How to Use Emmet in Visual Studio Code for Faster Web Development

In Visual Studio Code, we can use Emmet to speed up our development. Let’s look at how to do this. In VS Code, create a new file called test.html: Enter doc and note the Emmit Abbreviation appears: Clicking on the information icon we can see what the snippet will look like: Press tab to get the HTML inserted into the document: Also, if we were to type ! instead, we … Continue reading How to Use Emmet in Visual Studio Code for Faster Web Development

Installing Visual Studio 2019

The install Visual Studio 2019, go to https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/ and click Download: Select the edition. We will install Enterprise: Open the file. Click Continue: You will see: Now select the components to install, then click Install: The installer will run: And finally, the reboot: After restarting, select Visual Studio 2019: Select an option, e.g. Create a new project. You can now start using Visual Studio 2019:  

Getting Started with GitHub

GitHub is a development platform which you can use for source control. In this series of posts, we will look at how to sign up for and use GitHub. Go to https://github.com and click Sign up: Enter a username and password: And then select a plan: You can see the differences between the Personal and Team accounts: You will be asked to then verify your email address, and you will … Continue reading Getting Started with GitHub

Adding Users to a GitHub Repository

We have a private GitHub repo which looks like below: If a user that does not have access were to access this page, they would see: Type in a GitHub user name: The invited user will now see the invitation. They should click to Accept: And they will now see the repo: From the admin side, we see the user has accepted:  

Installing and Using GitHub Desktop on Windows

Before getting started, you will want to install Git on Windows. Once you have Git installed, let’s install GitHub Desktop for Windows. To install GitHub Desktop, go to https://desktop.github.com/ and click Download for Windows (64 bit): This will download the GitHubDesktopSetup.exe file. Click to open it: Click to create an account or sign in: We will sign into GitHub.com: Click Continue: Click Finish: We are logged in. We see a repo we … Continue reading Installing and Using GitHub Desktop on Windows

Installing Git on Windows using Git-Scm

To install Git on Windows, go to https://git-scm.com: and click on Download for Windows: Click to open the file: Click Next: And Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Install: Click Next: We see GitBash is open: You can now start using Git. To get the version of Git, type: git –version  

Creating a Template in Visual Studio

In this post, we will go through creating a project template in Visual Studio. First, open Visual Studio, and create a new project. I will base my project off the Console application, so I will select Console App: You will see: Add some packages, for example, NewtonSoft.Json and EntityFramework. Let’s add a lower version than the current version for one of the packages so we can also demonstrate what happens … Continue reading Creating a Template in Visual Studio

Intro to Object Relational Mapping (ORM)

Object-Relational Mapping, or ORM, is a way of allowing you to access data in your database in the form of objects in your code. It is essentially a piece of code that sits alongside your code, and from there you can access database objects such as tables in the form of code objects. As it says, you can essentially break it down to mapping of objects to a relational database. … Continue reading Intro to Object Relational Mapping (ORM)

Visual Studio – Change and Install Color Theme

Visual Studio comes with different color themes. When opening Visual Studio for the first time, you may see a theme something like below: To change this theme, go to Tools->Options: From Environment, select General: Here we can see the color theme is set to “Blue”. Select a different color theme from the list: Here we have selected the Dark theme: You can also install new themes. To install a new … Continue reading Visual Studio – Change and Install Color Theme

Visual Studio Code Introduction

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight tool from Microsoft used for software development. It is fast, cross-platform and supports intellisense and debugging. You can follow Visual Studio Code at: https://twitter.com/code To install it, go to https://code.visualstudio.com/ and select Download: Select the download link for your operating system. We will select Windows and run the executable: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Install: Click Finish: Visual Studio Code will … Continue reading Visual Studio Code Introduction