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History of Microsoft .NET Framework and it's Key Features

Microsoft .NET Framework is a programming infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying and running applications & services that use .NET technologies, such as desktop applications, web applications and Web services.

 

In this post, I am going to list down the history of .NET Framework along with the key features which has been introduced with each version of the framework.



How to scope to a project or folder inside #VisualStudio?

Sometime we work on a Visual Studio solution file that has a huge nos. of projects and folders. Keeping all of them in the Solution Explorer, makes it difficult to manage. Visual Studio provides a way to make it simpler and cleaner.

 

Though it is available since Visual Studio 2012, but if you are not aware of this feature, let's discuss on this. Continue reading the post to learn about it.


Solution for #VisualStudio “Internal error in the expression evaluator”

If you are using Visual Studio 2015, you might have encountered this error “Internal error in the expression evaluator” while debugging your code; the debugger and the watch window will start throwing this error instead of returning the value.

 

If you encounter this issue and came to this page by searching online, just hold your breath. We will show you, how to fix this error and continue working with Visual Studio normally.


#VisualStudio 2015 Tips - How to execute code in Interactive window?

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2, released during //BUILD/2016 developer conference, provides an easy way to execute code directly on the Interactive Window inside the Visual Studio IDE. Along with that, the interactive window is now also capable of color highlighting.

 

Today in this blog post, we will learn how to execute code directly in the interactive window, in just a single click. Continue reading and let us know, how much you like this enhanced feature.


The next version of Visual Studio (vNext.15) is available for preview

Visual Studio "15" is an early preview build of the next major release of Visual Studio, which has been released by Microsoft on 30th March 2016, during //BUILD/2016 developer conference at San Fransisco. It provides early adopters to try out the new features and provide continuous feedback.

 

To know more about the preview release and to get the links of the web installer and/or the ISO image for offline installation, continue reading the post.


Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 now available for download

On 30th March, during Build Developer Conference 2016, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. This release focuses on stability and more on the users feedback received on RTM and Update 1. Along with these, it also includes performance improvements and responsiveness to our favorite IDE.

 

This build also has some known issues, which will be fixed in subsequent builds. In this post, sharing the links to download the web installer, ISO image for offline installation.



#VisualStudio 2015 Update 2 (RC) available for download

The giant company released the RC build (Release Candidate) of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2, focusing mainly on stability and user's feedback received via the Update 1 RTM channel. Microsoft marked this as "Go Live", though it is still under prerelease and has few known issues.

 

If you want to explore the new changes, read more to find the download links as well as the link towards release notes and a list of bug fixes, known issues.


#VisualStudio 2015 Tips - How to organize "usings" across solution?

Whenever you create a new code file in Visual Studio, it adds a default set of using namespaces automatically to faster the development process in common name resolution. Not all of them are mandatory to use and can be remove at later point of time or before code check-in.

 

Visual Studio 2015 provides us an easy way to organize the using namespaces within the active code file, project and/or solution. You will really love this new feature. Continue reading to learn more about it.


#VisualStudio 2015 Tips - How to work with the Window Layout?

Apart from the other cool new features, the giant company also added a feature in Microsoft Visual Studio named “Layout Management”. This is a nice feature for people working in multiple devices with Visual Studio 2015. Using this you will be able to save and sync your IDE layout across devices.

 

Today in this post, we are going to discuss on this and will learn how to save and sync the Window Layout. Continue reading and let us know, how this can benefit you.


#VisualStudio 2015 Tips - How to show output window while building?

For some people, it is sometime irritating when the "Output" window automatically opens up in the screen when building a project or solution in Visual Studio. For some people, it's the reverse case and they want to check the entire log while the build is running or the console application is running in debug mode.

 

In Visual Studio, you can control this behavior and ask the IDE whether to open it into view or not. It’s not specific to Visual Studio 2015 and is available since VS 2013. Let's see how to enable/disable it.


#VisualStudio 2015 Tips - How to switch between fullscreen IDE mode?

It happens many time (during coding or code review process), when we need a bigger space in our favorite Visual Studio IDE to check/read the code completely. Closing all the other docked windows/panel, toolbars and then adding them one by one is really very difficult and time consuming.

