File Info (File Properties Window) Extension for Visual Studio

This lightweight extension lets you display the file properties window by a single click from Visual Studio’s Editor. This tool can be accessed from bottom right corner of the File Editor.. Read More

File Properties Window directly from Visual Studio IDE

Interested to see how to create an extension like this then read “Getting started with Visual Studio Editor Viewport Adornment Extensions” from CodeProject.com.

(Instant) Desktop Color Picker.

If you are a Visual Studio developer then you might be interested in Color Picker plugin for Visual Studio. If you are working in other tools where you require color codes then you might wanted to have a Desktop Color Picker, for that I have extended the Color Picker  for Desktop users.

(Instant) Desktop Color Picker UI looks like below,

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio IDE

Desktop Color Picker offers the below options,

  • Color Selection from Color Canvas.
  • Color Selection from Available Colors.
  • Color Selection from Standard Colors.
  • Color Selection from Saved Colors.
  • Color Selection using Eyedropper.
  • Copy\Paste Color codes (Name, Hex, #Hex, RGBA and ARGB)

Read more from Desktop Color Picker page.

File Path On Footer Extension 1.4.2 released with Fixes.

I just released File Path On Footer Extension version 1.4.2 with some fixes, Change log is given below for your reference.

Change log

Version 1.4.2

Fixed – Unwanted exception message was showing on Web Essentials Preview Pane of .LESS file.
Version 1.4.1

Fixed – underscore (_) was not showing in file path.
Version 1.4

Fixed font change in Conditional Breakpoint window.
Fixed an issue in .sql file.
Exception handlers are updated to show detailed error descrition, if any.
Version 1.3

Fixed Invalid text in Conditional Breakpoint and Quick Watch window.
Version 1.2

Added support to 11 Visual Studio Themes
Version 1.1

Added support to more files.
Version 1.0

Initial Version

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File Path On Footer Extension for Visual Studio

Integrated Color Picker 1.1 released for Visual Studio IDE.

I just released Color Picker version 1.1 with cosmetic and functional changes.

The New look is here,

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio IDE

If you see the below UI, you will get an idea about the UI changes. Thanks Martin and Eric for the suggestions.

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio

Apart from the UI change, I have removed color canvas control ( Extended WPF toolkit) from this version to fix style issue in windows 8 environment.

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio IDE offers the below options,

  • Color Selection from Color Canvas.
  • Color Selection from Available Colors.
  • Color Selection from Standard Colors.
  • Color Selection from Saved Colors.
  • Color Selection using Eyedropper.
  • Copy\Paste Color codes (Name, Hex, #Hex, RGBA and ARGB)

Read more from Color Picker Page.

Razor partial view – Html.RenderPartial – Cannot implicitly convert type ‘void’ to ‘object‘

Razor Html.RenderPartial “Cannot implicitly convert type ‘void’ to ‘object’.”
When I tried to render my partial view with a standard call I got a compile time error saying “Cannot implicitly convert type ‘void’ to ‘object’.”

The reason behind this compile time error was the RenderPartial() call renders its result directly to the response object and cannot be used like a simple string result.

To resolve the issue, all you have to do is enclose the call in a code block.

{Html.RenderPartial