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  • Cool Extension for Visual Studio 2010


    i have been using Power Commands for Visual Studio for a long time. but i had never noticed that it’s a got very good feature for automatically formatting the document on save. not only it can format the document, but also it can remove and sort using statements in the files when you save them.

    it this really good for me because we use stylecop to enforce coding standard within our dev team.

    it’s also good when you refactor your code and end up changing namespaces and class names.

    to install the extension. click on the extension manager in the option menu.

    then search for PowerCommands and select and install it from the list.


    once the installation is done, click on tools then click on option menu.



    from the options dialog box select PowerCommands and in the left hand side check the options you desire.



    and you are good to go.

    Written by vahid

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM

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  • How to flag system/image file types in Nintex Analytics 2010


    When you are after some statistics in SharePoint, say number of user activities, you want to exclude activities on certain file types. For example we normally are not interested on activities on the webpart or xml file but we are rather interested in activities on docx or xlsx files.

    Nintex Analytics 2010 enables to mark the files that you normally want to exclude from your reports as either System file or Image file. it then gives you parameters in some reports to exclude activities on the file types which are flagged as system or image files from the result.

    this is a very powerful feature of  NA2010 which gives an extra flexibility to design and use your reports.

    in this video I show you how to flag various file types as either system or image file type.

    Written by vahid

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 5:55 AM

  • How to configure drill down report in Nintex Analytics 2010


    Time to time we need to be able to connect couple of report to make an end to end usage story of reports.

    Fortunately Nintex Analytics 2010 fully support drill down functionality and most of the out of the box report are configured to drill down to a related report.

    but if you need to configure your own custom report to drill down to a report, don’t worry it’s quite easy in NA2010.

    In this video I show you how you can configure drill down reports in few minutes.

    Written by vahid

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 5:44 AM