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 »

Using light bulb action to refactor asynchronous method to synchronous – Visual Studio 2015

By | June 1, 2016

In Visual Studio 2015, using the light bulb action, we can simplify the refactoring a method from Asynchronous to Synchronous when it does not use any ‘await’ .  In case you don’t have an await call inside the method definition, the IDE refactoring light bulb will show an indication and will give you hints to refactor .  You… Read More »

“Initialize Interactive with Project”– Run Interactive with context to Project–Visual Studio 2015

By | May 24, 2016

The Interactive Window in Visual Studio is a great utility to play around the code, language features, API’s and other .NET framework features.  The Interactive Window also support features like IntelliSense, syntax highlighting and navigating through executed commands.  There  are several use cases for this Interactive Window, and several ways to work around it. In this quick post… Read More »

Collecting User Feedback using HockeyApp and tracking them in Visual Studio Team Services

By | May 23, 2016

We can use HockeyApp to create bugs for crash reports and track feedback using Visual Studio Team Services.   In one of our previous post we have discussed about Tracking Bug with HockeyApp for Universal Windows Apps .  In this post let’s have a quick look on how to track user feedbacks and tracking them as task in VSTS. … 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.

Accessing platform specific code using IOC in MVVM Cross

By | May 11, 2016

Sometimes we need to write code specific to platform which cannot be written in View Model and needs to be accessed by the View Model. For example, you want to display a message using MessageDialog but its not possible to write the code in the View Model. In this case we can create an interface in the View Model… Read More »