Angular in Visual Studio

October 08, 2020 angular vs

Now that the Angular Language Service is available for Visual Studio working on Angular projects from inside Visual Studio is a viable option. The linked blog post mentions a couple of ways of adding the Angular project to Visual Studio but I felt the suggestions left something to be desired here is what I came up with.

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Using batch files as the task runner in Visual Studio Code

July 09, 2015 vs vscode batch

Visual Studio Code allows you specify tasks which can be in a task runner. Most examples I've seen show how to integrate with Javascript task runners such as Gulp. There is no reason why you can't simpley use batch files though.

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Using Themes in Visual Studio Express for Windows Desktop

September 15, 2012 vs vs2012

I just want to post some information that took me while to find. Check out the original article here with pictures and more information.

1) First, download the zip file – it contains the 7 pkgdef files defining the colors of the default themes from Matt’s extension.
  1. Now, create a folder under "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\WDExpressExtensions”, and lets name it “Themes”. Unpack the zip file in that folder.

  2. Open a ‘Developer Command Prompt for VS2012” window. In the command line, type “wdexpress.exe /updateconfiguration”. This will make Visual Studio to read the pkgdef files on next restart, and import the color themes into registry.

  3. Launch Visual Studio Express, and now you should be able to see the new themes and switch them in Tools/Options dialog, Environment/General tab