Another two great tools to work with.

As you aware by now, I’m kind of programming-gadgets freak. After sharing with you the magic of SlickRun I thought it will be nice (of you to listen, I’m gonna write it anyway) to recommend about another two tools.

  • Visual XPath – After reading Justin’s recommendation about it I thought to give it a try. In my every day work I’m handling a lot of xml, mostly via XmlHttp or sophisticated client side-work (like dependable DropDownLists, custom validations, building dynamic html) and this tool just give you great ability to test XPath phrases with no effort and nice GUI (always important). 


  • VSTabs – My second recommended tool is actually an add-in for Visual Studio .NET; The greatest value of this add-in IMHO is the file wrapping tab. It “smart” enough to wrap your .aspx file with it’s .cs file and put them all in one tab. Well, one image is better than 1000 words so –




        As you can see, it’s wrapping all the linked files in one tab which is great if like to be organized,

        or you’re one of those fellows, like me, that sometimes getting lost if I have

        MyFile.aspx at the beginning of the tabs scrollbar and MyFile.aspx.cs at the end if it.


If you have some add-ins to share with me – bring it on !


Oren Ellenbogen


One thought on “Another two great tools to work with.

  1. disappointment,

    i tried VsTabs,
    the close buttion not working,
    and also when you open the explorer (of you solution) (on the right hand of the screen)
    the tabs hide part of it.

    if you know how to fix the bug/feature and/or have another version – please share with me.

    oh first in google. . .
    you are the best.

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