Sometimes software surprises me. Somehow it just inexplicably stops working the way we expect it to. What is even more surprising is how somewhere, someone has a solution to this problem you are facing.
I am using Visual Studio Ultimate 2012, and the other day while writing some code for a blog post, Intellisense suddenly stopped working. This happened while I was coding and wasn’t a result of me installing anything or removing anything. It literally worked the one minute, and stopped working the next.
Perturbed by this situation, I set out on a (very short) quest to find out how to fix this.
On 23 August, 2013 07:00:08,
by Dirk Strauss
Visual Studio Spell Checker – A couple of years ago, I had to create an application for a German company. Along with using localisation to create the German/English translation, spell checking that sucker was a challenge.
There were well over a few hundred text strings and many of these were stored in code. Nevertheless, we made it through after a long and tedious development. Suffice to say that developers aren’t the best of spell checkers.
Well now there is help on the horizon. Visual Studio Spell Checker is a free add-in available on the Visual Studio Gallery and supports Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2010.
On 15 August, 2013 04:00:55,
by Dirk Strauss
LightSwitch Themes – One of the most pivotal moments for me during my LightSwitch adventures were themes. If you have been following the previous articles, you will know that LightSwitch brings exceptional ease of use to your development repertoire.
One of the most confining areas of an application is the look and feel. Once you have created an app, it becomes extremely difficult to change the look and feel without being an extremely painful experience. With LightSwitch Themes, this is no longer a problem. The process to follow to change a LightSwitch Theme isn’t immediately obvious. But this doesn’t make the process any more difficult to perform.
In this post however, I want to take it one step further. They say that no man is an island. Well, I can tell you with confidence that no app is an island either.
Using our previous application as a foundation, let us assume that we wanted to group members together according to some sort of classification. How easy would that be? Let us create another table to group members by their level of study within the organisation.
Visual Studio 2012 Tips were fun and very edifying to research and write about. With Visual Studio 2013 around the corner, I have decided to provide all the previous Visual Studio 2012 tips together in one place for your reading pleasure.
Visual Studio 2012 is really a different beast and I am confident that trying to master many of its features and coming to grips with its capabilities will make you a better programmer.
Seeing as these only comprise six posts, I considered making them part of one of The Daily Six Pack posts, but decided not to and provide them as an article on their own. So I hope that you enjoy the Visual Studio 2012 series below.