Coffee and Code – Visual Studio for Java Developers!

Lachezar Arabadzhiev
Lachezar Arabadzhiev

Let’s face it.  When we say “Java”, chances are very unlikely that the first company you think of is Microsoft.  That’s ok, it doesn’t hurt our feelings.  But if you do use Java, this episode of Breakpoint is just for you.  In this episode, JR and Paul dig into Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and…


The longest introduction to C#

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

Today, I suddenly found my first book about C#. Here is the first C# program from there: using System;class Hello{ public static void Main(string []args) { if (args.Length==0) { Console.WriteLine(“Hello, World”); } else { Console.WriteLine(“Hello, ” + args[0]); } }} And here is the first one that we developed with Dmitriy Nikonov in our first…


De-stress with Debugging and Diagnostics

In the spirit of welcoming the new year, we have a #BreakPointCA gift for you. In this episode of Breakpoint, Paul and Jonathan share their thoughts around debugging, diagnostics and reveal the secret of how they came up with the name "BreakPoint". In case you have any feedback or questions while watching, don’t hesitate and…


Visual Studio Time Saver– Setting and creating themes

Do you prefer a light background and dark text? dark background light text? black and white? Green? Red? Purple? In this post I’ll show you how to change and create color themes used in Visual Studio Visual Studio has different built in color themes you can choose. You can change between the default themes by…

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An Introduction to the new TFS/VSO Build System

Build services are foundational to a good DevOps strategy.  TFS has had a scalable build capability since the product launched in 2005, as did Visual Studio Online when it launched in 2013.  With the introduction of Visual Studio 2015, however, Build services just became a whole lot better, a whole lot easier and a whole…


Visual Studio Code for Mac developers: Editor features

As I mentioned in the previous post, Visual Studio Code is a folder-based editor. So, in order to open existing project you need to open the project’s folder. If you want to create a new project, you just need to create a folder and open it in Code. Based on files’ extensions, Code uses syntax…


Visual Studio Code for Mac developers: How to install

  Today I am going to start a series of posts about Visual Studio Code for Mac developers. Visual Studio Code is a new, lightweight integrated developer environment which supports more than dozen languages like TypeScript, JavaScript, C#, and supports lots of different features including debugging and integration with source control systems. Additionally, Visual Studio…


UWP: Profiling and debugging tools in Visual Studio 2015

I have already published a post about Live Visual Tree but Visual Studio 2015 has lots of different tools which allow you to tune your application on Universal Windows Platform. Let’s make an overview of some of these tools. But before the start, just make sure that you switch the Enable Diagnostic Tools while debugging…


Visual Studio Time Saver–Working with tabs

When we code in Visual Studio we open and close endless tabs. Make sure you have your tab settings optimized for the way you work. In Visual Studio 2013, they gave us the ability to pop out tabs into a floating window, but there are more settings behind the scene to customize the way the…

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Converting .NET 4.6 Projects to the VS 2015 Project System

To take advantage of multi-targeted outputs from our project – allowing our assemblies to be used from multiple frameworks across the organization – we want to upgrade our projects to use the new project system in Visual Studio 2015. Previously, we would have needed a base project and then a separate project for each framework…