Visual Studio is Microsoft's IDE (integrated development environment) offering for developing on its platforms, such as Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. Out of the box, it supports C++, C#, VB.NET and F# for programming, as well as XML/XSLT, HTML, CSS and JavaScript for web development. Many other ...

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Visual Studio 2012 still shows as Update 1 after installing ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update

I installed ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update on my VS 2012 on two machines now, and when I checked Help > About Microsoft Visual Studio, they still show as "Version 11.0.51106.01 Update 1" and ...
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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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How to stop Visual Studio from installing unnecessary dependencies?

Visual Studio installs too many dependencies, from SQL Data-Tier App Framework to Team Foundations Object Models and sync framework and a bunch of other SDKs that I never chose to install. The custom ...
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How to get the Visual Studio installation path in a batch file

Normally, the path is something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\. From Visual Studio, one can use $(VCInstallDir)$ to get this path. Q: But in a batch file, how to get ...
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Multiple User login on the same local host — TFS

We have Visual Studio on our server P.C. and we have created multiple user accounts on the server. Now, when we run the same project from multiple accounts, and host them on local host, when one user ...
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Interactive Services Detection

What is causing this ? What did I do wrong ? How do I stop the behavior ? Turned on machine. Loaded Apps to go to work Got this... INTERACTIVE SERVICES DETECTION, A PROGRAM RUNNING ON THIS ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate crashes the computer if running as administrator

My computer crashes and the screen freezes when I run Visual Studio 2010 ultimate as administrator. I have Visual Assist X 10.7 installed only. I'm using Windows 8 Pro x64.
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Unable to install VS2010 or 2012 on Win7 Bootcamp

I have a Mac Mini Mid-2007 just Windows 7 installed via Bootcamp. Microsoft Office, Skype, Photoshop etc. applications runs good but having problem with Visual Studio. When I try to install VS2010 or ...
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Visual Studio 2012 intermittent lockup

Visual Studio 2012 intermittently locks up on me. I notice that devenv.exe jumps to 50% CPU utilization. The CPU stays at this level for a few minutes and then drops. While its at 50% utilization I ...
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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 can I work “locally” on ASP code using OSX?

The company I work for recently migrated a Rails project over to ASP. Previously, our front end development team had been working on the Rails project on Macs. The new ASP team us telling is that to ...
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In VirtualBox, how can I access host localhost from guest (Visual Studio Dev Server from IE7 testing VM)?

Host OS is Win7 running MyApp in the Visual Studio Development Server, bound to localhost:51227, VM is VirtualBox configured with NAT. Guest OS is Win XP with IE7 installed. My goal is to debug MyApp ...
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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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How to get Product Key for Visual Studio 2010 from MSDNAA without downloading?

I've installed Visual Studio 2010 Professional Trial from the public ISO download site. Then I noticed that I don't have a Product Key yet so I logged in to DreamSpark with my MSDNAA login (that is ...
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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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Visual Studio 2012 window border leaks onto other screen

I have several 30" monitors and as a result, I use the Win+Left/Right to tile windows to the left and right side of each screen. I've noticed an annoying feature of Visual Studio 2012 is that it seems ...
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Search inside files with no extension with Visual Studio

Is there a way to have Visual Studio search text inside files with no extension, e.g. readme?
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Visual Studio 2012 - Clone to other view

In VS2012 is it possible to have 2 copies of the same file open side by side? just like Notepad++'s Clone to Other View feature? Current workaround is to have 2 copies of VS opened with the same ...
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Can't write “}” with my keyboard

I got a problem with my Visual Studio. I can't write the sign "{".. My keyboard got the "QWERTY" layout, the Swedish one.
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Loading guest OS's (Windows) localhost through my host's (Mountain Lion) browsers

For work, I have to develop in Visual Studio, which I run via VMware's fusion 5. I really want to test via my mac's native browsers for a multitude of reasons. that is, view the IIs web stuffs that ...
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Can I run Visual Studio 2012 on a Windows 7 virtual machine?

I would like to try Windows 7 before I decide to move on. The reason I'm still using XP is because of the stability and because all my programming tools work just fine with XP. However I would like to ...
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Visual studio 2012 and dropbox don't play nice together

Ever since switching to VS 2012, I have a frequently occurring issue where dropbox tries to sync files as VS 2012 is creating them (when adding a project, installing nuget packages, etc...). VS fails ...
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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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Regex to Increment a Number by 1 in Visual Studio 2005

How would I use a regex in Visual Studio 2005's search / replace to increment a set of numbers by 1? The search term is either {:z} or {[0-9]+}. I am unsure of the replace term. Using "\1" simply ...
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VS 2012 missing recent solutions expander in Start menu

I really like the Windows 7 feature of having recent/pinned items for applications directly available in the Start menu through an expander on the right side of the application item. However, for VS ...
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How to edit SSRS 2008R2 Reports in Visual Studio 2012?

