Parse Date From String In JavaScript

Suppose you have a string representation of a date, e.g. “2015-05-15T22:43:35.0962104+02:00” or “5/15/2015”, and you need to parse that string into a JavaScript Date object. Here’s how to do it:

// Parse string into the number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.
var ticks = Date.parse("5/15/2015");

// Create an instance of Date using the number of milliseconds.
var date = new Date(ticks);

// Check the value of the Date instance 
// yields "Mon Oct 05 2015 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (W. Europe Daylight Time)"

In-Memory Code Generation at Run-Time With .NET – Part 5 – Loading

This article is split into 5 posts.

  1. Introduction
  2. Templating Engines
  3. Code Generation From Source
  4. Code Generation From Model
  5. Loading

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Fix Visual Studio 2013 Razor CSHTML Intellisense in Class Library or Console Application

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I tried to use a .cshtml file and the razor syntax in a console application. I was able to build the project, but the intellisense and the error tab complaint about “The name ‘Model’ does not exist in the current context“:


The usual fixes, like throwing in a web.config, didn’t work. But then I found a fix to solve that problem. Here are the steps:

  • make sure you have the Microsoft ASP.NET MVC nuget package and its dependecies installed
  • clean and build your project, close your .cshtml-files
  • copy the following DLLs from Debug (or the mode you’re in) right to the bin folder
    • Microsoft.Web.Infrastructure.dll
    • System.Web.Helpers.dll
    • System.Web.Mvc.dll
    • System.Web.Razor.dll
    • System.Web.WebPages.Deployment.dll
    • System.Web.WebPages.dll
    • System.Web.WebPages.Razor.dll


  • open your .cshtml file
  • it should work

Reason: I guess it’s because in a normal web project there is only a bin folder, no Debug or Release. Visual Studio seems to look directly into that folder for…

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C#: Hosting Web PI GUI In Own Application

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (WPI) is a very cool tool for installing frameworks, programs and web application. It automatically resolves installs dependencies, which makes it my top choice for deploying my own applications.

In some cased, I need to install multiple applications and update their local configuration to contain data of other applications (e.g., the web site URL of one application gets written to the web.config of another application). The installer application internally uses WPI to perform the dependency resolving and the actual installation. The installer application itself performs the cross-application configuration and installs other components not installable via WPI.

This post shows how to integrate WPI’s GUI into a custom application.Read More »