Saving Design Changes from Internet Explorer to Visual Studio 2013

How many times as a web developer did you make a change to a web application in your browser and were disappointed when the changes didn’t update back within Visual Studio? With the recent updates to Mads Kristensen’s VS Web Essentials, you can. The Web Essentials download is a VSIX package (Visual Studio Extension). To use it, open an existing project or create a new one. For purposes of this blog post, I created a new ASP.NET Web Application and used the MVC project template. The default project template has a master layout file that contains an ActionLink Html Helper … Continue reading Saving Design Changes from Internet Explorer to Visual Studio 2013

Moving On… To Guard Insurance Group

After over 10 years of dedication to United One Resources, I’ve decided that it’s time for my next life challenge. Later today, I’ll walk out the doors of the office on Sherman St in Wilkes-Barre for the last time as a United One team member. I will never forget the past 10 years of my life and what this company has meant to me both personally and professionally. I have some fond memories and new found friends. Below are a few specific people that I felt I needed to mention: Lou and Sean: Thanks for the opportunity that you’ve been … Continue reading Moving On… To Guard Insurance Group

Review: New Developer Tools in Internet Explorer 11

Windows 8.1 has been out for a few weeks now. Along with Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 was released. IE11 offers the best web standard support of any Internet Explorer browser. This means that the latest finalized specifications for HTML5 and CSS3 features have been implemented within the browser. In addition, the IE team revamped the developer tools (F12 tools). When you press F12 in the new IE, the first thing you’ll notice is that IE11 is bringing forward the modern Windows style. The options, in order from top to bottom, are DOM Explorer, Console, Debugger, Network, UI Responsiveness, Profiler, … Continue reading Review: New Developer Tools in Internet Explorer 11

Upgraded My Hosting Provider and Website

This was long overdue. For quite some time now, I was running a very old version of Orchard CMS. I was also using a low-cost shared hosting provider. My site was sluggish and would time out… often. I decided it was time to switch to Orcsweb shared hosting. I spoke with Brad Kingsley who recommended that I make the switch. Since jumping to Orcsweb, I’ve been happy with the extremely efficient service and the response time of my site. However, I wasn’t done. I spoke with Abhishek KumarLuv regarding my Orchard instance. We’ve chatted in the past via Twitter and … Continue reading Upgraded My Hosting Provider and Website

Solving TFS400018: The local version table for the local workspace…

Today I hopped back into Visual Studio 2012 to update a project from TFS. To my surprise, I was greeted with the following error: After some unsuccessful online searching, I used a snippet I had found within an MSDN forum post. It mentioned to delete the workspace cache from the machine at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Team Foundation\… As I navigated through, I noticed the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft Team Foundation Local Workspaces folder instead. After exiting Visual Studio, removing the folder, and trying it again, it worked.