How to visualize an image map so you can debug it

How to vizualize an image map

Image maps are a handy way to add clickable zones to your images. When creating an image map from scratch most people would fire up their image editor of choice and work out the click zones using the editor.

This can be ok when creating an image map from scratch but if you have to troubleshoot an image map issue or if you need to 'see' the clickable zones that really isn’t a workable solution.

How to make gifs using LICEcap

How to make simple gifs using LiceCap

 

There are tons of programs out there that can help you make gifs but over the years the one I keep returning to due to its ease of use is LICEcap.

For example, I use it to help me make gif's for this blog, for doing quick screen captures or to highlight bugs found when testing.

How to search for a changeset in TFS using Visual Studio

#FridayDevTip - How to search for a changeset in TFS using Visual Studio

Image taken from: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2314179/how-to-browse-tfs-changesets

 

Sometimes the easiest thing in the world can take you a while to figure out. Take searching for a changeset in Visual Studio's TFS Source Explorer.

Luckily if super easy to do!

When you're in the Source Explorer, simply press Ctrl + G and the Find ChangeSet dialog will appear. From here you can type the changeset number and press OK.

Alternatively you can click on Find... to open up a more detailed dialog that will allow you filter by dates, by the dev who commited the changeset or by a specific file that was changed.

Easy when you know how!

Web Developer Monthly - Nov 2018

Web Developer Monthly November 2018

Nov 2018

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Welcome to another Web Developer Monthly. This month's edition contains news from the latest .Net open source projects, awesome frontend training resources and the odd JavaScript tips for you to try out.

If you've spotted anything you'd like me to share for the next Web Developer Monthly let me know in the comments below or reach out to me on Twitter. Enjoy!

Use SlowCheetah to preview your Web.Config transforms

#FridayDevTip - Use SlowCheetah to preview your Web.Config transforms

 

If you're working on a .Net project that has multiple environments chances are that you will be using web.config transforms that tweak environment specific values in your project.

Typically in your project you would have a base web.config file that would have all your project settings and then a separate config file for all your other environments like QA, staging or production. Sometimes you might want to preview what those config files would look like if you were to rebuild your project for that environment.

This is where SlowCheetah comes in. It's a handy little Visual Studio extension (or Nuget package) that allows you to preview what a specific version of your web.config file would look like after it gets transformed through the build process.

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