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Prevent Visual Studio to close IIS Express when end debugging

Posted on April 10th, 2014.

I don’t know if this is a general issue or not but Visual Studio 2013 closes automatically the IIS express instance the same time I press the “Stop Debugging” button. This is very annoying to me because usually I don’t start IIS Express server just for debugging but also for small CSS or HTML changes. Anyway, you...



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...