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

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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 ...
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Does Microsoft still have C++ container limitations when passing to DLLs? [duplicate]

Microsoft has had a fair amount of trouble in the past when passing STL containers like string and vector pointers and references to DLLs. See, for example, You may experience an access violation when ...
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Using and referencing external executables in a solution

I have an application written in AS3 which I need to be able to start up from my C# application. I have a prototype that does this just fine but my question is in relation to how I would arrange my ...
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Visual Studio, Git, and common code

I'm looking for some advice on how I should arrange a large new project I'm working on to allow it be more easily managed in Git (using GitLab), and developed in Visual Studio. To give an idea of ...
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Best practice to include XSD in C# project

I have an XSD schema I need to include within my program, to validate some user input XML. The schema will need to be regularly updated. (By the programmer.) My current method to include this is hold ...
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Tips for understanding big project fast? [duplicate]

I've got a job and many new things to be learned. The first thing is to understand big project, writtened mostly in C++, using Visual Studio. So, I see a statement, and I want to find its definition. ...
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GitFlow with TFS 2013, bumping versions

We have TFS 2013 only for version control, Team City for building, a Nuget server and Visual Studio 2013. Little late in the game but we haven't set guidelines for getting code from development into ...
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Is there some sort of systematic strategy for designing and implementing GUIs?

I am using Visual Studio to create a GUI application in C#. The Toolbox serves as a nifty component palette that allows me to easily drag and drop buttons and other elements (for clarity I'll say ...
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Enforcing manual inclusion of a specific header file (banned.h)

Banned.h is a list of ANSI C functions that Microsoft is trying to persuade programmers to deprecate. I already know how to enforce automatic inclusion of banned.h (such as the answer to Ensuring that ...
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Handling generated files in a Visual Studio Project

I have a Visual Studio Project that is using a MSBuild task to generate some code files. (The basis are xml files, and the generated code is quite lengthy, but noting special, just a lot of ...
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Understanding Visual Studio Community Edition license

Recently Microsoft has released a free version of Visual Studio: Visual Studio Community Edition the license says IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS BELOW. ...
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Is there a way to sort code properly into regions dividing methods and events? [closed]

I'm using ReSharper and CodeMaid, both have their own "organize" code option but the problem is that i have no idea how to tell them what is an event and what is a method/function that i coded. If i ...
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What are guidelines for a Win/Mac/Linux C++ source tree? [closed]

I'm learning C++ (C++11), specifically for cross platform game development using SDL. on Windows, I use Visual Studio 2012 (Considering buying '14' once it's out), on Mac OS X and iOS I'll be using ...
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How can I set a time limit for a game?

I am learning the multi-threading and timer in C# now. But it seems I can't find a good solution. For example, I would like to see how many addition problems that I can solve within 1 min. I would ...
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When using Visual Studio 2012 do you have to use the drag and drop system? [duplicate]

I am fluent in most of Java and have thought about moving on to a .Net language. Obviously C# and Java are very similar so I have chosen to learn C#. When programming in Java I would always use ...
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Relation between projects and solutions in VS

We're about to start with a new software and there are mixed opinions on the organization of software. I'd be delighted to hear what others might have to say in regard to the presented options as well ...
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Organizing solution / project structure and classes for Line of Business Application (LOB)

The question how-do-you-organize-your-projects already has a few good answers. I would like to get a better understanding about this suggested structure: MyApp.Core MyApp.Model MyApp.Presenter MyApp....
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Programming with emacs instead of a debugger-integrated IDE [closed]

There's a question that might be deemed a duplicate of this one (I use an IDE (Eclipse) to develop software. Why should I switch to vim or emacs?) but I don't think answers my question. I usually ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables, Software Requirement? [closed]

When compiling with Visual Studio C++, I noticed that you need a specific MSV C++ Redist, depending on the version of Visual Studio you compile with. The required redistributable is necessary on ...
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How to deal with a new version of visual studio's directory?

When upgrading Visual Studio to a newer version, a new directory is created e.g. "Visual Studio 2013". I understand that that makes sense as we want to differentiate between code targeting different ...
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Should XmlDocument.xml be Included in Source Control

In a Web API 2 project, in the project properties, I have enabled the output of an XML documentation file. By default, Visual Studio 2013 wants to check this into TFS. I'm pretty sure that I'm going ...
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Collaboration between a Graphic Designer and Expression Blend developer? [closed]

I'm new to the programming world and also a little bit confused. My brother would like to work with me on some program. I'm a graphic designer so he asked me for UI and all it's elements. I would ...
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Release management with Azure and Visual Studio Online (Cloud TFS)

What strategy would you use to manage the releasing of versioned software to Azure cloud services (web and worker roles)? We are not looking for continuous integration. We are using Visual Studio ...
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Suggested setup for angularJS development in Visual Studio 2013 [closed]

I am starting with AngularJS. The back end will be Web API (which is new to me as well) and I'd like to use just one IDE, so I'm trying to figure out how to setup a project in Visual Studio 2013 for ...
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Creating an automated test framework for UI smoke testing

I am doing my thesis on the subject of automated UI testing at a company that applies continuous integration to their projects. The company builds intranets in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and my task is ...
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What is the difference between C# and Visual C#?

