Monday, October 27, 2008

Small Basic - just a step beside there could be a lot of FUN...

Today, I found at DotNetGerman bloggers a nice entry. About a new dev-tool called "Small Basic" from Microsoft.

It´s a small tool for beginners, which have just started width developing. The tool demonstrates with just a handful of commands how easy and funny it could be to realize some nice programs.

Small Basic reminds me on the Logo-language from the old school computers... with the little turtle when you draw lines, points, etc. on the screen.

In my opinion, it's a nice toy...

Have fun with it...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 crashes while init "Choose Items Toolbox"-dialog

During the last days, I got a lot of trouble with my Visual Studio 2008 Prof. Each time, when I want to reorganize the toolbox for the WinForms-Designer, Visual Studio 2008 crashes completely without an error-message.



I tried it a couple of times, without any success - damn. I tried the same on an other computer - nothing happened, just the normal behavior - Visual Studio opened the dialog-box. Later, I ask Google for a solution - well done. I found a post in a newsgroup with the same background.

The reason in my case was, that I have had installed the "Power Commands"-AddIn. So, the solution was quiet simple -  just uninstalling the AddIn and try it again - with success.