• DDD Adelaide 2011–Voting is open

    The session proposals are in and listed on the DDD Adelaide website.

    It’s now up to prospective attendees to vote for their favourite sessions, so we end up with the topics you want to see!

    Review the sessions, and then vote via the survey now!!!

    Voting closes midnight 23rd June (attendee registration will be available from the 24th).

  • DDD Adelaide 2011

    Mark this in your diaries – the “DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Adelaide” conference or (“DDD Adelaide” for short) is going to be on Saturday July 16th.

    Following in the footsteps of DDD Melbourne and DDD Sydney, we hope that the Adelaide event will mirror their success!

    Suggestions for speakers and session topics are currently being accepted (Go to www.dddadelaide.com for details), then following the DDD model, the list of topics will be available to vote on to decide the final list.

    It will be held at UniSA’s City West Campus.

    Finally, an case you were wondering this is the successor to CodeCampSA.

  • Turn on "Warnings as Errors" for all projects in a solution

    It’s a habit of mine to always try to address any compiler warnings, as more often than not a warning is an indication that something is wrong with your code (even though it is still may be compilable). One way to ensure this is to make warnings cause a build to fail (just like errors do).

    For a single project, you can turn this on within the Build tab of the Project Properties page:

    Treat warnings as errors in Project Properties

    If you have a large solution with lots of existing projects, this can be a bit tedious so I wrote a PowerShell script to automate the process. It finds all C# projects, and for each .csproj file updates every configuration block found and adds a new TreatWarningsAsErrors element. (If you don’t use TFS then just comment out the line that calls TF.EXE)

     Get-ChildItem -Recurse -Filter "*.*csproj" | % {
        Write-Host $_.Name
        $filename = $_.Fullname
        $proj = [xml]( Get-Content $_.Fullname )
        $xmlNameSpace = new-object System.Xml.XmlNamespaceManager($proj.NameTable)
        $xmlNameSpace.AddNamespace("p", "http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003")
        $nodes = $proj.SelectNodes("/p:Project/p:PropertyGroup[@Condition and not (p:TreatWarningsAsErrors)]", $xmlNameSpace)
        $touched = $false
        $nodes | ForEach-Object -Process {
            $e = $proj.CreateElement("TreatWarningsAsErrors", "http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003")
            $_.AppendChild($e) | Out-Null
            $touched = $true
        if ($touched) {
            Write-Host "Checkout $filename"
            & "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\TF.exe" checkout $filename | Out-Null
            $proj.Save("$($filename)") | Out-Null