Blog: 2014 November

How to create an MSI installer using the WiX toolset

November 25, 2014, (updated on December 20, 2014), Software Development

This article provides a simple guide about how to quickly create a WiX installer project for an existing WPF application or another Windows desktop application. Continue reading at my company’s blog… Read more...

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Taking fear from the .NET/XAML guy: Implement single-page web applications with TypeScript and MVVM

November 24, 2014, Software Development

I recently had to implement a JavaScript single-page web application – after years of doing .NET and XAML development. From projects which I worked on some years in the past, my opinion about JavaScript was not very good: There was no good IDE support, refactorings are hard to perform and the code in bigger project always gets unmanageable due to the untyped nature of JavaScript… Continue reading at my company’s blog… Read more...

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Merging a Pull Request in Visual Studio

November 21, 2014, (updated on January 12, 2015), Software Development

Recently I tried to merge a Pull Request from CodePlex directly in Visual Studio. However, if the Pull Request comes from a forked repository, there is no way around using the command line tools to pull the remote branch into a local branch. It is actually very simple; just perform the following steps. Pull the changes Note: If the Pull Request’s branch is in the same repository, you can simply press on New Branch… in Visual Studio and select the appropriate branch in the drop down list. In this case you don’t need to do the next three steps. In […] Read more...

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How to compare two methods in Visual Studio

November 5, 2014, (updated on September 15, 2015), 1 comment, Software Development

Sometimes I need to compare two methods, for example to check if they can be refactored into one. To avoid the time consuming step of copying the two methods into separate files and compare them, I recommend using the Visual Studio extension ClipboardDiff. After installing the extension and restarting Visual Studio, open the menu Tools / ClipboardDiff Settings and set the path of your preferred diff tool. You can use the Visual Studio diff tool which will show the diff directly in the current Visual Studio instance: Path to diff tool of Visual Studio 2012: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio […] Read more...

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