Monthly Archives: January 2012

HOW TO: Delete project Cache for CodeRush

Problem: My project cache was taking up 6GB from CodeRush, yikes!

First solution:

1. CodeRush stores cache files in the following folder
 (just copy and paste this path to the Windows Explorer):
%AppData%CodeRush for VS .NET1.1SolutionCache
2. Please delete this folder, and check if this makes a difference at your end.
3. Please look on the attched screencast.

Second solution:
(Got this solution from  Trevor Westerdahl – DX Squad

Follow these steps to create a shortcut/hotkey to delete the cache:

1. From the DevExpress menu, select “Options…”.
2. In the tree view on the left, navigate to this folder:
3. Select the “Shortcuts” options page.
4. Create a new shortcuts folder if you don’t have one already for your personal 
shortcuts. Call it “My Shortcuts”
5. Create a new shortcut (e.g., Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Z).
6. In the Command combo box, select the “Clear Project Cache” command.
7. Click OK.

Mobile development

Part of the problem with mobile development is deciding whether or not to actually write a mobile application.  This can be a big decision as mobile applications are usually native to a device such as android or ios.  At this point the only mobile devices that are. Net based are windows phones.  They take less than 10% of the market right now so the path I usually take is with website development.

Most phones are getting to a point where they support touch controls on websites etc.  A big advantage to gearing your site towards this is platform independence.  You can write a master page targeting different sized browsers such as tablet, phone and standard computer.  As always code reusability is the target.  Happy coding!