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Start Visual Studio form PowerShell

I am moving on to a new project – our migration from SharePoint 2007 to 2010. First thing I wanted to do was to upgrade my Solutions/Features from 2007 to 2010. I installed Visual Studio¬†and started looking at how to recreate my Delegate JQuery Control (more on that later). The first thing I found annoying was that every time I added an “Empty SharePoint Project”, I received a warning “This task requires the application to have elevated permissions”. That is annoying. Since I usually leave a PowerShell prompt running as administrator (It has a red background to distinguish it), I wanted to quickly open VisualStudio from that PowerShell prompt. Here is my wrapper script to open VisualStudio 2010 from PowerShell:

function JBMURPHY-Start-VisualStudio {
Start-Process "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" -workingdirectory "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\"

Error: Request for the permission of type System.Web.AspNetHostingPermission failed

Every so often I have to go into some historical code to try and see what is happening. And every time I make the same mistake, I try to debug the code off my mapped user drive (I do everything in my user drive which is on a network share. And every time, I get the same error:

Security Exception
Description: The application attempted to perform an operation not allowed by the security policy.  To grant this application the required permission please contact your system administrator or change the application's trust level in the configuration file.

Exception Details: System.Security.SecurityException: Request for the permission of type 'System.Web.AspNetHostingPermission, System, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' failed.

Note to self, don’t debug from a local drive!