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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 get a “zoomed out” code view in Visual Studio?

Sublime Text and Komodo IDE both have a very neat feature where you have a preview of the entire file you are working on in a "zoomed out" view that you can scrub up and down to move around your code. ...
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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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.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Visual Studio 2012 installation (Access Denied)

While installing Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 7 64-bit, the computer restarted (power failure), and after the install the folder "d:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0" was gone. Now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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 ...