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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 ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Acting Weird

I fixed the issued by reinstalling Windows. A fresh install was not needed. But I had to use the "Keep personal files only" option. The "Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps" option did not ...
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Use Visual Studio 2012 as Text Editor

Is there any way of opening an in memory window within visual studio? I'l like to use it like a text editor ( to modify XML data ), formatting, intellisense etc but I don't want to use File > New ... ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 appears in French?

On my main PC, when I try to install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, the dialog appears in French: That's fine, but I'm not French, I'm in the UK. It's not clear if I accept this will I end up with a ...
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How to config VS 2012 IIS-express to listen requests from an OS installed on Microsoft Hyper-V?

I'm not sure if I should ask this question here or not. However... I'm using Windows 8 with VS 2012 and IIS-express 8 that is installed via VS. I mean when I was installing VS, it installed IIS and ...
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Configuring XAMPP and “PHP Tools for Visual Studio”

I am using XAMPP and the "PHP Tools for Visual Studio" extension in order to code in PHP. I already configured XAMPP to use xDebug and mod_rewrite. The web site looks OK when I copy everything into C:\...
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Long 20 minute startup/boot after Visual Studio Install

Yesterday I wanted to get back into a bit of XNA so I installed Visual Studio 2012 Express Desktop and Visual Studio C# 2010. I also installed the XNA framework (which needs Games for Windows on ...
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Why does Visual Studio have completely separate installs for web and desktop

I'm looking to learn VS, so I'm working with the free edition. I wanted to use both Desktop and Web templates. It seems I needed to install completely separate versions. That takes a ton of space ...
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Saving project as a template for future projects in visual studio express 2012?

I have created my own project start up template that I would like to use for most of my future projects building Windows 8 apps with Visual Studio Express 2012. I have looked online but cannot find ...
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Disable indent selection by tab

When I select text in Visual Studio (C++ if it matters) and hit the tab key, instead of replacing the selected text with a tab, it instead indents the selected code. I really want to disable this "...
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Preventing Visual Studio to open files when searching

When I'm searching for some words in my project or solution, VS will keep opening every file where it found a coincidence, even though I didn't find what I was looking for in those files. Is there a ...
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How can I change the “licensed to” in Visual Studio 2012?

I followed the steps in this question. The registry location was different, and in fact didn't contain "Hewlett-Packard". I searched and replaced this in the registry (RegisteredOrganization, Company, ...
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Can't access UEFI after switching from BIOS on Windows 8

I'm currently using an unmodified ASUS K52J laptop running Windows 8 and trying to develop for Windows Phone 8. In order to meet the specifications necessary to successfully run the phone emulator ...
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How to get curly braces autocompletion in Visual Studio 2012. C #

In moste IDEs you can set so if you type for example> if(isTrue) { //and when you hit enter here you get the } automatically But I have not found where you get this behavior in VS Options. Is there ...
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Strange upper limit of CPU usage

Some background info: I'm a .NET developer working on a Dell Precision M4500 notebook (i7 X 940 @ 2,1 | 8GB DDR3 | Details). Tools I use on daily basis (and which are basically open the whole work ...
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Can I make C# Console applications on Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8?

As the question, can I make C# console applications on Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8? I am aware that you can create Windows 8 apps but is there a template to create C# based console ...
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Accidentally deleted all Visual Studio 2012 Win32 files. I need advice

So, I have Visual Studio 2012, and I found that there was no windows form application. No problem, I found that I could download the files and follow the instructions, to get the windows form ...
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Why can I not start Visual Studio 2012 or Catalyst Control Center?

Up until today, I could open and work with Visual Studio 2012 on my computer. Now when I open it, it shows the splash screen, then the main application window without any projects loaded - but doesn't ...
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Visual HTML editor in Visual Studio 2012?

Is it right that Visual Studio 2012 does not have a visual editor (WYSIWYG) for HTML, like Visual Studio 2010 had?
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Visual Studio 2012 still shows as Update 1 after installing ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update

I installed ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update on my VS 2012 on two machines now, and when I checked Help > About Microsoft Visual Studio, they still show as "Version 11.0.51106.01 Update 1" and I'...
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VS2012 new project from existing files

When you Create New C# Project From Existing Files, the dialogue has a dropdown called "Output Type" giving choices of "Console Application", "Windows Application" and "Class Library". None of them ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Installation Error

I have a weird error installing VS 2012 (Premium or Professional) The installer in quitting quickly after starting, the log file for the install is actually stopping at [13F4:0568][2013-02-21T16:53:...
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Installing Visual Studio 2012 for Windows phone on windows 7

I've been trying to install Visual Studio 2012 for windows phone in my windows 7 box. I know that is posible because this page says that the 2012 version is compatible: http://www.microsoft.com/...
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Can you set your visual studio 2012 windows to be independently active?

When using Visual Studio 2012 with multiple code windows on each monitor, I would like to be to have only one active code window. If I am browsing a stack overflow answer in my browser and I give ...
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How do I install Visual Studio CTP updates?

I'm trying to install the "Visual Studio Tools for Git" extension in VS2012 Ultimate, but it says I need an update. It takes me to a "VS2012 Update 2 CTP 3" page, with 10 separate files (some big). ...
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Can't start the Windows Phone Emulator

When I try run/debug an app in the emulator I get this error: And in Visual Studio's Error List console it simply says: 0x80131500 I haven't worked on this project for about a week, but it was ...
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Visual Studios commenting plugin / add-in?

