Load Project to Visual Studio Online Git Service Using Visual Studio 2015

I realized it was some different when I loaded local project to Visual Studio Online in Visual Studio 2015 compared with using Visual Studio 2013.

The following is the process of how to load a project onto VS online in VS 2015:

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DO NOT Save Password in Web.Config or App.Config Directly

We saved passwords in project config file normally when we developed the project, However, it should be different when you deploy your project since most of time you should avoid your customer to touch some system passwords such as the database connection password, some of your API’s passwords such as Google+ API secret codes;

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Software Development Skills Review Part 1: WCF, ASP.NET Web API

Recently I was asked multiple questions about WCF, Web API, actually I posted multiple blog articles which were about WCF, Web API, The relationships between WCF, WCF Web API and ASP.NET Web API etc. in 2010 ~ 2013. Let me review them first, and then I will add new content and changes

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Experienced Software Developer Still Faces to Code or Basic Acknowledge Test When Interview

As a IT guy, a Software Developer, a Microsoft technologies developer (from C++ to .NET ) with over 24 years development history, I still have to face to some awkward (embarrassed ? ) situations such as job interviews. I left school so many years, but some interviews still needed me to give correct answers for some basic computer and programming acknowledges, such as: What is C# ? What features does OO have ? or I was asked for writing code to give a good performance program to implement a scanning or searching case based on stack or queue ….

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CheckBox Control Acts as Toggle Button

We needed to use common Windows Forms control to show a simple toggle style small text box. We firstly wanted to use Textbox control, but later we found Textbox control is not good for toggling.

Then we found we can use Checkbox control, Checkbox provides a feature named Appearance, we can set its Appearance as a button:

Like the following code:

CheckBox toggleBtn = new CheckBox();
toggleBtn .Appearance = Appearance.Button;
toggleBtn .TextAlign = ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter;
toggleBtn .MinimumSize = new Size(25, 25); //set mini size

It worked great!

Microsoft Announces Xamarin Technologies are Free and Open Source

In today’s Microsoft Build 2016 event, Microsoft’s Scott Gu just announced that Xamarin will be available in Visual Studio family WITHOUT extra cost, even in the free edition of Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Code. Xamarin Studio for OS X will be free as a community edition.

Also, Microsoft announced the Xamarin is open source. it will be one project of Microsoft’s open source family .NET foundation.

Please read more info from Xamarin official website.

Microsoft just announced acquiring Xamarin in end of last month.