Visual Studio – Database Project Not Loading

Have you ever created a Database project and after some time you are not able to load it in the Visual Studio? Probably you might be getting following error: An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 – Error Locating Server/Instance Specified) The database project requires an active database connection to load at design time. Probably it uses that to compile/verify scripts. The problem here…

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Useful add-ons (plugins) for Visual Studio 2005

Extensibility of Visual Studio 2005 made developers to write custom tools, aka plugins, making your everyday tasks simpler. Here are few must have tools: Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now, SmartPaster is very handful Create a Debugger Visualizer in 10 Lines of Code: Explains writing debug visualizer. If you cannot read article, downloading binaries and installing the image visualizer would be surely helpful. Line Counter Opening solution folder, See class definition on MSDN2, Search in Google – All of these available at single right click, Visual Studio IDE enhancements: Switch between C/CPP and H files, find document in…

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