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javatlb or jactivex equivalent in Visual Studio 2005 or 2012

Im trying to convert some DLLs to java classes, from google I found out that javatlb and jactivex command lines can do the job but they come with Visual J++ 6.0 which I don't have and I think it is ...
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How to add photos to specific cells in my Excel worksheet from my computer? [closed]

This is the code which I used : Private Sub Image1_Click() Range("C1").Select Application.Dialogs(xlDialogInsertPicture).Show End Sub Private Sub Image2_Click() Range("D1").Select ...
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Visual studio 2015 codelens packages?

I know in VS2013 CodeLens was only available on Ultimate. I've been using the 2015 preview and I'm wondering about the availability of CodeLens once the product is officially released. Has there ...
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Why does every program have to have an account? [closed]

I've just installed new MS VS, even it asked me for enter. AutoCAD and Word has an account. Is it the secret plan to watch me? ))) Why since not a long time it is not enough to use a OS user account ...
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Visual Studio IDE how to build and view changes in browser without opening a new tab or window? [closed]

I'm following the tutorial on http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/introduction-to-asp-net-mvc. And whenever code change are made, the guy simply re-builds, and refreshes the ...
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Delete Package Cache after uninstalling Visual Studio 2013 Express?

Can I delete the the folder C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\? I have just found that I have 2Gb folder inside C:\ProgramData. According to the previous post it is connected to Visual Studio and it is ...
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How to make VS show different color of the frame when selected?

This has been annoying me since the change to the progressive and "beautiful" look of VS. When I work in another application, VS's frame is grey. Fine. When I select VS, it stays the same grey. This ...
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How do you compile a project from source?

I have the source code for a software project and I want to compile that to an .exe file. The project was built with Visual Studio, how can I compile it on my machine?
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Problems pasting text into Visual Studio from other programs

I'm using Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web. Any guidance on fixing or troubleshooting this would be greatly appreciated. Here's what I know today. I've rebooted. I also repaired Visual Studio. I ...
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Visual Studio long install/uninstall time?

In the organization that I work at, we have a number of developers who use Visual Studio 2013. I also personally use Visual Studio 2013, both at work and at home. What gets me is just how long it ...
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How do I completely wipe all TFS mappings from my machine?

Over the past few years, I have ended up with multiple projects mapped all over my hard disk haphazardly from VS 2008,2010,2012,2013 Is there an easy way to unmap (and delete local files of) all TFS ...
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Visual Studio 2013 updates via Windows Update

I remember that Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 would all automatically update via Windows Update like 99% of every other Microsoft product. Now however it seems that Visual Studio 2013 wants you to ...
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Installing Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Update 4 breaks PasteJson.JsonPackage

I've spent the last ten hours of my life trying to get Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 on Windows 8.1 Pro x64 working after installing update 4. After installing update 4, I started seeing the following ...
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Viewing Only One Folder At A Time In Code Editor

I use FL Studio for music production, and one of the best features that it has is the ability to "View Only One Folder Content At A Time", such that if I expand a folder in the integrated file browser,...
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Workstation for Software Developer with Visual Studio, SQL-Server [closed]

I must do a decision between the following two systems with different CPU's. I asking me, is there a difference/advantage when I use the dual cpu machine for working Visual Studio 2013 (or higher) and ...
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Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts

Does Visual Studio have a way of joining lines? I want the same functionality that Ctrl+J provides in Sublime Text
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Visual Studio Continue (Play) and Break All (Pause) buttons both disabled sometimes

Both the continue and pause buttons show as disabled sometimes after I click the break/pause button when I'm debugging release builds with Visual Studio 2010. The call stack also shows as empty and ...
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Git in Visual Studio 2013 stops working abruptly

Yesterday, I went home with Git working perfectly well inside Visual Studio 2013. I could 'Compare with unmodified' for a source file, I would see the version control status of my source files, and ...
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Empty lines or lines with symbols only have smaller font size in VS2013

In Visual Studio 2013 source code editor empty lines or lines with only symbols, such as '{' or '#', have smaller font size than lines with alphanumeric characters. I'm using "Classic Console" fixed-...
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Visual Studio plugin which shows using of symbol in a contextmenu

Is there any Visual Studio (or Resharper) Plugin, which shows the usings of a symbol in a context menu? So I can move my cursor above a symbol, hit a shortcut to open the context menu, select an ...
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Ctrl+Tab not working in any programs

Visual Studio, Sublime Text, Chrome, Firefox, you name it. All the apps with tab-cycling on Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab are no longer working on my Windows PC - that is, Ctrl+Shift+Tab still works, ...
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NuGet package manager settings

I added my local feed to the package sources in the Nuget Package Manager Settings window. There is already an official feed from Nuget. There are two arrows which can be used to change the order of ...
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Where is Visual Studio getting unicode characters from?

I've noticed that I can paste all kind of unicode characters into Visual Studio 2013 and they show up just fine. But if I try the same trick in Notepad++, using the same font, they don't show up. So ...
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Visual Studio 2013 + Business Intelligence SSDT and missing Reporting Server templates

The other day I have installed Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2013 (SSDT: Replacement for BIDS) and started using reporting features in VS2013. However, ...
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How to disable Javascript Debugging in IE11?

