Thursday, December 30, 2004

What did Anika get for Christmas? A "sheep chair"?!? What aunt's don't think of! :) Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Got a blank MSDN?

So I finally get Visual Studio configured almost perfectly and what happens? My wireless flakes out and I had to reinstall Windows. Ugh. Visual Studio, MSDN 2003FEB, Office XP, and much more. Three days later, everything works again and it's even faster. Except that MSDN help is totally blank. No errors but no help either.

Neither Google's Groups nor Microsoft KnowledgeBase yielded a solution. So after various repairs and re-installs, I called Microsoft Support. Mr. Ted Bechel helped me out and we soon had a solution! And it was easy, if non-obvious. Here it is:

REGSVR –U C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\HXDS.DLL
REGSVR C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\HXDS.DLL

Nice job, Ted. Thanks again!

Monday, December 13, 2004

Visual Studio 2003 Solution's Active Item

Like a commenter on Shaykatc's blog, I wanted a way to not have the Solution Explorer jump around but still easily scroll the Solution Explorer to the current file.

Turns out, it's pretty easy! Use Tools -> Options -> Keyboard dialog to bind a key to View.TrackActivityinSolutionExplorer. This toggles the setting so hit it twice to turn tracking off again.