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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Blend for Visual Studio doesn't show preview

I started using Visual Studio Blend for making Windows 8 apps and I have noticed that the Live Preview doesn't load at all. What is the reason for this? I haven't been able to find anything in Google ...
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Cannot disable DPI scaling for Visual Studio 2012

I would like high DPI enabled for most of the applications that I use on my 14" 1920x1080 laptop, except for a few like Visual Studio that benefits from the extra space. However, setting "disable high ...
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How to force syntax highlighting for large XML files?

For large XML files it seems like the Visual Studio text editor will not attempt to do syntax highlighting, so everything is black and white. Is there a way to force it to parse for highlighting?
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How to center source code in VS2012?

I've been searching the internet for this but nothing relevant pops up ... so I ask you, is this possible to center text in VS ? (similar to distraction free mode in Sublime Text 2)
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Visual Studio 2012 installation hangs in Windows 8

I've just done a fresh install of Windows 8 and I'm now trying to install VS2012 but the installation always hangs at seemingly random points. I've tried reinstalling countless times, cleaning the ...
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Unable to install visual studio 2012 on windows 7

I was attempting to install Visual Studio 2012 Express Version on windows 7, but got the following error. The error talks about some Interop Assem, which I believe is related to Microsoft Office. I ...
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Compatibility of Visual Studio 2012 app in older OS

I am planning of creating a application in Visual Sudio Pro 2012 in future. I want the app to run in XP, Vista, 7 and 8. So, does the app created in Visual Studio Pro will work on these OS or not?
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Unable to install Visual Studio Express for Windows 8

I am trying to install Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 on Windows 8 Pro 32-bit. The following error comes: Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 Cannot find the ...
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How to open a document multiple times in VS2012?

I would like to know if it is possible to open a source file multiple times in VS2012 Express? For example I would like to open a UserControl in two views (Code/Design) in two tabs to e.g. put each ...
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How to choose with which browser Visual Studio 2012 opens hyperlinks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Visual Studio 10: Setting my default browser doesn’t stick Is there any way to make Visual Studio 2012 default to an external browser when opening a hyperlink from it ...
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Can't install Nuget or other extension to VS2012 on Win8

When I try to install any extension for visual studio ultimate 2012 on my new installation of Winodws 8 I get this exception : System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The system cannot find the file ...
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Visual Studio 2012 unresponsive in Windows 8

After installation of Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8 VM via VMware Workstation 8, I am getting this message while launching, VS 2012 have become unresponsive although I am able work it after some ...
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On how many device can install a single user license of Visual Studio 2012?

I have my eye on Visual Studio 2012. I'm buying it for myself so I only want to pay for one user license. I have my desktop computer at home, my work laptop, and a tablet. On how many devices can I ...
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How can I change the “licensed to” in visual studio?

I'm not sure how it happened, but on startup my VS 2012 copy reads Licensed To: "----------------Hewlet-Packard (blah)..." I have no idea how that got there. We installed through our MSDN ...
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Can we install Visual Studio 12 on the Surface RT?

As I'm planning on getting a Surface RT tablet, I was wondering if it is possible to install Visual Studio 12 on it for app development.
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Windows 8 stops booting after installation of Visual Studio 2012 Desktop

I installed "Visual Studio 2012 Express Desktop" on my "Windows 8 Pro". The installer succeeded and told me to restart the system. I obeyed. Now the system hangs somewhere in the bootprocess and my ...
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How to remove/hide GitExtensions toolbar from Visual Studio?

I tried: right-click on a toolbar and uncheck GitExtensions right-click on a toolbar > Customize and delete GitExtensions moved the toolbar from the second row to the first row searched ...
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Can't install Visual Studio 2012 Express on Windows 8

I am getting following error when installing visual studio express edition on windows 8 You need to restart your computer to continue the installation Screenshot for illustration, it's the same ...
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.NET Framework 4.0 Targeting Pack does not show in Visual Studio

How can I install the .NET 4.0 Framework on Windows 8 Pro / Visual Studio 2012 Professional? I get this: and if I follow the link of Install other frameworks... I get into Microsoft page where I ...
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How do I simulate Windows 8 RT in VS 2012?

Visual Studio 2012 has a wonderful simulator built in for creating Windows 8 apps. However, it appears that when I run it, it's running another light instance of my own PC (including start up ...
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Visual Studio 2012 SQL editor missing tool bar

I have a number of SQL script files in a database project. When I open some of them, the editor includes a toolbar, with options to connect to database, execute the script, etc. However, when I open ...
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How to add an Environ Variable Path to VS command Prompt

If I open Developer Command Prompt for VS2012 using 'Run as Administrator' and then run the following will the path C:\foo get added to the list of environment variable pathways for the command ...