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Microsoft Visual Studio is an IDE for the .NET family of languages.

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Does C# project with configuration file only seem to be an architecture flaw?

I have multiple related projects in one Visual Studio C# solution, which in general have similar architecture of WCF business logic services and ASP.NET clients. In order to host these services, I ...
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Sharing public key certificate

I'm working on a piece of software in Visual Studio. I created a PKCS#12 archive in Visual Studio to strong name sign my assemblies. I then extracted the public key from the archive using OpenSSL. I ...
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Developing & Running Apps in VS - x64 vs x86 (on x64 machine)

I develop (mainly UWP apps for personal enjoyment atm) on a x64 laptop, but in Visual Studio I have been blindly using the default x86 solution platform. Should I be using x64 or x86? (so ashamed to ...
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Making localization files easy to use for translators

I want to make my application available in many languages. I started using Resource Files, but there is a little problem with them. I want other people to have access to these files. Visual Studio ...
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Why would a development team insist that using a single solution for multiple projects in Visual Studio “increases interdependence complexity”?

I'm helping to manage an external team who are starting to develop new versions of some existing products. Historically, this team has always used a model of a single project in a single solution for ...
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Logging Implementation in a project using a class library or a web service

I'm currently working on a requirement to implement logging in multiple projects and require to develop a enterprise level logging application that can be using in n number of projects. Present ...
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ASP session between iframe and page

I have a situation where my ASP.NET MVC application can be loaded directly or in iframe. It uses ASP.NET Identity. When I open the site from iframe, log in and after open the site directly it keeps me ...
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Build and project patterns when targeting .NET Core and .NET Framework flavors?

We've got a solution with 20 .NET Framework 4.5 .DLLs (say helloworld01.dll to helloworld20.dll) where we want to add Linux support (to each) in the near future. We think this means each of those ...
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How to quickly work on a single class of a big GUI C# project?

So here's the problem. I have a massive C# project in Visual Studio. It has a big GUI that manages a large number of classes. In one of the form windows, there is a bunch of textboxes. The user fills ...
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I have a few questions about the MVP pattern in a WinForms project

I hope someone can answer these. I have a WinForms project with +/- 8 forms. I have an SQLite database and a class that handles the queries to this database. I would like to use the passive View ...
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Maintain two different versions of similar code [duplicate]

I'm working on a special project where I need to create a new application with a similar but restricted functionality of an original application (basically a type of free application with limited ...
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VS2015 & Git Submodules

We have a few projects in my organization that are being developed in parallel and I have found that they are increasingly using similar Utility/Logging/Etc functionalities that they have as separate ...
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Visual Studio C# Question

Say I have a program where a user is presented with a treeview of multiple directories and must check desired file/directories that they would like to later be copied. That aside once the user has ...
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Access Data In Another Database Within A New Project

We are currently using a off the shelf ERP system. It lacks in several areas, one of those being quoting. So, I have been tasked with creating a quoting application that will need to use (in read only ...
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Visual Studio Online CI Builds and Gated Check ins

I'm looking for a way to achieve something like this using VS online ... I have a lot of small solutions in the root of the repo that are structured a bit like ... Foo.sln "/Framework/xxx" "/...
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Compiling for string and wstring

I'm creating a library. I want to use it in multiple projects which may use multi-byte or unicode (std::string or std::wstring). I've adopted the old MS method of conditional compiling: namespace ...
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Proper way to deploy ASP.net to production web server

Here is how I was told to deploy my ASP.net(mostly intranet) website\program\application to the production web server in my company. Change necessary settings in web.config for production web server. ...
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What language are Visual Studio solution (.sln) files written in?

I suppose that maybe what made me ask this question is, that every time I do a commit in Git the .sln files comes up whenever there were changes. So, as a person who reviews all my changes when I do ...
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How to incoporate jQuery UI into ASP.NET MVC 5 project that is on an offline system? [closed]

I am having some issues trying to incorporate jQuery UI into my project. I cannot use Nuget or anything else that goes to the internet, so I have downloaded the development package from the jQuery UI ...
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Considerations when using Gulp to compile typescript vs using Visual Studio [closed]

We are a Microsoft shop, developing with Visual Studio. We are building a single page app, and we have elected to use Gulp to handle a lot of the script build tasks (javascript minification, css ...
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Referencing a C++ DLL from within a C# ASP.NET project using Visual Studio Community 2015 [closed]

This question might be a little odd, but is there any specific way to import a C++ reference into an ASP.NET C# project? The problem I am having is that VS is giving me the following error: Error ...
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Why use a local variable over a global variable? [duplicate]

Im a beginner using visual studio 2013, and I know what they are, but I'm puzzled, why would one use a local variable? I would always just use a global variable.
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Have the unit test “using” the project, or just have same namespace?

Background I am working on a project with C# .NET, and I've just added a new unit test project to my solution in Visual Studio. The way that I always have been doing this is: Create a new unit test ...
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How to programmatically control a GUI application?

I have a couple of users who have a User Interface for an application that they must use to do their job. The UI can be cumbersome to navigate to perform some time critical tasks. This UI does not ...
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Where to put the Angular app in a ASP.NET Web API solution?

I'm starting a greenfield app and I want to use ASP.NET (4.6) and Angular 2. For the backend I have created a project in Visual Studio, and now I'm wondering where to put the Angular app. I really ...
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Does anybody still use TODO for writing code later on? [closed]

Statement I often find myself still writing the following statement all over my code: // TODO: (the work that needs done) I do this in order to flag that I need to come back and do something later ...
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Write unit tests for the libraries, or just the application?

