A collection of 5 posts
Turn off Visual Basic 14 language features in Visual Studio 2015
If you're on a team that's doing solution round-tripping between Visual Studio 2013 and 2015, then it's usually a good idea to turn off the latest Language features. That way you don't break the 2013 users, yet are able to use all the other new goodies that 2015 brings. The
Properly incorporate MsBuild arguments into your build process template
Ever wondered how to put features like Architecture Layer validation into your builds? If you bingle it you'll find loads of posts that tell you which argument to pass to msbuild. The official MSDN docs for this feature can be found here [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dd409395.
Use local NuGet file repository to use NuGet on a Build Server that has no access to the webs.
Scott Hanselman has blogged about using your local NuGet cache as your private local NuGet server in case your connection is down [http://www.hanselman.com/blog/HowToAccessNuGetWhenNuGetorgIsDownOrYoureOnAPlane.aspx] . And that works great when you're working locally. When working with Team Build you have multiple options, one is to enable
Just-in-time updating of source files in an existing solution
Today a developer on my team tried to create an MsBuild task that would re-generate a few generated files during a Rebuild or as part of a Clean. Turned out to be a lot harder than we expected and it was mostly caused by an unknown feature that speeds up