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installation error for visual studio 2012

Whenever I try to install visual studio 2012 premium, I get the error "The computer needs to be restarted before setup can continue. Please restart the computer and run setup again.". How can I get ...
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Add new Server to Visual Studio application via SSH

I have a RHEL Linux instance with MySQL running. I have the connectors and I'm trying to setup a new connection to the database in Visual Studio 2012. Problem is, it's on a corporate remote server and ...
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Cannot connect to remote SQL Server with SQL Server Management Studio with Visual Studi

I'm developing a small app on my own and I am trying to install a database on a local machine that I will be using for development. So far I have done all of these things: Install SQL Server ...
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Visual Studio 2012 SQL editor missing tool bar unless you set Build to None on the files

You can get the editor tool bar to appear if you set Build Action to None. My question: Is there any way to get this toolbar without setting Build to None? I need that property set and don't want to ...
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Unable to open or edit resource file in Visual Studio

I am having some problem with my resource files. If I open it in VS2012, it doesn't show up. It just displays a stupid icon, and no error message or anything. The same file, I can open in notepad, ...
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Error: Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall application

I'm running Windows 8.1 and wanted to install the visual studio 2012 ultimate (I ran it as administrator, if that helps). It finished installing correctly but when I'm trying to lunch the program I ...
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Visual Studio corrupted my Windows 7 after power failure, in the middle of installation

I was at the middle of Visual Studio 2012 installation that the power went off! after I turned my computer on, Windows 7 boots up with welcome screen and an empty dialog like the picture below: ...
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devenv.exe. Revert back to non-administrator mode

I wanted all the programs in VS 2012 to run as administrator automatically . I found an answer by @TigerShark here ...
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Decrease the height of title bar in Visual Studio 2012 on secondary screen

I have two screens on my VS2012. No problems with title bar on the main screen, on the secondary however, the title bar takes up lots of space - see screenshot attached. In VS2010, for example, the ...
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Converting VS 2008 Coding and VS 2012

I have a Project in my system VS 2008 , Now I want to start a Project in 2012. If i Installed VS 2012 then my older project of Vs 2008 also changed to VS 2012 Now i could not open my older project ...
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NuGet GUI Manager Button Disappears

My NuGet GUI button sometimes disappears from the Tools menu. Why does this happen, and how can I fix it when it does? I have Visual Studio 2012 and I'm using Windows 8.1 in a VirtualBox-created ...
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How to install a .vsix package from the command line on to the vs pro 2012

How to install a .vsix package from the command line on to the vs pro 2012 Iam refereing the pdf called "Microsft HLS client SDK Setup Guide".
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Getting Visual Studio to auto-format code

Is there a way to set Visual Studio to auto-format code how I like? For example I want my opening bracket for a method to start right after the signature, but Visual Studio likes to create a new line ...
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Visual Studio Express 2012 - Moving items to tab control loses actions

VS 2012 Express on Windows 7 Professional, this was pre SP1 install. I have a windows form that I had several elements (Listboxes, buttons, text and labels), with some actions associated with ...
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Disable Record Macro in Excel 2013

How can I disable the 'Macro Recording' option from the Customize Status Bar, so that the user can't enable it by clicking on the list? Or How can I remove the item 'Macro Recording' totally?
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How do I customize the template used by Visual Studio 2012 when a new file is added to a project on a solution level?

When I add a file using the "Add New" context menu, I get a screen where I can select various predefined templates. Can I replace or add to(replace preferred) these templates on a solution level in ...
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Black folder icons in Windows 8 when try open files by Visual Studio

When I try to open a file from within Visual Studio or SQL Management Studio, within the browser dialog, all the icons are black as per the screen shots below. When I right click and go to ...
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Mapped folder not always accessible

(I suspect the problem is not with my code but with Windows and access issues, which is why I think this question is more suitable for SuperUser than StackOverflow) I have problems accessing a mapped ...
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Visual Studio: “Go To Definition”, inconsistent behavior

In Visual Studio, to view a class' code, you can: right click the class > Go to Definition. Ctrl + Click the class name in code file. F12 Each of which are used to navigate the definition. ...
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How to set Visual Studio 2012 as default for opening *.json and *.md files?

I tried to do that in Control Penel in "Set Default Programs" but there is no option to check one of these files and no option to add other ones. When I right click on those files and click "Open ...
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Is there a better way to edit context menus in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate?

I've installed a bunch of extensions in VS2012 and now there are way too many items in my context menu (i.e. right-click in code window). I know I can edit the menu in Tools -> Customize -> Commands, ...
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visual studio 2012 project creation failed

I have successfully installed Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop. Whenever I try to create new C++ project it says: ... projet creation failed. Whenever I try to create Visual Basic ...
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Prevent Visual Studio from adding projects to Recent items in the task bar

Whenever I pick up an individual project in Visual Studio (e.g. to add it to a solution) the project is added to the "Recent" items in the task bar. For me, this is totally useless, because I never ...
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Cannot uninstall, install or repair Visual Studio 2012 & 2013

I have Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2013 installed, I want to uninstall 2013 however both 2012 & 2013 have gotten corrupted. However, when I run the install files the installation just hangs. ...
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Visual Studio 2012/2013 Express offline installation/activation

One of my computers is not connected to the internet. Right now it has Visual Studio 2008 Express installed which doesn't require an internet connection at all. Can I install and activate Visual ...
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How to use the font “c8514fix.fon” in Visual Studio Express 2012 under Windows 7?

