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While adding assembly reference in Visual Studio 2017, if you are facing the following error message: "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component", this could be due to ReferenceManagerPackage failed to load. If you encountered this issue, here's a quick solution for you to resolve it.

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Microsoft released a new update (version 15.9.7) of Visual Studio 2017 with the fixes of few issues reported by customers in the past. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, you should update your installation with the latest update.

 

To get the latest version of Visual Studio 2017, either run the installer or check for update notification within the IDE. Here's what's new in this update.

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Microsoft released a new servicing update (version 15.9.5) for Visual Studio 2017 to patch the existing issues that was reported by the customers. Download the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 and stay updated with all fixes.

 

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Visual Studio for the C++ compiler. Make sure to read this security warning before upgrading.

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How many times this happened with you while working on a code block you wanted to navigate to the last edited block of a code file? Now the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 provides you the option to easily go back to the last edited location.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn how easy it is to quickly navigate to the last edit location in Visual Studio.

Published by on under Visual Studio 2017 | Visual Studio 2017 Tips & Tricks

How many times it happened when you tried to select a code block and then moved to its parent block to select the desired code? When the lines of code in a block increases, it becomes difficult to find the first line and last line.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn how to use the all new 'Expand/Contract Selection' feature to select a logical code block in Visual Studio 2017.

Published by on under Visual Studio 2017 | Visual Studio 2017 Tips & Tricks

During //BUILD/2018 event, Microsoft announced a set of new features and capabilities for the Windows developers. Microsoft now releases an updated version of the Windows 10 SDK, which brings the new capabilities to Windows apps.

 

The latest version of Windows 10 SDK comes as part of the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 (v15.9.1). Here's the key features included in this build.

Published by on under News | SDK

Those who always work with lots of projects in Visual Studio, its easy for them to switch from one project to the other by navigating through the File menu. This reduces the number of running Visual Studio instances.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn how to increase or decrease the recent files and projects in Visual Studio MRU list.

Published by on under Visual Studio 2015 | Visual Studio 2015 Tips & Tricks

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 is now available for download. The latest version of Visual Studio 2017 includes a set of new features, enhancements and bug fixes. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, you should upgrade to this latest version.

 

Continue reading to know how to download the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 and the key features, enhancements added to this latest release.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

If you have some existing code files and want to club them in a single project/solution, adding those one by one to a project is time consuming. Do you know that Visual Studio provides you a wizard for doing this activity?

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn how to create a project and/or a solution from existing code.

Published by on under Visual Studio 2015 | Visual Studio 2015 Tips & Tricks

The latest version of Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.8) supports multiple carets. This means that, you can now create multiple insertion and selection points in your code file which will improve your productivity in certain conditions.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will discuss how easy it is to add or delete code at multiple cursor positions.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft released Windows 10 SDK Preview build 18272, which you can now download from the Microsoft server. This is the first SDK preview build released for the 19H1 development branch, meaning that it's for the next feature update for the OS.

 

Here you can download the latest preview build of Windows 10 Software Development Kit (SDK). You must be an Windows Insider to access this.

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While working with Visual Studio, you may some time notice that, there are few Visual Studio commands which are not mapped with any keyboard shortcuts. Thus, working with such commands become very difficult as you need to navigate through the menus every time.

 

Do you know that, you can easily map custom shortcut keys to Visual Studio commands to ease your life? In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn about the steps.

Published by on under Visual Studio 2015 | Visual Studio 2015 Tips & Tricks

Do you know that, you can quickly move between methods in Visual Studio using the Next Method and Previous Method navigational menus? This feature enables you to improve your productivity during development.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn how easy it is to move back and forth through methods inside a code file.

Published by on under Visual Studio 2015 | Visual Studio 2015 Tips & Tricks

When you search for a text in Visual Studio, by default it lists the matched code block along with the file name in the search result. But, some time just listing the file name is enough to focus on where the text is available.

 

Visual Studio provides an option to drill down the search result and to keep you focused on what you wanted to view. In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, let's learn how to do that.

Published by on under Visual Studio 2015 | Visual Studio 2015 Tips & Tricks

Do you know that, Visual Studio allows you to cycle through your Clipboard data to paste the right content that you copied previously? This built-in feature is known as Cycle Clipboard Ring and can be invoked using a keyboard shortcut.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, let's learn how to cycle through your Visual Studio clipboard and make your life easy while copy/pasting code.

Published by on under Visual Studio 2015 | Visual Studio 2015 Tips & Tricks

Microsoft releases a new update (build version: 15.8.5) to Visual Studio 2017. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, upgrade to version 15.8.5 to get the latest changes/fixes part of this build. If you are a Xamarin developer, this build has something new for you.

 

Using this build, you can now build and debug applications targeted for iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5. Continue reading to know what are the key fixes part of this build.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

Prior to the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8, the Visual Studio Installer was downloading and installing the setup files in parallel. As a result, you had to always stay connected to online during the installation time.

 

If you have slow or limited internet connection, it was becoming difficult for many people. Now, this has been solved.

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Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8. The latest version of Visual Studio 2017 focuses with many new features and enhancements. It also includes a list of fixes for the customer-reported issues. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, you should upgrade to this latest version.

 

Check for update notification or launch the Visual Studio Installer to get the updates. Continue reading to know about the new features and enhancements.

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