ASP.NET Core on Serverless Infrastructure (Toronto .NET Meetup)

ASP.NET Core (and .NET Core in general) is very exciting with its recent evolution and is only getting better. Its cross platform nature now gives us the ability to deploy on platforms with .NET that were never an option before....

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Visual Studio Unit Test Organization

Visual Studio 2012 introduced first introduced us to the “Test Explorer” that we all use today. I remember the feedback at the time as some were quite upset about  missing their old “Test Results” window from VS2010 and older versions....

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Visual Studio Weird Characters with ALT+SHIFT

Every once and awhile in Visual Studio I am typing along and somehow end up with some type of alternate keyboard turned out. My only way to reset it was to restart Visual Studio. I finally got tired of this,...

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MSBuild Can’t Find Secondary References

That is right, you read the title correctly. MSBuild in versions 2005, 2008 and 2010 of VS does not find and include secondary references. This means that if you have a project Class Library that contains “Content” items that are...

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CSS Tidy Integrated with Visual Studio

CSS documents can often times be quite scrambled when dozens of developers are adding their styles in. Some people like their styles built with one class/id per line (closed) and some like it with one property/attribute per line (open). Either...

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Retrieving an Assembly PublicKeyToken

Getting the PublicKeyToken  The PublicKeyToken always tends to slow you down it seems. Your moving right along in development, then you have to jet out of Visual Studio and grab the public key token. Some people I know use reflector...

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SharePoint 2007 Development in VSeWSS 1.3

SharePoint development can be quite painful as most anyone would recognize. The Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services is a fantastic step forward in SharePoint development that you are going to want to be familiar with. While not mandatory,...

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Red X on Build Node

I jumped on Visual Studio one day, into the Team Explorer, and open up a project to find that my “Builds” folder that holds all build definitions was unavailable. Immediately I assumed that the build server was likely down. Time...

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Visual Studio 2008 Locks or Freezes in ASPX

I recently found myself upgrading my Microsoft Office environment from 2007 to 2010. I imagine that a number of people have already begun or will begin this process of transitioning in the next several months. Unfortunately, upon completing the full...

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