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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 Word returns Error 800A175D - Could Not Open Macro Storage

If you are using Microsoft Word Automation or COM Components to read a MS Word document, you may notice the following error message for few word documents "Error 800A175D - Could Not Open Macro Storage".

 

This is caused by the user account, whose "user hive" is not loaded when Microsoft Word started. Continue reading to know more about the issue and solution.


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to introduce Controlled folder access in Windows Defender

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 16232, Microsoft to introduce a new feature called 'Controlled folder access' in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This will make it easier for you to protect valuable data from malicious apps and threats.

 

In this post, we are going to preview this new feature that's going to introduce in Windows Defender in the next major build of Windows 10.


Windows 10 build 16232 released to PCs in Fast ring

A new Windows 10 PC build (16232) is now available to the fast ring insiders, along with Mobile Build 15228. This new PC build includes a no. of new security enhancements to Windows Defender, many other improvements and fixes.

 

Don't forget to read the 'Known Issues' first, before downloading as there is a possibility of update failure in this build.


A massive cyber attack named '#Petya' is spreading across the world

In a month of two, after the attack of 'WannaCry', a new Ransomware named 'Petya' started spreading across the world. It's a massive cyber attack that paralyzed firms, airports, banks and government departments that uses unpatched old Windows operating system.

 

Starting with Ukraine, it already spread many countries like UK, Spain and India. Check this post to know how to take precaution from such attacks.


Extracting text with iTextSharp throws an InvalidCastException

If you are using 'iTextSharp' library to read/write PDF files in your application and faced an InvalidCastException with the message "Unable to cast object of type 'iTextSharp.text.pdf.PdfLiteral' to type 'iTextSharp.text.pdf.PdfString'", this post will help you to know the root cause of the issue. Continue reading to learn more about it.



Windows 10 to add Grouped Processes and GPU Performance in Task Manager

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to get some new changes in Task Manager. Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16226, Microsoft added grouped processes and GPU performance to the Task Manager window.

 

In this post, we are going to see the new changes that's going to come in Task Manager. Continue reading to know more.


Windows 10 now lets you easily delete your older version of Windows

Microsoft has updated the Storage Sense UI, which is targeted to release with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Along with insiders preview build 16266, it now allows you to easily delete the old version of Windows 10.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, and in the fast ring, you can now check this feature ahead of the general availability. Let's see it in action!


Windows 10 build 16226 released to PCs in Fast ring, with a bunch of new improvements

Good news for Insiders! A new Windows 10 PC build (16266) is now available to the fast ring insiders, after the last build released two weeks ago. This build includes a no. of new changes and improvements, along with many fixes.

 

Don't forget to read the 'Known Issues' before downloading this build. Sharing here the key improvements, that you can see after installing it.


Your device is at risk because it's out of date and missing important security and quality updates

Microsoft has started showing a red warning message "Your device is at risk because it's out of date and missing important security and quality updates" to the users, who have not updated their Windows 10 system for a while.

 

This warning message can be found in the Windows Update settings page. If you are one of them, read further to know more about it.


How to attach a DVD to a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 10?

In the last blog post on Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager, we have learnt 'How to create a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 10'. As the virtual machine has been already created, we will now need to install an Operating System to it and for this, we will need to attach a DVD/ISO image.

 

In this article, we will learn how to create a SCSI Controller to add a DVD drive to it and then we will proceed to attach a DVD/ISO image to the virtual DVD drive.


 
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