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20 Feb 2017

Hide .js and .js.map files when using TypeScript in Visual Studio Code

TypeScript is awesome, but what if I don’t want to see extra .js and .js.map files everywhere that are polluting your file explorer in Visual Studio Code?

Here is an easy solution:

- Open user settings:

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- Add "files.exclude" property to the user settings or to the workspace settings:
"files.exclude": 
{       
    "**/*.js*": {"when": "$(basename).ts"},
    "**/*.js.map": true    
}

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Done:

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AngularJs + TypeScript with SharePoint


Getting intellisense in Visual Studio Code for AngularJs in TypeScript is not as straightforward as one would expect. Follow these steps below to get it working
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Open Visual Studio Code
Press CTRL+` and run these commands:
tsc –init
npm install typings –global
typings install dt~jquery --global --save
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typings install dt~angular
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Now, if you run tsc compiler, your will get errors like so:
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in order to fix it:
- create a global.d.ts file inside typings folder. It will be a new entry point for your TypeScript
- add import * as angular from "angular" as a first line
- add /// <reference path="index.d.ts" /> following that:
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Modify tsconfig.json include "files" property to reference the new global.d.ts file: :
{
    "compilerOptions": {
        "target": "es5",
        "sourceMap": true
    },

    "files": [
    "typings/global.d.ts"
  ]
}
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Let TypeScript compiler know which folder contains your .ts code by adding “include” property to the tsconfig.json file:
"include": ["src/*"]
where src/ is your source code folder image Run TypeScript compiler and start watching the files:
tsc --watch
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Now you get angular and jQuery intellisense in TypeScript:
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Well. it’s not really SharePoint specific, but it’s nice to know SharePoint developers can use the same steps.
If you are searching for a quick start with SharePoint and modern tools have a look at these articles by Andrew Koltyakov.

2 Nov 2016

Find Configuration Database Connection string in the Registry

SharePoint 2010:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\Secure\ConfigDb

SharePoint 2013:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0\Secure\ConfigDb

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22 Oct 2016

The Best Way to Develop SharePoint Client Side Applications

 

Please, read these articles by Andrew Koltyakov.

He explains in great detail how to properly develop client side solutions using tools like node, gulp, Visual Studio Code with SharePoint

21 Oct 2016

Add jQuery to any page in a console

var script = document.createElement("script"); 
script.type="text/javascript"; 
script.src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.1.0/jquery.min.js"; 
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);

11 Oct 2016

Stefan Goßner: PSCONFIGUI.EXE vs PSCONFIG.EXE

Nice article: Why I prefer PSCONFIGUI.EXE over PSCONFIG.EXE by Stefan Goßner

In case you need to use PSCONFIG.EXE to automate some tasks you should use the following command:

PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures -cmd secureresources -cmd services -install