TFS ignore NuGet packages

Using Visual Studio 2013 (update 4) with TFS Azure (as a service).

Two steps are required:

1. NuGet client has a bug (more info here) and adds packages to TFS Pending changes list. Stop this by adding \.nuget\nuget.config under solution folder (see download below).

2. TFS client automatically detects changes in the file system. Use \.tfignore (in solution folder) file for stopping TFS client detecting changes under packages folder.


Downlod zip-file including the files required – namely nuget.config and .tfignore. Unpack it into the solution folder.

Restart VS

Restart Visual Studio after unpacking the files.
It is likely that you have to UNDO the current Pending changes for packages folder (first time only).

Find Changeset By Comment for Visual Studio 2015 and 2013

Based on, but ported for Visual Studio 2015 and 2013. VS2015 port is done by Jason Croghan. See download links below.

Tested on Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, but should work regardless which update you have.
Tested on Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, but should work regardless which update you have.

Download for Visual Studio 2015
Zipped installer
Source code

Download for Visual Studio 2013
Zipped installer
Source code

HighChart datetime json

Examples from HighCharts show that they expect dates to be formatted as Date.UTC(2014, 0, 1). Date.UTC actually returns milliseconds since 1 jan 1970. So you can send it as a number from your backend.

In C# you would use the following method:

/// <returns>Milliseconds since 1 jan 1970</returns>
public static long UnixTimestamp(this DateTime date)
return (long)(date – new DateTime(1970, 1, 1)).TotalMilliseconds;

Google Zeitgeist 2013 slideshow autoplay

Use AutoHotKey and the script below.

xmin = 150
xmax = 500
ymin = 150
ymax = 1000

IfWinExist, Google Zeitgeist 2013
WinActivate ; Automatically uses the window found above.
WinWaitActive, , , 2

random, nmx, %xmin%, %xmax%
random, nmy, %ymin%, %ymax%
MouseClick, left, %nmx%, %nmy%
Sleep, 6000
MouseClick, left, %nmx%, %nmy%

Sleep, 1500