Author Archives: Jeff

Stream Updates and Refactoring a Visual Studio Extension

Today was a good stream, and I felt very productive during it.  We refactored the OptionsPage in the EpicBuildMusic project to allow it to be unit tested, and I even gave the folders, fixtures, and tests names so they made sense.  A replay of today’s stream is below:

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What I Learned – Developing a Visual Studio Extension

Over the past week, I’ve been working on an extension for Visual Studio called EpicBuildMusic. If you’ve watched my live stream on Twitch or Mixer, or caught the video afterwards on my YouTube channel, you’ve seen some of the challenges that I have run into.  In this post, I’m going to summarize some of those learnings. Continue reading

Adding an Options Dialog to a Visual Studio Extension

Today on the stream, I started using both Twitch and Mixer to present my live coding adventures.  My team requested I try Mixer, and it was a cool experience.  I’m using to help broadcast to both services and they have a cool integrated chat room that I am now embedding in the video.

The integrated chat feels a little strange, because folks in one chat room can’t see the comments in the other chat room except in the video I am transmitting.  Anyways, here is today’s video, saved on YouTube:

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Learning how to write Visual Studio Extensions with Epic Build Music

Today on the Twitch stream, I showed the work that I started on my Fritz.EpicBuildMusic extension for Visual Studio.  I’m designing this extension to make your Visual Studio development experience a little more “epic” by playing music during the project build process.

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