Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2015 Diagnostic Tools

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Before I get going on this… bear in mind that all of the screen shots below are from Visual Studio Professional (not Enterprise). One of the big changes in Visual Studio 2015 is that the Professional edition is now awesome. The only significant features you’ll miss are code coverage and architecture tools. So when you […]

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Custom Tasks In Visual Studio Code

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I was asked how to create a custom task in Visual Studio Code. It comes with a bunch of built-in tasks that you can add to the tasks.json file – but what if you need something else… The example below enables PHPLint (in a not-very-sophisticated way) – but the technique would work for anything you […]

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Visual Studio Code Keyboard Shortcuts

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Visual Studio Code as a whole bunch of keyboard short-cuts, but it is inevitable that you will want to customise them. Luckily, it is quite easy to do. You can create a keybindings.json to store overrides. This file must be placed in the Users folder inside the Code directory (see below for a quick way […]

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TypeScript With Visual Studio Code

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Visual Studio Code is a new lightweight cross-platform editor that supports a whole bunch of languages, not least – TypeScript. Working in VSCode is a bit different to working in other editors and IDEs – so here is a Getting Started guide for TypeScript with Visual Studio Code. Once you have downloaded and installed VSCode, […]

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Cool New Visual Studio Features

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Visual Studio had a big day today with the launch of the free Visual Studio Community edition (a full featured IDE that is free for non-enterprise use – i.e. some commercial use seems acceptable so read the fine print) and some announcements about Visual Studio 2015. Here are my highlights about Visual Studio 2015 in […]

Programming

NuGet Packager Visual Studio Extension

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This is a quick article that describes how to use the ace NuGet Packager Visual Studio Extension. Step One Download NuGet Packager using Tools > Extensions and Updates > Online (search for “NuGet Packager”). Step Two Add a new project to your solution, ideally name it exactly as you want your package to appear on […]