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 2017 Released

Microsoft has released today the latest version of Visual Studio. The new Visual Studio 2017 will help you develop apps for  Android, iOS, Windows, Web, and Cloud.  It will also help you use version management, be agile, and collaborate effectively. Includes support for Xcode 8.3, iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 tools and APIs in …

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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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Introducing Visual Studio Code

As part of Microsoft’s focused approach to bring in more value to Cross platform & Open Source based initiatives Microsoft has released Visual Studio Code IDE along with .NET Core runtime for Mac, Linux and Windows. Visual Studio Code, a new, free, cross-platform code editor for building modern web and cloud applications on Mac OS …

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Visual Studio 2015 RC–Download

During #Build2015 event Microsoft has unveiled Visual Studio 2015 RC (Release Candidate) with lots of improvements and fixes to CTP version of Visual Studio. RC would be a near release quality and your see it is stable than ever. Release Date: 29/APR/2015 Release Notes: View Release notes Download Visual Studio 2015 RC Community Edition   – …

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