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Archive for the ‘Visual Studio and tools’ Category

MacOS: starting Visual Studio Code from the finder

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/26

On MacOS, a long standing wish from many developers has been to open a folder with Visual Studio Code: [WayBack] Mac OS X :: “Open Folder With” VS Code · Issue #1223 · Microsoft/vscode · GitHub.

There are many reasons for wanting this, and other tools can do this too (like Terminal, TextWrangler, Source Tree, Beyond Compare), so I was a bit surprised Visual Studio Code does not have it by default.

After initially being closed, the issue has been open for a while, so I started digging a bit for solutions that are easy to configure or install.

The last one is currently on the top of my list, so I copied and installation instructions, and added a few screenshots to explain the already included video below.

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How to Integrate ILMerge into Visual Studio Build Process to Merge Assemblies? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/19

On my research list for Visual Studio 2017 and up: [WayBack] How to Integrate ILMerge into Visual Studio Build Process to Merge Assemblies? – Stack Overflow

–jeroen

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emulation – How to safely remove/uninstall Android Virtual Device .img files added by Visual Studio Emulator for Android – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/02/26

Me at [WayBack] emulation – How to safely remove/uninstall Android Virtual Device .img files added by Visual Studio Emulator for Android – Stack Overflow:

Since after uninstalling the “Visual Studio Emulator for Android” component, you cannot get to the “AVD Manager” any more, you have to manually delete this directory:

%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudioEmulator

This works for both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2015.

In addition, you might want to run “AppWiz.cpl“, then remove “Android SDK Tools”, which is also not automatically removed by the Visual Studio installer (at least not in Visual Studio 2015).

This will get rid of the multi-gigabyte folder %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Android\android-sdk\

If you still need Android emulation, read these:

–jeroen

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NuGet: migrate from packages.config to PackageReference with 3 clicks

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/02/19

Since I often forget to cleanup some bits of a migration: [WayBack] Migrate to PackageReference with 3 clicks:

Related:

–jeroen

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Use the Visual Studio Code mssql extension for SQL Server | Microsoft Docs

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/02/13

Since I really want to switch most of my SSMS usage to a tool being less resource intensive, as a truckload of my work is just running scripts, not browsing through data: [WayBackUse the Visual Studio Code mssql extension for SQL Server | Microsoft Docs

This tutorial shows how to use the mssql extension for VS Code. This extension allows you to edit and run Transact-SQL scripts in VS Code.

This will also make it a lot easier to run my code from a Mac.

–jeroen

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