Changing Visual Studio 2013 Menu Bar to Title Case

In Visual Studio 2013, it inherits the All Caps menu bar, similar to the ones you saw in Visual Studio 2012. I do find it annoying at times as it seems to be shouting at me.

Visual Studio 2013 menu bar with all upper case.
Visual Studio 2013 menu bar with all upper case.

In this post, I would like to share with you the steps to change the menu bar from all UPPER CASE to Title Case.

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Simulate WCF Call using WCF Test Client

Often not, you have a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service ready for call but do not have a ready service controller or UI to execute testing on it.

Scenario: While I was working on developing front-end of the system that calls a fully developed back-end UI, my software tester requested for assistance in testing the back-end service. (Back then, it was a parallel ongoing work where once software developer completed the back-end service, software developer will proceed with front-end while software tester will do testing on the back-end service)

In order to solve this issue, you just need to run WCF Test Client.

Method 1: Command Prompt

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Custom Activities not showing in VS2012 Toolbox

Situation: I created a Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) application using custom Workflow activities. I compiled the project and found out that my toolbox are not showing the custom workflow activities despite re-building, re-adding the reference to the project.

This is how it looks like in my solution.

See ma! No custom workflow activities!
Look ma! No custom workflow activities!

Gandalf: Thou shall not pass!

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