Setting up EPiServer find demo index – The remote server returned an error: (413) Request Entity Too Large. 

When running indexing for EPiServer find, the “EPiServer Find Content Indexing Job” in admin tools. The episerver find logs were filling up with these errors:

The remote server returned an error: (413) Request Entity Too Large. 

Problem connected to restrictions for the developer demo index.
I added this setup method as last setup line to the FindInitializationModule:

Also added this setting to web.config to enable this feature for certain environments. (dev, test etc. using transformations)

Demo developer services:

https://find.episerver.com/

Visual Studio 2017 not returning to correct line after ctrl click (go to definition) and closing window

For me the problem was connected to ReSharper which already implements this function. Solution was to disable the VS 2017 functionality for ctrl+click. (prefer the ReSharper way with built in decompiling)

Goto options -> Text Editor -> General -> uncheck “Enable mouse click…”

Disable the default vs2017 setting.

‘fatal: unable to access ‘\/.config/git/config’: Invalid argument’ when running VS 2017 and opening a GIT based solution

I got this message ‘fatal: unable to access ‘\/.config/git/config’: Invalid argument’ when opening a GIT based solution in VS 2017.
Solution was to add an environment variable “HOME” with value “c:\” (c: or where your project folder resides).

Solution info here:

Source: I get ‘fatal: unable to access ‘\/.config/git/config’: Invalid argument’ when running VS 2017 as a user on a different domain from local windows user – Developer Community

How to solve Selenium error Element is not clickable at point (x, y) Other element would receive the click

The error message looks like this:

Solution:
The clickable element is not ready, it might not be visible or clickable.
Sometimes the element is covered by another html element. (hide the covering element first).

Steps:
1. Wait for element to be visible
2. Wait for element to be clickable
3. Click with javascript

If this still this doesn’t work insert an implicit wait between step 1 and 2. (Thread.Sleep() in c#)

C# driver code to solve problems:
Wait for element to be visible and clickable (ElementToBeClickable = element is visible AND enabled.)

Click with javascript:

 

Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

I was recently on a conference and spotted this nice code font:
Fira Code
which makes us of “ligatures” that takes common programming characters and make them more readable.

Such as >= ++ != and presents them in a more condensed and more readable way.

Read more here:
Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

To use in Visual Studio 2017, download from:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode/releases/download/1.204/FiraCode_1.204.zip

Unzip ttf folder select all fonts, right click menu and install.
Open/Restart VS2017 -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and colors -> Select “Fira Code” as font.

Fira Code on github:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

Scott Hanselman on Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures:
https://www.hanselman.com/blog/MonospacedProgrammingFontsWithLigatures.aspx

See more code in VS2017 – Shrink Empty Lines Addon

Use this addon for VS 2017:

Source: Shrink Empty Lines – Visual Studio Marketplace

Shrinks empty line height in code editor by 25% to be able to see more lines of codes at a glance.

Read more:
https://visualstudioextensions.vlasovstudio.com/2014/06/04/see-more-lines-of-code-with-syntactic-line-compression/