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Visual Studio 2015 & .Net Core Tools Update Install Fails

I'm having an odd problem setting up VSPro2015 on a new laptop running Win7 Enterprise. The installer is completing but fails to install Azure AD Authentication Connected Service or Microsoft Azure ...
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Cannot install Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects Extension

I would like to create installers for some of my software packages, so I am attempting to use the Visual Studio Add-On known as Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects Extension. However, I am ...
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VisualStudio won't accept credentials in enterprise environment - StatusCode: 0x80090308

I'm currently using Visual Studio Community 2015, Version 14.0 Update 3. My problem is, that I can't connect to my own MS TeamFoundationServer 2015 from my workplace. The problem is definitely not ...
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What Java package from Oracle is this Microsoft link supposed to download? (from Visual Studio 2015 Community update 3 offline install) [on hold]

Know what am I supposed to download that the following Microsoft link was supposed to give me? (ie link below gives error for me) http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=616976 I need to download ...
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Best software dev practices/advice for Unix guy on Windows [on hold]

I've been developing on Linux/OSX for years and now I've been tasked with using Visual Studio on Windows (which is running on Parallels on my Mac). I'm having serious separation anxiety without Bash, ...
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Visual Studio 2015 installation fail [duplicate]

I successfully downloaded the exe from here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/3/F/93FCF1E7-E6A4-478B-96E7-D4B285925B00/vc_redist.x86.exe For first time it was successfully installed but for ...
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Problems with running Visual Studio as admin in Windows 10

I'm building a new Win10 computer for one of the developers at my company and he's a bit...finicky...about how he likes things set up. One thing that is an absolute must is that he has to be able to ...
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Visual Studio Licence for a Medium Orginization

Microsoft is making me go crazy and here is why I am working a developer for a mid-sized (100 employees) company who is mainly into accounts. I am a member of a small team IT of 8 people that manage ...
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Namespace + String [migrated]

I want to combine a namespace and a string so that I can animate the background of a Form. for (int f = 0; f <= 10; f++) { BackgroundImage = Properties.Resources._(f.ToString); System....
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Where is the WinUSB application template?

I am trying to follow these directions, this is my first USB device driver using windows. Unfortunately, I do not see the winUSB project file, and I also do not know how to get it. I am using Visual-...
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Cannot start Visual Studio Emulator for Android: InvalidArguments (3)

When I try to start Visual Studio Emulator, it fails with the following error in the log: 3> 12/07/2016 21:29:04 : [Critical] An error occured while creating 'VS Emulator 5 KitKat (4.4) XXHDPI ...
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Visual Studio- can't make different selection in ListBox [migrated]

Here's a rundown of what I'm trying to accomplish. I have a TextBox where I can enter a customer name. If there are multiple orders from that customer then the ListBox will show many instances of the ...
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Visual Studio text editor sometimes puts dragged line 4 lines above mouse cursor

VS Community 2015 v14 I want to click and drag a line to another location, in my visual-C++ source file: I click the line number, on the far left, to select a line. But sometimes when I then click ...
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Visual Studio 2015 crashes on startup

my Visual Studio 2015 keeps crashing and I cannot find out why. Yesterday I wanted to install the Python Tools March 2016. This included the update 2 for VS2015. After installation Visual Studio ...
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remote desktop crashes when browse visual studio projects

so I am working on a remote desktop, which is for a remote server(this server is hosting the online version of the web app that I am developing, but I am developing a local copy,also stored on that ...
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Visual Studio 15: remove double CTRL+S as a short cut of save file as

Not only me but many developers are in the habit of pressing ctrl+s many times to save the file. Here comes the visual studio 15 that open a dialogue to save file as if you press the control+s more ...
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How do I verify a Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installation

I recently installed a (digitally signed) program and the installer launched an internally packaged Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable installer halfway in. I scanned the program and checked its ...
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How do I get rid of the braces around object representations in the Locals window in Visual Studio (when copying)?

In Visual Studio (2015 Enterprise + ReSharper Ultimate), in the Locals window (and perhaps others), all values for class types are displayed with braces around them, as seen here: In the case of ...
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Change location of .gitconfig in Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2015 has Git integration, but it picks up a .gitconfig file used in my Cygwin install that has some problems (for one thing, it is a symlink, but even it if was a normal file it would ...
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Visual Studio Emulator for Android fails to install - says Visual Studio is required

I am trying to install the standalone Visual Studio Emulator for Android on Windows 10 Pro. According to the page, Visual Studio 2015 is not required and I've had the emulator installed on running on ...
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Visual Studio 15 not detecting Windows 10 SDK

Today I downloaded standalone installer for Windows 10 SDK which downloaded all the required files of about 700 MB. Then I installed it with a setup file placed within downloaded content. But still ...
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How can I export an exe using Visual Studio Community 2015

I just made a simple black window game using Visual Studio Community 2015, but found myself have no idea how to send the program to my friends, who don't have the Visual Studio installed to test. I ...
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Visual Studio newbie need help making a VB front end to a PS script

I'm a system admin at work and part of the day to day is creating new mailboxes for users in Office 365 and we are forced to use powershell to do this. The only variable in the PS commands is the user'...
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How can I get ConEmu, Far Manager and the VS Developer Command Prompt to play nice together?

