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Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
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So I'm anticipating being done with my work for the evening. I have just a few more things to change on my UI in Visual Studio. The new item requires a new reference. The easiest way to get the correct reference for this particular Telerik component is to drag it from the toolbox onto the design surface. Guess what happens?
The stupid modal dialog in Visual Studio happens. It says, "Removing toolbox content from unregistered assemblies." And at this point it's adding ones that are missing. All in likelihood from upgrading the Telerik components a couple of days ago.
Why in a day in age that Microsoft is pushing asynchronous does something like this stop your work and lock up VS? I would gladly have did it the long way if this had to finish in the background. But, I cannot do anything. It's been chugging away for more than 10 minutes and still going. Hey Microsoft, is this the way to teach by example, or are you telling us to do what you say and not what you do?
tl;dr VS displays modal dialog at the worst times, it cannot be canceled, and you're stuck waiting.
Odd. I almost never see that 'Removing toolbox content...' dialog. I think that DevExpress control setups run devenv /setup to rebuild the toolbox content before the IDE is run. Not sure about Telerik controls, though.
I do see the 'Waiting for a required operation to complete.' dialog sometimes, usually when I try to do something before VS is fully loaded.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
The best is a modal dialog stating "performing background task". WTF???!!! If it's a background task, then why the hell do I care?
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.-John Q. Adams You must accept one of two basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not alone in the universe. And either way, the implications are staggering.-Wernher von Braun Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.-Albert Einstein
I hate that it decides, on my behalf, to remove unregistered controls. We have a library of controls that the IT group uses that we do not register. They are placed into a central remote directory for inclusion to Visual Studio. Does anyone know how to disable this 'feature' of removing unregistered components from the toolbox.
there should be a menu option to run this removal of unregistered controls. do not do it for me. We have over 100+ unregistered controls in the centralized repository.
I'm certain that I've asked this before, but maybe you found new books, or dislike a book previously recommend, or it feels good to type things that you have already typed in the past. Either way, I'm asking again. I've read all Douglas Adam's books, so skip him. Novels, essays, short stories, biographies, whatever.
Also, movies. I'm looking for funny movies. I think I've now watched every funny movie made in the last 20 years, would like some suggestions.
For books, I'm a big fan of the Timewaster[^] books by Robin Cooper. If you appreciate Monty Python and Fawlty Towers then your sense of humour is ideally suited to these books which have a very dry wit about them.
If you have a Kindle, then the Dear Coca Cola[^] book is very funny as well.