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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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How do I hide the editor margin that displays the “lightbulb” icon in VS 2015?

I am talking about this: Takes too much space and is a bit annoying. Is there any way to hide the margin and the icon?
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Visual Studio Code for Mac IntelliSense “Console” not working

Microsoft announced today that they have released Visual Studio Code for Mac, Linux, and Windows. I am trying to use IntelliSense for the keyword "Console" but nothing is showing up. I have tried ...
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Visual Studio Settings not Synchronized

According to Synchronized Settings in Visual Studio, When you use the same personalization account to sign in to Visual Studio on multiple computers, by default your settings are synchronized on ...
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No Visual Studio 2013 settings migrated to Visual Studio 2015

According to this, when I have Visual Studio 2013 installed and I install Visual Studio 2015, my settings are migrated (I use the same account as well). Settings are not synchronized between ...
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Windows Explorer crashes if I click a specific file generated by Visual Studio

I have this .dll file I just can't delete: C:\Users\Alisson\Source\Repos\portal-do-guitar-flash\PortalGuitarFlash.Web\obj\Debug\PortalGuitarFlash.Web.dll I have admin rights and the only way of ...
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Can we use Visual Studio 2013 & Visual Studio 2015 simultaneously

Generally it used to be happen that if any one version of Visual Studio is installed in any PC then installing another version of Visual Studio in the same PC will combine with each other. I've ...
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Can visual studio arrange my properties in alphabetical order?

Can visual studio automatically rearrange my class properties in alphabetical order? I have a class with about 40 properties and I'd rather not do it by hand. for instance I start with this class ...
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“C:\ProgramData\Package Cache” missing - how can I completely remove Visual Studio?

I am in the process of migrating some projects from an on-premise TFS server to Visual Studio Online. Somehow, someone has removed the package cache folder (C:\ProgramData\Package Cache) from our ...
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NGEN is eating up all my disk space

For a couple months now I've woken up every couple days to find my C:\ drive out of space. After some digging I found my C:\Windows\Temp folder was full of 3MB log files -- ~40GB worth, numbering in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Change location of .gitconfig in Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2015 has Git integration, but it picks up a .gitconfig file used in my Cygwin install that has some problems (for one thing, it is a symlink, but even it if was a normal file it would ...
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Visual Studio 2015 remove keyboard shortcut

Sometime within the past week my F2 keyboard shortcut in Visual Studio 2015 stopped triggering Refactor->Rename. So I went into keyboard mappings and re-linked it, but it still doesn't work. I see ...
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Visual Studio 2015 not showing CSS properties

I just installed Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition. I'm interested in using it for web development, so I opened a CSS file and expected to see the CSS properties, but they are not shown, see below: ...
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MonoDevelop can't import VS2013/2015 solutions

I'm opening a .sln file that I transferred from Visual Studio 2013 into MonoDevelop. When I attempt this, however, it gives me the following error(s): 1. Project 'foo' has a different ToolsVersion ...
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Visual Studio Txt file opening

I'm running visual studio in parallels on a macbook air. First time I'm using C++ to open txt files and it seems to work only when debugging but not when I run without debugging. example code: ...
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Visual Studio 2013 doesn't display font correctly

I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 on my computer, and I'm also using Visual Studio 2013 Premium. For some reason, VS won't display/render the font that I want to use correctly. I'm trying to use ...
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Updates reappear for Visual Studio 2010 dependencies

I have recently uninstalled Visual Studio 2010 C# Express from my Windows 7 x64. VS is notorious for leaving behind a bunch of dependencies and trash, and I have spent quite a bit of time manually ...
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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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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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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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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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Paste From Clipboard not always working

So, this has been driving me crazy for a bit, but now I have a repro: On my work machine, I cannot copy/paste some text into some applications. Example: If I click on the address bar in Windows ...
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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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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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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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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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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 C:\...
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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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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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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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Cannot install Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects Extension

I would like to create installers for some of my software packages, so I am attempting to use the Visual Studio Add-On known as Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects Extension. However, I am ...
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VisualStudio won't accept credentials in enterprise environment - StatusCode: 0x80090308

I'm currently using Visual Studio Community 2015, Version 14.0 Update 3. My problem is, that I can't connect to my own MS TeamFoundationServer 2015 from my workplace. The problem is definitely not ...
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Cannot start Visual Studio Emulator for Android: InvalidArguments (3)

When I try to start Visual Studio Emulator, it fails with the following error in the log: 3> 12/07/2016 21:29:04 : [Critical] An error occured while creating 'VS Emulator 5 KitKat (4.4) XXHDPI ...
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Visual Studio text editor sometimes puts dragged line 4 lines above mouse cursor

VS Community 2015 v14 I want to click and drag a line to another location, in my visual-C++ source file: I click the line number, on the far left, to select a line. But sometimes when I then click ...
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Visual Studio 2015 crashes on startup

my Visual Studio 2015 keeps crashing and I cannot find out why. Yesterday I wanted to install the Python Tools March 2016. This included the update 2 for VS2015. After installation Visual Studio ...
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How do I get rid of the braces around object representations in the Locals window in Visual Studio (when copying)?

In Visual Studio (2015 Enterprise + ReSharper Ultimate), in the Locals window (and perhaps others), all values for class types are displayed with braces around them, as seen here: In the case of ...
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Visual Studio Emulator for Android fails to install - says Visual Studio is required

I am trying to install the standalone Visual Studio Emulator for Android on Windows 10 Pro. According to the page, Visual Studio 2015 is not required and I've had the emulator installed on running on ...
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Visual Studio 15 not detecting Windows 10 SDK

Today I downloaded standalone installer for Windows 10 SDK which downloaded all the required files of about 700 MB. Then I installed it with a setup file placed within downloaded content. But still ...
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Visual Studio newbie need help making a VB front end to a PS script

I'm a system admin at work and part of the day to day is creating new mailboxes for users in Office 365 and we are forced to use powershell to do this. The only variable in the PS commands is the user'...
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Github or Git commands for Flatten, Hydrate, Inflate

I'm working on a project that already has a few javascript and css libraries and even some binary files in it and wanted to add a project.json file for the libraries that exist in nodejs or other ...
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Is there a way to (or extension that will let you) set multiple colored column width guidelines

As the title says, in Visual Studio 2015 is there a way to (or extension that will let you) set multiple column width guidelines, in different colors (i.e.: maybe one in yellow at 80 characters and ...
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Visual Studio snippets' “surround with” overrides selected text

The Issue In Visual Studio 2015 (Update 2), When I try to use 'Surround with' and select any option from the snippets list, the selected text is being overwritten. see screenshot below when ...
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VS 2015 Community - No property pages for C++ project

Every C++ project that I open with Visual Studio 2015 Community edition shows the following when trying to open project properties: I've tried fully reinstalling (deleting folders in documents, ...
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Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015 setup blocked

While installing Visual Studio Community 2015, the setup was blocked and I received a message that told me that Visual Studio was already installed. Visual Studio Professional 2015 is currently ...