Monday, August 17, 2009 4:51 PM
Anti-virus for Windows 7 and GUID from Visual Studio 2008
First about the anti-virus thing. This is mostly meant for those who work at the same company as I do (i.e. Logica) and have had the audacity to install Windows 7. There is a way to get the old, familiar, feeling and join a CTP at F-secure, thus gaining access to the program and a subscription. The program seems to work just fine and looks really nice as well.
The other thing, I discovered today that there is a feature missing from VS 2008 when compared to 2005; the “Generate New GUID” option from the Tools-menu. Well here is how you get it back:
Open the Tools-menu and choose External Tools..
Configure it by clicking the Add-button and give it a title of your choice.
Click the button next to the Command-textbox and navigate to %Program Files%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bin\x64\Uuidgen.exe (or %Program Files%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bin\Uuidgen.exe for those of you stuck at 32-bits).
Tick the box to “Use Output Window” and then click OK.
Done! You now have the option directly on the tools menu:
If you use it, VS will generate a new GUID and display it in the Output Window:
To quote one of the great philosophers of our time: “Wohoo!”.
Filed under: Windows7, Visual Studio