I am building an ASP.NET Web Forms application (not site) and whenever I debug with Internet Explorer, I cannot seem to disable the integrated Javascript debugging with Visual Studio 2013 Pro. How do ...
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Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Hangs with “Waiting for Operation to Complete” Message

I am experiencing an issue with Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 hanging with a "Waiting for Operation to Complete" message whenever I launch it. This dialog appears every time I launch Visual Studio ...
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Associate and view XML files - Visual Studio

Visual Studio can be used as an XML editor. For example, I can go to File>New>XML File. I can also create an XML file as part of a project and view it via the project manager. Proof you can use it ...
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How can I change the way VS 2013 formats Razor inline code?

Whenever I format a Razor document (via Ctrl + K, Ctrl + D), sections that have inline code, such as this, are pulled to the left. How can I stop or change it?
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Visual Studio 2013 Update setup blocked

I was installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, but i got the following error: "Update 2 does not apply, or is blocked by another condition on your computer." I was performing a clean ...
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NuGet GUI Manager Button Disappears

My NuGet GUI button sometimes disappears from the Tools menu. Why does this happen, and how can I fix it when it does? I have Visual Studio 2012 and I'm using Windows 8.1 in a VirtualBox-created ...
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Clean reinstall SQL Server Management Studio

I am on Windows 8.1, Professional edition. I installed SQL Server Management Studio 2012 x64 and everything worked well. I installed Visual Studio 2013 and everything worked well. Then, I installed ...
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Term for the text editor feature to have fixed pages

PDF viewers and word documents are separated by pages. If you wanted to, you can view page by page like a book. For coding purposes, I think it'd be more efficient for me to see code like that- page ...
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Dual-boot or virtual machine for Linux programmer that does some Visual Studio development?

The scenario: I am a freelance software developer that mostly develop on Linux (Python, MySQL, MongoDB etc.) My work computer is a Lenovo laptop w/ a i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Big HD + 128 GB SSD. ...
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Tool to generate Class Diagrams from code (Visual Studio)

Title says it all, really. I'm hoping there's some extension out there, or full blown software, that'll automatically generate class diagrams from my code. I looked over the Extension Gallery website ...
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Where to set Visual studio 2013 property macros

I'm a new VS user. I've received some sample C++ projects working with a 3rd party API. They were saved in VS2012 format, but I have VS 2013. After conversion I find that there is an API specific ...
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How to use MSBuild.rsp or otherwise specify default Visual Studio MSBuild.exe command line switches

I would like MSBuild.exe to always use the /MP option so that projects are always built with multiple cores. I tried adding /MP to the last line of my MSBuild.rsp (in the same directory as the ...
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How do I get back Solution Explorer when the debugger is running in VS Express 2013?

I don't know what I did, but somehow my solution explorer disappeared in Visual Studio 2013 Express for Web whenever the debugger is running. I have to stop running my app any time I need to open a ...
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Visual Studio carriage return goes to far left in JS editor?

I'm not sure what happened, but when I perform a carriage return, the cursor ends up at the far left of the editor. I've already reset the settings but it still happens. Any ideas?
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How to customize Visual Studio C/C++ indentation/formatting beyond None/Block/Smart (Like Eclipse Can)

Is there a way to customize Visual Studio indentation/formatting in detail? There seems to be just three options: None, Block, Smart (in Options > Text Editor > C/C++ > Tabs). There are a couple ...
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Colorizing specific window tabs in Visual Studio?

Is there a simple extension that would allow me to colorize these window tabs? I find myself spending a second or two getting to the right tab, especially when they're in a different order between ...
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Various parts of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2013 get “blocked” by possibly common cause

Everything started when I tried to open a project in Visual Studio 2013 and it freezed right after this was opened. Later, I found out that parts of Windows 8 aren't working either, like the firewall ...
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Problems After Upgrading Visual Studio 2013 to UPDATE 2; Windows Store, Store Apps Stop Working

I just upgraded my Visual Studio 2013 Update1 to Update2, which took long time to finish, then suddenly, I can't start any App in the Start Screen. Event Windows Store Stops suddenly. I tried to ...
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Can't un-associate .css extension from Visual Stdio 2013

In - Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations under .css file , it has Microsoft Visual Stdio 2013 as Currect Defualt - I try to change its current default under the Change ...
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Visual Studio - Using GIT and SVN

Work uses SVN. I want to use GIT for private use. I was also exploring TFS, but it doesn't seem to cooperate with multiple collections, so I stopped looking into it. Currently I use AnkhSVN. I want ...
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Visual Studio 2013 - Hardware requirements and GPU accelaration

On some of the computers in my company Visual Studio 2013 didn't work at all because the onboard graphics card wasn't good enough. I checked for the requirements and found this: This isn't so clear,...
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Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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Windows 8.1 comes with SQL Server and Visual C++?

My friend got a new Windows 8.1 laptop. I am helping her cleanup things that came "free" from HP (games, etc). In the list of programs installed, I see "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition" and ...
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How to disable LESS intellisense in Visual Studio 2013?

I hate that VS intellisense tries to autocomplete nested selectors as attributes. How can I disable just this feature for LESS? -OR- How can I disable LESS intellisense entirely?
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Adding a type before an existing parameter name auto-deletes the name in VS2013; how to disable this?

I just upgraded from Visual Studio 2012 to 2013. Previously if I had a line of code like this: void foo(const char *s) { ... } I could select the "const char *" and type "std::string <space>" ...
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Prevent Visual Studio from opening a new Firefox window when pressing F1?

I have Visual Studio 2013 (tested with Update 1, 2 and 3) installed on two completely seperate machines, one is Windows 7 SP1 and one is Windows 8.1. Both are running the latest version of Firefox and ...