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If you want to change the local path for the working directory of the Team Foundation Server (TFS), you need to go to File -> Source Control -> Workspaces, then select your workspace (it should match your computer name) and click Edit.

In the next dialog change the mapping for the root TFS node to the new location on your hard drive.

Important! You need to perform a “Get” on the whole TFS tree to update project associations.

VS 2013 the path is: File | Source Control | Advanced | Workspaces…

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Posted: August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized
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    ///In filters register:
    // This method allows the client to override their browser's HTTP Accept header by putting a value in the querystring.
    GlobalConfiguration.Configuration.Filters.Add(new FormattingOverrideFilterAttribute(formatPreferenceOverride: "application/json", clearOtherPreferredMediaTypes: true));

public class FormattingOverrideFilterAttribute : ActionFilterAttribute{
    /// <summary>
    /// Allows overriding the Accept header by querystring or server preference.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="formatPreferenceOverride">If defined, this mime type will be injected into the Accept header of every request.</param>
    /// <param name="newQuality">Optional, The quality setting for this media type. Should be between 1 and 0.</param>
    /// <param name="clearOtherPreferredMediaTypes">If true, will remove all other media types from the Accept header.</param>
    public FormattingOverrideFilterAttribute(string formatPreferenceOverride = null, double? newQuality = null, bool clearOtherPreferredMediaTypes = false) : base() {
        NewQualityValue = newQuality;
        FormatPreferenceOverride = formatPreferenceOverride;
        ClearOtherPreferredMediaTypes = clearOtherPreferredMediaTypes;

    public double? NewQualityValue { get; set; }
    public string FormatPreferenceOverride { get; set; }
    public bool ClearOtherPreferredMediaTypes { get; set; }

    public override void OnActionExecuting(System.Web.Http.Controllers.HttpActionContext actionContext) {
        var qs = actionContext.Request.RequestUri.ParseQueryString();

        var requestedMediaType = (qs["f"] ?? qs["format"] ?? FormatPreferenceOverride ?? String.Empty).ToLower();

        switch (requestedMediaType) {
            case "xml":
            case "x":
                requestedMediaType = "application/xml";
            case "j":
            case "js":
            case "json":
                requestedMediaType = "application/json";

        if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(requestedMediaType))
            return; // No action is necessary because no override was requested.

        var acceptHeaders = actionContext.Request.Headers.Accept;
        MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue header = null;

        if (ClearOtherPreferredMediaTypes) {
            var newAcceptHeaders = acceptHeaders.Where(h => h.MediaType == requestedMediaType || h.MediaType == "*/*").ToList();

        header = acceptHeaders.FirstOrDefault(h => h.MediaType == requestedMediaType);
        if (header == null) {
            header = new System.Net.Http.Headers.MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue(requestedMediaType);

        System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("Overidding HttpAccept header for format preference.");
        header.Quality = NewQualityValue;



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Extremely easy way to create Pdf files from MVC.


public ActionResult PrintIndex()
    return new ActionAsPdf("Index", new { name = "Giorgio" }) { FileName = "Test.pdf" };
public ActionResult Index(string name) 
    ViewBag.Message = string.Format("Hello {0} to ASP.NET MVC!", name); 
    return View(); 

ViewAsPdf now available. It enables you to render a view as pdf in just one move, thanks to scoorf

public ActionResult TestViewWithModel(string id)
    var model = new TestViewModel {DocTitle = id, DocContent = "This is a test"};
    return new ViewAsPdf(model);

Also available a RouteAsPdf, UrlAsPdf and ViewAsPdf ActionResult.

It generates Pdf also from authorized actions (web forms authentication).



I really enjoy image manipulation in code. Sure, resizing photos is fun in Photoshop, but there’s something viscerally enjoyable when you change images with your own code.

I’ve talked about image resizing libraries like ImageResizer before, but there’s certainly room for more than one. Today I want to showcase ImageProcessor, an open source “collection of lightweight libraries written in C# that allows you to manipulate images on-the-fly using .NET 4+.” ImageProcessor is available on GitHub.


ImageProcessor methods include; Resize, Rotate, Rounded Corners, Flip, Crop, Watermark, Filter, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, Quality, Format, Vignette, Gaussian Blur, Gaussian Sharpen, and Transparency.

ImageProcessor has a notable number of configuration options for web apps, and a supporting ImageProcessor.Web package as well. It’s an impressive body of work.

I like this simple example of loading, resizing, and saving an image with their fluent API:

// Read a file and resize it.
byte[] photoBytes = File.ReadAllBytes(file);
int quality = 70;
ImageFormat format = ImageFormat.Jpeg;
Size size = new Size(150, 0)
using (MemoryStream inStream = new MemoryStream(photoBytes))
    using (MemoryStream outStream = new MemoryStream())
        using (ImageFactory imageFactory = new ImageFactory())
            // Load, resize, set the format and quality and save an image.
        // Do something with the stream.

You can easily chain functions with the API, like tinting and constraning:

            .Tint(Color.FromArgb(255, 106, 166, 204))

When you add ImageProcessor.Web it adds caching that takes pressure off your web servers. You can easily add HttpHandlers to watermark an image, for example, and cache the result.

This is a library that has as a lot of potential. Since it’s open source, I’m sure they’d appreciate help from the community! Personally, I think they could use more Unit Tests and more examples.

Head over to and star this project! Get involved, file issues, and contribute!




The “Unit Test Generator” extension is available

Unit Test Generator Extension

To add directly from Visual Studio 2012/2013 IDE:

  1. Menu: Tools -> Extensions and Updates
  2. Click: Online -> Visual Studio Gallery
  3. Search for: “Unit Test Generator”

MSDN Video Demonstration

Note: MSTest in VS 2012/2013 still sucks



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