Create shortcut to web application on the windows taskbar

You can create a shortcut on the taskbar directly opening the web application if you enable “Open as window”, when creating a shortcut:


More tools > Create shortcut…




An old but still relevant and good post on gitflow:




HTTP Error 502.5 – ANCM Out-Of-Process Startup Failure


Before you try the solution below, make sure:



Found my solution on:


I believe I finally resolved my issue. I used this as a reference to set the ASPNETCORE_PORT environment variable. I know this is not a good approach but at least this is working now.

Here is my web.config:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>




<remove name=”aspNetCore” />

<add name=”aspNetCore” path=”*” verb=”*” modules=”AspNetCoreModuleV2″ resourceType=”Unspecified” />


<aspNetCore processPath=”%LAUNCHER_PATH%” stdoutLogEnabled=”true” stdoutLogFile=”.\logs\stdout” arguments=”%LAUNCHER_ARGS%”>


<environmentVariable name=”ASPNETCORE_PORT” value=”45200″ />






What seems to be happening in my case is that a lot of ports in the range 1025 – 48000 (the ports used by ANCM) are being used and the number of retries ANCM does is limited. I saw some discussions here in GitHub (can’t find the issue) where it is being considered checking the port being trying to bind to it but until this happens I will keep these ports fixed.


FaviconsWebpackPlugin not working / not injected with Angular 9.1.7 cli into the index.html page

When integrating the Favicons webpack plugin, into an Angular 9 application, the favicons were generated, but they were not injected into the index.html page in the dist folder.

There seems to be a problem at the moment with this integration.

I fixed it, by setting index to an empty string in the Angular.json as suggested by:



“architect”: {

        “build”: {


          “options”: {

            “customWebpackConfig”: {



            “outputPath”“dist “,


p style=”background: #1e1e1e”>            “index”“”,














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