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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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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. It'...
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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?
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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: http://...
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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. ...
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In IE after login dialog, focus is not on page again

As developer, using VS2012 and IE10, when a login dialog pops up, entering username & password and pressing OK or enter, the focus is not given on the page, but on VS2012. How can this be ...
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Version control options for research project [closed]

Good day. I know that we're supposed to ask questions that can be answered and not just discussed, so I'll try to make my question quantifiable, even though it's not completely so in nature. I'm ...
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VS2012 Express unable to start correctly in Surface Pro

I have recently bought surface pro. It is running on a 64-bit Windows 8 OS running on Intel i5-3317U with 4GB RAM. By all standards as far as I know it should be able run any program I can run on my ...
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Building LuaPlus with VS2012 [closed]

I've been trying to build luaplus with vs2012 but jamplus report missing files in projects. Vs2012 report same errors when i'm building from the ide. I've checked http://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Prevent replacing of .net 4 dlls when installing .net 4.5

I have a solution that contains dlls from janus that ate compatible with .net 4. After I installed visual studio 2012 - the application throws an exception : "the member is not supported in a dynamic ...
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Visual Studio 2012 'NaN' is not a valid value property for 'FontSize' with SharePoint packages

I don't know what I changed to my Visual Studio (Maybe some extension, maybe some setting?) - but I can't use any "SharePoint" stuff anymore. When clicking on a feature or on a package (something ...
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All .net applications crash “stop working” after Visual Studio 2012 Express Desktop installed

I am running Windows 8 Pro x64. Never had a problem with .net applications and I have a few I use daily for my business. I installed Visual Studio Express 2012 for Desktops. After installing this, ...
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Visual Studio 2012 not repainting

Visual Studio 2012 is not repainting the screen when an exception is raised: My normal environment looks like this: It doesn't seem to matter whether VS is set to use hardware acceleration or not, ...
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Visual Studio 2012 on thin client environment

We want to teach students to develop apps using Visual Studio. Is it possible to run Visual Studio 2012 Express in thin client environment (Windows 7 x64)?
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Proper IIS uninstall and re-installation of Visual Studio 2012

I'm looking to do a full reinstall of Visual Studio 2012, and every time I try to start up the installer it goes to the splash screen and immediately closes, without displaying any sort of dialogue. I'...
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How to merge conflicts in Visual Studio 2012 using Visual Studio Tools for Git

I have VS2012 with Update 2 installed. I've installed Visual Studio Tools for Git. Now I want o fetch changes from the remote repository, but they are in conflict with my local changes? How can I ...
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Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012

recently I have Installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Whenever I try to Install Team Foundation Server It gives me this error: Error : TF400157 : Service Pack 1 or higher is required for this ...
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How to enable scrolling in Visual Studio when it's run under admin privileges

I'm the owner of a Microsoft touch mouse and like it a lot. However it seems that it stops working when I startup Visual Studio 2012 under admin privileges. I read somewhere that I also need to start ...
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How to associate visual studio 2012 with SQL files in Windows 8?

I'm using Windows 8 and I'm trying to make Visual Studio 2012 the default program with which to open my .sql files. I have right-clicked on a .sql file and chosen: Open with... > Choose default ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Run as Admin on Win 8 issues

Whenever I try running VS2012 as Admin, whether through Right Click or Troubleshooter Assisstant, it just hangs. It has a dialog saying opening file and it sits there forever. Anyone else able to ...