Showing posts from December, 2015

Fix for Xbox One App Online Chat with Windows 10

    This bug started for me sometime over the fall and after diving into it makes since with the links but I never got around to finding a fix.
Final Solution I'm not sure if it's because I installed the beta version or because I uninstalled the teredo driver but I'm calling it fixed since it's probable a combination of the two. The current of the beta I am using is the 11.12.16005 version.

This fix didn't work until I installed the beta app... So even…

EF: The database cannot be opened because it is version 782

    The full error message for this is "The database cannot be opened because it is version 782. This server supports version 706 and earlier. A downgrade path is not supported" and started appearing for me when I upgraded to Visual Studio 2015 Community. Originally I created a database file in visual studio 2013.

<add name="ProductContext" connectionString="Data Source=(LocalDb)\v11.0;AttachDbFilename=|DataDirectory|\ProductContext.mdf;Initial Catalog=ProductContext;Integrated Security=True" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />

<add name="ProductContext" connectionString="Data Source=(LocalDB)\MSSQLLocalDB;AttachDbFilename=|DataDirectory|\ProductContext.mdf;Initial Catalog=ProductContext;Integrated Security=True" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />

I did not have to delete the local database files and have to start over, thankfully it was a small change.


Combining Bootstrap and Font-Awesome without Overlap

    For sometime I've wanted to merge these two libraries together without creating too much work for myself and reduce as much overlap as possible. I have completely moved toward the sass side for my development. I've come up with three approaches but I think the best one is the third one and it little more work than I would like.

First Approaches
Using an regular expression in node to remove whatever classes and component. This would be great for multiple projects and helpful reducing css on features not in my bootstrap projects. I'll keep this short because I plan to go more in depth for another project.

Second Approaches
Before I had my npm project I was trying to use grunt-uncss in by looking at the document pages from the source and simply removing the components and icons I didn't want! This would only work with the finally solution of the css and I found a few bugs with media queries.

Third Approaches
Using an approach like the one in my npm package flavorstrap a…

Flavorstrap npm package, in-depth Documentation

There is three ways stylesheet libraries can be modified, excluding the idea of outside styling (themes). The first is through variables which limited to basic styles such as sizes, colors and other global variables. The second is extending existing css classes for example a “panel” has default, danger, warning, primary, info, and success. One could easily add a extended class called “panel-super” and continue development as any other panel variety. The last is a total rewrite of a bootstrap class, which can be avoided with flavorstrap.

Advantages/Support and reasons why!?Get any version of bootstrap you want, break it down to any level you want and without impacting it for long term maintainability!


Create Sass/LessBuild Sass/Less + bootstrap’s Less/SassRemove Dups and merge stylesAdd prefixesSee your results!

Problems I faced:For a lot of sass or css optimization solutions rudy is a constant deal breaker which meant looking around for alternatives based off their rudy libr…