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Book on Mastering Visual Studio 2017 has been published and available!

It gives me immense pleasure to announce that, my book titled 'Mastering Visual Studio 2017' has been published today. It was a great journey, with months of efforts. Thanks to Packt Publisher for the opportunity to write for them. Sincere thanks to the editorial team and the reviewer.

 

By reading this book, you will learn not only what Visual Studio 2017 offers, but also what it takes to put it to work for your project.



Here's how to change Codelens Indicator style in Visual Studio

Code lens is a feature, first introduced in Visual Studio 2013, which helps you to understand important aspects about your code without leaving your favorite editor. It tells us the code changes in a fantastic way, within the code editor.

 

In this small tips & tricks post on Visual Studio, we will learn how to change the font and color settings of Code Lens.


Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.2

Microsoft has released a new update for Visual Studio 2017, which pushed the version to 15.2 with a build no: 26430.04. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, check for the update notification.

 

In this post, sharing the list of new improvements and fixes available in this build. Checkout the known issues before downloading.


Microsoft opened the store for apps targeting Creators Update

Microsoft opened up the door of Windows Store for the developers who are willing to target their UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps for Windows 10 Creators Update. They have now officially released the RTM version of the SDK Tools.

 

In order to use the latest UWP APIs of the SDK, you must upgrade your system to Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) and use Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.1).


COM Exception from HRESULT: 0x80080005

While working with Microsoft Office Interoperability, you may face the following exception that states: "COMException (0x80080005): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID failed due to the following error: 80080005".

 

This issue happens when Outlook is already running and you are trying to access it's mailbox from Visual Studio environment. Let's discuss more about the issue.


'Enter' key does not work in Visual Studio Package Manager Console

Microsoft has recently released Visual Studio 2017 and you might be already started working in it. If you are using NuGet Package Manager Console, you may face an issue which prevents you to press the keyboard 'Enter' key.

 

If you faced this issue, which has been already logged, here is a workaround to resolve it for the time being while Microsoft is working on the fixes.



Get early access to 'Visual Studio Preview'

Microsoft has started a new program to provide early access to the Visual Studio Preview to try out the latest features, bug fixes incorporated to Visual Studio 2017 and help to shape the future by making the IDE even better.

 

Visual Studio Preview has the most recent code pushed with new features, bug fixes and can run side-by-side with stable version of the IDE. Read more to know about it and get the preview installer.


How to create a Visual Studio 2017 offline installer?

Microsoft released the final version of Visual Studio 2017 on 7th March 2017, which brought a set of new features and enhancements for the developers to build apps for any platform in any language. It comes in web installer only. No ISO/DVD images are available.

 

In case you need an offline installer, you can easily create that and customize it as per your need. Follow the steps mentioned below to create the installer.


Download Visual Studio 2017 RTM

Microsoft released the final version of Visual Studio 2017 and is currently available for download. This release brings a new lightweight and modular installation experience, that you will really love. This also brings a lot of new features to accelerate your development productivity.

 

Find the links below to download the latest version of the Visual Studio 2017, an IDE which every developer must need.


Visual Studio 2017 release date announced

Visual Studio 2017 is going to be release on 7th March 2017. Twenty years ago, on 28th January 1997, the first version of Visual Studio was launched. Over the years, it grew rapidly and became a first choice for the developers.

 

Microsoft in a blog post announced the release date, along with the 'Launch Event' (starting 8:00 AM PST on 7th March) to share the latest innovations from Visual Studio, .NET, Xamarin and Azure.


Visual Studio 2017 - 'Lightweight Solution Load' to shorter load time

If you have a big solution with so many projects in it, the all new 'Visual Studio 2017' provides a new feature called 'Lightweight Solution Load', that helps to reduce the solution load time and substantial improvement in memory usage.

 

Today in this blog post, we are going to discuss about this feature along with the option to enable or disable the 'Lightweight Solution Load' feature.



Visual Studio 2017 - New Installation Experience

The all new 'Visual Studio 2017' IDE, which was released as 'RC (Release Candidate) bits' during the Microsoft's Connect() event, introduces a new installation experience. If you have already installed the bits, you might have experienced that.

 

As it is currently in RC build, let me describe the new installation experience here to help others to know about it before they finally start using it.


How to create an offline installer of Visual Studio 2017 RC?

During the Connect() developer event, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017 RC (Release Candidate). The said post contains all the Microsoft server links to download the public build, which is a web installer and you need to connect to internet while installing.

 

In case you need an offline installer to download once and install in multiple systems, here's the post to generate the offline installer. Continue reading the know more about it.


Visual Studio 2017 RC is now available for download

During Connect() developer event on 16th November 2016, Microsoft announced the Release Candidate (RC) bits of next major version of Visual Studio named as 'Visual Studio 2017', which is already known to us as 'Visual Studio 15'.

 

In this post, I am going to share the direct download links of different editions of Visual Studio 2017 RC from Microsoft servers.


Visual Studio post build event returns error MSB3073

Is your Visual Studio instance returning error code MSB3073 while executing the post build event? If you faced such error message and already spent time on investigating the root cause, you came to a proper landing page.

 

Recently, I too faced it and later noticed the cause which I am going to document here to save your further investigation time. Hope that helps.


Future of Visual Studio LightSwitch

The Visual Studio LightSwitch team, in a blog post, announced an important update about the LightSwitch tool that was used to accelerate the development of line-of-business apps. They are going to draw a line to end this tool from the future versions of Visual Studio.

 

If you are developing apps using LightSwitch, it’s time for you to think and start planning for a smooth migration. Continue to read more about it.



How to change the default XAML document view in Visual Studio 2015?

Not many of us wants to work in the designer view of Visual Studio while working with the XAML files. This could be due to no requirements of changing the UI layout rather than few data bindings. By default, Visual Studio loads the XAML designer view.

 

In this post we are going to learn how to disable the designer view and/or change the way it loads the default document view.


Synchronize your Visual Studio 2015 settings across devices

It’s now a connected world and the applications that you use these days should run in multiple devices. Thus needs a smooth synchronization of it’s data. Visual Studio 2015 provides a way to synchronize it’s settings to multiple connected devices through One Drive.

 

In this blog post, we will learn how to synchronize the Visual Studio settings so that, you can have the same settings in all devices that you use.


Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Patch (KB3165756, 14.0.25431.01)

Microsoft released a new patch for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, pushing the IDE build version no. to: 14.0.25431.01. This is the fifth cumulative update for VS2015 Update 3 covering fixes for high-impact bugs noticed by product team and the community.

 

If you are using Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, you should download this patch (optional) and install it on your development environment to have a smooth IDE experience.


How to allow #NuGet to download missing packages in #VisualStudio 2015?

Sometime when using NuGet packages, it may need additional packages as a reference. During installation of the main package, if it’s unable to install the dependent packages, Visual Studio 2015 allows you to auto download missing packages.

 

In this small blog post, we will learn how to enable this settings to retrieve the missing packages in various conditions. Continue reading to know more.

 
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