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October 28, 2011

How to Uninstall Sql Server Express that gets installed with Visual Studio 2010

Filed under: SQL — Duy Nguyen @ 1:12 pm
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1. Go to Add/ Remove Programs.
2. Choose “Microsoft SQL Server 2008”
**I had Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 installed but you still need to select “Microsoft SQL Server 2008” NOT “Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2”. If you do choose R2, you will see the SQLEXPRESS instance but you will not be able to select it!

3. Click on the REMOVE link (This will allow you to chose the instance to remove. See image)

4. Select SQLEXPRESS and remove!

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September 14, 2011

Navigating in Visual Studio

Filed under: General Tips — Duy Nguyen @ 9:30 am
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Have you ever jump around from code to code only to find yourself not knowing what class file you were at or what method you were navigating from? I get lost all the time when I am digging around in code.

I used to use bookmarks to place where I want to remember. They are great but what if you forgot to create one? Is there a “Back” button like you have on your windows browser?

In Visual Studio there is! Check out the Navigate Backwards and Navigate Forwards button!

You can simply click backwards to see where your last mouse cursor was. I usually hit F12 on a method or class to see its definition. And sometimes I find myself down a rabbit hold. Just click on the Navigate backwards to get back where you were!

If they are missing, customize the Standard toolbar. The Navigate Forward and Navigate Backwards is on the “View” Category.

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