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VS : How to solve Could not load file or assembly Newtonsoft.Json error

I was working on my ASP.NET MVC application recently and I needed to do some serialization / deserialization work on JSON data. I chose to use Json.NET, a very popular JSON framework for .NET. The problem was that when I ran the application, I was getting an exception telling me that the Newtonsoft.Json could not be loaded due to assembly's manifest definition not matching the assembly reference. In this article, I will show you what I tried and how I managed to solve the problem.

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ASP.NET MVC - Installing AdminLTE dashboard to replace Bootstrap template

When creating a new ASP.NET MVC project in Visual Studio, the project will use a Bootstrap front-end framework by default. But there are more sophisticated templates with the extended functionality available. I wanted to use one of those instead of the one provided by Visual Studio. I discovered AdminLTE, a dashboard & control panel theme built on top of the Bootstrap 3.0. This article will show you how I replaced the default Bootstrap framework with the AdminLTE template in an ASP.NET MVC project.

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How to fix IntelliSense canvas context problem in Visual Studio

When coding in JavaScript, I prefer using Visual Studio IDE due to its JavaScript IntelliSense and debugging capabilities. But recently, when I started to experiment with canvas, I noticed something strange. As you might know, to draw and manipulate graphics on canvas element, you first need to get the canvas context. In some instances, the IntelliSense is not working on canvas context and as a result, the list of suggestions is missing all the context methods and properties you would expect. This article will show how to fix that.

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VS : How to create a JavaScript project in Visual Studio Community

JavaScript seems to be everywhere these days. Until now, I only used it when the need arose while doing front end web development, but recently, I wanted to learn the language more properly. So the next question that popped into my mind was which IDE or editor has the JavaScript auto complete / IntelliSense and debugging capabilities? I was already familiar with the Visual Studio, so I wondered, if I can just use that for this purpose. It turns out you can and this is the topic of this article.

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VS : How to fix stuck Visual Studio Community installation problem

Visual Studio Community 2015 is the free edition of Visual Studio, so I decided to install it on my computer. Setup contains lots of components, so installation running considerable amount of time was expected, but after 3 hours, it was only 30% finished. Another hour later, the setup was still trying to install the same package. It seemed that the installation got stuck. In this post I will share how I tried to solve the problem and what eventually worked.

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VS : How to create an Empty Solution in Visual Studio Express 2013

Do you want to create a blank solution in your VS Express but can't find it? I had this issue as well. I mostly code stuff for my personal needs so I never gave much thought on making the code more readable and organized, but on my last WinForms project I wanted to give more attention on how the project is structured. It seemed to me that the best way to achieve that was to start with an empty solution and then add necessary projects to that solution. I had trouble finding this option in Visual Studio, so I decided to write a post about it in case there are others with the same issue.

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