I'm currently trying to set up my environment such that I can open a ConEmu tab and it will automatically initialize Far Manager and the VS Developer Command Prompt environment. My failed attempt was ...
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Github or Git commands for Flatten, Hydrate, Inflate

I'm working on a project that already has a few javascript and css libraries and even some binary files in it and wanted to add a project.json file for the libraries that exist in nodejs or other ...
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Is there a way to (or extension that will let you) set multiple colored column width guidelines

As the title says, in Visual Studio 2015 is there a way to (or extension that will let you) set multiple column width guidelines, in different colors (i.e.: maybe one in yellow at 80 characters and ...
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Visual Studio snippets' “surround with” overrides selected text

The Issue In Visual Studio 2015 (Update 2), When I try to use 'Surround with' and select any option from the snippets list, the selected text is being overwritten. see screenshot below when ...
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Changing the font size is automatically reverted in Visual Studio 2015

Symptom: Open Tools | Options window. Select Environment | Fonts and Colors section. Change the font size for Text Editor from 10 to any other size (eg. 11) Click OK button. After a couple of ...
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Visual Studio Code is always on top in Linux

I've installed VS Code in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When using it, it always sits on top of other windows. Not only does it sit on top of other applications like the terminal, it also sits on top of its own ...
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VS 2015 Community - No property pages for C++ project

Every C++ project that I open with Visual Studio 2015 Community edition shows the following when trying to open project properties: I've tried fully reinstalling (deleting folders in documents, ...
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Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015 setup blocked

While installing Visual Studio Community 2015, the setup was blocked and I received a message that told me that Visual Studio was already installed. Visual Studio Professional 2015 is currently ...
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Visual Studio 15 Preview: Xamarin installation

I'm trying to install Xamarin to the Visual Studio 15 preview. I keep getting the following error: I have Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 installed, probably it causes this issue. Is it possible to ...
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Visual Studio 2015 Application properties window null reference error

When I click on the properties of a solution the visual studio writes me: An error occurred trying to load the page. Property accessor 'TargetDescriptions' on object 'Microsoft.VisualStudio....
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Visual Studio 2015 Drag and drop not working in .xaml

This is probably a very simple setting I accidentally changed, but every search returns about using drag and drop controls in app not in the visual studio Xaml designer editor. In WPF I used to be ...
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How long can I use a product-key version of Visual Studio 2015, offline?

Background Our company is looking to start using Visual Studio 2015. We are planning to buy the perennial 5-license version of Visual Studio 2015 PROFESSIONAL. Our problem is that we have a bunch of ...
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Opening VS2015 Community when both Community & Professional are installed?

I have both VS2015 Community and VS2015 Professional installed. How do I start VS2015 Community? I can't seem to find a link that opens it.
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Visual Studio 2015 warning dialogs don't render correctly

My Visual Studio 2015 warning dialogs appear to not be rendering correctly. They have (seriously) over-sized icons and the text is cut-off... And if cancelled and opened a second time, the dialog ...
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Visual Studio 2015 remove keyboard shortcut

Sometime within the past week my F2 keyboard shortcut in Visual Studio 2015 stopped triggering Refactor->Rename. So I went into keyboard mappings and re-linked it, but it still doesn't work. I see ...
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Visual Studio 2015 Community Failing to Download Package

I am trying to install VS2015 and got the downloader from here - https://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-community-vs I am running it and it keeps giving me this download error: Before ...
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What is the Visual Studio Standard Collector process, and why does it use 10GB of RAM?

Hopefully this is the right stack exchange site to post on... Didn't feel like it was a programming question for SO. Anyway, I'm running Visual Studio 2015 and got a notification to from Windows to ...
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Installing Visual Studio across multiple Operating Systems

So I as many people have a copy of Windows 10 installed but I have Windows 7, I prefer Windows 10 over Windows 7 (it runs faster than my Windows 7 install). The problem is that I have a lot of IDE's ...
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Where can I download Visual Studio 2010 Web Express? [closed]

I'm searching Visual Studio 2010 Web Express, where can I download it ? Edit: All the search results for Visual Studio 2010 Web Express are redirecting to the latest Visual Studio (currently, 2015 ...
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Test run crashes OS

This sometimes happens on Windows 10 when I'm running NUnit tests which use postgresql from ReSharper test runner. The test doesn't finish and I see a very strange behavior in all applications. ...
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Issues with Viewing Markup in Visual Studio Development Environment

I have inherited a project from previous developers who left me zero documentation, and I am trying to figure out what is going on with the code in the projects I am reviewing. The projects are ASP....
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Make visual studio stop reporting search results multiple times

Visual studio reports my search results multiple times. I searched for DataConfig and it reported DirectoryFiles.wxs lines 21-25 multiple times each. It does this frequently but I haven't figured ...
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Is there some way to predict how much space Visual Studio will consume on my boot partition?

One of the major annoyances of visual studio installation is that the filesystem requirements are almost completely opaque. I'm aware that granular package selection is possible with the unattended ...
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Compiled Visual Studio Programs will not run?

This issue just started the other day. I have many compiled projects from Visual Studio in different languages. Every project works completely fine when running from within Visual Studio. After I ...
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Is there a shortcut to select words in Visual Studio Community that is like VSCode/Atom?

On VSCode and Atom there is the shortcut CtrlD CtrlD that selects the word occurrence. Is there something similar on Visual Studio Community/Pro/... ?
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Recover an older version of the file

My laptop just shutdown unexpectedly when i am doing my project work on Visual Studio 2010. At that time I was editing a css file. After the system was restarted i see that css file was corrupted and ...
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How to change the background color in Visual Studio Work Items page?

I'm trying to change the background color of description panel in Visual Studio work item page: Work item description: I can change text background for a part of the text, but not for the whole ...