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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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.

Visual Studio with Git: Conflict prevents checkout

I had a project which developed on different computers using .NET in Visual Studio 2013, I used Git for source code control on Visual Studio online. Tehre was one computer had not updated long time. When I tried to pull code, I got the following error:

An error occurred. Detailed message: 1 conflict prevents checkout.

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Try Visual Studio 2015 CTP in Windows 10 tech preview

Microsoft announced new update for ASP.NET 5 and released Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 on Monday. So I think I should try the new features earlier since I get spare time today.

Let me start from Visual Studio 2015 CTP version. I have not tried it yet. Because it is still a preview version, so I decide to install it in Windows 10 tech preview system.

Actually I might not want to try this time if I did not read Scott Gu’s blog:

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Silverlight Application Compile Failed in Visual Studio 2013 part 2

We had a post about “Silverlight application compile failed in Visual Studio 2013”, but this time after we did the steps which was introduced, we still got compile failed.

We tried to moved current Silverlight application to another pc which was installed visual studio 2013, we found there were some references gone.

We tried to use NuGet manager and installed some packages but still not work. so what we did was just add those missed reference (dll files) manually in Visual Studio 2013.

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Visual Studio Online Service Down Today

This is the first time I meet Microsoft Visual Studio Online Service down, I could not connect to my VS Online Projects, they might call it is User Hub. Some of my source code are on VS Online.

When I tried to login the VS Online account, I could access Visualstudio.com home page without problem, but could not access user hub, got the following error sometimes, or just a timeout message:

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Visual Studio 2013 Installer Projects

I have mentioned in my previous blog Microsoft removed nice Setup Project after Visual Studio 2010, and forced developer to use  the 3rd party tool: InstallShield Limited Edition.

But, normally developers do NOT like using InstallShield Limited Edition since we have to install the limited edition with license number, even it is free but still not convenient if we changed the developer machine or copy source code to another developer. and, problems are not only this, please read the user voice and votes:

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