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Overview of Visual Studio 2017 and Updates for .NET Developers

Visual Studio 2017 first released in March of this year. Since then, there have been five updates with each bringing more improvements and capabilities. Every improvement is geared towards making you more productive and this post aims to give you an overview of the culmination of features to date. Read on to see how you can get started working...

Setting a Breakpoint on a Variable

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using variable breakpoints with the Windows PowerShell debugger. Hello Windows PowerShell scripting dudes and dudettes! Debugging Week continues, and today I am talking about using variable breakpoints with the Windows PowerShell debugger. Setting a breakpoint on line 1 of the script is ...

Use PowerShell Strict Mode for Debugging

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using strict mode in Windows PowerShell for debugging purposes. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about Windows PowerShell is that it can take being ignored or being used carelessly and sloppily, and it still seems to work fine. I mean, in the old days ...

More PowerShell Script Tracing and Strict Mode

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks more about Windows PowerShell script tracing and enabling strict mode. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It can be somewhat painful to troubleshoot intermittent errors with Windows PowerShell. Two things that can lead to this are variables that do not get initialized properly (and ...