MonoGame: Fixing type or namespace name 'Xna' does not exist error

I wanted to play around with game development the other day, so I looked around for a decent .NET Game Framework and decided to go with the MonoGame framework. After installing it, I used the MonoGame OpenGL template to create a project in Visual Studio. Unfortunately, the build failed with the "The type or namespace name 'Xna' does not exist" error, but fortunately, the solution was straightforward and is the focus of this post.

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 extended functionality available. One of them is AdminLTE, a dashboard & control panel theme also built on top of the Bootstrap. This article will show you how to replace the default Bootstrap framework with the AdminLTE template in an ASP.NET MVC project for the .NET framework.

Visual Studio: How to create Blank or Empty Solution

When starting a project with a solution that will contain multiple projects, it may be best to begin with entirely empty solution and then add new or existing projects to that blank solution. We are going to demonstrate how to do that using Visual Studio 2022. We are also going to show a possible solution to a problem for cases when the blank solution template is missing in Visual Studio.

Visual Studio : Using Publish tool on the ASP.NET Core Web App Project

After we create the ASP.NET Core application in Visual Studio, we can use the Visual Studio Publish Tool to create binaries and other set of files that are nedeed to deploy and run our app. The tool supports different publishing methods, such as folder and FTP among others. In this article, we are going to show how to publish ASP.NET Core 3.1 Web App binaries to a local folder.

Visual Studio : How to convert JSON to a C# class using Paste Special

Recently, I wanted to create a C# project where I would process the JSON response from the cryptocurrency-related API endpoints. I was wondering what was the best way to quickly create a strongly typed model class from a JSON object and if there is a way to generate this automatically from the JSON data instead of writing the model class manually. It turns out there is and in this article, we are going to examine two solutions for this problem.

WinForms : How to create a Windows Forms Project in Visual Studio

This article is intended for beginners and will demonstrate how to create a Windows Forms / WinForms project using Visual Studio 2019 Community Edition, which is a free version of Visual Studio. The WinForms application created by Visual Studio will contain only a main form with no controls. Then in the future article, we will make this application a bit more interesting and useful.