Category Archives: Visual Studio 2013



How to Play Audio using MediaPlayer using Xamarin in Visual Studio

In the previous post (Audio Recording using MediaRecorder using Xamarin in Visual Studio),  we have seen how to record an audio. In this post we are going to see how to play audio using Xamarin. The Simplest way to play audio in android is using the inbuilt MediaPlayer class. Lets create the User interface for the App. Add a […]

Automatically uninstall and then reinstall Windows 8.1 App package while start debugging

When you start debugging by using F5, Visual Studio builds and deploys the app in a respective packages in the local storage, and then starts the app. If you stop  the debugging, you can run the app from installed location or if you execute it from Visual Studio again, Visual Studio just update the packages […]

Better Debugging for Office App – Using JavaScript Console in Visual Studio

In the previous post I discussed about, Using DOM Explorer to Inspect your Office App in Visual Studio . While DOM Explorer helps you on inspect elements, applying CSS on the fly and many more things, playing around with JavaScript code , debugging it again difficult when the App is hosted on any of the […]

Setting up your Windows Azure Site during Web Site creation in Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 introduced  “Simplified New Project Dialog” control that makes easier to select a project type like ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, Web API, Single Page Application (SPA) etc. The new project selection allows you to select a project type with combination of ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms or even of some other types. Recent […]

Go To Resource Definition – XAML Code Editor – Visual Studio 2013

In the previous post I have discussed about the new Go To Definition feature with Visual Studio 2013 XAML Editor. You have seen how the Go To Definition works with objects, properties, XAML controls as well as custom controls. Another very interesting and useful fact is, the Go To Definition feature is also works with Resource […]

Go To Definition in XAML Code Editor – Visual Studio 2013

XAML Editor in Visual Studio 2013 now support the Go To Definition (F12) feature. Behavior of this feature is similar to what we have used with C# or other code editors within Visual Studio.  You can now select “Go To Definition” for any of the objects, XAML controls, Control Properties or even custom controls from the […]

Automatically Remove and Sort Usings on Save in Visual Studio 2013

Sorting and Removing the unused namespaces is a general coding standard guideline.  We maintained this for all the files where we have then namespaces included.  You can do it easily from the “Organize Usings” context menu options,  or just enable a shortcut key like I explained in the Remove and Sort – Namespaces using Shortcut […]

Peek Definition in Visual Studio 2013 is now all about Ctrl + Click

“Peek Definition” improves the overall developer productivity by displaying the code definition with in the same code window as an extended editor.  You can view the definition of any particular type by just selecting “Peek definition” from the context menu or just selecting short cut key “Alt+F12”. With the Visual Studio Power Productivity Tool, you […]