So let's say I want to start learning C# so I can program Unity with it. I look for a good reviewed book and it says "Learn Visual C#!". I ask myself, what is the difference between Visual C# and C#? ...
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Are VB.NET and C#.NET projects created from Microsoft Visual Studio “Open Source” safe? [closed]

I'm developing software in VB.NET and C#.NET and planning to release their source codes as fully open source. Are these projects "open-source" safe? My doubts are: VB.NET and C#.NET are using the ....
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Issue with My.Settings using Visual Basic [closed]

For my A2 Computing project I have created a game using Visual Basic. For the leaderboard section, I have used the My.Settings feature to store the scores when the game closes, but only one or two ...
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How to structure many projects that can be versioned and deployed separately

My team is in a situation where we need to create about 30 different processors. By processors I mean code that takes data from a DB and sends it to a remote service somewhere else in the world. They ...
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Run coded UI tests on different projects

With little or none previous experience of testing, I'm looking into adding automated testing to a continuous integration process of SharePoint applications. I've learned how this can be achieved ...
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When internationalizing texts, should underscores (for keyboard shortcuts) be part of the texts to be translated?

I have a project where I need to translate a lot of words and text fragments in different languages. In these texts, underscores are currently added in these text (fragment(s)) to be used as keyboard ...
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Is it a good practice to choose the highest warning level in C++ programming? [closed]

I used to select the default warning level in C++ programming. For example, in VS, the default warning level is Level3 (/W3) and No (/WX-) (don't treat warnings as errors). I am wondering is it a ...
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Limitations of using Hyper-V Virtual Machine as .NET Development enviroment

I've been thinking of using a Hyper-V Machine as instead of physical computer for installing my .NET / Azure / Xamarin / ASP.NET / Windows Phone development tools. That way I could easily move from my ...
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How should I structure my namespace tree so that I have a Math class and Math namespace?

I don't know if this is a good or bad idea, or if it's technically even possible... but I'd like to have something of the following sort: public class Math { public int gcd(a,b) // Method for ...
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Is it good to create static method at Visual Studio refactoring?

There are various refactoring options in Visual Studio to use at the time of coding. When we extract and create a new method. Then Visual Studio decide whether the new method will be static or ...
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How to do structured code reviews [duplicate]

We need to do pre-check-in code reviews. We are using Visual Studio and TFS. The built in code review functionality, is a bit odd to me. If I "reject" a check-in and comments what needs work, the ...
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Commit projects individually or whole solution?

I am working (alone) on an application that is a music portal where you can search for artists, songs etc ... The C# solution consists of: a class library that contains all the stuff to access the ...
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Visual Studio versions and Team Etiquette

I have a project on CodePlex that I have opened to basically anyone to join and help out on. I am mostly an enthusiast coder, although I have done some programming work as part of my job it has always ...
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Visual Studio's Developer License duals as a personal license? [closed]

I can be completely wrong but I vaguely remember hearing from a podcast that according to Visual Studio's license, a developer who works with Visual Studio professionally at their work place ...
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Why should I use MSBuild instead of Visual Studio Solution files?

We're using TeamCity for continuous integration and it's building our releases via the solution file (.sln). I've used Makefiles in the past for various systems but never msbuild (which I've heard is ...
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Multiple applications in a single Visual Studio solution [closed]

I am doing work for a company that is wanting to put all their .Net applications (web applications, Windows applications and console applications) together in a single Visual Studio solution. I am ...
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C# basic window content convention

I'm learning C# using visual studio express 2012, and I cannot find a source online that explains window content convention. What I mean by this is, what's the appropriate way to change the context / ...
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Why does the tool offer to change the code - just because it can?

Resharper (or is it Visual Studio - it's a yellow light bulb with a tiny red filament in it) offers to "invert if" on this code: if (tItems >= 0) { return tItems; } SetTotalItemsAndTotalAmt(); ...
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Subversion permissions and Visual Studio projects

I have a quite specific question regarding Subversion structure, different permission levels and Visual Studio projects and solutions: We develop a framework with external partners with functionality ...
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What are good reasons to drop Windows XP support? [closed]

Recently the software team in my company decide to use VS2012 (upgrade from VS2008) but we found out that VS2012 does not provide a nice support for Windows XP (e.g. really hard to deploy .Net 3.5 ...
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Does the VS version setting in Settings.settings matter?

Looking through the server vs local code on a humongous legacy project, I see this in Settings.settings: <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?> <SettingsFile xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft....
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Are there any benefits to removing unused script files in a web site/project?

VS Web sites/projects come loaded with several .js files, most of which I don't use (e.g., I use a CDN for newer versions of jQuery and jQuery-UI). I know it's safe to remove these unneeded .js files ...
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Are there any benefits to removing unused using statements in a VS project?

Are there any benefits to removing unused using statements in a VS project (such as can be done using Resharper), or will VS automatically take care of that when building/deploying?
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Multiple visual studio projects/solutions on the go

I am working on a large asp.net app as a single developer. I will often work on a number of change requests concurrently. For example, a change required to the Finance component and a change ...
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Why would anyone invest time in Microsoft “Roslyn”?

I have just been reading through some of the white papers & examples from Microsoft "Roslyn" and the concept seems very interesting. From what I can tell, it opens up the black box that is the ...