Solving SerializationException with Entity Framework 6 tooling

Code-first migrations in Entity Framework 6 are a great tool to work with most of the time, but when they hit you with an error, they like to do so in inexplicable ways. One of those is a SerializationException during any of the EF-related commands. In this article, I will show you what helps fix

Debugging .NET standard libraries in UWP

.NET Standard has ushered an era of effortless portability among different implementations of .NET and superseded Portable Class Libraries in every way. UWP supports .NET Standard 2.0 since the Fall Creators Update, but there is still one caveat that sometimes breaks debugging of Standard libraries in UWP.

Microsoft Build 2018 – Day 2

Third article from my Build 2018 series focuses on day 2 of the conference. We will go through all the cool things from the first keynote, check out a few talks, get the best burger in Seattle and finish ourselves off with some yummy ice cream. Stay tuned!

Notes from Windows Community Standup (February 2018)

Channel9 hosted a Widows Community Standup on February 22 featuring Kevin Gallo and Andrew Whitechapel. The three main topics that were discussed were UWP Console applications, multi-instance apps and broader file access. You can watch the recording on Channel9 or right here. If you just want to get a quick peek at the news, read

Tip: Force-reinstall NuGet packages

NuGet is a great package manager, but sometimes it misbehaves and packages are either not properly downloaded or are not properly included in your project. Whenever you come across this, I recommend doing a force-reinstall of all packages. In Visual Studio go to Tools -> NuGet Package Manager -> Package Management Console . In the