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Showing posts with label Visual Studio 2015. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Visual Studio 2015. Show all posts

Do you know that, you can easily copy code from C# Interactive Window?

C# Interactive Window, inside Visual Studio, allows you to test code snippet without compiling the application. It supports several features like syntax highlighting, intellisense and more, and comes with a feature like 'Copy Code', that allows you to copy only the code part from that window.

 

In this quick blog post, we will discuss about the 'Copy Code' functionality part of the C# Interactive Window, inside Visual Studio.



Use DebuggerHidden attribute to hide methods from debugger breakpoints

When you want certain constructors, methods or properties out of the debugger scope, you can use the DebuggerHidden attribute, part of the System.Diagnostics namespace. When a member has been marked as DebuggerHidden, breakpoints will not hit for that member.

 

If you are unaware of this attribute, let's go a step ahead to learn about this attribute and how it works. Continue reading to know more.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Use “fuzzy matching” in Visual Studio 2015 to correct misspelled types

How many times it happened that, while writing code, you misspelled a type name? This is most common and this kind of typos can happen with everyone. Visual Studio 2015 provides a way to correct such spelling mistakes using “fuzzy matching” direct from the light bulb.

 

Today we are going to discuss on this topic and see how it can help you. Continue reading this post and don’t forget to check my other posts on Visual Studio 2015 Tips & Tricks.


Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Patch (KB3165756, 14.0.25425.01)

Microsoft released another patch for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, pushing the IDE release version no. to: 14.0.25425.01. This is the fourth 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 and install in your development environment to have a smooth IDE experience.


How to call a method when Visual Studio 2015 debugger hits?

Debugging a piece of code is always difficult and it is more difficult when you are debugging on someone else’s code. In all such cases, you will need to set the breakpoints and check the values that it returns before proceeding next.

 

Visual Studio 2015 makes it easier by providing you an option to call a specific method once you reach the breakpoint and based on requirement, print something on the output stream.


Microsoft Identity Extensions failed during Visual Studio installation

If you are installing Visual Studio 2015 with Office Developer Tools and/or LightSwitch, you may encounter an issue saying "Microsoft Identity Extensions" package failed to install. Though the Visual Studio installation succeeds, you may get this warning message after the installation completes.

 

If you encounter this, there is an workaround to resolve the installation problem. Read more to know about the root cause behind this issue and the solution.


Failed to install setup update (Error code: -2147205120)

If you are using Visual Studio 2015 and want to change the existing installation from the Programs and Features item in Control Panel, you may see an error message "Failed to install setup update - Error code: -2147205120" after you accept an online update.

 

If you face this issue while modifying your existing installation, here is the simple solution for you as a workaround to proceed with. Read more to know about the solution.



How to enable/disable auto update feature of #VisualStudio extension?

Visual Studio 2015 supports automatic updation of extensions. When the auto update extensions settings is enabled, the extensions will be automatically updated when a new update of the extension is available; that means, you don't have to perform any manual action.

 

Today we will discuss about it. In case it is disabled on your system, you will be able to reactivate it to get the auto update feature of extensions.


Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Patch (KB3165756, 14.0.25424.00)

Microsoft released another build 14.0.25424.00 for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, which is a patch under the KB article KB3165756. This patch builds are cumulative service updates and cover fixes for high-impact bugs noticed by product team and the community.

 

If you have Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, you should download and install these patch builds in order to work smooth with your favourite IDE installation.


Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Patch (KB3165756, 14.0.25422.01)

Today, Microsoft released a patch for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, which was released on 27th June 2016. It is a cumulative update with fixes to the existing Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 installation. If you have installed Update 3, install the patch KB3165756 mentioned below.

 

Though it is not mandatory, but good to have install this patch as it addresses many fixes related to memory leaks, crash and other issues.


Quick Tip: Programmatically retrieve Visual Studio install directory

Sometime we need to retrieve the Visual Studio installation directory programmatically using the C#/.NET code and there’s no direct API call available to retrieve this information and also you don’t know the exact path where it has been installed.

 

Every installation of Visual Studio puts a specific registry path to keep track of the installation directory. If you know that, it’s easy to retrieve the information. Let’s discuss on this topic today.

 
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