Visual Studio 2017 Install error– 0x80131500 – Failed to Deserialize packages

I was frustrated by this error when I am trying to reinstall Visual Studio 2017 after my visual studio got corrupted/failed during upgrade to 15.1 ( or after a previous installation failed due to low disk space). There is a file called ‘state.json’ , in below mentioned path, which is creating this particular issue.  %ProgramData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Instances\<instance>  …

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Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 – Download

Today Microsoft has released Update 3 for Visual Studio 2015. Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 includes a variety of capability improvements and bug fixes. To find out what’s new, see the Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Release Notes. For a list of fixed bugs and known issues, see the Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 MSDN …

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Back to Basics : Singleton Design Pattern using System.Lazy type

This article takes you to a simpler/alternative approach in making a Singleton Design Pattern implementation using System.Lazy class rather that using our traditional approach. Singleton Design Pattern implementation without lazy initialization: – This code is thread safe enabled This approach ensures that only one instance is created and only when the instance is needed. Also, …

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Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 (2013.5) RC–Released

Microsoft has released an release candidate version for VS2013 Update 5 (short: 2013.5). This update is the latest in a cumulative series of technology improvements and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2013. What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Current iteration query token Team Project Rename support for Local Workspaces : –  [ability to …

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NuGet Package – Unity.WebAPI

Today I came across this interesting Nuget Package for creating ASP.NET Web API project with Microsoft Unity Dependency Injection container. – It is pretty simple to configure and install on your existing Web API project or new ones. Inorder to use it, use the respective NUGET package from below links: ASP.NET Web API v1.0 – …

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Get – Visual Studio 2013 – Update 4

Microsoft has released an update for Visual Studio 2013, this update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2013. Download VS2013.04.exe  (Online/Web Install) Download VS2013.04.iso (Offline Install) For more information, For more information: Soma’s blog Brian Harry’s blog Visual Studio team blog Slides Also see Visual …

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