Getting Unit Tests Created with IntelliTest Working On VSTS

While evaluating Visual Studio Test Services to build, test and deploy our projects for the company I work for, ran into an issue with running unit tests created with IntelliTests. Simply, the test project would not build due to the PEX engine DLL's not being installed on the images VSTS uses. I contacted support and [...]

.NET Framework => Core: LINQ AsParallel

In the .NET Framework, if we wanted to process a loop on multiple cores, we simply added AsParallell to the end of the collection as seen below: var files = new List(); foreach (var directory in directories.AsParallel()) {   if (directory.Exists)   {     var foundFiles = directory.EnumerateFiles(searchPattern, searchOption);   lock (files)   {   [...]

.NET Framework => Core: Getting The App Data Folder

This is the first in my series of blog posts that will describe major changes to coding if you are trying to convert from the .NET Framework to .NET Core. First up, getting the folder the app should use to save data. In the .NET Framework it was really easy by doing the following: public [...]

Check To See If Process Is Already Running

Do you need to see if a process is already running? It's pretty easy with the code below. I wrote this code for my console apps .NET back utility and .NET file cleaner utility. ''' <summary> ''' Check to see if the current app is already running. ''' </summary> ''' <returns><c>true</c> if app is not running, <c>false</c>.</returns> Public [...]

Compress Files

There are a number of ways to compress things in .NET, but I found out that only the code below works for files. I wrote the code below for my console apps .NET back utility. Imports System.IO.Compression ''' <summary> ''' Compresses the file. ''' </summary> ''' <param name="sourceFileName">Name of the source file.</param> ''' <param name="destinationFileName">Name of [...]