Monday, July 27, 2009

OneNote Screen Clipping Failing

Since we got these new PC’s at work, we’ve had an issue where we couldn’t take any screen clippings with OneNote (or Alt-Print Screen, or anything actually): the resulting clipping looked like this:


Turns out someone turned the 3GB switch on (to give Visual Studio more headroom on another project[1]). And on a dual-monitor developer PC, one of the consequences is that the amount of memory the system uses to address video memory is going to be tight.

Turned it off: right as rain[2].

Note also that – as far as I can infer – Visual Studio 2008 is not, by default, marked LARGEADDRESSAWARE so wouldn’t have got the extra address space anyway without being mod’d, which strikes me as brave given the potential consequences (read the exercise in the link).

(Update: I checked, and that flag is definitely not on the exe out-of-the-box)

[1] Side note: Good article explaining the benefits from running Visual Studio on a 64 bit OS
[2] PS: Where the heck does that expression come from?
[3] And there’s no LARGEADDRESSAWARE flag on the C# compiler either

Birthday Present

Whilst I was unwrapping my other presents, Microsoft RTM’d Windows 7 and Powershell 2. Just for me! You shouldn’t have, etc… Only, apparently I can’t unwrap it until Aug 6th.

But who to send the ‘thank you’ to?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

What makes a VS Test Project?

Ever wondered what exactly makes a project a test project from the perspective of the VS IDE? Or – to put it another way – did you ever right click on a test and ‘Run Tests’ wasn’t there?


Turns out it’s just a case of this being in the primary PropertyGroup for the project:


(that and the reference to Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework, but you had that already right?)

Popular Posts