Display the branch structure and other important events in the Git command line interface

To set up the display of the branch structure, tags and pulls in the command line interface first create the following “alias” git config –global alias.lgb “log –graph –pretty=format:’%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset%n’ –abbrev-commit –date=relative –branches” To display the branch structure, execute the following “alias” git lgb This will execute the above defined “alias” […]

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January 1st, 2016 by Laszlo Pinter

Include PBD files in ClickOnce deployment to show the line numbers in the Stack Trace

If there is an error in an application, the line numbers are only included in the Stack Trace when the PBD files are also in the application directory. To include the PBD files in an application that was distributed with ClickOnce deployment you need to: Right click the main project and select Properties On the […]

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December 16th, 2015 by Laszlo Pinter

How to get rid of the boring unwanted picture in Skype

Since Microsoft purchased Skype there is an annoying, unwanted advertisement on the main page. If you are tired of seeing the same boring picture every time you turn on Skype In the Tools menu select Change language, At the bottom of the list click Edit Skype Language File, In the Language File Editor click Save as […]

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November 14th, 2015 by Laszlo Pinter

Branching and merging in Git

Branching and Merging are very powerful features in Git. There are may branching strategies, my favorite is well explained at http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/ Pick any model you like and stick to it for a while to better understand and evaluate it. If you do not like that try another one. In this model when we start to […]

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November 7th, 2015 by Laszlo Pinter

Merging in Git with four panels in Windows

Git is a great repository for small and large projects. It is easy to create and merge branches to separate code for the features you work on. To make merging easier you can use a free 4 panel merging tool, Perforce P4Merge. Download Download the Perforce P4Merge Visual Merge Tool from https://www.perforce.com/downloads/integrations Select the operating […]

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November 7th, 2015 by Laszlo Pinter

How to delete a folder from Git, but not from the local disk

I have accidentally included a folder in my Git repository, that I don’t want to include in source control. I wanted to remove it from the Git index, but not from the local hard drive. The solution is the following command git rm -r –cached myFolder If the folder name contains spaces enclose it in […]

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October 23rd, 2015 by Laszlo Pinter

Visual Studio 2015 is very slow on Windows 10

When I have upgraded Windows 7 my computer to Windows 10 I have also installed Visual Studio 2015 professional. From the first moment Visual Studio 2015 was very slow. My computer was freezing all the time. I have read many articles about the slowness of Visual Studio 2015, but I cold not find anything that […]

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October 16th, 2015 by Laszlo Pinter

NUnit in Visual Studio 2015

To use NUnit in Visual Studio 2015 Create a unit test project and download NUnit from NuGet Start Visual Studio 2015 and open or create a solution In your solution create a new class library for your unit tests Right click the unit test project and select Manage NuGet Packages Type NUnit into the search […]

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August 30th, 2015 by Laszlo Pinter

DynDns update error

On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 the Dyn Updater cannot update the IP address if you set the IPv-4 Configuration to Automatic during installation. The log contains the following error messages: daemon – WARNING – Unable to get IP addresses for …dyndns.org, will retry later. frontend – WARNING – API request failed. Status: 500 […]

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July 18th, 2015 by Laszlo Pinter

Value was either too large or too small for a UInt32 error message when checking files into TFS

When you try to check-in or shelve files in Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) sometimes the following error message appears: Value was either too large or too small for a UInt32. Cause: There is an unsaved file in the IDE. Solution: Click Save All in the tool bar and try to check-in the files again.

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June 2nd, 2015 by Laszlo Pinter