Background I am fairly new to unit testing, and have been recently using the Visual Studio Test Manager to create my Unit Tests. The way that I have currently been doing things is as follows: Create ...
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Circular Reference Between Data And Model Classes

I have my C# project separated in several projects, so each will become a separate .dll after. I have one project for my Model and one for my Data. Model is responsible for Business Logic and ...
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How to get a good overview of an Agile backlog?

We are using Visual Studio Team Services to host our code in a Git repository and to manage our Agile planning through iterations (sprints), user stories in a backlog, a taskboard for the current ...
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Trust .net compiler after Microsoft updates

Microsoft releases upgrades and changes to .net, msbuild and Visual Studio quite frequently. How can I be sure the MSIL code created by msbuild or the Roslyn compiler in VS 2015 will be the same or ...
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GitHub with TFS ALM

Is it possible to use TFS Application Lifecycle Management features (ie, user stories, tasks, work items, gated commits, all the good stuff) against a repository stored in GitHub? How would one go ...
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Project structure: Where to put object factories

I am working on a C# programming project in Visual Studio. I have created various VS library projects inside the VS solution containing the various components of the solution. Without giving it too ...
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Pull requests and work item linking in Visual Studio 2015 with non-TFS remote Git repo

We use TFS and Visual Studio 2015 at work but don't get full benefit from the ALM features as we have code in non-TFS Git repos. We would like to integrate these products in with all the TFS goodies ...
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.Net Project architecture and DB connection

I'm looking at a new project to be developed in .Net, and I'd like to do it the right way. I'd like to create a solution with 3 parts : a front- and a backoffice, both using a the third part as ...
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Do MSBuild project files serve the same purpose as NMAKE makefiles in a build process? (practically equivalent)

I'm finding it difficult to understand Microsoft's motive behind building conceptual "projects" like this. They ship MSBuild.exe and NMAKE.exe together with a Visual Studio 2015 install but they both ...
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How to keep xml view and designer view in sync?

My task is to create a designer for a Visual Studio Shell application to edit a specific file format that is based on XML. One of the requirements is that the designer has to support a split view, ...
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Is marking members as static against object-orientated programming? [duplicate]

Me and my co-workers are having a bit of a discussion about one of the code analysis issues thrown by visual studio: CA1822 Mark members as static The 'this' parameter (or 'Me' in Visual Basic) of '...
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Can I do commercial web development with the Community edition of Visual Studio?

A friend of mine has a small company that needs a new website, and I am interested in helping him, since I have worked a bit with Asp.net MVC. However, I am not sure if I'm allowed to sell or give ...
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Testing a windows game application against older versions of windows

If I were to build a game using Visual Studio 2015 and (Most likely) SDL2, I think I'm right in assuming that in order for that game to run, the user's target windows version needs to have Visual C++ ...
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Metrics for when to use a hash value?

I am working on a project that requires a series of flat files. I will be doing some data checking against simple date like: ID;StatusCode So a typical file might be like: 13993;R 38293;A 19349;I ...
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One or multiple visual studio solutions for all my projects [duplicate]

Admittedly that's a bad title, but the full title would be far too long. To give some context. I volunteer at a charity where I maintain a MSSQL Database and an MS Access client application and I'm ...
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How can I target both Windows 10 UWP and Windows Phone 8.1 in the same app?

Background From a developer's viewpoint, the main selling point of Windows 10 is its new Universal* Windows Platform (UWP). * Where "Universal" really means "universal to all devices that run ...
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Visual Studio VC Project With Multiple Output Versus Multiple Projects

I am working in Visual Studio 2012. I have several C projects in a single Solution. Each project currently produces a single production output (dll/exe) and a single test (exe). I manage the multiple ...
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Is it acceptable to define a “module” and “class” within a single .VB element?

Experiment: I have found it is possible to define both a "Module" (Namespace?) and a "Class" (Namespace?) within a single .Vb element (Module??). You can try this at home: Create a new Console ...
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How to prepare for INTERVIEW with PAIR PROGRAMMING (C#) [closed]

I have a stage in an interview process where I am supposed to do pair programming, or at least they want to see me working in Visual Studio with an experienced developer. This is a company promoting ...
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Step-by-step functional testing automation

I have a basic class in C# from which I create inherited classes for databinding scenarios. You can think of it as a substitute for .NET's DataRow class. I want to automate testing of a typical row's ...
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String Rearrangement Algorithm in Visual Basic

Beginning programmer here (mostly engineer). I'm making trapezoids in layers. We begin with the small length layer, and end with the longest length layer. I want my user to input in a desired ...
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Strategies to manage a modular C# framework

Currently I'm building a large framework whose purpose is to run several algorithms in sequence. Many of these algorithms have interdependencies in data structure - the output of one algo is the ...
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Abstract Property In Base Class To Force Programmer To Define It

I'm coding with a state pattern for an embedded device. I have a base/abstract class called State and then each discrete(concrete) state class implements the abstract State Class. In the State Class ...
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Starting to use TFS - handling internal dependant libraries - local nuget?

Approach I'm trying to get up and running with TFS 2013. This is my priority order for implementing it. Start using it for existing Git Repo projects. Then get automated builds working from check ...