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Keyboard stops responding in Visual Studio 2010 when editing js files.

April 9th, 2012

It appears that sometimes when I am editing a javascript file in Visual Studio 2010, the IDE will just stop responding to my keyboard.  Thinking it was my keyboard I tried unplugging and re plugging it back in to see if it is a USB issue and that doesn’t fix it.  I actually found a bug report to Microsoft located HERE to which there are no solutions provided, just a “We are planning on fixing this in the next version.  I will report below some of the things that I have done that have brought the keyboard back for me in case you run into this problem yourself.

1)  If I press Ctrl+Shift+Caps Lock+Tab all at once it seems to free it back up for me.
2)  CTRL+TAB either once or twice seems to do it as well.
3)  Sometimes, closing and re-opening the specific code window I’m working in fixes it.

I hope this fixes this issue for you should you happen to run into this problem.

.Net Developers are a bunch of whiners!!!

March 6th, 2012

I don’t know if you have seen Visual Studio 2011 or not yet, here is a screenshot of the solution explorer compared to how it used to look:  I personally do not care about how my tools look, but apparently the entire .Net development community cares more about how their tools look than how their tools actually function.  Don’t believe me?
Look at these links:

There are lots more ranting and raving going on, with more and more coming on everyday.  I think Microsoft is simply moving towards what other desktop applications such as Photoshop and Lightroom are doing with darker themes and the same colors to keep the IDE in the background and allow you to focus more on your actual application, you know, what you are getting paid to build??  Sure some are focusing on the improvements, but to me, its pretty telling about a development community when what your IDE looks like is more important that the actual features or actual code you can write.