When VisualStudio code was announced I went out and installed it right away on my Mac and Windows machines. One my home development machine I was unable to see the icons. I was thinking that it was due to my 4K display and an High DPI issue but it turns out not to be the case.
In reading the Reacting to feedback, common issues, and our first update post on the Visual Studio Code bug it was due to the svg file extension being associated to something other than image/svg+xml in my case due to Inkscape it was set to application/svg.
Changing the Content Type to image/svg+xml made the icons visible.
There is a FAQ with several fixes and workarounds for Visual Studio Code at https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/FAQ
The ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 update was released today. There were many updates including some big additions like OData support and SignalR. Some of the things that jump out at me form the release notes.
“Paste JSON as a .NET class. Using this Special Paste command to paste JSON into a C# or VB.NET code file, and Visual Studio will automatically generate .NET classes inferred from the JSON.”
“Mobile Emulator support adds extensibility hooks so that third-party emulators can be installed as a VSIX. The installed emulators will show up in the F5 dropdown, so that developers can preview their websites on a variety of mobile devices. Read more about this feature in Scott Hanselman’s blog entry on the new BrowserStack integration with Visual Studio.”
“ASP.NET Web API OData
ASP.NET Web API OData gives you the flexibility you need to build OData endpoints with rich business logic over any data source”
ASP.NET SignalR makes it simple to add real-time web capabilities to your ASP.NET application, using WebSockets if available and automatically falling back to other techniques when it isn’t.”
Related Blog Posts
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Release Notes
ScottGu – Announcing release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update
Scott Hanselman – Released: ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 in Context
Jon Galloway – Announcing the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Release!
Web Tools 2012.2 and Web Essentials
I recently upgraded SQL Server 2012 on my development machine to SP1. Once it was installed, my solutions with SQL Server Database Projects complain that the version of SQL Server Data Tools is not compatible with the database runtime components install on this computer.
Both the “Learn more…” and “Get the latest version of SQL Server Data Tools…” links do not currently resolve to an active page.
Luckily I was able to find Mr. Wharty’s Ramblings – Everything SQL blog which had the solution, install the latest version of the SQL Server Data Tools – November 2012 update and migrate the database projects.
Time to start burning through bandwidth.
Latest pre release versions are now available
Windows 8 Release Preview
Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate
First found via http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/
Also Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate is also available.