Category Archives: Visual Studio 2015

Using CodeLens to display the Application Insights Exception Telemetry in Visual Studio

By | July 4, 2016

You can now leverage the CodeLens to display the Exception telemetry inside Visual Studio. Application Insights Exception details now can be accessible and display via CodeLens in Visual Studio. As long as you are connected with Application Insights, the CodeLens exception indicator will display the count of exception and details for each method over the past 24 hrs.

Track Focused Element – “In-App XAML Inspection Toolbar” – Visual Studio 2015

By | June 10, 2016

Visual Studio 2015 introduced many tools for debugging and diagnostic. We have seen excellent feature for inspecting and debugging XAML UI, which enables great capability for developers to Visualize and modify the XAML UI within a running application and review the dynamic changes.  We have also seen the In-App XAML Inspection Toolbar , that allow access to the… Read More »

Quickly add a reference to a NuGet packages in Visual Studio 2015

By | June 9, 2016

With the recent updates of Visual Studio 2015 (Update 3 RC),  we can now install and add references for Nuget Packages as part of quick fix light bulb.  Like wise, adding references from installed assemblies, Visual Studio now also suggests Nuget Packages for references for the specific types. Then you can install  and refer the latest version automatically… Read More »

Add Using command for misspelled types using"fuzzy" matching – Visual Studio 2015

By | May 18, 2016

The Visual Studio 2015 updates 2 brings several improvement.  Among all of them, one of the small but vary handy improvement is “Add Using command” for misspelled types using “fuzzy” matching. In case there is a typo for any predefined types,  Visual Studio search the entire solution, analyze the meta data uses the fuzzy  matching  to suggest the correct type.

“Related Items” in Application Insight Search Window inside Visual Studio

By | March 7, 2016

The recent updates of Visual Studio 2015 brings several improvement for Application Insights tool for Visual Studio. One of such improvement is “quickly see all the telemetry events associated with the event”.  Now, in Application Insight Search Window, additional to the event details we have an option called “Related Items”. This tab contains a pre-defined set of queries… Read More »

Applying Styles for Xamarin Forms control in Android from XML File.

By | March 5, 2016

Styles are one of the most important things that makes the apps more beautiful. Xamarin Forms support styles in build, but when the user needs to apply different styles to different platform then he can either apply them using platform specific code in common styles or by using the renderer for each platform and applying styles separately. In This… Read More »

“Execute in Interactive”– Send to C# Interactive Window – Visual Studio 2015

By | March 5, 2016

“Execute in Interactive” feature is great addition with the new Visual Studio 2015 Update.  Previously I shared several posts on C# Interactive Window , discussed about how to work with it ?  How to execute scripts using interactive Window ? . Recently I shared another quick tip  on Calling current project methods from C# Interactive Window in Visual… Read More »

Creating Custom Controls in Xamarin.Forms on IOS.

By | February 15, 2016

In our previous post we have seen how to create a custom control like RadioButton in Xamarin forms on Android. In this post we will see how to create the Radio button for iOS. By default iOS don’t support RadioButton, so what can we do is to create a simple UIButton and set an image to it on Selected and Normal state. Lets see how to… Read More »