Project Migration Error – StackFlair-master

An hour back I was trying to generate a flair like StackOverflow and after a bit of research I landed up StackFlair Project by Rebecca Chernoff on GitHub.

Project - StackFlair - github

Right now I’m running Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate on my PC. I tried to start the project and it asked me to migrate. Fair enough. I did. And it didn’t go well. Threw an error with this nice message:

Project Upgrade Error- StackFlair.Web



I really had no idea and I again asked google search for help, see how smart I am 😉

Landed up on ASP.NET MV3 Release Notes and it solved the problem.

This line helped me resolving the issue:

Locate the ProjectTypeGuids element and replace {F85E285D-A4E0-4152-9332-AB1D724D3325} with {E53F8FEA-EAE0-44A6-8774-FFD645390401}.


If you see, the same project type text was mentioned in error description. I did the replacement and it worked.




ASP.NET Core Application Startup Error core startup error

So, I started one of my Application on my machine in Visual Studio 2015 and I saw this beautiful error message.

The following error occurred attempting to run the DNX design time process (dnx-clr-win-x8+

No Connection could be made because the target machine actively refused the connection. …

I thought to just ignore this error and carry on my work but I was unable to run my application.

I had really  no idea why the is that. I googled for a bit and found nothing related to it. May be because it’s a very new technology and not so many of us have been through it.



I just restarted my Visual Studio 2015 and the error was gone! I still have no idea how that happened 🙂

Please share your feedback why that happens if any of you have been through this error.




MySQL – ELT() and FILED() Functions to Extract Index Position From List

MySQL supports some functions that can be used to extract the index position or the actual value from a set of values arranged as an array. ELT() and FIELD() are example of such functions. Let us understand about them in details.

Source: MySQL – ELT() and FILED() Functions to Extract Index Position From List


Different ways of injecting dependency in an AngularJS Application

When you start learning the very first characteristics of AngularJS, you may come across something called Dependency Injection (DI): the premise that AngularJS injects dependencies whenever an appl…

Source: Different ways of injecting dependency in an AngularJS Application


Calling current project methods from C# Interactive Window in Visual Studio 2015 ?

The C# Interactive Window in Visual Studio is a great utility to play around the code, language features, API’s and other .NET framework features. The Interactive Window also support features like …

Source: Calling current project methods from C# Interactive Window in Visual Studio 2015 ?


SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate First Look


Download is available at this link: SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2016


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The setup file is of 634 MB which is supported across the platform : Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit). Refer here for more details:

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The installation UI looks a little different and clean than ever before.

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The Installation process took quite a bit and it installed it module by module!

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After 10 minutes or so, it asked me to do a reboot. And I did!

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And I was presented with this:

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Yes, you’ve got two more options to log into a SQL server instance:

  1. Active Directory Password Authentication
  2. Active Directory Integrated Authentication

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It comes with an awesome “Activity Monitor” eliminating the need of so much used DMV queries to measure which object is being consumed much and do the performance tuning!

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Lovely Activity Monitor!

And the cheery on top: Live Query Execution Plan!

Live Query Execution Plan

Loving all this.  🙂