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VS2008 – How to save a file using a different codepage

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In Visual Studio 2008, you’ve multiple ways of setting or saving a file using a specific codepage.  I’ll just explain the easiest one…The way of the save options

Just follow these steps…

  1. In VS2008, open the source file for which you want the set the codepage
  2. Go to File > Advanced Save Options
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  4. Next, in the Advanced Save Options window that is prompted, select the codepage you want to use
  5. Press Ok and save the source file again
  6. You’re done!

Written by Michael

March 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Posted in Visual Studio, VSTS

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Web Service Factory Workshop – Loved it

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Apparently not a lot of people were up to date with the Web Service Factory Workshop which was held at Info Support last week (see Olaf’s post here).  Don and Olaf did a terrific job at explaining the ins and outs.  Which reminds me, we still need you buy you real (Belgian) beer = topic 11 😉

To our surprise we were sitting next to the cream-de-la-cream of the Dutch Software Factory community!

Another surprise was the openness of the different participants about there products, ideas, etc..one thing’s for sure, we need to do some catching up here (= Belgium).   

BTW…the Belgium user-group “Visug” is planning a redelivery of some the tech-ed sessions next Thursday, including the Web Service Factory : Modeling Edition…

Written by Michael

November 19, 2007 at 9:08 pm

How to: Manually update references in your Visual Studio projects

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It’s probably me…

but when I replace an existing reference (and i mean a none project reference), the new version isn’t (always) used at runtime.  Visual Studio 2005 displays the correct version number in the property pane, but the older version keeps popping up.

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Written by Michael

August 1, 2007 at 1:24 pm

Posted in .NET, how to, Visual Studio, VSTS

Automating your GAT tests with Recipe Runner

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There is a way to automate your GAT tests, its called Recipe Runner.  I first noticed it when going through the Web Service Software factory. 

Before you start
Be sure to make a c:\tmp folder, which is required by the internal logging mechanism.

Where can I find it?
Recipe Runner is hosted at codeplex (under WSSF)…here

Written by Michael

June 24, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Tip of the week – Format Document

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I see a lot of people still using the backspace, tab and delete to format a piece of text in VS 2005.  There’s a easier way of doing this…

  1. Format Document: for small source files, just press Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D 
  2. Format Selection: for large source files, first select the region that isn’t justified correctly, then press Ctrl+K, Ctrl+F

Both options can be found under Edit | Advanced in VS.


Written by Michael

June 22, 2007 at 10:19 pm