Works on Visual Studio 2008 and 2010.
I don’t know about you guys and gals but I like to listen to music while I program using:
(Shoutcast has lots of stations so I never grow tired of the songs and it’s free)
and I also like to browse the web while I am building my solution.
Sometimes I get absorbed in reading posts in Google Reader while waiting and waste time reading when I am supposed to work. My first solution was changing the browser size so that it took ~90% of the screen (leaving the bottom showing the Visual Studio notification area) – but sometimes I just wasn’t looking and it didn’t help…
My second solution and the one I am advising for people who use headphones is changing the Windows Sounds for Visual Studio. It is very easy and just makes the build process more enjoyable*.
Control Panel –> Change System Sounds:
Find the program Microsoft Visual Studio and add sounds for Build Failed and Build Succeeded:
(I also had another program without a name with the categories Build Failed/Succeeded I added the sound there too, maybe it’s for 2008?)
Now just put the sound in your projects folder then you can change them whenever you want…
Restart Visual Studio – important step or it doesn’t work.
* The build process is more enjoyable to me because I added funny sounds:
- Build failed: from the cartoons Bugs Bunny, "You've got troubles Mac!" (can also be Bart Simpson "Awh man!" from same site).
- Build succeeded: the Big Bopper, "Hellooo Baby!"
Can you really tell me you’ll be upset after hearing Bugs tell you “you’ve got troubles…”?
Please comment and tell me what sound effects you choose for your build.
Keywords: Sound, Visual studio, build