Microsoft Azure – Storage – Part 2 – Upload files with a .NET application

In the first part of the Azure Storage series we have created a Microsoft Azure storage in the “cloud”. Now we will create a C# application to upload, list and download files. Create a Blank  Solution In the File menu select New -> Project… Add a new Console Application project to the solution In the […]

Microsoft Azure – Storage – Part 1 – Getting started

Sign up for Microsoft Azure To create a Microsoft Azure storage account first create a Microsoft Azure account. If you are an MSDN subscriber you may open an account without using a credit card and limit your usage to the MSDN provided $150 free monthly allowance. Once you created your Microsoft Azure account open the […]

Display deleted items in the Microsoft Visual Studio Source Control Explorer

When you delete a file or folder in TFS by default it is no longer displayed in the Source Control Explorer. To be able to “undelete” a file or folder enable the visibility of deleted items in Microsoft Visual Studio. To see deleted items in the Source Control Explorer Start Visual Studio In the Tools […]

How to open SQL files in Visual Studio 2012

The default installation of Visual Studio 2012 cannot open SQL documents when you double click on them in Source Control Explorer.  To be able to do that you have to install the SQL Server Data Tools  for Visual Studio 2012 Open the ” December 2012″ update page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650015 Download and install SSDTSetup.exe by clicking Download […]

Add if conditional statement to the Visual Studio pre-build and post-build events

There are times when you want to execute statements in the pre-build and post-build events of a Microsoft Visual Studio project when certain conditions met. In the next example we will copy the environment specific config file to the web application folder if the configuration is set to “Local”. To edit the pre-buld and post-buld […]

How to add the Config folder to a Microsoft Visual Studio project even if the folder is not in the project directory

Corporations maintain multiple server environments for development, testing and production purposes. All of these environments require specific settings to connect to the databases and other resources. When the build master builds the application for the specific environment the build process has to select the appropriate configuration and build it into the installer file for deployment. […]

How to enable jQuery intellisense in Microsoft Visual Studio

To enable jQuery intellisense in Microsoft Visual Studio Open the _references.js file in the editor by double clicking it Drag the jquery-x.x.x.intellisense.js file into the _references.js file in the editor. The name of the file will be added to the _references.js file

Microsoft Visual Studio editor settings

There are some settings that can make your work easier in Visual Studio. Start Microsoft Visual Studio, and in the “Tools” menu select “Options” – To insert new tabs to the right of existing tabs and keep the already opened tabs in place and – Show pinned tabs in a separate row On the left […]

Unable to open a setup project in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 on Windows 7 64 bit

I work on multiple computers using different operating systems. When I tried to open a web service solution in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 on my Windows 7 64 bit workstation I got the following error message: “The project file … has been moved, renamed or is not on your computer.” I could verify that the […]

How to set the application pool automatically during Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 web application and web service deployment

During the Visual Studio 2010 Web Application and Web Service deployment the prior setting of the application pool name is lost. The installer does not assign the correct application pool to the virtual directory, it will be assigned to the Default Application Pool. If different .NET versions are assigned to the same application pool, the older .NET applications stop […]