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Updating my extensions for Visual Studio 2019

Updating my extensions for Visual Studio 2019

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
Last week, Visual Studio 2019 was finally released and with that, I think (I hope) most of us will switch to a new IDE with a lots of cool features. And with that in mind, I sat down and upgraded my extensions in the Visual Studio Marketplace to support the
Visual Studio extension to manage your Github gists

Visual Studio extension to manage your Github gists

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
There are a couple of extensions available in the Visual Studio Marketplace to handle your Github gists — and not to belittle others, but I have to admit, I didn't like any of them. They are not intuitive or comfortable to use or lack features. What I wanted was a complete,
Dependency Injection Toolset upgrade

Dependency Injection Toolset upgrade

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
I have a little tool in the VS Marketplace called Dependency Injection Toolset. The idea behind the tool was to help developers who apply dependency injection regularly by making it easier to code constructor injection. The original version of the tool basically did two things: Could generate a constructor for
Dependency injection toolset upgrade

Dependency injection toolset upgrade

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
Dependency injection is probably the best thing in software development since slide bread. I often blog about related things and I also have a Visual Studio extension to help those who apply the principles in practice. Guard clauses in constructors An important piece of best-practice is that whenever you use
Visual Studio icon font

Visual Studio icon font

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
As you can probably see from my blog posts, I'm not really a front-end guy. If push comes to shove, I can manage some basic css, js and html but it's not really my thing. But sometimes, push does come to shove. As I was building the little promo website
Code snippet for databound properties in MVVM

Code snippet for databound properties in MVVM

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
As you can read in the last couple of posts (like this, or this), I've been working with WPF for the last couple of weeks. Not very fun. I'm doing mostly the VMs and that involves a lot of property change notifications. We use the MVVMLight toolkit for basic MVVM
Implementing interface with auto properties

Implementing interface with auto properties

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
A cool feature in VS2017: when implementing an interface, you can now use auto properties. Here's what I'm talking about: let's say you have an interface, and you have properties in it. Something like this: public interface IInterface { int MyProperty { get; set; } } Then, you want to implement this interface in