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How to Prevent Visual Studio 2019 to Open a New Browser Instance when Debugging

Posted on June 6th, 2019.

If you are like me and grow frustrated each and every time you get a new browser instance after you start a website debugging session, then you need to know that it can be very easy disabled. Just go to the properties of the Visual Studio project, select the Debug tab, and the uncheck the “Launch Browser” checkbox. In the...


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Prevent Visual Studio to close IIS Express when end debugging

Posted on April 10th, 2014.

If you are annoyed by the fact that Visual Studio 2019 closes automatically the IIS express instance the same time I press the “Stop Debugging” button, you are not the only one 🙂 It is quite a pain for me because usually I don’t start IIS Express server just for debugging purposes but also for small CSS or HTML changes....



How to easily get a database connection string with Visual Studio

Posted on January 5th, 2014.

Because I’m working on several projects at a time, it’s very hard for me to remember any connectivity data for any of the projects. Same thing for connection strings. However, with the help of Visual Studio I can generate a connection string pretty fast if I know the server address and the credentials. Here are the steps I...


Visual Studio

About the new beta of Visual Studio 11

Posted on February 29th, 2012.

A few weeks ago, a new beta of Visual Studio 11 was launched showing the world the new Metro interface implemented in the new iteration. Wow! What a change! Ok, there are some interesting features in place but what happened with the color scheme? It is so…gray, so spartan! Some of the new features that i like are: The file history...


Visual Studio Extensions

Image Optimizer – Visual Studio Extension

Posted on February 13th, 2012.

Today i want to show you a pretty interesting Visual Studio extension called Image Optimizer.  All this extension does is to optimize the size of the images from your project. Even if it has a simple functionality, it may be one of the most important extensions from Visual Studio because it can greatly improve the loading time of your...