Why won’t SVN update this file?

I had a nightmare recently with SVN refusing to update a file, then skipping a folder. Here’s what worked for me. SVN refused to update a particular file ‘template.html’ in a folder ‘newsletter’ deep in a tree. It just ignored it. Odd. I delete the file, template.html. Ran update again. Nothing, just says up to... » read more

How can I use Visual Studio as the editor in WinSCP?

Note this is no longer what I do! I use Visual Studio Code After a bit of searching I found the answer. Add a new external editor in WinSCP (Options/Preferences/Editors/Add), With this info: External Editor: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe” /Edit !.! External editor opens each file in a separate window: not checked/blank Force text... » read more

Getting MSBuild Error MSB3021 in Visual Studio

For no reason a rebuild of a .NET MVC project created these errors that wouldn’t go away with restarts, cleans, running as administrator, etc: Error 383 Unable to copy file “..\root\foo\bar\thing\test.thing.xml” to “bar\thing\test.thing.xml”. Access to the path ‘bar\thing\test.thing.xml’ is denied As detailed here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2895898/visual-studio-build-fails-unable-to-copy-exe-file-from-obj-debug-to-bin-debug The only thing that worked for me was the answer by https://stackoverflow.com/users/2435679/adrian-booth When... » read more

ASP.NET Core Web Forms App: A namespace cannot directly contain members such as fields

After creating a new Razor web forms app I scaffolded in an existing database: Scaffold-DbContext "Server=<server>;Database=<db-name>;User ID=<username>;Password=<password>;" Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer -OutputDir Models And kept getting an error on the newly created entries: A namespace cannot directly contain members such as fields After ensuring I had added Entity Framework to the project using NuGet, I still got the... » read more

Visual Studio Code for Classic ASP coding?
Visual Studio Code for Classic ASP coding?

I can’t quite believe I’ve been struggling without Visual Studio Code all this time when I’ve been supporting the classic ASP sites we still run. Up until now I’ve been using the full version of Microsoft Visual Studio, hacking WinSCP to open the .asp files, and editing them there. It kind of works but often... » read more