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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 ...
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Disable Norton IS2012 from monitoring Visual Studio projects

I am currently developing a C++ application in Visual Studio and every couple of minutes I build an executable and try to run it. It takes a relatively long time and I am pretty sure it's the ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Installation fails on Windows 7

I am trying to install Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit machine, but installation fails. I tried to install all versions (Premium, Ultimate etc..) but I'm getting the error below. ...
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VS 2012 updating all my .sln?

This is really starting to piss me off. I've got VS 2012 installed and I feel like it's taking over EVERY solution on my freakin hard drive. Meaning it's converting the solution it seems to VS 2012 ...
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Visual Studio 2012 setup crashes when trying to install

In my Win7(64 bit) PC, I installed VS 2012 Ultimate Trial version few days back and today i got my msdn subscription of VS2012 Premium. so i uninstalled the Trial and was trying to run the setup exe ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move line up/down in Visual Studio 2012?

Is there a shortcut to move a line up/down? Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools had this feature, is it built-in on Visual Studio 2012? Is there perhaps a light extension that adds this ...
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“Find in files” instead of “Find” Invoked in Visual Studio 2012 on SQL type files

When editing .sql files in Visual Studio 2012, hitting Ctrl-F brings up the "Find in Files" dialog instead of just simple "Find". Is there a way to fix that?
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Can I install visual studio 2012 side by side with 2010?

Can I install Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 RTM side by side with Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 on Windows 7? Because I tried to install it and I just got the splash screen for the installer ...