Visual Studio


2018 (1)


Set which chrome profile for Visual Studio to use

At MVP Summit this year one of the valuable things I learnt (which I can share ) was from Colin Dembovsky (ALM MVP) which was Using Chrome to Solve Identity Hell. Now I knew chrome profiles existed but never thought of using them to solve the problem

2017 (3)


Work Around for .NET Framework 4.7 or a later update is already installed on this computer

I see this message most times I format my machines after opening existing projects in Visual Studio and I always forgot how I solve itYou may think well that's simple right, install .net 4.7... the only problem then is you get this message which migh

Generating code documentation using Ghost Doc Enterprise

I've recently started catching up with all the blogs that I've wanted to write and have had flagged to write for a long time. This one I have had flagged since 26 January 2016. I like building .net libraries and use Ghost Doc all the time to help me

So I installed VS Enterprise 2017 and have no MTM, where is it?

If you've installed Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise and weren't one of the people that went over to the Individual Components tab to see what you weren't installing you probably don't have Microsoft Test Manager installed. What you need to do Search fo

2014 (10)


Turning "on" local cache for NuGet

My internet connection is slow or down quite a lot. One of the things Robert MacLean pointed out today in a presentation at a Microsoft Dev Day event today is that is that you can make use of the local cache from previous downloaded packages. Below i

Introduction to DotNet Pretty

Some Background on why Another thing that come out of last weeks training was Visual Studio Debuggers. This lead to me finding the coolest visualizer ever called TPL Dataflow Debugger Visualizer which allows you to easily visualize your TPL Dataflow

Hubs.tt will save your life

Updates have been made, see the end of the post Recently I started playing with SignalR using TypeScript, one of the things that very quickly made it's way into my project is the Hubs.tt T4 template file Hubs.tt is a "T4 template that creates Typesc

Visual Studio Hangs + SystemCertificates + Fiddler

For the last while I have been experiencing weird hangs with Visual Studio 2013. To try identify what was causing the hangs or at least where about the problem was I ran ProcMon.exe on devenv.exe and the point where Visual Studio hung I was getting t

Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Released

Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 has been released and as usual you are able to use the /layout argument to download all the files so you can share them locally instead of everyone downloading them. As mentioned in Brian Harry's blog here there is no upda

Getting start with a Team Explorer Plugin for VS 2013 Part 1

In these posts we will be going through creating different elements that can be found in the Team Explorer, the aim is to give you the ground knowledge required to extend Team Explorer your way. For an example of some great Team Explorer plugins that

Getting start with a Team Explorer Plugin for VS 2013 Part 3

In Getting start with a Team Explorer Plugin for VS 2013 Part 2 we created a Team Explorer Navigation Item and we will be using that item in this post and therefore assume that you have been through it already and created the navigation item. Creatin

Getting start with a Team Explorer Plugin for VS 2013 Part 4

In Getting start with a Team Explorer Plugin for VS 2013 Part 3 we created a Team Explorer Page and we will be using that item in this post and therefore assume that you have been through it already and created the page. Creating a Team Explorer Sect

Getting start with a Team Explorer Plugin for VS 2013 Part 2

In Getting start with a Team Explorer Plugin for VS 2013 Part 1 we setup a base to start extending Team Explorer, this post assumes you have already have the base project setup. Creating a new Team Explorer Navigation Item Add a new const to the Guid

Cryptographic failure while signing assembly

Today I got a weird error on code that should just work. Cryptographic failure while signing assembly '<Debug Assembly Full Path>' -- 'Error signing assembly -- Unknown error (8013141c)'    <Solution Full Path>\CSC The reas

2013 (1)


Visual Studio 2012 – Paste Special Feature

Generally the longest and most frustrating part of using a 3rd party API is making all the C# classes that the data will plugin to after you make requests into those API’s. In Visual Studio 2013 2012 (JSON Support added in 2012 Update 2) this experie

ABOUT ME

Gordon Beeming works at Nologo Studios in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa. He is the Lead for the Data and Services Team and has a strong focus on Developer Efficiencies and R&D. When he's not hacking away at a keyboard in Visual Studio he'll generally be relaxing with his family or hitting the black top getting in some mileage. He is a Visual Studio ALM Ranger and Visual Studio ALM MVP.

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