Is there a plugin / add in for Visual Studio 2012 that will allow me to make comments resembling the ones made on Google Drive. I enjoy how you can have text highlighted and have the comment outside ...
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cannot drop a cshtml file on vs.net2012

VS.Net2012 does not accept a cshtml file to be dropped on it. And when I right click on the cshtml file and select vs.net 2012 to open, it opens a new instance of the vs.net 2012.
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How to make CTRL + / toggle a comment in Visual Studio

How can I make CTRL + / toggle a comment in Visual Studio, as it does with XCode and Eclipse?
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Access Denied on VS2012 Ultimate Uninstall

I am trying to uninstall VS2012 from my Windows 7 but it is giving me "Access Denied". I have no antivirus installed on my machine plus Windows firewall is also off. Can you help me fixing this ...
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Opening Visual studio 2012

Have installed Visual Studio 2012 Trial, but it doesn't add any icons to the desktop. So how can I open it and then add the icons to the desktop in Windows 8?
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Visual Studios 2012 Debug MVC App Opens Chrome Browser in Random Window

Basically when I right click project --> Debug --> Start New Instance in visual studio 2012 with chrome as the default browser, it seemingly picks a random window instance of chrome browser and opens ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard back/forward buttons not working

I have the back/forward buttons configured with the Microsoft keyboard software to go to previous / next songs in my music app. If Visual Studio is the active window then the buttons don't do ...
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Visual Studio 2012 xaml Designer not loading

I turned my computer on today and the following message is displayed on Visual studio 2012. And appears on all my programs, and I am unable to reload the designer on any program. I'm not quite sure ...
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Visual Studio 2012 showing duplicate files in Solution explorer on a branch

I have a very strange issue with Visual Studio 2012. On one of the branches in our SVN repository, some files appear duplicated in the Solution Explorer tab. The files do not cause problems and both ...
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Save UTF-8 without BOM Visual Studio 2012

It seems that Visual Studio 2012 hates UTF-8 without BOM and always adds it, resulting in an empty line in PHP pages. How can I change the encoding to UTF-8 without BOM (or at least to Unicode...)
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AutoHotkey does not capture keystrokes when VS2012 is active window

When Visual Studio 2012 is active window (and only when Visual Studio is the active window) on my new Windows 8 machine, AutoHotkey does not capture keystrokes. I did not have this problem with VS2010 ...
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ManicTime and Visual Studio 2012: Tracking documents/files

I do most of my work is Visual Studio 2012. I also use ManicTime to help me get an idea of how much time I spend working on certain things. However, I'm having trouble getting these two programs to ...
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Keep formatting while pasting to Visual Studio 2012

I'm having trouble keeping special formatting while copying from Notepad++ to Visual Studio 2012. I can't paste it here either, so I've made some images. Notepad++ Notepad The characters in ...
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Registering Visual Studio Express 2012

I installed Visual Studio Express 2012 on my Windows 7. Now I have to register it. I made a Microsoft account, and then I have to fill out a form that assumes I am part of some company. I'm not, and ...
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Is there MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2012?

Is there MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2012 like Visual Studio 2008? Or it is the same with Visual Studio 2010? I couldn't find any information on http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms123401....
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Can't install .NET 4.0 - error code 1406.

I am trying to install .NET framework 4.0 under Windows 7 but am getting an error with code 1406. I checked the logs: MSI (C:\a002a771e38ece7cca\netfx_Core_x64.msi) Installation failed. Msi Log: ...
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How to bring NuGet packages into SVN?

I use Visual Studio 2012 with VisualSVN plugin, which I believe the best in handling source control with SVN. I found that it won't add or commit NuGet packages unless I do it manually with ...
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Visual Studio 2012 cursor behaviour in locked files

When I'm using VS 2012 and I'm running my web application, Visual Studio locks all (compiled) source files and prevents me from editing them. Which is fine, as the debugger is attached and I will ...
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Can Visual Studio track the “size” or “severity” of my changes in TFS?

I'm working on a sizeable project using VS2012 and TFS (also 2012, I think - I didn't set up the server). A lot of my recent tasks have required making very small changes to a lot of files, so I'm ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Very Slow Typing

I have a problem. After SP1 update, passing some time, VS 2012 becomes very-very slow when typing text. Solution size is not big, PC is quite powerful, it has 16GB of RAM, SSD drive, and i7-2600. I ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Live Preview Auto Reload

It looks like VS2012 offers some what of a live preview mode when coding HTML/CSS via Page Inspector. However it doesn't really help me much because I just see a prompt like the following which means ...
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How do I stop the “configuring Visual Studio…” message when opening Microsoft Office applications?

Ever since I installed Visual Studio 2012, when starting any Office application, I get a box that says "Please wait while Windows configures Visual Studio 2012..." and I have to sit around for about a ...
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How can I change the font color of the VS2012 Source Control Explorer window?

I am using Visual Stuido 2012 Integrated Shell with Team Explorer. I would like to change the default font color of the mapped and not mapped folders in the Source Control Explorer (in the treeview). ...
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Is using a back door product key piracy? [closed]

There are several programs that have a universal serial key to register. Now lets say I downloaded a trial for one of these (in this case Visual Studio 2012) from the developer (microsoft) and ...