Tonight I was facing an issue with TeamCity 5.0 plugin in Visual Studio 2008.
I was getting the error message ‘Failed to collect changes error’ in the new Local changes window.
Since some time I have the current scenario where I need to have conditional reference in a project. Basically the application must reference an assembly in one case in other it should reference another one. This was working correctly from an MSBuild point of view as the first implemented solution let me compile and run the application on my development machine and it was also working for our TeamCity build server. So everything was fine in this perfect word expect one thing!
The issue was the following; Visual Studio was showing two references of the ‘same assembly’ with different path. Not really an issue you would say because the correct one was used at compile time and at run time in all configurations. So the issue was that this had an impact of ReSharper. And this is I cannot accept because it affect my productivity.
I published, yesterday a short post in French on my Tech Head Brothers portal about Silverlight 4 Beta, Drop Target et MVVM which shows the usage of this new version of EventToCommand combined with Silverlight 4 Drop Target.
I am using and enjoying for some time now VisualSVN plugin in Visual Studio 2008. I just discovered a nice feature that is not part of the normal menu but that you can easily add to; the pending changes window:
I wanted today to display the application version in front of our builds, something I already did on the past but never with the VCS version.
In fact I used the same BUILD_VCSNUMBER
Browsing TeamCity documentation this evening I discovered that it is possible to Watch Several TeamCity Servers With Windows Tray Notifier
TeamCity Tray Notifier is used normally to watch builds and receive notifications from a single TeamCity server.
Yesterday I bought a new Western Digital external hard drive of 1TB for 109CHF, incredible how cheap it is now.
Then I configured my Windows 7 backup to use this new hard drive, very easy and the backup in less than 2 minutes.
The other day I posted about Build ClickOnce deployment packages using MSBuild and Team City, and there were something that I didn’t liked in my way of doing it.
I have multiple ClickOnce deployment packages created using TeamCity and MSBuild but each ClickOnce packages have their own Application Revision due to the usage of TeamCity BUILD_NUMBER server build property.
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