Sunday, August 10, 2008
I was asked how I was copying my code to this blog, and I was going to reply that you can get this great free tool at the address below but if you click on it (at the time of this writing anyway), the link is dead.
I heard about CopyAsHtml tool from MSDN Magazine a couple years ago in its aricle titled, "Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now." Even though it was written in 2005, much of the tools on this page are still pretty useful. If you find this tool some where you can still get it to work for Visual Studio 2008. Go to your VS 2005 addins folder (C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Addins) and copy the CopyAsHtml files to your Visual Studio 2008 folder. Then Open the CopySourceAsHtml.AddIn file and where ever you see 8.0, change it to 9.0.
Now as far as settings, Scott Hanselman has a nice post on the different themes out there that you can use if you do not want to go through all the toils of setting all the fonts yourself. You can now Import themes which is quite cool. I picked Oren Ellenbogen's theme, because I really like the soft dark colors. I only changed a couple of colors to make my User Object and key words stand out a bit more. I started my IT life in front of a green screen, and even when I was developing in Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Interdev, I changed my background settings to black.
If you know where we can get CopyAsHtml let us know. It's a great tool and it would be a shame if it disappeared.