Skip to main content

How to deploy and debug remote on a Windows 8 tablet using Visual Studio

Si iata ca am ajuns in momentul in care putem sa testam aplicatii Metro pentru Windows 8 direct de pe tablete. Daca ati dezvoltat aplicatii pentru Windows Phone 7 pana acuma si ati facut deploy si debug pe device, trebuie sa stiti ca acest proces este destul de asemanator.
Cea ce s-a schimbat este modul in care conectati device-ul la calculator. Daca telefonul se conecta prin intermediul unui cablu, iar pe masina era "have to" sa aveti instalat Zune, pentru a face deploy si debug la o aplicatie pe o tableta cu Windows 8, tot ce aveti nevoie pe langa device este ca acesta sa fie conectat la retea. Tableta poate sa fie conectata la retea atat prin WiFi, cat si prin cablu de retea (depinde de ce model aveti).
Pentru a putea face deploy la aplicatie este nevoie ca sa instalati pe tableta Visual Studio 2011. Odata ce ati facut acest lucru in START o sa puteti gasi Remote Debugging Monitor (executabilul se numeste msvsmon.exe). Acesta trebuie pornit pe tableta si lasat sa ruleze. Prin intermediul acestuia o sa puteti face remote deploy si debug. Trebuie sa va spun ca fata de versiunea pentru VS 2008, cu care am lucrat acu 2 ani pe un alt proiect acesta a fost foarte mult imbunatatit, nu am avut nici o problema cu el.
Ca procesul de deploy sa fie cat mai simplu si deoarece in general cand facem deploy si debug suntem intr-o retea sigura va recomand ca dupa ce ati pornit Remote Debugging Monitor sa deschideti Tools->Options si sa selectati optiunea de "No Authentication" si sa aveti grija sa lasati bifata optiunea de "Allow any user to debug". Intr-o retea sigura daca lasati aceste optiuni active o sa va complicati putin viata, mai ales intr-un mediu corporate unde avem un Active Directory si toata povestioara.
De pe masina de development, pentru a putea deploy pe tableta trebuie sa specificati adresa IP a tabletei sau numele care ati dat la tableta in Visual Studio. Pentru a obtine IP-ul la tableta nu incercati sa cautati cmd.exe si sa executati ipconfig.exe, deoarece in acest moment nu aveti parte de cmd.exe. Ce puteti face este sa deschideti conexiunea curenta la retea si sa dati click pe details. Acolo o sa puteti gasi adresa IP.
Odata ce ati deschis Visual Studio 2011 impreuna cu solutia voastra, selectati proiectul de UI si dati click dreapta, iar apoi "Properties". In tabul "Debug", este nevoie sa selectati la "Target Device" valoarea "Remote Machine" - puteti sa folositi atat IP-ul sau numele la tableta. Va recomand sa folosti numele la tableta, deoarece IP-ul in general nu este fix. Debiti optiunea de "Use authentification" deoarece nu aveti nevoie de ea in acest moment.
In cazul in care vreti sa setati ca doar anumiti useri sa poate face deploy, va recomand ca in prima faza sa urmati pasii de mai sus, iar doar apoi sa incepeti sa restrictionati cine poate sa faca deploy si debug.
Va mai recomand sa selectati si optiunea "Always re-install my package", ca sa fiti siguri ca ultimele modificari ajung pe tableta.
Spor la deploy!


Popular posts from this blog

ADO.NET provider with invariant name 'System.Data.SqlClient' could not be loaded

Today blog post will be started with the following error when running DB tests on the CI machine:
threw exception: System.InvalidOperationException: The Entity Framework provider type 'System.Data.Entity.SqlServer.SqlProviderServices, EntityFramework.SqlServer' registered in the application config file for the ADO.NET provider with invariant name 'System.Data.SqlClient' could not be loaded. Make sure that the assembly-qualified name is used and that the assembly is available to the running application. See for more information. at System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.DependencyResolution.ProviderServicesFactory.GetInstance(String providerTypeName, String providerInvariantName) This error happened only on the Continuous Integration machine. On the devs machines, everything has fine. The classic problem – on my machine it’s working. The CI has the following configuration:

TeamCity.NET 4.51EF 6.0.2VS2013
It seems that there …

How to check in AngularJS if a service was register or not

There are cases when you need to check in a service or a controller was register in AngularJS.
For example a valid use case is when you have the same implementation running on multiple application. In this case, you may want to intercept the HTTP provider and add a custom step there. This step don’t needs to run on all the application, only in the one where the service exist and register.
A solution for this case would be to have a flag in the configuration that specify this. In the core you would have an IF that would check the value of this flag.
Another solution is to check if a specific service was register in AngularJS or not. If the service was register that you would execute your own logic.
To check if a service was register or not in AngularJS container you need to call the ‘has’ method of ‘inhector’. It will return TRUE if the service was register.
if ($injector.has('httpInterceptorService')) { $httpProvider.interceptors.push('httpInterceptorService&#…

Fundamental Books of a Software Engineer (version 2018)

More then six years ago I wrote a blog post about fundamental books that any software engineer (developer) should read. Now it is an excellent time to update this list with new entries.

There are 5 different categories of books, that represent the recommended path. For example, you start with Coding books, after that, you read books about Programming, Design and so on.
There are some books about C++ that I recommend not because you shall know C++, only because the concepts that you can learn from it.


Writing solid codeCode completeProgramming Pearls, more programming pearls(recommended)[NEW] Introduction to Algorithms


Refactoring (M. Fowler)Pragmatic ProgrammerClean code[NEW] Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach[NEW] The Mythical Man-Month[NEW] The Art of Computer Programming


Applying UML and Patterns (GRASP patterns)C++ coding standards (Sutter, Alexandrescu)The C++ programming language (Stroustrup, Part IV)Object-oriented programming (Peter Coad)P…