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How to prepare an ASP.NET Website for deployment with PowerShell

Posted on December 7th, 2014.

Visual Studio has some very good publishing and deployment tools but when it comes to solution deployment that is also a component of stand-alone product, things get complicated because usually you have to select certain folders or certain files to move them to production or to staging server. I did a lot of research to see what is the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Change SQL Default Instance in Visual Studio 2010

Posted on January 3rd, 2012.

After I have installed SQL Server 2008 Developer edition, I wanted to add a local database file (.mdf), but I received an error which said that I need to install the SQL Server Express version back. As I still had the Express version installed, I went to services and started the SQL Server Express process. This was not enough. After many...