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Mac Remotebuild test fails with errors

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Remotebuild  Problem: When installing remote build for Mac to enable Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova remote builds, you receive errors as shown in the text below: MACSERVER01:~ acumenconsulting$ remotebuild test Remote…

SOLVED: Build VS Tools for Cordova on Android

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Cordova Visual studio will build your project for Ripple, but not for the Android Emulator nor for and Android Device. The error is dependent upon your debug target platform.  If you are using the Emulator, it is trying to build for your…

EF Object Reference Error is Solved

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Visual Studio, Entity Framework (EF) C#.net/vb.net asp.net 4.5 EF error 6.0 Visual Studio 2013 Errors: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. An exception of type 'System.NullReferenceException' occurred Web…

VS: Learn HOWTO Publish in Visual Studio

Visual Stuido, or VS A lot of people suggest editing the pubxml file.  Don't do it. A lot of people suggest adding pre-build instructions.  Don't do it. I recommend simply including the file in your project and setting the "Copy…

Visual Studio Debug

Our software development team recently encountered a problem debugging in Visual Studio. When they start the debug session, the browser session shows a blank page. We researched registry settings, Visual Studio settings, web.config, IIS…

HOWTO: Route AP12 Controls in MVC

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.net MVC Our .net MVC development team started working with the new Web API 2 controllers released with Visual Studio 2013, and quickly hit some important issues. Routing and AttributeRouting and using Web API 2 controllers inside an…

HOWTO: Debug PHP in Visual Studio 2012

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PHP Getting Started This tutorial assumes you have the following applications installed: Visual Studio 2012 XAMPP PHPTools for Visual Studio DEVSENSE has developed a fascinating plugin for Visual Studio – PHPTools. This plugin…

Visual Studio Error 3034

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In Visual Studio using Entity Framework 5.0, I receive the following error when working with link tables (many-to-many mapping tables): Error 3034: Problem in mapping fragments starting at lines:Two entities with possibly different keys are…

SOLVED: Migrate VS Project with SQL to IIS

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SQL Server Problem When migrating a Visual Studio project with a local SQL Server application database to IIS, you receive the following error: "Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to failure in retrieving the user's…