hunt some more and put the links up here.
Doing SCRUM in TFS
I am starting off a new project next week and we are going to run it as a SCRUM project (of course, there is no other way now is there :)) . Since our team is highly distributed we’ll need some sort of support to keep the SCRUM-heartbeat going. Let right now say that having distributed team is not a choice of anyone in the project, that just how it is and we’ll have to live with it. So Team Foundation Server is used at my customer and that is how we will manage the project, code and documentation. We are also going to use the SCRUM-project-template from Conchango. However this is not good at all in my opinion. You force the team members to update their work in Team Explorer before any Daily Scrum can be held, effective. For the team members that will be just an other place...
Solution to the "Could not find file 'Microsoft.Windows.CommonLanguageRuntime error" for testprojects
Here is the solution to my previous posting Could not find file
‘Microsoft.Windows.CommonLanguageRuntime error for
As always it is simple when you know how. You simply uncheck the Enable
ClickOnce security settings-checkbox under
A better solution is the extract the code that is to be tested to an own
project, but I’ll use the above for now. We’re
only using ClickOnce for testing environments.
TypeMock - an introduction
next project (which is mega-cool, I’ll get back) i will start using TDD
from the outset, which seems to be the only way to get it to work. To do
that we’ll need a mocking framework and the flavor of the month seems to
There are not many very good introductions on the net but here are some
that are the best so far:
Unit test patterns, part
Some examples and how-tos
that also seems to be good
Following a really fast answer (ca 4 hours after my posting) from the
TypeMock-team (this Internet thingy is so cool, isn’t it) i want to add