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Send Email After Release Deployment in Azure DevOps

By default, Azure DevOps sends an email notification to team members after the compilation succeeds or fails. But in a CI/CD environment, we are more concerned about when the deployment is complete and then conducting manual or automated testing. Let's take a look at how to get Azure DevOps to automatically send mail notifications to team members after a successful deployment. Enter Project setti...

Azure DevOps

Fix .NET Core Website Failure After Deployment from Azure DevOps

I met a strange problem recently. After configure the CI/CD pipeline with Azure DevOps and automatically deploy to Azure App Services, the. NET Core Website failed to start. Let's see how we can solve this problem. Find the issue First of all, fortunately, this is a staging environment. I found that the site unexpectedly did not log anything, even log directory can not be found, which is ver...

Azure .NET Core Azure DevOps

Fix Azure DevOps TF14045 Error When Deploy to Azure

I encountered an error when I try to setup CI/CD in Azure DevOps, I tried to deploy a .NET Core application to Azure App Service, but Azure DevOps won't connect to Azure. This is a known issue for Microsoft. Let's see how we can manually setup a connection between Azure DevOps and Azure to workaround this issue. First, the error message I met was: Failed to get resource ID for resource type 'Mic...

Azure Azure DevOps Azure AD

Build .NET Core 2.2 Projects on Azure DevOps

.NET Core 2.2 has been release for couple of weeks. However, the build pipeline is still failing these days. Microsoft has not installed .NET Core 2.2 SDK to the hosted VS2017 agents yet. Let's see how to work around this issue and have a success build for our .NET Core 2.2 apps. 1. Add Task Edit your build definition, and click the "+" button to add a new task. 2. Add .NET Core SDK Install...

Azure .NET Core DevOps

Configure VSTS Build for UWP Apps

UWP Apps usually require a lot of time to compile a "release" package for submitting to Windows Store, and if you are working in a team, TFS/VSTS can help your team ensure that each check-in has a success build, and make it easier for deployment and testing. Let's see a basic example of how to setup a CI build for a UWP App on VSTS. Important Pre-condition: Before you do that, please ensure...

UWP VSTS

Windows 10 UWP: How to Debug OnFileActivated Launch Failure

Today I am working on my Image Portray App, and I get my code blown up. The problem is, when the App is already started, it can open .ink file with double click from a file. But when the App is not launched, opening a .ink file to start the App will make it crash. As other UWP that supports file type association, I also use OnFileActivated event to launch my App. This kind of problem could not be...

Debug Visual Studio UWP

Remote Deploy and Debug UWP Apps

These days I am developing an App that need to be tested on multiple languages environment. I can set my local dev box to different language, and restart or sign out / sign in to Windows again to test different languages. But this is very inconvenient. I want to setup a Windows 10 virtual machine with Chinese language and let Visual Studio 2017 deploy and debug the App right into the VM. Bac...

Debug UWP

Configure Continuous Delivery for ASP.NET Core Website on Azure

Today I am trying new DevOps tools in VS2017 and Azure, my goal is to automate the process from development to production for an exsiting ASP.NET Core project. I have encountered some issues, and with the help of Microsoft Support, I was able to solve them and share with you guys. First, there are two ways to configure CD for Azure Web Apps. I prefer create a website first, then configure it from...

Azure .NET Core DevOps CI CD ASP.NET Core

Windows 10 UWP开发:更新VS2015 Update 1后无法加载旧工程的解决办法

今天更新了VS2015 Update 1,然后打开以前的UWP工程就爆炸了。这是因为Update 1里的UWP SDK是10586的,以前是10240的。所以我们需要手工改一下工程文件,把运行时的版本号指向10586。不过要注意,这样编译出来的应用就只有Windows 10 TH2的用户能用了。 1. 在工程上右键选择“Edit 工程名字.csproj” 2. 把10240替换成10586 3. 保存工程文件 4. 右键,选择“Reload Project”重新加载工程 5. 成功加载...

Windows 10 VS2015 UWP

Fix Visual Studio 2015 Razor Editor Blow Up

Visual Studio 2015 has been RTM for one month. However, it blows up very often, such as Razor editor. When I try to open any .cshtml file, it blows up with this error, then the syntax highlight is gone. I tried to uninstall all add-on, even repair install VS2015 can't get it working. The detailed error message is: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the ta...

Razor VS2015