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Getting back into my bbXP project this morning I was running into issues with VS 15 Preview 3 and the bbXP ASP NET Core project from loading. I kept getting:

The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v15.0\DotNet.Web\Microsoft.DotNet.Web.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the declaration is correct.

Via the following popup:

Knowing VS 2015 Update 3 just came out and that was a new tooling update for .NET Core available here, I downloaded that update hoping the installer would place the files VS 15 Preview required into the 14.0 folder of that same path.

Low and behold, it did:

So to resolve this issue, simply copy the C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v14.0\DotNet.Web folder to C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v15.0. After reloading the project I had 0 issues working with VS 15 Preview on my ASP NET Core project. I hope that helps out someone in the same boat.
As a frequent or infrequent visitor might have noticed, the site has undergone a slight refresh. I kept the bootstrap menu, but stripped out the right hand panel (though it might come back in a different form). The biggest undertaking was the complete rewrite of the codebase from the ASP NET MVC 5 and Entity Framework 6.1 to ASP NET Core and Entity Framework Core. The code base is now considerably smaller and as you can tell is faster without caching even turned on as it was before.

As my shift in time spent has shifted from blogging to my GitHub projects, I wanted to shift focus of my blog to my github projects. Over the next couple weeks I will be adding in some feeds and milestones of the projects I am working in the header area. This way a visitor might notice I had not blogged in a while, but can see active progress on GitHub.

That being said I have been dividing my time between a couple different projects. One being bbXP, the codebase that powers this blog. The other being jcFUS, a collaboration tool for businesses and consumers. In the coming weeks expect a lot of coverage on these projects.

One might be asking, where is the updated code for bbXP? I will be pollishing it up today and checking it into the GitHub repository.

Some other features coming back at some point:
  • Archives
  • Content Search
  • White Papers
  • My Computers
So stay tuned for more updates and some other posts on the hardware side of my passion.