 

Visual Studio 2015 provides us an easy way to switch between a full screen and normal mode. This way, you don’t have to do extra work to create a bigger space. Continue reading to learn more on this topic.



#VisualStudio 2015 Tips - How to enable/disable the Quick Launch?

If you are working in Visual Studio 2015 IDE, you might have noticed the “Quick Launch” search bar, which allows you to quickly navigate to common menus and settings. This is a handy tool that you will need while searching for some options or feature within the popular IDE.

 

Today this post will cover how to enable/disable this “Quick Launch” bar. Continue reading to know this quick tips & tricks on Visual Studio 2015. Pass it on to your friends/colleagues.


Like Clippy? Get assistance in #VisualStudio using #ReSharper plugin

You might have already hear about Clippy. Yea, that’s the Office Assistant that we had in those days. In earlier office versions it helped us with many quick tips to complete the job easily, having some nice animations. If you are fond of it and want to use it in your development environment, there is a cool ReSharper extension for Visual Studio.

 

Recently I came across it and thought to share with you more details about the extension as well as some snaps and the process to install it. The extension is also available as opensource project on GitHub. Continue reading to know more.


The complete list of #VisualStudio keyboard shortcuts

If you are a developer and developing code using Visual Studio IDE, you might want to learn the shortcut keys that our facorite IDE exposes to use. Mads Kristensen developed a Visual Studio extension and exported all the keyboard shortcuts of Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2015.

 

In this post, I am not only bookmarking the tool and link to the site, but also sharing the same with you. I hope, it will be useful for you in day to day development life.


List of Key features introduced in #CSharp (1.0 to 6.0) - an Infographic

Most of the developers in Microsoft platform uses C# as their programming language. C# is now matured to version 6 and has came with new features in it’s different versions. As a programmer, we should know all these feature. This will not only help you in cracking interviews, but also help you decide whether you should upgrade your project to latest.

 

In this blog post I am sharing a small infographic, which structured all the different versions of C# along with features and related Visual Studio version with which it released.


Microsoft released #VisualStudio 2015 Update 1 (RTM)

Microsoft has announced availability of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. There are plenty of new changes in this final build apart from CTP release and RC release. Apart from our favorite IDE, the final release of Team Foundation Server Update 1 is also available. Download and checkout the new features.

 

In this post, sharing the download link as well as features list and release notes shared by the giant company. Go thru them while the download is in progress.



Download #VisualStudio 2015 Update 1 RC

John Montgomery, Director of Program Management for Visual Studio, announced the availability of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC (Release Candidate) stepping forward to release the final update of our favorite IDE. It has many new features to improve the productivity of the developers.

 

Find in this post the download link (ISO image for offline installation) and the features set. Try it, provide your feedback and report any bugs if you notice.


#VisualStudio 2015 Update 1 CTP now available

After the final release of Visual Studio 2015 in the month of July 2015, Microsoft has released the Update 1 CTP version of the all new Visual Studio 2015 IDE. This update has few new features for the developers, bug fixes and known issues. It’s a preview release and hence cannot guaranteed as bug free.

 

In case you want to try out the latest bits, find the download link in this post. Don’t forget to check out the release notes before downloading it.


Download #VisualStudio 2015 Succinctly eBook for free (@Syncfusion)

Visual Studio 2015 is an integrated, end-to-end solution for defining, building and managing  applications and solutions targeting Microsoft and other cross-platform technologies for Windows, iOS, Android and more by using a single IDE.

 

Syncfusion author “Alessandro Del Sole” (Microsoft MVP) recently published a 122 pages of eBook which is available for free download and this post provides you details and links of it.


Download Windows SDK for Windows 10

Along with global launch of Windows 10 build 10240 (RTM), Microsoft opened the path for the developers to build and publish apps for Windows 10. The Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for download. This SDK for Windows 10 contains headers, libraries and tools you can use to build apps.

 

In this post, sharing/bookmarking the link to download the SDK Tools for Windows 10 along with the known issues currently there in this build.

 
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