I have the font (it comes with the OS). There appear to be 2 problems: The font is a "hidden font" that is usually only available under certain circumstances. I do not want to change system ...
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Why is more ram needed if you're running on a VM?

I was reading through the hardware requirements of visual studio 2012 professional hardware requirements and it says: 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine) Why does running on a ...
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What does build mean in VS?

For whatever reason, I'm having extreme difficulty finding where a build is explained. Does it ensure that project references and dependencies are functional? Does it generate an executable? Is it ...
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Attempting to check in code through TFS results in “Value was either too large or too small for a UINT32” error message

When attempting to check in code through TFS in visual studio 2012 or 2013 sometimes results in displaying an error message "Value was either too large or too small for a UINT32" error message. What ...
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Change the font size of Visual Studio Solution Explorer

In Visual Studio (2012 in my case), is it possible to decrease (or increase) the font size of a user's Solution Explorer? I'd like to decrease it to save screen space a bit.
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BSOD - Hollow file with actual size

I was working in VS 2012 on a cpp file when I got a BSOD. When the pc turned back on, I couldn't see the contents of the file again. These are the details: when I open the file I was working on ...
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Visual Studio application name doesn't update taskbar name after renaming project

I have a visual studio 2012 express application that was re-named mid project. The 'Assembly name' in the project properties is the correct name now and all references to the old name have been ...
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tfs Source Control Explorer>File>Advanced>unlock disabled

I'm sure I have given all the rights to my account and I'm the Project & Build Administrator for my project. All our work machines have recently been formatted, and VS2012 has been installed ...
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How to use DrawingBrush in Resource Dictionary in Windows Phone 8 Project

I am doing conversion of SVG to XAML from Expression Design 4. I want to use this XAML in Windows Phone project as Resource dictionary. But when i use this XMAL, i am getting error on Drawing brush ...
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Change number of results in visual studio's intellisense

By default, Visual Studio's intellisense shows -- from what I can see -- 9 options. After that, you have to scroll down to see more. Is there any way to change his from 9 to a higher value?
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Visual Studio crashes on Parallels Desktop 8

I have a macbook pro with 16GB Ram, as a frequent visual studio user I installed Parallels Desktop so I can use visual studios on my mac. Whenever I open visual studios its very slow and it eventually ...
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How to suppress Output window from appearing while publishing?

This's been en annoyance since day one. When I publish my site using the PUBLISH file I got from my Azure site, Output window open and lists everything that is being done. This was nice at first and ...
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visual studio 2012 debug windows 8

I run a local IIS server to develop a website and it works. If I try to debug however it stated "Unable to start debugging on the web server. You do not have permissions to debug the web server ...
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What are the potential causes of Visual Studio 2012 being sluggish? [closed]

I've recently begun to try out MS Visual Studio 2012 (+ NVidia NSight) on two (different) machines running Win7 64bit. On one machine - actually the one less cluttered with all sort of installed apps ...
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How do I find which dll is causing an error?

Background: Windows 7 with SQL Server 2012 Data Tools & Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 installed. Trying to create a new SSIS project in Visual Studio and I get the following error: I am almost ...
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Coloring numbers differently from letters in visual studio

IS it possible to have Visual Studio highlight numbers in a different color from the standard alphabet characters a-Z? In Gvim, 1-9 is colored in bright pink and the letters in black. With the fonts ...
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Heap corruption error after language pack installation for Visual Studio 2012

I have installed the german version of Visual Studio 2012 Premium on my german windows machine and installed the english language pack vor Visual Studio 2012 Premium and it works great but after I ...
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Visual Studio 2012 cursor jumping to begin of line after mbox “Edit and continue” showing

In Visual Studio 2010 position of cursor remembered always. In Visual Studio 2012 when application is running and I press Enter VS shows me a message "Edit and continue" After I press OK cursor ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Intellisense choosing the wrong item

This minor annoyance has started to really irk me lately. When coding, Intellisense often selects the wrong item from the autocomplete menu. This behaviour is common, but not completely consistent. ...
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How to disable an individual bookmark in Visual Studio 2012?

I've ignored Visual Studio bookmarks until today. I've now learned that I can not just mark places in code, but name those bookmarks, and even group them into folders. I could potentially create a ...
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Visual Studio: Tables always added offscreen when editing EDMX files

I have a number of ASP.NET projects which utilise .edmx files to access tables on the relevant database for each app. If I add a new table, I have to open the .edmx and click Update Model from ...
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Toggle divs open and close in Visual Studio 2012 (outlining)

I want to toggle open and close divs in Visual Studio 2012. The functionality is in my Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, but I don't know how to get it on the new one. Normally you just press the ...
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Visual studio can't find file

I'm trying to revert Sticky Notes back to Segoe UI (I don't even know how it ceased to be in that font in the first place) so I'm trying to edit C:\Windows\System32\en-US\StikyNot.exe.mui o Visual ...
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How can I change properties of FK in SQL Server database project?

When working on an SQL Server database project in Visual Studio 2012, I'm encountering a strange issue. While I can easily modify the properties of a table, column or primary key, the Properties ...
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Editing PHP in Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012

Is there a way to install something in VS Express so I can edit PHP in VS Express Web and have the program color the text like in HTML and JS?