Version 10.0 of Microsoft's integrated development environment (IDE), released in April 2010 to replace Visual Studio 2008.

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How do I install a VSIX file in Visual Studio?

I just downloaded a VSIX file from the Visual Studio Gallery. How do I install it in Visual Studio?
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VS 2010 Security Warning When Opening My Own Projects

Whenever I try to open my own projects in VS 2010 Express, I get the following message: You should only open projects from a trustworthy source I can click OK on the message and open the ...
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Backspace and arrow keys not working as expected

Most of the time Visual Studio seems to work fine. But occasionally, it gets into a funky editing state. I can still type, but I can't move the cursor with the arrow keys. The arrow keys instead seem ...
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Visual Studio 2010 not compatible?

The Windows 8 upgrade setup says that Visual Studio 2010 would not be compatible, but that there is a solution available. What does 'not compatible' mean in this case? I had VS 2010 running in the ...
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Want Visual Studio 2010 stop using the drive when there's lots of RAM in Windows 7 64 bit

I will be upgrading my system to use 16GB of DDR3 RAM in a Windows 7 64 bit and Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. CPU will be 6 cores 3.2Ghz. I do lots of compiles/day and my goal for VS is to show a web ...
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My Visual Studio 2010 Menus are right aligned, how to fix that?

That's what my menus look like in Visual Studio 2010 since a couple of days: How to fix that without loosing all my Settings? With fixing I mean restore left aligned menus. No other application ...
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Where can I find the file 'DotfuscatorCE_5.0.2500.msi'?

I'm trying to install the Service Pack 1 update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. However, it cannot locate the file DotfuscatorCE_5.0.2500.msi Does anyone know where I can find/download this file? ...
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How can I remove items from the “Look in:” combo box in Visual Studio's “Find and Replace” dialog?

I have inadvertantly added some entries to the "Find and Replace" dialog in Visual Studio 2010. See picture below: I want to remove \r\n, Double, etc. How can I do this?
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Why does the control key get “stuck” when debugging in VS2010?

Sometimes the Ctrl key gets stuck somehow during debug sessions in Visual Studio 2010, and when I press Shift+F5 to stop debugging, it gets reset (Ctrl+Shift+F5). This gets very frustrating ...
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How do I change the license key for an installed copy of Visual Studio 2010?

We have a number of Amazon EC2 instances with Visual Studio 2010 installed on them. The license we are using has a fixed number of seats, all of which are being utilized at the moment. I've created ...
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Git corrupt master branch

I open my Git repository using gitExtensions on Windows 7 for a Visual Studio project. It is suddenly empty. The repository exists, but all my commits have disappeared. I am using the graphical ...
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Can I stop Visual Studio spawning a web browser when I start debugging?

Can I stop Visual Studio spawning a web browser when I start debugging in VS2010? I have the site open already, so I don't need Visual Studio to spawn another window/tab/etc :\ I'd love to be able ...
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How do I install Visual Studio 2010 Express somewhere besides C:?

I have a SSD as my primary (C:) drive, mainly used for quickly loading games. It's pretty small (~30 GB) so I want to keep things that don't really need a speed boost off of it. I attempted ...
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How to change the skin on VS2010

The dark and light contrast on the VS2010 IDE is not as comfortable on the eyes as the previous versions. Any way of changing the colors on the IDE skin?
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How much hard drive space should I give my Windows 7 Virtual Machine?

I'm going to reformat my computer today and install Linux Mint on it. I developer on a .NET stack mainly for work and home, but I hate using Windows (go figure). What specs do I need for Visual ...
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Is there a way to embed a command prompt into the Visual Studio IDE?

Basically I'm looking for something like the "Visual Studio Command Prompt", but which can be docked as a tab or otherwise moved about like any other Visual Studio panel. Does such a thing exist? ...
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How do I organize my project files in Visual Studio in a Setup Project? [closed]

I have a set of schemas that I use in a C# program. I've created a Visual Studio Installer "Setup" Project. Whenever I add those files into the project using the project's "File System" I get a ...
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Uninstalling VisualSVN 2.0 from Visual Studio 2010

Is there a way to uninstall VisualSVN 2.0 from Visual Studio 2010? There is no uninstaller in the Control Panel and I can't find it to remove it in Visual Studio 2010. Is the only option just to ...
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How to make Visual Studio 2010 highlight identical, selected words in editor ?

I would like to enable (if it exists) an option in Visual Studio 2010 that would highlight the same identical words to the selected ones. There is a feature like this already implemented e.g. in ...
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Can I install visual studio 2012 side by side with 2010?

Can I install Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 RTM side by side with Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 on Windows 7? Because I tried to install it and I just got the splash screen for the installer ...
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Visual Studio 2010 fails to install with “Error occurred during setup”

I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2010 on Windows 7 64-bit and I keep getting following screen: I tried to install also Visual Studio 2008 with similar result. I'm starting to think it might be ...
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How to build Firefox from 4.0 source and optimize it?

I have found tons of links, resources regarding this topic. However, most of them just compile it and that's it. I want to disable debug, enable -O3 optimization (this one fails hard at the ...
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Removing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)

I'm trying to remove the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64). It says it's uninstalled when I try to remove it from Control Panel->Programs and Features, but the list item ...
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Problem installing Visual Studio 2010

I had to reinstall Windows 7 on my computer. I reinstalled everything except VS 2010. Trying to install it, the install wizard looked like it had been corrupted. Another VS 2010 DVD however showed ...
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Can I use Visual Studio 2008,2010 and 2012 on Windows 8?

