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:

Blogger : How to change RSS Feed Title using FeedBurner

Adding Subscription Link Gadget / Widget to your template is a simple way for readers of your blog to subscribe to your blog's feed. But there is one thing I found annoying with that widget is that you can not customize even simple things like changing feed title. as it will always be the same as a title of your blog.

Most of the time, this is fine, but there are occasions where you want to change it to something else.