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 the 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.

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 the 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.

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 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.

How to fix stuck Visual Studio 2015 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.

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 a problem loading the solution of my WinForm project in Visual Studio as I received an error telling me about a problem with a project file.

The 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.

.NET : How to solve System.Data.Entity.DbContext Compiler Error

Recently I wanted to get a better understanding of what Entity Framework is all about. I looked for the blog posts dedicated to this topic and I found one such post with a concrete example. I was eager to test the code, so I created a project in Visual Studio Express but to my surprise, I was not able to successfully build the project as it gave me System.Data.Entity.DbContext Compilation Error.

It took me a while before I managed to get rid of this annoying error and I want to share the solution that worked for me so that it might also help others with the same issue.