I do development in all of these versions of Visual Studio and just wondering- before I go out and buy Windows 8 if versions 2008 and 200 are compatible with Windows 8 and can I have all of them ...
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what is the best configuration for visual studio 2010 working with and SSD

Maybe these are stupid questions but I should ask anyway, I think must people agree that SSD are a good investment for programming, although this question is two years old it has a lot of up votes. My ...
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Visual Studio 2010 looks like Hot Dog Stand

This is what my Visual Studio 2010 window looks like. Obviously not ideal. I used to have C# 2010 Express installed, all was fine, something happened, and then the colors went like this. I ...
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Install entire visual studio on ramdisk?

How would i go about installing visual studio 2010 and all of its dependencies entirely on a ramdisk? I have 16GB ram in my computer and a 4GB ramdisk just for visual studio. If i just try to ...
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What are the dangers of manually setting IncreaseUserVA?

I run visual studio 2010 on a 32bit system and regularly run into issues with running out of virtual memory so I can no longer do things like copy / paste in VS. I checked out a few options and the ...
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Can i buy Visual Studio 2010 individually? [closed]

I am confused a bit by MSDN (microsoft) site. Do i really need to get subscription of MSDN in order to get Visual Studio 2010? I dont' need MSDN or I really can't afford MSDN. I just wanna buy Visual ...
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Why does my Visual Studio 2010 default to a horizontal windows split if I quit then reopen it?

I use Visual Studio 2010 Professional at work and up until a couple of weeks ago I have had no problems. But now whenever I open an instance of VS 2010 it defaults to horizontal split. I never split ...
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slipstream Visual Studio 2010 service pack 1

Visual studio 2010 is great and SP 1 is adding flavor to it. I am planning to install Visual studio 2010 with SP 1 in quite a few system. Visual studio takes only about 20 mins to install but SP1 ...
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What are the minimum and recommended requirements to run visiual studio 2010? [closed]

What are the minimum and recommended requirements to run visiual studio 2010?
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DreamSpark is really giving me free software? [closed]

So basically I heard today that with a CJP card (a Dutch card for cultural activities etc.) I can download Visual Studio Professional from DreamSpark. It was all simple, I went to www.dreamspark.com, ...
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Why does Visual Studio 2010 not save Environment Settings?

I am changed the toolbar and window (like solution explore, properties windows etc.) arrangement settings i.e arrange as per my conventions. Now I am close the vs2010 and next day I open the vs2010 ...
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Visual Studio colors mess up

Every once in a while, Visual Studio decides to mess up my colors. This is what happens: It should look like this: I'm not sure what is causing this, but I hope someone else has experienced ...
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Assign a shortcut for “Next tab” in Visual Studio

(Using Visual Studio 2010 Express) When you do CTRL+Tab on the editor of Visual Studio, it navigates to the next document window (the name of the shortcut is Window.NextDocumentWindowNav). Should you ...
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Error installing VS2010 SDK (setup can't find VS2010)

I am trying to install the Visual Studio 2010 SDK, but the setup fails with the message below. My setup is 64-bit Windows 7 with VS2010 Professional. Any hints on how to resolve this would be ...
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Visual Studio 2010 - Text cursor disappearing

I'm just editing .cs usual classes and my text cursor is often becoming usual cursor. This doesn't make VS useless, but is pissing me off. There is some hock to restart the cursor without need to ...
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What features are needed in a laptop to run Visual Studio quickly and perfectly?

I would like to buy a laptop to install Visual Studio Professional Edition on it. I have a friend who has got a laptop with Vista Home Premium 32-bit with 2 GB RAM but he said that Visual Studio is ...
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Visual Studio Performance problems when writing XAML

I've dealt with Visual Studio performing terrible for too long now. Now I'm past the point of being emotionally broken and need help. I can't figure out how to fix the issue of the Visual Studio ...
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Why does code pasted from Visual Studio to Word and from Word to Gmail keep colors?

Why, if I copy code from Visual Studio directly into Gmail, all styles are removed but if copied first to Word and then from Word into Gmail then all styles including fonts and color are kept?
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VS2010 : MSVSMON.exe failed to start

I am trying to migrate an old VS2005 application to VS2010. I am trying to debug that application, but after I cleaned the project then tried to build it, MSVSMON.exe failed to start and an error ...
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Can someone explain Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010 pricing?

We're a small team of 4 developers. We currently have MSDN Professional subscriptions. When 2010 comes out next month, will we need to buy new MSDN subscriptions? -- Is it possible to upgrade from ...
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Horizontal scrolling in Visual Studio 2010

Does anyone know if there is a hot key I can press to activate horizontal scrolling with my mouse wheel in Visual Studio 2010? e.g. Pressing 'ctrl' while scrolling the mouse wheel would scroll the ...
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VS 2010 Bookmark All disabled

In my Quick Find window, why is the Bookmark All button disabled?
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Visual Studio 2010 Loading Cursor is Flashing

The loading cursor that looks like a sand timer. Every time I open VS2010 and open or create any new project, the loading cursor flashes every ~2secs on and off even when VS2010 is minimized. Cursor ...
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Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express error loading Silverlight

What's going on?: After selecting Silverlight Navigation with Accent Color from Online Templates in Microsoft Visual Studio C# 2010 Express, I am receiving the following error message. Error: ...
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VS2010 on multiple monitors

I'm using VS2010, which has the cool feature of allowing you to drag panels out of the main IDE window. I like to drag some of the panels off to one of my other monitors. Unfortunately, after each ...
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Is Visual Studio Express Edition 2010 free?

Is Visual Studio Express Edition 2010 free? On this page: http://www.microsoft.com/express/Windows/ it says it is a set of free tools. But the splash screen at the start says it is only for ...