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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.

Published by on under .Net | C#
        

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.

Published by on under .Net | Tips

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.

Published by on under .Net | .NET Core

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.

Published by on under Bitbucket | Git

It gives me immense pleasure to announce that, my book titled 'Mastering Visual Studio 2017' has been published today. It was a great journey, with months of efforts. Thanks to Packt Publisher for the opportunity to write for them. Sincere thanks to the editorial team and the reviewer.

 

By reading this book, you will learn not only what Visual Studio 2017 offers, but also what it takes to put it to work for your project.

Published by on under Book | Mastering Visual Studio 2017

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.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft has released a new update for Visual Studio 2017, which pushed the version to 15.2 with a build no: 26430.04. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, check for the update notification.

 

In this post, sharing the list of new improvements and fixes available in this build. Checkout the known issues before downloading.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft opened up the door of Windows Store for the developers who are willing to target their UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps for Windows 10 Creators Update. They have now officially released the RTM version of the SDK Tools.

 

In order to use the latest UWP APIs of the SDK, you must upgrade your system to Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) and use Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.1).

Published by on under News | SDK

While working with Microsoft Office Interoperability, you may face the following exception that states: "COMException (0x80080005): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID failed due to the following error: 80080005".

 

This issue happens when Outlook is already running and you are trying to access it's mailbox from Visual Studio environment. Let's discuss more about the issue.

Published by on under Office | Outlook

Microsoft has recently released Visual Studio 2017 and you might be already started working in it. If you are using NuGet Package Manager Console, you may face an issue which prevents you to press the keyboard 'Enter' key.

 

If you faced this issue, which has been already logged, here is a workaround to resolve it for the time being while Microsoft is working on the fixes.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft has started a new program to provide early access to the Visual Studio Preview to try out the latest features, bug fixes incorporated to Visual Studio 2017 and help to shape the future by making the IDE even better.

 

Visual Studio Preview has the most recent code pushed with new features, bug fixes and can run side-by-side with stable version of the IDE. Read more to know about it and get the preview installer.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

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.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

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.

Published by on under .Net | C#

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.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

If you have a big solution with so many projects in it, the all new 'Visual Studio 2017' provides a new feature called 'Lightweight Solution Load', that helps to reduce the solution load time and substantial improvement in memory usage.

 

Today in this blog post, we are going to discuss about this feature along with the option to enable or disable the 'Lightweight Solution Load' feature.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

The all new 'Visual Studio 2017' IDE, which was released as 'RC (Release Candidate) bits' during the Microsoft's Connect() event, introduces a new installation experience. If you have already installed the bits, you might have experienced that.

 

As it is currently in RC build, let me describe the new installation experience here to help others to know about it before they finally start using it.

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

During the Connect() developer event, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017 RC (Release Candidate). The said post contains all the Microsoft server links to download the public build, which is a web installer and you need to connect to internet while installing.

 

In case you need an offline installer to download once and install in multiple systems, here's the post to generate the offline installer. Continue reading the know more about it.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

During Connect() developer event on 16th November 2016, Microsoft announced the Release Candidate (RC) bits of next major version of Visual Studio named as 'Visual Studio 2017', which is already known to us as 'Visual Studio 15'.

 

In this post, I am going to share the direct download links of different editions of Visual Studio 2017 RC from Microsoft servers.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

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.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2013

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.

Published by on under LightSwitch | News