July 2009



Hi guys,

are you unable to run the Visual Studio 2008 setup after installing it?
Well,  in case you encountered the error reported in the below picture, you just need to install the VS2008 SP1 patch available here in order to fix the problem.

VS 2008 - A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components.

VS 2008 - A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components.

The problem is documented by Microsoft here.

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Hi!

Today I would like to introduce Snoop, a good WPF utility for exploring your Application at run-time.
One of the most problem during the development of WPF Applications is to guess the VisualTree of your UI elemements at runtime. Of course, Microsoft Express Blend is an useful application  in your UI development, but it cannot help you in discovering the VisualTree during run-time. For achieving this purpose you can download and install Snoop, a good VisualTree explorer for WPF Applications. Using Snoop you can:

  • viewing the visual tree graph,
  • zooming some UI parts
  • 3D zooming for seeing all the UI elements composing your application
  • having more information about routed events

Snoop is a free tool availabe here, and below are some screenshots: