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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 properly. So the next question that popped in my mind was which IDE or editor has the JavaScript auto complete / IntelliSense and debugging capabilities? I was already familiar with 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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VS : How to solve error - The project file could not be loaded. Could not find a part of the path

I recently rearranged the content of my working folder which is used to store all my coding related projects. But after doing that I had problem loading solution of my WinForm project in Visual Studio Express 2012 as I received an error telling me about a problem with a project file.

Exact error message in the Output window was:

error  : The project file could not be loaded. Could not find a part of the path...

Another way you can encounter this error is if you renamed your project folder and sometimes you can get this error without moving or renaming anything at all. In this article you will be shown how to solve this problem for all those cases.

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VS : How to use source / version control Git in Visual Studio Express

Even though Visual Studio Express is a free product, you can still create professional projects with it. But it does have few limitations. One of the features missing is Source Control System. Even if you are coding only by yourself, it really comes handy to have an ability to return to previous versions of your project in case you mess something up. You could also use it  as a version control to track history of your project.

But luckily you can still use Source Control even if it is not integrated in VS Express.

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