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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 ...
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Do SSD disks do not last as long with Windows XP as with other OS? [closed]

We do software development (Visual C++) on Windows, and already had a few cases where developers using SSD disks with Windows XP had to replace their disks after a (one, 1) year of usage, because they ...
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BSOD Error When Running Windows Phone Emulator

I am getting a BSOD Error when Running Windows Phone 7.1 Emulator on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Each time I run the Emulator, it Results in Blue Screen. This is a Fresh Install, This Error also ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Stops Building Randomly

I made this post over at StackOverflow and they directed me here, here is the original post I made there about this problem: I am having a problem with Visual Studio 2010 as of late that I can't ...
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Visual j# asks for SQL 2005, but I already have SQL Server 2008 installed

I recently installed Visual Studio 2010 full pack (including SQL Server 2008). After that, I installed Visual j# Express 2005 in order to work on a project. The problem is: When I try to open a new ...
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Windows 7 access denied to executables.. by what?

Ever since I started using Windows 7 this problem has been bothering me. From time to time I see similar questions popping up on misc forums, but never did I see an answer. Here are two scenarios that ...
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Can I stop Visual Studio spawning a web browser when I start debugging?

Can I stop Visual Studio spawning a web browser when I start debugging in VS2010? I have the site open already, so I don't need Visual Studio to spawn another window/tab/etc :\ I'd love to be able ...
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How do I get the output box back to the normal position in Visual Studio?

Owing to a careless mouse drag, the output/error/search results area now occupies the entire screen, being selectable as one of the files in the tabs along the top. Does anyone know how to get it ...
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Installing Visual Studio on a Windows server

Some colleagues of mine are setting up a Windows server (running a few web applications) and demand that Visual Studio is installed on it. Me and most of my other colleagues are only familiar with ...
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Make Visual Studio not erase release folder for setup projects

This is a major pet peeve of mine. I use SVN and when I roll out a new version, I make a new setup for it. The "compile" behaviour for setup projects is different from most projects. Instead of the ...
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Sql Server Express Installation

I am learning ADO.NET programming. I want to install Sql Server Express for doing the some programs. I am using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate on my windows 7 home basics 64 bit. I have ...
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Using a folder shortcut in environment variables

I want to know if it's possible to use a folder shortcut as an enviroment variable element. I'm using a specific folder layout to organize my programming libraries, similar to the OSX Frameworks ...
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Registering a Visual Studio 2008 Express product on an offline PC

I have a large project that was built with VS 2008 and don't want to upgrade the project to a 2010 version just yet. I have VS 2008 Express but the trial period expired and it's installed in a ...
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Visual Studio 11 installation error

I am trying to install the Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview on Windows Server 2008 R2. When it gets to the Microsoft.NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack package I get the following error: ...
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Find and replace character with control character

Is it possible to find and replace a character with a control character? Given the text one,two,three I want to Find , and replace with \n (new line). So the result becomes one two three I am ...
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Why VC++ IntelliSense doesn't refresh error list?

Why VC++ IntelliSense doesn't refresh error list? There's an error in the code. IntelliSense shows it up. I fix it, and press F7 to re-compile, the compilation result is successful. But now ...
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How to eliminate the Rate and Feedback bar at the top of help pages in Visual Studio 2005 and 2008

Using MS Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 help viewer (MS Document Explorer), on virtually every help page I get a "Send/Add Content.../Rate and Feedback" bar at the top of the page. The problem is that ...
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Why does Visual Studio run in “Always on top” mode?

My copy of Visual Studio seems to be set in "Always On Top" Mode. It runs this way by default; there seems to be no way of changing it. Visual Studio runs as Administrator/Elevated, but that really ...
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How do I kill Symantec Endpoint Protection?

I would like to disable Symantec endpoint protection active scan, I am not able to find the pid nor the right task to end in taskmanager. I am using Visual studio 08 with c++ and windows server. ...
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Double click in Visual Studio 08 forms designer adds listener. Please make it stop

I'm using Visual Studio 08 Designer for a Windows Forms application. When I accidentally double click on a control it automatically switches to the code and adds a listener. How do I stop this ...
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Can I install 32 bit software on my 64 bit Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install and run 32 bit on 64 bit machine Can I Install Such Programs Like Visual Studio 2010 on My 64 bit Operating System ? If I Compile My Program With Visual Studio ...
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Is there any way to invert the caret?

When programming in Visual Studio, the caret (i.e. the vertical line that shows where text will be inserted) is either a vertical line (when in insert mode) or a block (when in overwrite mode). Is ...
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VS 2008/2010 Installation problem

This comes from here, but since people has told me I should post this here, and not in StackOverflow, here I am... Here's the thing: When I get to the license terms the installation window "dies". I ...