Heading to VSLive

Next week, I’ll be heading to VSLive.  The pre-conference workshops actually begin Sunday, March 30, but I will be arriving a few days early for a short vacation with the family for Spring Break.

If you are going to be there and want to meet up, reply to this post or send me an email.

Also, if you are interested, I can give you a demo of the product I have been working on.  It is called Reference Assistant and is a Visual Studio Add-In that helps resolve issues around project references and type information expressed in configuration files.  Reference Assistant allows you to specify multiple sets of reference directories and dynamically switch between them, make sure that particular reference directories are always present for certain projects, add a reference directory to multiple projects at the same time, and helps resolve conflicts with different versions of assembly references.  It also parses app.config section handler types and configuration files for the major Dependency Injection containers and helps to resolve those references.  Reference Assistant supports its own method of extensibility allowing developers to add functionality that is not supported out of box.  For instance, developers could add parsing for their own custom configuration file formats or support for a custom written plug-in discovery framework. 

This is a brief description of the major features but there are many other smaller nice things as well.  Reference Assistant is in closed beta currently but the public beta is coming very soon along with the launch of the website and much more information.

Even if you aren’t interested in a demo, we can get together and talk about .Net, Visual Studio, the sinking value of the US dollar, or whatever.

Hope to see you there!

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