VSLab R2D2 released

by cisterni 8. September 2008 01:45

Ok, I finally managed to get VSLab working again with the new F# CTP. Thanks to the really improved project system I've been able to get rid of several hacks that taunted my dreams. I expect bugs and improvements to do in the near future. The VSLab API has not been changed so Viewlet should work without changes.

I have to update the documentation, changes have been few, but relevant since VSLab now uses F# interactive toolwindow. To start VSLab use Shift+Alt+V after installation.

 

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VSLab R. Daneel released

by cisterni 16. July 2008 01:45

I just released the new release of VSLab codenamed R. Daneel. This release adds the package feature, an important element to build DSL and tools on top of VSLab. Packages are simply .NET assemblies with appropriate metadata used by VSLab to offer a dialog to manage them. Ok, ok you can code it, but it's handy to select which packages should be loaded, if at startup, and if you are lazy enough you can even ask for automatic namespace opening!

This is how package manager looks like:

You can load packages interactively or flag them for startup. You have two assembly caches (different from the GAC so you are not required to understand strong naming) for packages, one in the VSLab installation dir, and the other in the user profile. I managed to start the UAC dialog on Vista to have packages installed under program files.

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