Sometimes you want certain projects to be built before others in a solution, even if there shouldn't be a project reference between them. This is how you can avoid such a build dependency to become a project reference automatically.
How to get Visual Studio 2017 installation path
From MSBuild it's easy, just use $(VsInstallRoot), but what about your VS extension? It's also quite easy, although far less discoverable...
How to include PackageReference DLLs in your VSIX extension
If you migrate your VSIX package references from packages.config to PackageReference, you will notice they all vanish from your output .vsix file. This is the easy way to bring them all back in a generic fashion.
How to include PDBs in your VSIX extension
By default, the Visual Studio SDK will not include your extension and its referenced projects' symbols. Here's how to do it easily for all your project references in one go.
Serverless custom NuGet feeds
Pretty much all CI systems offer nuget feed hosting. But why setup those when you can have a CI-independent, static serverless feed virtually for free and almost no effort?
Building like a Pro: A Primer
In this second installment of the series, I showcase the basic core concepts in MSBuild that will get you up and running quickly, with concrete examples to try out the various constructs.
Building like a Pro: Introduction
This is the first of a series of posts where I intend to explore the challenges and showcase approaches to building a product using MSBuild, beyond just building a `.csproj` or `.sln` of course ;).
Serverless custom Visual Studio gallery with Azure Functions
How to create a custom Visual Studio extensions gallery leveraging Azure Functions.
How to migrate CallContext to .NETStandard and .NETCore
If you need to flow data out of band like CallContext did in .NET, here's how in the new world.
Developer Command Prompt in Visual Studio Code Integrated Terminal
How to configure the VS Code integrated terminal to launch into a VS developer command prompt by default.