Use Publicize.exe to Create Private Accessors for Visual Studio 2012+

Preface Starting with Visual Studio 2012, private accessors cannot be created any more by the IDE. The post Home-made Private Accessor for Visual Studio 2012+ presents an approach on how to create private accessors using the class Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting.PrivateObject. Axel Mayer noted in the MSDN forums post How to create private …

Home-made Private Accessor for Visual Studio 2012+

Why Home-made? Short answer: Starting with Visual Studio 2012, private accessors cannot be created any more by the IDE. It seems that this does not bother too many people. The ‘Bring Back Private Accessor’ suggestion on UserVoice has not found any supporters right now. Nevertheless, I still need access to …

SCC Removal Tool for TFS / Visual Studio

Preface Publishing sample code to the blog requires some manual tasks to remove all the source control configurations and files as well as the user specific files of Visual Studio. After publishing a few code samples, having to do the same changes manually again and again, I thought it was …

Make Custom Class Item Templates for Windows Store Apps Visible in VS 2012

Make the Item Visible One very helpful feature of Visual Studio is the ability to create custom item or project templates. I’m using this feature for years to get a pre-formatted C# class, containing several regions. In VS 2012, one can set the directory where these custom item templates are …

Visual Studio UI Toolbox disappeared

I can’t recall if it was right after the initial installation, or if I hit any whatever key-combination to hide it, or closed it by mistake: The UI toolbox in my Visual Studio 2012 was not visible. First, I did not care because I didn’t needed it. But the point …

Where Do SSDT SQL Scripts Connect To?

In some software projects I used empty Visual Studio solutions to create some kind of database projects. I added SQL script files to the solutions to create all database objects, like tables, functions, stored procedures, views, constraints, and so forth. A batch file was used to run all these scripts …

VS 2012 Recent Project List

For whatever reason, the VS dev team decided to remove the Recent Projects from the File menu. Thankfully, they did not removed the command itself. The only thing one has to do is right-click the menu bar (or go to Tools / Customize), switch to the Commands tab page, select …

Tired Of Office / Visual Studio Yelling!

Have you already installed Office 2013 and / or Visual Studio 2012? And are you one of the “old-fashioned” internet guys who understand UPPERCASE as yelling? Then you might feel uncomfortable when you are looking at the headings of Office’s and Visual Studio’s ribbon bar. Thankfully, others were already tired …