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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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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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Visual studio source code recovery? [closed]

I am fucked, after an unexpected reboot, file index for Windows have corrupted, and after chkdsk, now I found one important source file (C++ text) has been corrupted, instead of contain source codes, ...
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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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Specify path in visual studio 2012 solution explorer search

How do you specify a project-relative file path in Visual Studio 2012 solution explorer search box? I need to search for folder_name/filename.ext instead of filename.ext, and it doesn't no matter ...
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Sharing configuration

does anyone know a method to share configuration between Visual Studio 2012 and 2013? What I mean by is e.g. the key bindings and text formatting. I feel that synchronizing configuration for plugins ...
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Auto place brackets after methods in Visual Studio 2012

Is there any way to make VS place round brackets after a function/method and position the cursor between them?
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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 2012.4 RC to RTM

I'm thinking about installing the RC of Update 4 of Visual studio 2012. However, it is still a release candidate and I'm worried I will have trouble updating to RTM when it's released. Is there ...
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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?
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Visual Studio 2012 installation (Access Denied)

While installing Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 7 64-bit, the computer restarted (power failure), and after the install the folder "d:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0" was gone. Now ...
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Visual Studio 2012 installations hangs at SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack installation after power failure

I was trying to install VS2012 Ultimate. During the installation, there was a power failure. I restarted the PC, and started the installation again. The installation starts but it hangs on Microsoft ...
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How to determine if development tools are installed

We're going through an exercise to identify computers that have Visual Studio installed. The challenge thus far, is that components of visual studio are installed w/ a lot of other products. SQL ...
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“The Application Data folder for Visual Studio could not be created” during installation

A few days ago I had a crash of my computer and since then i am unable to succesfully install Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate. During the setup a error screen comes up with nothing but a message "The ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Installation gives error

I'm having a problem with installing Visual Studio 2012 Premium (Professional and Ultimate too) under 64-bit Windows 8 Pro. When the 'acquiring' bar goes to 'Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Devenv' I get ...
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Visual studio style error “sa1505”

I keep getting these style "errors" when I compile, and I don't want them. I can't find any reference to stylecop on my hard drive, but everything on the web seems to suggest that these errors result ...
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Why can't I just backup the SharePoint DBs of TFS like all other DBs?

The MSDN page Manually Back Up Team Foundation Server states the following: Unlike the other databases in the deployment, the databases used by SharePoint Foundation 2010 should not be backed up ...
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Unable to add team project administrators - project contains duplicated groups

I recently upgraded from TFS 2010 SP1 to TFS 2012 Update 3 and have a permission problem in one (but only one) of my upgraded team projects. Even though my current user is admin of everything (local ...
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Why can't I open any DirectX samples in Visual Studio 2012?

I have a Dell Studio XPS running Windows 8 Pro. I upgraded it from Windows 7 shortly after Windows 8 was released. I also installed Visual Studio 2012 Professional shortly after it was released and ...
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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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Where does this toolbar button exist in the menu?

I really try to avoid the mouse, but the toolbar drop-down that switches your Windows Phone Emulator target doesn't seem to have a corresponding menu item. Does anyone know where it is?
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Windows 8 and visual studio 2012 post-builds are denied macros and batches

This been killing me... Since I've changed to Windows 8 I cannot run post build events batch or macros. I've been trying to do xcopy and run some bat files (with xcopy) without success. They always ...
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Do Visual Studio update ISOs include previous updates?

For example, if I were to download Update 3 and install it on a computer running the Vanilla Visual Studio 2012 would I need to download updates 1 and 2? I am referring to this download: ...
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Visual Studio 2012: Component dll failed to load unable to start program

I am using Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 for months now and never experienced a problem. But today when i try to run a program i get the error : Error while trying to run the project: Unable to ...
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I am unable to open Web.Config in visual studio 2010

I had Visual Studio 2010 working perfectly before i installed the VS2012 Express edition. After that I found two major issues I was unable to use drag and drop feature in 2010 dbml file. Whenever I ...
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How to get a “zoomed out” code view in Visual Studio?

Sublime Text and Komodo IDE both have a very neat feature where you have a preview of the entire file you are working on in a "zoomed out" view that you can scrub up and down to move around your code. ...