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Download FxCop 10

FxCop is a tool that performs static code analysis of .NET code. It provides hundreds of rules that perform various types of analysis to ensure that your code follows Microsoft’s .NET Framework Design Guidelines.

Sadly the latest versions of FxCop are bundled within Microsoft Windows SDK. Since Microsoft doesn’t allow for their software to be distributed I cannot provide you with a standalone installer of FxCop myself, but at least I can take you through the steps to create one yourself.

For the next steps you will require a program that can open and extract files from both .cab files as well as .iso files. For this example I will be using WinRAR.

First you will need to download Microsoft’s Windows SDK which FxCop is bundled into. Choose a link below based on the CPU architecture you want.

Windows 8.1 mouse issues FIX

With the release of Windows 8.1 there have been some concerning issues with the mouse movement. In some cases the mouse would keep start stuttering or even freeze while playing games.

After a few days of investigating the problem Microsoft managed to find a way to fix a few of these issues.

Windows patch KB2908279 fixes the following issues:

  • Mouse jitters (jumps forward and back) as you move it through a game.
  • Mouse movement is not to scale even after acceleration is turned off.
  • Measured mouse Polling Rate has a lower reporting frequency than expected.

Microsoft also suggests to follow the following workarounds if you are suffering from these issues:

  • KB2907016 – Mouse may not be able to reach all areas of the game window.
  • KB2907018Can’t left-click with an integrated pointing device immediately after pressing a key.

Internet Explorer 11 is now available for Windows 7

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 is now available for download.

This is the final release and comes with a lot of improvements as far as performance, security, privacy, and reliability goes. For more detailed information visit MSDN’s IEBlog.

Download Links (english version)

If you are interested in other languages you can visit Microsoft’s download section for Internet Explorer 11.

Bypass the Internet Explorer 10 requirement for Visual Studio 2013

Since the release of Visual Studio 2013 there have been some complains about one of the requirements in particular. Some versions of Visual Studio 2013 require Internet Explorer 10 to be installed or else the installation refuses to continue. For users that for some reasons they can’t, or simply don’t want to install Internet Explorer 10 on their system this might pose a big problem as they won’t be able to upgrade to the latest version of Visual Studio.

Luckily a user managed to find a workaround that can be used till Microsoft manages to find a way to remove this requirement. The workaround basically tricks the installer into thinking that you already have Internet Explorer 10 installed on your system, therefore allowing the installer to resume the installation.

Simply paste the following lines in a file and save it as .bat. Then simply run it. After that the registry entries should be modified and you can continue the installation of Visual Studio 2013 as you normally would, this time without the Internet Explorer 10 requirement error.

Note that since this alters the registry entries under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE you might need administration rights. So make sure that the .bat file you created is run as admin.

If you are having issues creating the .bat file I’ve attached it below for you.


Visual Studio 2013 is now available

The new version of Visual Studio is now available. Visual Studio 2013 comes with numerous of new features as well as a new version of the .NET Framework (.NET Framework 4.5.1).

The new .NET Framework includes automatic binding redirection for assemblies which allows developers to add binding redirects to the app configuration file if the application or its components reference multiple versions of the same assembly. For more information visit How to: Enable and Disable Automatic Binding Redirection.

You can find more information as to what’s new in the new Visual Studio 2013 at What’s New in Visual Studio 2013.

You can find the download link to both the online and offline installers below.