Blog: Visual Studio

SystemJS module loader: Enable JavaScript debugging with Visual Studio and Internet Explorer

June 26, 2016, Software Development

In a project, we switched from the JavaScript module loader RequireJS to SystemJS. After the migration, debugging JavaScript directly from Visual Studio in Internet Explorer stopped working. The problem is that Visual Studio cannot detect the loading of script files because SystemJS uses JavaScript HTTP calls instead of injected <script> tags to load modules. But there’s an option in SystemJS to use <script> tags. The option can easily be enabled as follows: <script> System.config({ meta: { "*": { scriptLoad: true } } }); </script> After enabling this setting, JavaScript debugging should work as expected. Read more...

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Bug Fix: Code Contracts compile error in Visual Studio 2015 and Windows 10

September 16, 2015, (updated on October 2, 2015), 1 comment, Software Development

Recently, I had the following compile error in a fresh Visual Studio 2015 installation on Windows 10. The project in question had Code Contracts enabled. Read more... Read more...

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My most used Visual Studio and ReSharper extensions

March 12, 2015, (updated on August 25, 2015), 5 comments, Software Development

This article describes some of the Visual Studio and ReSharper extensions and development tools I’m using to enhance my daily C#/.NET development productivity. ReSharper extensions In my opinion, ReSharper is a must have extension for Visual Studio which provides lots of improvements, for example better refactorings, an improved code snippet and template engine, additional static code analysis and much more. My personal configuration: Use camel humps instead of whole word when navigating or deleting: ReSharper > Options… > Environment > Editor > Editor behavior > Use CamelHumps Copy XML documentation from interface when generating interface methods: ReSharper > Options… > […] 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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