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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How can I export my color settings from Visual Studio 2013 and import on Visual Studio 2010?

At home I use Visual Studio 2013, however at work sometimes I have to use Visual Studio 2010. I would like to use the same colors on both environments. I want to export the default Dark Theme from ...
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Add View dialog missing from Visual Studio 2013

In Visual Studio 2012 I use to be able to write a new controlled method, right click on it and create the view automatically. In Visual Studio 2013 I can't seem to do this anymore. How can I easily ...
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VS2013 Test agent and controller not communicating

I have a Windows Azure VM running VS2013 Load Test Controller and a second Azure VM running 2013 Load Test Agent. I have not been able to get the two communicating successfully. I added the hostname ...
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windows visual setup cannot run

I tried installing Visual Basic C++ using the web installer (vc_web.exe). I chose to install on my C: drive, but had to quit during the process, due to the slow speed of my connection. Now when I ...
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Emulate a network connection in Windows 8.1

I have no idea if it's possible but I need a way to simulate a network adapter that thinks it is connected. The issue is that I am trying to give my Windows Phone 8 emulator internet access through my ...
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How to compile application with Visual Studio 2008 in Windows XP for Windows 98 SE

I have Visual C++ 2008 installed in Windows XP. Compiled applications doesn't work in Windows 98 SE. How do I configure my compiler that it compiles Windows 98 compliant applications in Windows XP? ...
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Visual Studio crashes on Parallels Desktop 8

I have a macbook pro with 16GB Ram, as a frequent visual studio user I installed Parallels Desktop so I can use visual studios on my mac. Whenever I open visual studios its very slow and it eventually ...
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Where is “dynamic help” feature in Visual Studio 2013

Where is "dynamic help" feature in Visual Studio 2013? I don't find any replacement of showing API when I click class name in source code.
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Quick file search for text

I was forced to use Visual Studio and wave off my favourite Notepad++. Now after coming back to Notepad++ I can see how slow it searches for fiels, where Visual Studio had "Solutions" where files ...
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Delay notification in Visual Studio 2008

In Visual Studio 2008 Professional, when I close the project I get the error as shown in the image below. This is a project which connects to TFS. So why do I get this message? If I click on continue ...
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Visual Studio Command Prmpt hang on launch

I am getting fairly frequent hangs when inlaunch the visual studio command prompt on. The only thing that the VS prompt does that differs from the normal cod prompt is to launch a batch file that sets ...
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Why Excel doesn't ask(prompt) to Save the file which is modified while closing

This is what happens, I open an Excel (2013) file (of any kind) Make changes to the file. Close it. Before, it used to ask if I want to save the file sine it's modified. Now, it closes the file ...
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How to access an ASP.NET app though a Virtual machine

I'm developing a web app with Visual Studio 2013. I'm using a Macbook pro and decided to install a copy of Windows 8 on a virtual machine using VMWare Fusion. I have a static IP Address and I'm ...
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Pining to jumplist

I am trying to pin a solution to a Visual Studio jump list. But the instructions don't seem to work. The instructions say: open the jump list point to the item and click the pin But when I point ...
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What are the potential causes of Visual Studio 2012 being sluggish? [closed]

I've recently begun to try out MS Visual Studio 2012 (+ NVidia NSight) on two (different) machines running Win7 64bit. On one machine - actually the one less cluttered with all sort of installed apps ...
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How can i install visual studio express edition for web in windows vista?

I am using a windows vista operating system. I want to install visual studio express edition for web. But from system requirements i understood that vista doesn't support express edition? what can i ...
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Experiencing delays in keystrokes for Visual Studio over RDP

Does anyone have a suggestion for tweaking the performance of VS2010 over RDP? I'm not even convinced it's an RDP issue, as VS is the only app that has lag between actions (sometimes several seconds ...
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Can't install VSIX extension file in Visual Studio Express 2013?

I have installed Visual Studio Express Web on Windows 8.1 I went to this site and downloaded the extension for the VS theme editor for VS 2013. However, when I double-click it it tries and fails to ...
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What happened to design view in Visual Studio 2013?

