FxCop 1.30 released

Development, Tools Comments

Maybe I', a little late, since it is more than two weeks ago.

Anyway, the FxCop team has released version 1.30:

Hi All,

We just released FxCop 1.30! Please visit http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/fxcop/ to download it.

main features:

-No more locks on assemblies or pdbs -Ability to resolve missing dependencies -Ability to analyze just about anything running just about anywhere -Analysis is now multi-threaded. And can be cancelled (via UI or due to exceeding an exceptions threshold). -New, powerful data flow analysis -New Rules, Rule Topics and Rule Fixes



c:\utils: TortoiseCVS 1.6.8

Development, Tools Comments

With this post I'm starting a new category on my blog, c:\utils. Its name is derived from Scott Hanselman's Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tools List. However, I'm not going to post a complete list of tools I am using, instead I will post a small notice here whenever one of the utilities is updated.

Two days ago, TortoiseCVS 1.6.8 has been released. Download available here.

TortoiseCVS is a Windows Shell Extension, which integrates access to CVS into the shell, e.g. you can directly check out modules, update, commit and see differences by right clicking on files and folders within Explorer. I'm hardly using WinCvs anymore, because TortoiseCVS gives you all at your fingertips.

Enable shutdown button in Windows 2003's login dialog

Software Comments

After I got rid of this annoying shutdown dialog, I have another tip for you. There's a shutdown button on the Windows 2003's login dialog, which is diabled all the time (at least on my machine). Google led me to Brad Wilson's Windows Server 2003 Tip of the Day:

Two of the most annoying things about being a developer using Windows 2003 in my mind are: (1) the shutdown dialog which forces you to fill out why you're shutting down, and (2) the lack of the shutdown button on the login dialog. Fortunately, remedying both is pretty simple.

  1. Start / Run / gpedit.msc
  2. Drill into Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options. Find the entry named "Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on". Double click on it, change it to "Enabled".
  3. Drill into Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / System. Find the entry named "Display Shutdown Event Tracker". Double click on it, change it to "Disabled".

Again, here's a screenshot: Enable shutdown button in Windows 2003s login dialog