Programming

Visual Studio Code IntelliCode Extension Preview

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IntelliCode brings AI-assisted power-ups to your auto-completion. It has been in preview within Visual Studio for some time (you can read about Visual Studio IntelliCode here) – but it has now landed in Visual Studio Code, which is exceptionally handy if you’re a TypeScript programmer like me. So what is IntelliCode? It’s a simple VSCode […]

Programming

Visual Studio IntelliCode

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I have been writing C# code in Visual Studio since 2003. One of the big attractions of C# is the tooling. Visual Studio is awesome. Over the years I have worked in lots of IDEs and editors, but my go-to tools are Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. I don’t know who writes these tools, […]

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SpecFlow Living Documentation VSTS Extension

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SpecFlow is the defacto BDD tool for .NET programmers – and if you are using both SpecFlow and Visual Studio Team Services then this article is for you. There is a new VSTS extension called SpecFlow+LivingDoc that provides a simple build task that will generate documentation from your feature files. Here is a quick run-down […]

Visual Studio

Open Visual Studio With Source Control Explorer Open

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If you find yourself constantly opening Source Control Explorer, you may want to use this handy shortcut to opening Visual Studio with the Source Control Explorer open, instead of the Start Page. Open the properties for your Visual Studio shortcut and change this: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe” And change it by adding the […]

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Combining VSTS Work Item States and Alerts

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Visual Studio Team Services recently got custom states for work items. The simplest way to use this new feature is to create a custom state for each column on your Kanban board (previously, tasks had to be “Committed” all the way through the board). This feature makes it even easier to set up custom alerts […]

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TFS or VSTS Task Board has Missing Cards

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TL;DR: This is caused by adding a parent/child relationship between two cards. We are using the new Kanban boards in Visual Studio Team Services (formerly known as Visual Studio Online, but this would also apply to on-prem TFS too). A month ago, another team member noticed a card had disappeared from the board. It seemed […]