Visual Studio has the option to view html in 3 views: design, split an source. (image from VS2012) All 3 options seem to have disappeared in Visual Studio 2013. Any ideas?
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Visual Studio 2013 installer does nothing

I've downloaded Visual Studio Express 2013 to install it on a pc running Windows 7. The installer opens a black window that says "Visual Studio" and then just sits there. Any idea as to what's going ...
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BOINC exclusive applications aren't triggering a suspend

I have BOINC running 24/7 and want to have it temporarily suspend while I am compiling large Visual Studio projects to speed things up. As things currently stand, the compiler and BOINC seem to fight ...
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Coloring numbers differently from letters in visual studio

IS it possible to have Visual Studio highlight numbers in a different color from the standard alphabet characters a-Z? In Gvim, 1-9 is colored in bright pink and the letters in black. With the fonts ...
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Can't install .NET framework 4.0 on PC

We have 2 different types of computers here at college: computers that anyone can use which have restricted access. computers that only students that follow a computer science study can use (I'm one ...
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Installing Visual Studio Express on Windows 8.1

I've been trying to install the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio Express from their website to toy around with the IDE and C# development in general. I have a relatively fresh and completely ...
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Deployment Fail During Generate Star Schema

I am Using SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2012 for Generating Start Schema.I am using one Database with four Tables.When i am Click on Start Button. I Got This Error The project could ...
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Does the more command in Windows only affect output, or command execution as well?

I am running a software build in Visual Studio 2005 on Win XP via the command line (devenv.exe /rebuild). I piped it though more and then realized I didnt want to have to baby sit it so I quit more ...
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Visual Studio 11 Crashes

I have a funky problem... I installed IIS7 to my development server where I had Visual Studio 11 as well. Then I installed PHP 5.5 and now somehow Visual Studio crashes when I try to load solutions. ...
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Working with an external button box [closed]

I tried this question on Stack Overflow, but I was pointed here, so here goes: For a new project for myself, I am looking for a way to be able to (for example) open a pop-up window on my laptop, by ...
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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. It'...
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Error Loading VB 6 Project In Windows 7 - MSComCtl2

I can't open my VB6 project on any Windows 7 machine. I did a clean OS install on a machine. The OS is Windows 7 Pro SP1 32 bit. All I have installed on this machine is VB6 Enterprise and Office 2007 ...
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How to disable an individual bookmark in Visual Studio 2012?

I've ignored Visual Studio bookmarks until today. I've now learned that I can not just mark places in code, but name those bookmarks, and even group them into folders. I could potentially create a ...
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Windows 8 for Visual Studio development [closed]

I assume people use Windows 8 for Visual Studio development, mainly web applications in my case. I have been using Windows 7 for the past few years, and normally I like to keep up to date with the OS ...
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IDE does not recognize file path on mac parallels

I am trying to create a project on Atmel Studio 6, which is similar to visual studio, but when I run the code, I get the errors: No such file in directory. No input file I am using Atmed Studio on ...
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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 to determine if development tools are installed

We're going through an exercise to identify computers that have Visual Studio installed. The challenge thus far, is that components of visual studio are installed w/ a lot of other products. SQL ...
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“The Application Data folder for Visual Studio could not be created” during installation

A few days ago I had a crash of my computer and since then i am unable to succesfully install Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate. During the setup a error screen comes up with nothing but a message "The ...
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How to change the spacing before and after property values in Visual Studio?

So in Visual Studio, every time I assign a property to an ASP and/or HTML tag, the double-quotes are placed immediately after the equals sign, like so:  propertyName ="" Furthermore, any such ...
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Can't install any visual studio (express) on windows 8

i tried installing visual studio on my new win 8 computer, but i got the same error of this user Can't install Visual Studio 2012 Express on Windows 8 , i've tried his solution, changing registry ...
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Visual Studio and SQL Server

I've been looking for users that have development tools installed within a company and have identified many that have Visual Studio and believe they need to keep it because they do SQL Queries. In my ...
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List of Services for SQL Server 2012 Express

I recently installed VS2013 Preview onto a clean OS and I'm trying to figure out if SQL Server Express 2012 got installed. Unfortunately, when I look in Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services, ...
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Too many folders in the path variable

I've encountered a strange issue - I can't launch Visual Studio, nor run simple commands from command prompt, seemingly due to my PATH variable being too long. Now that I look at it, I see that many ...
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Why can't I just backup the SharePoint DBs of TFS like all other DBs?

The MSDN page Manually Back Up Team Foundation Server states the following: Unlike the other databases in the deployment, the databases used by SharePoint Foundation 2010 should not be backed up ...
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Unable to add team project administrators - project contains duplicated groups

I recently upgraded from TFS 2010 SP1 to TFS 2012 Update 3 and have a permission problem in one (but only one) of my upgraded team projects. Even though my current user is admin of everything (local ...
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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 processes(...
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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 ...