Apr 11 2015

How to display line numbers in Visual Studio

I managed to hide the line numbers in Visual Studio Express 2013 and decided to make a video on how to display the line numbers again.

Below are the steps for displaying the line numbers in Visual Studio Express 2013 and also a short video of how to do get them back.

  1. In Visual Studio, click on Tools.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Expand Text Editor.
  4. Click on All Languages. (I chose All Languages but you can choose the specific language that you are using to only display line numbers for that language).
  5. Tick the check box next to Line Numbers.
  6. Click OK.

Your line numbers will now be displayed 🙂

Feb 25 2015

Installing Mono Develop in Linux Mint 17.1

Just a quick video on installing MonoDev in Linux Mint 17.1

1. Open your web browser and browse to the MonoDev Website to copy the GPG Key and the repository link.
2. Open your terminal and run sudo (and paste the GPG key signing key from the above website here) then press enter
3. Now type sudo (and paste the link to the repository from the above website here) press enter
4. Install Mono Develop by running the following in your terminal: sudo apt-get install monodevelop
Type y when prompted to download and install the package
Open Mono Develop after the installation has finished. If it does not open try points 7 and 8 below
7. Type sudo apt-get install mono-devel and press enter. Enter to download and install the package
8. Type sudo apt-get install libmono-cairo2.0-cil and press enter. Enter to download and install the package

You should now be able to open and use Mono Develop. Below is a tutorial video I made to show you how to install Mono Develop using the above steps.


Jun 16 2014

How to install NetBeans in Linux Mint

I started teaching myself Java and the IDE for most of the tutorials used is Eclipse.

The author of the latest book I’m reading is using NetBeans so I decided to install NetBeans 8 to follow along with the author’s examples and the book’s tutorials. The below video shows you how to install NetBeans in Linux Mint which is currently my main desktop OS at home.

Apologies for the loss of audio halfway through the video as my headset died. The video does however show the installation, where to find NetBeans after the installation finished and that it works like a charm in Linux Mint.


Jun 12 2014

How to install Java (JDK8 and JRE8) on Linux Mint

Started teaching myself the art of programming using Java and decided to install the Java JDK8 and JRE8 on my Linux Mint 17 PC.

This was surprisingly easy and quick to install. Just click on this link and follow the article to install Java on your Linux Mint Operating system.

I’m using Eclipse as the IDE which can be installed from the Software Manager in you Linux Mint installation. A video of installing Eclipse will be uploaded soon for anyone who might prefer seeing how it is installed.

Aug 22 2013

A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run Eclipse.

I started learning development for Android and downloaded the Eclipse IDE that includes the Android SDK from the Android Development site. Eclipse should be installed after you installed the Java Runtime Environment.

On both my machines I received the below error when starting Eclipse. In my case I think it has to do with the fact that i installed Eclipse and the JRE to D: instead of the default locations in the installers.

eclipse error










I solved this issue by:

1. Right click the Eclipse exe and choose properties.
2. In the Target field add -vm “D:Program FilesJavajdk1.7.0bin” behind the D:adt-bundleadt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130729eclipseeclipse.exe
3. In essence it should look like your_drive_letter:path to eclipse installationeclipseeclipse.exe -vm “drive_letter_where_JRE_is_installed:Program FilesJavajdk_version_numberbin”
4. Click apply and ok.

Eclipse should now start without any problems.