Category Archives: Visual Studio

Install a shared Assembly to the GAC as post build event from Visual Studio

By | September 14, 2011

The Global Assembly Cache (GAC) is a Cache for globally available Assemblies. Most of the shared assemblies are installed inside GAC to shared across different applications. The Global Assembly Cache tool (Gacutil.exe) allow us to manipulate the contents of the global assembly cache along with install and un-install Assembly. During the development, we generally  take help of gacutil… Read More »

Use Visual Studio Server Explorer to Add New or Existing SQL Server CE Database

By | August 7, 2011

SQL CE is a free, embedded, lightweight  database engine that enables easy database storage. This does not required any installation and runs in memory. Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Came up with nice tooling support for SQL Server CE. We can add a SQL CE Data base using Add New Item option from Solution Explorer Context Menu. But In… Read More »

How to Use IIS Express for all new file based web sites and projects ?

By | July 5, 2011

IIS Express is a lightweight, self-contained version of IIS optimized for developers. IIS Express provides the power of IIS7.x while making it easy to develop and test websites. Why we say that its has power of IIS7.x because it has the code base of IIS 7.5.  Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta allows you to build and test web… Read More »

Working with Co-Variance and Contra-Variance in .NET 4.0

By | June 29, 2011

If you literally think of variance, you would say variance is a concept in which if one data varies at a certain time, the other one will vary automatically. And rightly so. In case of .NET, variance comes just in such way. Lets talk about why we need variance or Co-variance in .NET.

Automatically Show the Output Window During Build in Visual Studio

By | June 26, 2011

The Visual Studio IDE Output window displays status messages for various features with in IDE  include build errors, compilation error, Project configuration information, that occur when a project is compiled. This window is very much important to see what your application doing during build. Now, this windows is by default turn off. So when ever you want to… Read More »