Posts filed under: Visual Studio

ASP.NET 5 RC1 Tips and Workarounds

I have recently been working on a prototype web-based admin tool using ASP.NET 5 RC1, and I want to impart some tips along with some issues I ran into and their workarounds. I do realize that the official name has...
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Creating Entity Framework POCO Objects with EF 4.x POCO Entity Generator

If you’re using Entity Framework and want to quickly generate POCO objects, EF 4.x POCO Entity Generator is a great tool to use. By simply downloading and installing the EF POCO Template from here if you’re using C# or from...
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Leveraging Visual Studio 2012 for Node.js development

Lately I have been working through many good tutorials and books on Node.js. I have always wondered whether or not I could use Visual Studio as my development environment when developing for Node.js. I had a couple of things I...
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Dynamic Self-Hosting of a WCF Application in a WPF PRISM Module

  Typically when developing an enterprise-class desktop application, a WCF service would be set up to separate the presentation tier from any tiers below it (i.e. Business Logic, Data Access). Self-hosting of a WCF service has always been an option,...
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ASP.NET Javascript and Stylesheet Management

I’m looking for feedback on different ways to manage javascript and stylesheet code within Visual Studio. Many times there is shared code as well as page-specific code where you need to override a certain style, or you have a javascript...
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Team Foundation Server: Unshelving another user’s changes across branches

Unshelving code between branches can be difficult enough on its own but once you add another developer into the mix things can get a bit dicey since Visual Studio does not have a built-in wizard to do this. To unshelve...
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Using OData and LinqPad 4 to Create Your URIs for You

So last month I attended the Richmond .NET User Group meeting where the topic was OData, something that I have of course read about but had never utilized. Besides, attending this meeting would give me a reason to play around...
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SharePoint 2010 XML Navigation with Selected Highlighted Tabs

So you’ve got you XML Navigation set up and ready to go on your SharePoint 2010 Site. You log into your site and now you noticed that the XML has no idea what site you are on and so the...
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Managing multiple environments in applications

Managing projects in multiple environments can be a challenge. IT departments commonly have Development, Test, QA, and Production environments, each with distinct databases, WCF services and other settings. Deploying to these different environments requires careful attention to how these settings...
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Visual Studio Styles

I was recently asked where I got the Visual Studio color scheme that I used in this post: Originally I had been turned on to the VS Theming trend by Scott Hanselman’s post about theming Visual Studio. When...
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