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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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: 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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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 ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Specify path in visual studio 2012 solution explorer search

How do you specify a project-relative file path in Visual Studio 2012 solution explorer search box? I need to search for folder_name/filename.ext instead of filename.ext, and it doesn't no matter ...
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Sharing configuration

does anyone know a method to share configuration between Visual Studio 2012 and 2013? What I mean by is e.g. the key bindings and text formatting. I feel that synchronizing configuration for plugins ...
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Auto place brackets after methods in Visual Studio 2012

Is there any way to make VS place round brackets after a function/method and position the cursor between them?
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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 2012.4 RC to RTM

I'm thinking about installing the RC of Update 4 of Visual studio 2012. However, it is still a release candidate and I'm worried I will have trouble updating to RTM when it's released. Is there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...