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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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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What is the difference between Test Case and Tested By link types in TFS

If I open a User Story in VS and go to the All Links Tab I can add a new lint where the Work Item Type is test Case and I have a choice of Link Types. However, if I go to the Test Cases tab, I can ...
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How to stop windows processes being created with the same id?

I am trying to compile a big project using Visual Studio 2010 express. This is one big project with like around 700 other sub-projects compiling. Now during the compilation some times the ...
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Do the Visual Studio 2013 Previews Expire

I have Visual Studio 2012 Professional and would like to try out the Visual Studio 2013 Previews. Will the previews expire (stop working) when Microsoft releases the commercial version?
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Visual Studio 2012: Component dll failed to load unable to start program

I am using Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 for months now and never experienced a problem. But today when i try to run a program i get the error : Error while trying to run the project: Unable to ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 ultrabook- powerful enough to run VS2012?

I am thinking of purchasing a Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabook. The specs would be: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB Ram 256GB SSD http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-pro All the reviews I have read mention ...
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Version control, Visual Studio and CodePlex

Maybe it's stupid question, but how to upload Visual Studio project to CodePlex.com? Only what I did is that I installed git plugin for VS. I'm searching in google, but cannot find simple tutorial ...
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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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Visual Studio inside VirtualBox, how to place source code root on Linux host?

This question is kind of the opposite of Coding in Visual Studio in Linux VM?. I considered posting it on Stack Overflow, but since it isn't strictly a programming problem I thought it'd be a better ...
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Visual Studio 2012 'NaN' is not a valid value property for 'FontSize' with SharePoint packages

I don't know what I changed to my Visual Studio (Maybe some extension, maybe some setting?) - but I can't use any "SharePoint" stuff anymore. When clicking on a feature or on a package (something ...
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SQL Server Data Tools Explore Data error

I am reading a step-by-step book to learn more about SQL Server Analysis Services. I am creating a dimension for an AdventureWorks data source. In the Design Diagram pane, I right click on the header ...
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How to open extension in Visual Studio 2010

I have installed two extensions in Visual Studio 2010. Regex Tester Regular Expression Tester Extension Both extensions installed successfully. I restarted Visual studio. But I don't see them. I ...
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Getting Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word

I am having great trouble getting: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word and Microsoft.Office.Interop.Core I am trying to run my program on another laptop and it needs these files. I downloaded and ...
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How can I compile a .NET project without having Visual Studio installed?

I want to compile a .NET/C# project, but I don't want to install Visual Studio to do this. What tools do I need and how can I compile the project?
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Is Crashplan good for developers? [closed]

I am currently examining Crashplan and find it decent except one thing, they have an unavoidable set of excluded files, like part/tmp/temp files and others. While this can be good for media file ...
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How can I run a VB program on Windows XP without administrator privileges or .NET framework?

I am able to run portable programs but i can't install anything. I have no permissions to install .NET framework. My user connects at logon but usually I only work on one PC. I write little programs ...
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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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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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Visual HTML editor in Visual Studio 2012?

Is it right that Visual Studio 2012 does not have a visual editor (WYSIWYG) for HTML, like Visual Studio 2010 had?
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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 ...