Development Environment

InsertGuid Macro

By: TripOtt

Posted on: September 5, 2012

This macro will allow you generate and insert a new guid value with a single keystroke or button press.  This is an extremely useful macro because you will be creating a lot of new guid values when you begin writing your xml specs. In Visual Studio, go to “Tools > Macros > Macro Explorer”. Right-click on the “Macros” node and choose “Load Macro Project…” Assuming you have installed the Blackbaud CRM SDK, browse to “<Your local install location>\SDK\Macros” and open the “BlackbaudEnterprise.vsmacros” file. In the Visual Studio keyboard options you can map the macro to your favorite... Read More

Folder structure of BBEC on a local development computer

By: Chris Whisenhunt

Posted on: May 29, 2012

With all of the different versions that we develop in on a daily basis it’s good to have a solid foundation for how your Blackbaud installations/install files/databases/SDKS are structured. I use a directory that may or may not be the most efficient for you, but over the years I have found this to be an extremely helpful layout. I have one folder on my C:\ drive called Blackbaud and then under that I have 4 folders. You can probably go ahead and guess what is under each of the folder listed above, but if not then read on. Now under the SDK and Instances folder I use a slightly different naming... Read More

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