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.

Winform : How to create a new popup window using C#

When I started to learn WinForm programming, one thing that I wondered was how to create additional window forms on already existing Winform Project. For example I wanted to create a popup window for editing purposes. I knew what code to write that would instantiate a new form but didn't know how to edit that form in the designer.

Blogger : How to backup your blog website

When you have a blog, you must get into a habit of making regular backups. It only takes a few moments and it is going to be a lifesaver if you lose access to your blog for whatever reason or if you delete a post by mistake and need to retrieve it.

This article will first tackle how to do an entire backup of a blog in Blogger and then we will examine what elements of a blog will be left out during backup process.

Blogger : How to hide and remove Navigation Bar at the top of the page

Every blog you create in Blogger will contain a Navigation Bar also known as Navbar at the top of the every page.

Navbar provides visitors with features like search box, Google+ share button and when signed in, it provides you with the ability to edit posts, edit widgets and to go to Blogger Dashboard directly from your website.

I do not use it that much and think that without it, the site looks a bit more professional.

In this post, you will learn how to remove Blogger Navbar by modifying Blogger Template.

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.

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

Recently I wanted to get a better understanding on what Entity Framework is all about. I looked for the blog posts dedicated to this topic and I found one such post with 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.

Blogger : How to modify Desktop / Mobile Template

Modifying a template in Blogger is very powerful feature. It allows you to make significant modifications to your blog which helps your blog to distinguish itself from millions of other blogs. It also gives you ability to add interactivity to your blog. This article will show how to achieve that for both Desktop and Mobile Template.

Some cases which require modifications of the template: