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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Computer restarts while using Visual Studio 2012

I have Windows 7 Enterprise edition and I have installed Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Studio. Whenever I start Visual Studio to work on my project the computer restarts ...
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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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How to make Visual Studio intellisense show completion list after 2 characters

I'm finding it to get rather annoying when I would like to use a one character variable name (such as for a temporary variable in a loop) that when I press space autocompletes to some random name that ...
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Sorting tabs by filetype in Visual Studio 2013

I would love to be able to sort my document well tabs by filetype. Does anyone know of a good way to do that?
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Uninstall Visual Studio 2013 with update 4

I tried to install VS 2013 Community with update 4 via iso file on my Dell XPS L502 Windows 7 Premium laptop. The installation is not going well since days and now the installer is stuck at ...
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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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How to know cursor position index in an editor

I'm working with an HTML file, and I need to know my cursor position index in the overall file. In Visual Studio, I can see the line number and column number in status bar. In Notepad++ too, in the ...
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How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?

I'm reading a pdf book that contains programming code, when I copy the code and past it in, say visual studio, the doulbe quotation marks changes from this(") to this (”) which leads to syntax errors. ...
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Show Pixel ruler in Visual Studio 2013

I use Visual Studio 2013 and want to use a Pixel ruler in the designer. I saw some screenshots on the internet but don't know how to display the ruler or if I have to install a plugin or something.
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Custom code folding in visual studio

Is there a plugin or option to use comments to use custom code folding in visual studio instead of the ugly and non standard #pragma region? I know that in vim is possible. I want to use something ...
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From Macro to Add-in: Word 2010

tldr; I'm not sure how I can get the Add-in to recognize the active document! The goal is to set the macro to an Add-in button. I have lots of forms that have endless amounts of the old form field ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to run Visual C++ 5 on Windows 7?

I've have a copy of Visual C++ 5.0 that I originally bought for a Windows 95 system. As I upgraded to Win2K and WinXP I reinstalled it, although by then I was doing more programming in Java and PHP ...
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Visual Studio Short cuts using Mac Keyboard

I am having trouble coding in visual studios with my mac keyboard as some of the short cuts wouldn't work, notable the "Go to Definition" which is set as F12. I tried to change the shortcut for this ...
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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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Difference between Visual Basic and Visual Studio?

I was wondering what the difference is between installing Visual Basic and Visual Studio?
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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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My virtualbox is dynamically allocated but I'm still getting a disk space error when downloading Visual Studio

I've set up my Virtualbox with Windows 7 and I'm trying to get Visual Studio express to run on here, but everytime I get ready to install, it tells me "You may need to free up disk space" and won't ...
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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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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 Specify Max Number of Concurrent Visual Studio C++ cl.exe instances

There are two ways I know of to enable concurrent C++ builds in Visual Studio: Tools > Options "maximum number of parallel project builds" Property Pages "Multi-processor Compilation" Is ...
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How to add back '"Microsoft Foundation Classes for C++' in Visual Studio

I have installed Visual Studio 2013 on my desktop. But when I install it, I don't have 'Microsoft Foundation Classes for C++' checked when I installed. How can I add that library/functionalities back ...
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MSVCP120D.dll is missing from your computer

I made a C++ program in Visual Studio, and I wanted to show it to my friend. However, I'd never set up the visual C++ runtime libraries before, and so I started up a windows 8.1 virtual machine and ...
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Constant login issue with Visual studio

I dont know if I am the only one, but I almost daily see this login dialog when I use visual studio even though I click "remember my login" I see it both on my work and at home on my laptop, and ...
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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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Why does Visual Studio spontaneously collapse the “Find Symbol Results” result trees?

I am running Visual Studio 2012 (Version 11.0.61030.00 Update 4), working on a moderately sized C++ project. When I highlight a symbol in the editor and click "Find All References", the "Find Symbol ...
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How do I sync the Solution Explorer with the current File in Visual Studio?

When I have an open code file in Visual Studio that I am editing I would like to keep that same file highlighted inside of the solution Explorer so that I know where I am at. What I'd really like ...
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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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Programs like Visual Studio and Google Chrome kind of freeze

I have this problem for more than 1 and a half year now. When I use programs like Visual Studio, Google Chrome or Spotify the programs freeze randomly. Well, the program doesn't actually stop ...
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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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What is the best Web Development IDE for OS X (that is comparable to Visual Studio)? [closed]

I'm trying to find a good Web Development IDE for OS X Yosemite. And I've just run out of things to search for, so now I'm asking you - do you know of any that compare to Visual Studio on Windows? ...
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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 XAML

Im just wondering what you use to get the vertical visualisation lines between XAML open and close tags, it makes the XMALso much easier to read. I cant find a better place to ask this but im sure ...
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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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Improving/Resolving keyboard input lag with Visual Studio 2013

I'm having a slight delay (50-200 ms estimated) with keyboard input (code editing) from within Visual Studio 2013. The problem does not occur with Visual Studio 2010. When typing, there is a slight ...
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How do I install Win2D in visual studio?

I am trying to install Win2D in visual studio. I ran the the following in the nuget package manager console: PM> Install-Package Win2D I get the following error: Install-Package : Could not ...
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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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VS broken after installing “Chutzpah test runner” extension

Yesterday it was late and I did something stupid: I've tried to use Visual Studio to do JavaScript development. ;) (Really stupid because I too have a WebStorm licence) In order to run the JS tests ...
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Visual Studio: Display different files as one underneath each other (as “autopager” browser-extensions do for websites) / scroll through them

does any of you know a way or an addon to "scroll through" different files in VSs editor? When starting a project I sometimes have quite a lot of files each of them being quite small and me jumping ...
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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 Version Selector does not show any versions

I have VS 2008, 2010, and 2012 installed. Initially, VS2013 Team Explorer was installed (Shell only). I uninstalled that. Now, the Visual Studio Version Selector shows an empty list when executing a ...
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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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Installing Visual Studio in removable disk

I'm using tablet(ICONIA TAB). I bought a 32gb sd-card, then I tried installing VS but it said it cannot be installed to any removable disk. I searched and I found a solution: 'CLICK ME' (Please look ...
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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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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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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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Globally Disable BscMake (Browse Information) in Visual Studio

BscMake can be disabled on an individual project basis with Configuration Properties > C/C++ > Browse Information > Enable Browse Information. Is there a way to disable BscMake globally for all ...