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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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Decrease the height of title bar in Visual Studio 2012 on secondary screen

I have two screens on my VS2012. No problems with title bar on the main screen, on the secondary however, the title bar takes up lots of space - see screenshot attached. In VS2010, for example, the ...
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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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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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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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Converting VS 2008 Coding and VS 2012

I have a Project in my system VS 2008 , Now I want to start a Project in 2012. If i Installed VS 2012 then my older project of Vs 2008 also changed to VS 2012 Now i could not open my older project ...
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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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NuGet GUI Manager Button Disappears

My NuGet GUI button sometimes disappears from the Tools menu. Why does this happen, and how can I fix it when it does? I have Visual Studio 2012 and I'm using Windows 8.1 in a VirtualBox-created ...
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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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Mapped folder not always accessible

(I suspect the problem is not with my code but with Windows and access issues, which is why I think this question is more suitable for SuperUser than StackOverflow) I have problems accessing a mapped ...
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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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How to install a .vsix package from the command line on to the vs pro 2012

How to install a .vsix package from the command line on to the vs pro 2012 Iam refereing the pdf called "Microsft HLS client SDK Setup Guide".
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Getting Visual Studio to auto-format code

Is there a way to set Visual Studio to auto-format code how I like? For example I want my opening bracket for a method to start right after the signature, but Visual Studio likes to create a new line ...
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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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Visual Studio Express 2012 - Moving items to tab control loses actions

VS 2012 Express on Windows 7 Professional, this was pre SP1 install. I have a windows form that I had several elements (Listboxes, buttons, text and labels), with some actions associated with ...
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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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Disable Record Macro in Excel 2013

How can I disable the 'Macro Recording' option from the Customize Status Bar, so that the user can't enable it by clicking on the list? Or How can I remove the item 'Macro Recording' totally?
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How do I customize the template used by Visual Studio 2012 when a new file is added to a project on a solution level?

When I add a file using the "Add New" context menu, I get a screen where I can select various predefined templates. Can I replace or add to(replace preferred) these templates on a solution level in ...
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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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Black folder icons in Windows 8 when try open files by Visual Studio

When I try to open a file from within Visual Studio or SQL Management Studio, within the browser dialog, all the icons are black as per the screen shots below. When I right click and go to ...
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Visual Studio: “Go To Definition”, inconsistent behavior

In Visual Studio, to view a class' code, you can: right click the class > Go to Definition. Ctrl + Click the class name in code file. F12 Each of which are used to navigate the definition. ...
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How to set Visual Studio 2012 as default for opening *.json and *.md files?

I tried to do that in Control Penel in "Set Default Programs" but there is no option to check one of these files and no option to add other ones. When I right click on those files and click "Open ...
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Why is more ram needed if you're running on a VM?

I was reading through the hardware requirements of visual studio 2012 professional hardware requirements and it says: 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine) Why does running on a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...