Shane Bartholomeusz

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Visual Studio: Generate Class From JSON String

Overview

If you work JSON documents, I'm sure you've probably had to create a class file from a JSON string. Doing this manually can be a real pain in the proverbial, especially if you are working with a large JSON document. It can also be very error-prone. Therefore it's best to automate this conversion.

In this post I'll show you how to automatically generate a class file from a JSON string using a little known feature built into Visual Studio.

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Visual Studio: Show Current File in Solution Explorer

Overview

Have you ever worked on a large Visual Studio project that contained many projects and become somewhat disorientated, unable to find the currently open file within the Solution Explorer pane?

I did just that recently … I started work on a large Visual Studio solution for a client which contained over 180 projects within a single solution. Yep, I’m not even joking!

Whilst trying to learn and understand the solution structure I found myself getting lost inside the sea of nested projects and folders contained within the solution.

Well guess what? You're in luck because I'll show you a little known feature that may help you.

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Solved: PDF Printer Missing in Win 10

Problem

Windows 10 has a built-in PDF printer which enables you to generate PDF's without needing to install any additional software – as was required in previous versions of Microsoft Windows.

So the other day I tried to use the “Microsoft Print to PDF” printer option however noticed it was missing … WHAT THE!

If you've encountered this same issue then you are in luck because in this article I'll show you how to fix this problem.

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How To: Win 10 Screen Sharing

Overview

Ever had to provide remote support to someone? It can be a real pain in the proverbial, including setting up the remoting software at both end points.

In this post you'll learn how to share screens between two Windows 10 devices using the little known, built-in Windows Quick Assist app. The best part about it is that it requires almost no setup. Just straight to business!

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How To: Unlock Protected Excel Spreadsheet

Overview

Think that your ‘protected' Excel spreadsheet is safe? Think again! These restrictions can easily be bypassed.

Recently, I needed to modify a protected spreadsheet however the original author of that Excel spreadsheet had left our company and no one had the password to unprotect the document. Doh!

In this post I'll show you how to unprotect an Excel spreadsheet in a few simple steps.

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Fixed: Windows 10 Search Crashing

Problem

In this post I'll show you how to fix an issue with Windows 10 Search disappearing.

While trying to use the Windows 10 Search I noticed that after I entered a few characters the Search Box would crash and clear out the text I had entered. No search results were being displayed.

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Fixed: Configure Visual Studio GIT Proxy Server

Problem

Working in corporate environment can bring it's own set of challenges when setting up tooling. A typical corporate environment will usually contain a Proxy server setup.

If you have encountered the below errors while using the built-in GIT integration with Visual Studio 2019. In this post I'll show you how to fix these issues.

Failed to connect to XXXXX.com port 443: Connection refused

Git failed with a fatal error.

unable to access XXXX

Proxy CONNECT aborted

407: Proxy Authentication Required

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Fixed: Windows Update – There were some problems installing updates (0x80240fff error)

Problem

Have you encountered the dreaded 0x80240fff Windows Update error in Windows 10? In this article I'll show you how to fix the issue.

There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80240fff)

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Solved: Excel 256 Row Limit in MS Power Automate

Problem

Whilst reading Excel files within Microsoft Power Automate (or Azure Logic Apps), you might notice that only the first 256 rows will be imported …

What The? What is Going On Here?

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