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VMWare 5.5 and VPC Hard disks
It is a fact that VmWare 5.5 supports virtual pc hardisks directly (you can open a vpc hardisk without importing it) . But in practice when you try to open a vpc from VmWare you are going to find that in some cases this doesn't work (VmWare throws an error message). So the next step is try to import the vpc using the Virtual Machine Importer, but in the same cases this doesn't work also and the following error is logged: TranslateError: now err -2147213303: VMware Virtual Machine Importer has encountered ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2005 2:24 PM

The Ambient Orb
Some time ago I was reading about Continuous Integration and I found this product: http://www.ambientdevices.c... It Rocks!!!!! Here you have a post about the Ambient Orb CruiseControl.NET configuration: Pablo ......

Posted On Friday, September 23, 2005 1:54 PM

DSL Toolkit September CTP released

You can download it from here.


Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 12:47 AM

DSL Language Session 1
I started playing with the DSL Toolkit and these are the things that I want to mention because I believe they are important and the current DSL Toolkit version doesn't support them: Nested shapes are supported at the domain model, but the designer doesn't render them. You can use the Domain Explorer to see the relation between nested shapes. Compartment shapes support only one level of nesting Pablo ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 12:42 AM

T3 Syntax Coloring

If you usually work with T3 templates, you already know that the user experience lacks of any improvement.

Modelisoft again is on the rescue, they developed a tool that supports syntax coloring for T3 templates.

You can download it here


Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 12:29 AM

WebProject References in Whidbey
As you may know, the web project file (.webproj) for a ASP.NET 2.0 Web Application is gone. So one of the things that I look was how the references (in Everett the entry references were in the .webproj) were handled. The conclusion is the following: If you add a reference to a binary that is not in GAC, its going to be copied to the /bin directory. If you add a reference to a binary that is in GAC, the entry for the reference is going to be added to the web.config: <compilation> <assemblies> ......

Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:05 AM

Whidbey RC

Whidbey RC was out 2 days ago, so I will download it and start playing with it.

The days for the RTM are counting...


Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:48 AM

DSL Model Synchronization
One of the first things that you notice when you start working with the DSL Toolkit is that you have to do the synchronization between the Domain Model Definition and the Designer Definition files (.dsldm and .dsldd respectively) MANUALLY. At this time there is no support from Microsoft for doing this automatically and it is tedious work, believe me... But Modelisoft has created an excellent Visual Studio 2005 addin for doing this synchronization. So it is a “Must have“ tool when dealing ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:09 PM

DSL Sample

If you want a starting point to begin learning about DSL implementations using Whidbey and DSL Toolkit, you need to check the following link:


Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:00 PM

Getting started with DSL
I have done some reading on Software Factories, and I believe that Microsoft's Software Factories initiative is going to grow a lot. DSL, GAT and Code Generation are all related subjects to this initiative. So I started playing with DSL, but first I downloaded all the necessary bits and installed them: You have to download the DSL Toolkit and the Visual Studio 2005 SDK for Beta 2 (VSIP). Requirements: Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 Basically I will create a prototype to test integration with GAT. To be ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:51 PM

Showing commands in a web project command bar
In GAT, you specify the command bar that you want a command to appear, in the following manner: <CommandBar Name="Project" /> In Whidbey, web projects no longer use the C#/VB project systems. Because of that, if you want to add a command to the bar you have to use the following GUID for a webproject: <CommandBar ID="1136" Guid="d309f791-903f-11d0-9e... Pablo ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:09 PM

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