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Archive for the ‘Visual Studio and tools’ Category

Getting the path of an XML node in your code editor

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/27

A few links for my link archive, as I often edit XML files (usually with different extensions than .xml, because historic choices that software development vendors make, which makes it way harder to tell editors “yes, this too is XML).


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Posted in .NET, Development, Notepad++, Power User, Software Development, Text Editors, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code, XML, XML/XSD | Leave a Comment »

msbuild build events can inherit, but not add in addition to inherited build events (so projects in Visual Studio, Delphi and others cannot do that either)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/26

Bummer: I tried to inherit the build events from a base configuration, then add some extra steps for some of the inheriting configurations.

Those configurations just executed the extra steps, not the inherited steps.

This affects Visual Studio, Delphi and any other tool based on msbuild, as this is an ms-build thing:


Posted in .NET, Continuous Integration, Delphi, Development, msbuild, Software Development, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

VS2017 Community .vsconfig file – Visual Studio Community workload and component IDs | Microsoft Docs

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/10

When I need to find out what components match my below installed .vsconfig component IDs for Visual Studio 2017 community edition, I can find them in: [WayBack] Visual Studio Community workload and component IDs | Microsoft Docs: Use workload and component IDs to install Visual Studio by using the command line or to specify as a dependency in a VSIX manifest.

    "version": "1.0",
    "components": [

This comes in very useful when installing Visual Studio 2017 through chocolatey:

chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017community
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.ManagedDesktop", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-manageddesktop
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.NativeDesktop", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-nativedesktop
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Universal", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-universal
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.NetWeb", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-netweb
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Azure", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-azure
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Python", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-python
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Node", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-node
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Office", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-office
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.NetCrossPlat", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-netcrossplat
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.VisualStudioExtension", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-visualstudioextension
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.NativeCrossPlat", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-nativecrossplat
:: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.NetCoreTools", 
chocolatey install -yes visualstudio2017-workload-netcoretools

Visual Studio 2017 related Packages I still need to research from [WayBack] GitHub – jberezanski/ChocolateyPackages: Chocolatey packages maintained by me:


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A choco install list

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/03

Sometimes I forget the choco install mnemonics for various tools, so here is a small list below.

Of course you have to start with an administrative command prompt, and have a basic Chocolatey Installation in place.

If you want to clean cruft:

choco install --yes choco-cleaner

Basic install:

choco install --yes 7zip
choco install --yes everything
choco install --yes notepadplusplus
choco install --yes beyondcompare
choco install --yes git.install --params "/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /NoGitLfs /SChannel /NoAutoCrlf /WindowsTerminal"
choco install --yes hg
choco install --yes sourcetree
choco install --yes sysinternals

For VMs (pic one):

choco install --yes vmware-tools
choco install --yes virtio-drivers

For browsing (not sure yet about Chrome as that one has a non-admin installer as well):

choco install --yes firefox

For file transfer (though be aware that some versions of Filezilla contained adware):

choco install --yes filezilla
choco install --yes winscp

For coding:

choco install --yes vscode
choco install --yes atom

For SQL server:

choco install --yes sql-server-management-studio

For web development / power user:

choco install --yes fiddler

For SOAP and REST:

choco install --yes soapui

If you don’t like manually downloading SequoiaView at (

choco install --yes windirstat

For drawing, image manipulation ( last, as it needs a UI action):

choco install --yes gimp
choco install --yes imagemagick
choco install --yes

For ISO image mounting in pre Windows 10:

choco install --yes wincdemu

For hard disk management:

choco install --yes hdtune
choco install --yes seatools
choco install --yes speedfan

For Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners (not sure yet this includes PDF support):

choco install --yes scansnapmanager


Posted in .NET, 7zip, Atom, Beyond Compare, Chocolatey, Compression, Database Development, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Everything by VoidTools, Fiddler, Firefox, Fujitsu ScanSnap, git, Hardware, Mercurial/Hg, Power User, Scanners, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development, Source Code Management, SQL Server, SSMS SQL Server Management Studio, SysInternals, Text Editors, Versioning, Virtualization, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code, VMware, VMware ESXi, Web Browsers, Web Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Editors (including visual studio code – VSCode): insert tab character manually – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/11

Sometimes you are in search of a real TAB character, as most editors (except a few like the ones for Golang) I bump into are space-based. A great answer at [WayBack] visual studio code – VSCode insert tab character manually – Stack Overflow:

Quick-and-dirty solution: Find a tab somewhere else, then copy-paste.

Chances are that you already have a tab character in the file you are editing, but if not you can generate one in another application or text editor.

You can also generate a tab programmatically in a bash shell with the following command (the brackets are optional):

echo -e [\\t]

For your more immediate needs, I have inserted a tab character below…

    There is a tab character between these brackets: [ ]


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