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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.


How to read Microsoft PowerPoint document contents using C#/.NET?

Recently we learnt how to read Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel document contents (text only) using the interop APIs exposed by Microsoft. Now, what about reading the text content from PowerPoint slides? This can be achievable using another interop assembly file.

 

Today we will discuss how to extract the texts available in PPT files using 'Microsoft.Office.Interop.PowerPoint.dll'. Code has been shared for your easy reference.


Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15043 is now available for Mobiles

Along with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15042 for PC, Microsoft also released a new build for Windows Mobile. They numbered it as: 15043. If you are in the fast ring, check for updates. Though there are no major changes in this build, but has a set of fixes to the issues reported earlier.

 

Checkout to read what has been fixed in this build. This build also contains few known issues. Read them before installing this build.


Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15042 is now available for PCs

A new insiders preview build has been aired by Microsoft. If you are running 64-bit version of Windows 10 in fast ring, check for Windows Update to get the new build 15042. Dona Sarkar in her blog post mentioned that, 32-bit version of Windows won't get this update due to a major bug.

 

As Microsoft is heading towards the final release, the build contains a bunch of changes, improvements and fixes. Read the known issues for PCs before installing this build.


How to delete a tag from Git remote repository?

There could be some situation when you tagged your code in local Git repository and pushed it to remote and later you decided to delete the tag. This is simple to delete the tag reference from local, but how to perform the same in remote?

 

Today we are going to see the bash command(s) by which you will be able to remove the tag information from Git. Let's see, how!



How to read Microsoft Excel document contents using C#/.NET?

Recently, we learned how to read text contents of Microsoft Word document from a .NET application using the APIs exposed in 'Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll'. There may be a business requirement to read contents of Excel sheets too.

 

Today we are going to learn how to read Microsoft Excel documents. The complete source code has been shared for your easy reference.


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.


Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15031 is now available for PCs

Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15031 for PCs. If you are a Windows Insiders in the fast ring, check for Windows Update to get the notification. It's one steps towards the release of Windows 10 Creators Update and contains few new features, bug fixes.

 

Before downloading the build, don't forget to check the fixes and most importantly the known issues currently available in this build.


How to read Microsoft Word document contents using C#/.NET?

There could be some possible business needs for your .NET application to read the text contents from a Microsoft Word document. This can be simply done using the APIs exposed in the dll named 'Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll'.

 

Let's have a quick look on how to do it using C#/.NET. Also find the complete source code shared here for your easy reference.


Windows 10 Preview build 15019 focuses more on Gaming features

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 15019 for PCs. If you are an insider in the fast ring, check for updates to see the new update notification. It is a successor to build 15014, released last week. The new build focuses more on ‘Gaming Features’ which is going to come in Creators Update.

 

Checkout the new/enhanced features along with the known issues before installing this build. If you are not comfortable to install, give it a pause.


 
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