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Using Visual Studio 2017 and attempting to add a reference to a project you receive an error stating “The operation could not be completed”.
It seems that to bring up the Add Reference dialog in Visual Studio 2017 the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.11.0.dll needs to be regsitered in the GAC. You can follow these steps to register this assembly in the GAC:
Open the Develop Command Prompt for VS2017 (ensure you run the as administrator otherwise the GAC registration may fail)
Change the current directory to the PublicAssemblies folder for your Visual Studio 2017 installation. Mine was:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Enterprise\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies
Note: this path will be different for different versions of Visual Studio (e.g. you may find your path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies)
Run the following command to register the assembly in the GAC:
gacutil -i Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.11.0.dll
Now restart VS2017 and try to add a reference to your project again and you should see the Add Reference dialog appear.
How to copy an entire folder structure without copying the files (tip for starting the new financial year)
Here’s my tip to start the financial year off with some organisation. If you save your important files in a folder structure per financial year, then you will be ready to create that new folder for the new tax year. To save time and keep your filing structure consistent you can quickly copy the entire structure (including all subfolders) with the following technique. Using this technique, only the folder structure is copied (not the actual files). So you will be up and going with your new folder structure for the tax year and continue filing.
Here’s a simplified version of what my filing structure looks like:
Now simply create your new folder (under which you want to duplicate the folder structure)
Now open a Windows command window and run the following command. It’s the /T option that copies just the folder structure not the files. You can also use the /E option to include empty folders in the copy (by default empty folders will not be copied).
xcopy “c:\users\cdwyer\documents\2012-2013” “c:\users\cdwyer\documents\2013-2014” /T /E
Job done, you should now see your copied folder structure ready to start filing into for the new year.
According to forms submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Surface tablet will become available at the same time as Windows 8 (26th October 2012).
At Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (in Toronto, Canada) Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August, with general availability by the end of October.
|OS||Windows RT||Windows 8 Pro|
|CPU||Nvidia Tegra 3||Intel Core i5|
|Weight||676 g||903 g|
|Thickness||9.3 mm||13.5 mm|
|Display Size||10.6” ClearType HD Display||10.6” ClearType HD Display|
|Power Consumption||31.5 W-h||42 W-h|
|Ports||microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae||microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae|
|Accessories||Office 15 Apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover,VaporMg Case & Stand||microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae, Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block|
|Memory||32 GB, 64 GB||64 GB, 128 GB|
What I Like About It
- The uber sexy keyboard/cover
- A consistent operating system (Windows 8) across desktop PC and tablet. If it works it could be a game changer.
Rumours of Microsoft Office landing on the iPad have been circulation for quite some time. I even helped spread the rumours in an earlier blog post in December last year. It seems the rumours are now starting to gain credibility have potential release dates are being thrown around.
The latest information circulating is that we will see Microsoft launch (or at least officially announce) the iPad version of Office 2012 at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas (November 2012). This timeline has been consistently reported by: