Category: Visual Studio

Handy .gitignore file for Visual Studio on GitHub

git doesn’t exactly play nicely with Visual Studio (or maybe it’s the other way around).  It probably doesn’t matter who’s fault it is. Fact is, if you add a Visual Studio solution to a git repo, you are bound to end up with a tonne of files you don’t really want in there. Cache files, build files, and all the other VS bloat.

So I went searching for a “prepacked” .gitignore file so I didn’t have to guess all of the file types myself.  So I Googled and got this page on GitHub.

Many thanks to the 240+ contributors to-date for compiling this great resource.



Visual Studio 2012 Released!

Finally! The next version of Visual Studio is ready for prime time. I don’t know about you, but VS2010 was a terrible release. It was heavy, clunky and hung/crashed repeatedly.

VS2012 is a breath of fresh air. It is snappy and stable – not to mention the tonne of new features.