If your friend or team member invites you to join his project which is on Visual Studio Online, you will connect his online project using Visual Studio 2013.
If you create a new project, and want to use Visual Studio Online to control your source code, for example, use Git which provided by Visual Studio Online, using the following steps, you can get the connection between your local project and remote Git very well:
1: Create a new project in Visual Studio Online, and set the source control to Git (actually it is up to you here, you can select other option here, but this blog’s sample is using Git);
Silverlight can use resource to support multiple languages. We do not talk about the regular steps which how to use resource files.
Here we have to know there is additional step to do in Silverlight 4 or 5, at least in Visual Studio 2010 (We did not try Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013):
We used Visual Studio 2013 and Git source control to connect Visual Studio Online, see previous blog here.
When we tried to Sync master branch, we got the following error message:
An error occurred. Detailed message: An error was raised by libgit2. Category = Net (Error).
An error occurred while sending the request.
Visual Studio Online is actually formally called Team Foundation Server. But it is kind of cloud system, and there should be different features compared with team foundation server system.
Here we have a case: upload local existing project to Visual Studio Online:
1: First we create a new project in Visual Studio online, we selected GIT source control; We named the project as S900 Web System:
We had an ASP.NET project using Silverlight and WCF which developed in Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012, both versions worked without any problems.
From this year we tried migrate the ASP.NET project to Visual Studio 2013 since there are new features we can use in Visual Studio 2013, however, we could not compile the project, the compile errors came from Silverlight sub project, which all were about the service reference did not include methods, which meant the Silverlight application could not load WCF service, even we removed the web service reference and rebuilt still not worked, also, there were other errors message indicated Silverlight application could not find some libraries.
Due to Microsoft document, Visual Studio 2013 only support Silverlight 5, it does not support all previous Silverlight versions including Silverlight 4.
Check more information from .NET Framework SDKs and Targeting Packs for Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio Online is actually a Cloud Project Management system. It has a confusing name, developers might think it is a online Visual Studio development tool, but actually it is not, at least it is not currently. I personally guess Microsoft want to a online Visual Studio development tool too, but it is not now.
So here we often have a question: How to delete a project in Visual Studio online ?
After Visual Studio 2010, the Setup project type was removed from Visual Studio, so there is no more Setup project type in newer Visual Studio versions such as 2012 and 2013.
What newer Visual Studio editions introduced is InstallShield, now developers who are using Visual Studio has a special InstallShield version: InstallShield Limited Edition.