I'm a report writer who's been able to edit/update reports in Visual Studio 2008 (we use SSRS2008R2). I've just installed Visual Studio 2012 and when I go to convert my reports project it's not ...
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Visual Studio 2012 cannot access Team Explorer security/group membership sections but Visual Studio 2010 can

I've recently upgraded from Team Foundation Server 2010 to 2012 and Visual Studio 2010 to 2012. Within Visual Studio 2010 I can still access all of the TFS settings. Within Visual Studio 2012 I can ...
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“Edit Top 200 Rows” SQL Pane equivalent in SQL Server Data Tools “View Data”

I've always used Edit Top 200 Rows and then edited the query in the SQL pane of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio to find the rows I want to edit data for. Now I have the tools inside Visual Studio ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Professional, is it legal to install on a second pc?

Suppose you have Visual Studio 2010 Professional installed on the desktop pc and also want to install it on a laptop to have it available when traveling. Is this legal? Thanks.
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Need to install Pro SKU version of Visual Studio 2012

I asked this on the msdn Visual Studio forum, but (thanks to superuser and stackoverflow, etc.), it seems that place has become the Bodie of the Interwebs; so, I will ask the question here: I have ...
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Always start Visual Studio as an Administrator on Windows 8

Whenever I start Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8 it always needs Administrator permissions to access IIS meta data and debug local web applications on IIS. If I turn UAC off, I cannot launch the ...
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Best method to create multiple screens in Visual Studio 2012

Using Visual Studio 2012 (c#), I would like to use 1 single window that holds different screens. The tutorials I've seen up till now have suggested to use Forms; telling the form to "Close" or "Hide". ...
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Missing “Formatting Options” in properties window in Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011

The name is pretty self explanatory. I have Microsoft Visual Studios LightSwitch 2011 and I can't find the "Formatting Options" for a table's field. In the properties window I only have the following ...
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Windows Phone Emulator not listed as testing device

I have just installed Windows Phone Developer Tools on this machine which had Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate already installed. As soon as the installation completed and I created a new project, I ...
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VS11 Black Background when printing

When I try to print my Sourcecode from Visual Studio 11 RC, the Code gets printed as white on black, not the other way around. I tried searching for it in Enviroment- Colors- Printer, but I don't see ...
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How can you improve accessibility in Visual Studio for visually impaired people? [closed]

My friend has a with a visual impairment. He is interested in learning and programming in VB.NET. He's currently using Narrator in Windows for his regular activities when using his computer. But is ...
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Visual Basic Express 2008 crashes upon opening

Everytime I open visual basic express 2008 it will just show the ide, once I click on something or after 3 to 5 seconds it will close without telling any error.
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Where can I get the offline installer for Visual Studio 2012 RC? [closed]

I just installed Windows 8 Release Preview on my main system and wanted to learn to develop Metro Apps. I tried the download here but all I get is a 1 MB file which wants to download stuff over the ...
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where can I download the full installer for Visual C++ Express?

Is there any full installer for Visual C++ Express available? I want to download it at my workplace then install it back in home, but all I can find are web installers. It doesn't matter which version ...
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What happened to Debug test in current context (Ctrl+R, Ctrl+T) in VS2012?

One of the hot-keys I used most in Visual Studio 2010 was Ctrl+R, Ctrl+T, which ran the unit test the cursor currently was on in debug mode. I think the command is named "Debug tests in current ...
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How to recover my source code?

after a system crash down, one of my .cs file get lost. The size of the file is 18KB, when I tried to open it in VS2010, vs2010 auto opens it in NotePad, but the content is empty. I tried to open it ...
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Visual studio 2011 misses applying color scheme on XML documents

The Visual Studio 11 installed on my system does not apply the color scheme related to XML for the related documents (.config, .xml). I tried checking the Tools->Options-Fonts and Colors, but ...
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Visual Studios 11 beta bug: F5 doesn't run app?

I get this bug VERY often. When opening a solution or after a compile pressing the "Debug" hotkey (F5, i set it to C# keyboard mapping) the IDE will not run the app. Ctrl F5 will run it (runs outside ...
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Are there ways to customize Visual Studio code assistant?

Whenever I press ctrl + space in Visual Studio, it provides me a list of properties, methods, events, all that in a big list. Is there a way to filter the list to only show e.g. Events or Methods? ...
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How to uninstall Visual Studio 2011 Developer Preview completely

My visual studio 2011 developer is about to expire in a few days. How can I remove it completely. It has installed a lot of packages that can be seen in the Control Panel > Add or remove software. ...
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Visual Studio 11 launches 2 conhost.exe processes

I am running Visual Studio 11 now for a while. I really like it, it has a lot of new features which makes the workdays for a (web)developer a lot easier. But when I look at process explorer, I see ...
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Set Windows Update to include Visual Studio

Can I set Windows Update to include also updates to Visual Studio Beta? For example, Microsoft just announced April update for Visual Studio 11 Beta. It would be great, if I was able to install them ...
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How to collapse custom files in Visual Studio 2010, using existent solutions?

In Visual Studio projects, I often use partial classes to extract specific and uniform data, such as database queries or trace IDs, from the code. Example: public partial class GremlinsProvider { ...
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Already with Visual C++ 2008, do I need to install Visual C++2005?

A program that I want to install says it requires Visual C++ 2005. I already have Visual C++ 2008 installed; Am I right to assume that the newer version includes the older as a subset? Are there ...