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Visual Studio 2017 can now decide whether to enable Lightweight Solution Load

Lightweight solution loading is a new concept in Visual Studio 2017, when enabled, Visual Studio loads a small subset of the projects instead of loading all the projects available in a large solution. Thus, it loads solutions twice faster.

 

You need to manually enable/disable this feature. But in version 15.3 and above, you can ask Visual Studio to decide whether to enable it or not. Let's discuss the steps.



Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be available worldwide from 17th Oct!

Are you waiting for the next major update of Windows 10? Then the wait is near to end. Microsoft has announced that the next big update will start rolling out on 17th October 2017, with so many new features to make you creative.

 

As a Windows Insiders in the fast ring, you might have already experienced the latest update. If not, then hold your breath for another few days!!!


The Complete HTML Cheat Sheet

Looking to jump start a career in web development? Seeking help in recalling an HTML tag? Just here to check out what all the fuss about HTML is about? Well, if your answer to any of these questions is in the affirmative, then you’ve come to the right place.


Recover your deleted files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free 11.6

Losing important data files or folder can lead you to the most stressful and difficult situation. Imagine landing in such a scenario, where you have a presentation due in an hour and have lost the file. You had spent hours, the previous day, to make that particular presentation and now you are left with no time and energy to do the same.

 

Most people will panic in such a situation, but the ideal thing to do is to make a wise move and download free data recovery software to recover the lost file.


Windows 10 Preview Build 16273 for PC is now rolling out to Insiders

After two weeks of delay, Microsoft started rolling out a fresh new build for Windows Insiders in the fast ring. Windows 10 Preview Build 16273 includes a set of new improvements and fixes, stepping ahead to release the Fall Creators Update in the coming month.

 

Checkout the blog post to know what has been changed in this build, to grab an idea of the improvements made in it.


Here's how to run web application in multiple browsers from Visual Studio

If you are a web developer and designing any website or a page, you may want to run it in multiple browsers to check cross-browser issues. Visual Studio provides an easy way to run the web application in all the selected browsers at a single shot.

 

In this quick tip, today, we are going to learn how to run the web application in multiple browsers from the Visual Studio IDE. Continue reading to know more about it.



Let's learn about default literal in C# 7.1

If you are using Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, it came with new improvements on top of C# 7.0, thus changing the version to 7.1. One of the new change in C# 7.1 is 'default' literal to avoid the redundant information while writing code.

 

In this post, we will learn about this improvement and will also cover how to use this. Continue reading to know about it.


Do you know that, there exist a snippet to generate reverse 'for' loop?

In every programming language, when you want to loop through a collection, you use the 'for' loop in maximum scenarios. When writing code in Visual Studio, you might be aware that, there exist a code snippet to write the for-loop structure.

 

But you might not noticed that, there exist another code snippet to generate a reverse for-loop. Let's see what it is and how it operates.


Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.3) and .NET Core 2.0 is now available

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, has been released, along with .NET Core 2.0 and Visual Studio for Mac (version 7.1) operating system. Microsoft, in a blog post, announced the availability of both the products. Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 contains many new improvements and fixes.

 

.NET Core 2.0 is the second major version of .NET Core and this release focuses on performance improvements and expanded set of APIs available via .NET Standard 2.0.


Integrating Bitbucket extension to Visual Studio 2015/2017

If you are using BitBucket Git repositories for hosting and managing your code, Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2017 has the extension to easily manage your files, directly from the Team Explorer view of the IDE.

 

In this post, we are going to get you started with the extension and see the main features that the extension supports.


Marshal.ReleaseComObject() vs. Marshal.FinalReleaseComObject()

If you are using COM components on your .NET code, you might be already aware of the Marshal.ReleaseComObject and Marshal.FinalReleaseComObject, which are used to release the managed reference to Runtime Callable Wrapper (RCW) of the COM object.

 

If both are used to release COM objects from memory, and you are unsure which one to use, then this post will help you to learn the differences between the calls.


 
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