Visual Studio 2010 is the version of Microsoft's Visual Studio line of development environments. It is released on top of .NET 4.0 Framework.

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Use vb.net sql reader as a Delegate to gather Data

Is there a way to use a sub to create a loop, but change the content of the inside of the loop? I don't know what I don't know. I keep looking at this code and I have a feeling that it's possible. ...
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specification regarding a text file

I have a specification I need to follow (for a little project) and I want to ask if they my way of thinking on how to tackle this spec is correct. It's regarding C#. Specification: consume a TEXT ...
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How to access client application (Scanner or .exe) which are installed on client machine using Asp.net web application [closed]

How to access client application (Scanner or .exe) which are installed on client machine using Asp.net web application? I want to Access Scanner which are installed on client machine. I'm using a ...
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Build times for small incremental changes to C# Web Applications

I have recently been moving away from ASP.NET Websites in favor of Web Applications. More specifically I have recently been picking up MVC as an alternative to developing ASP.NET Forms websites. ...
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Are there any concerns with one user mapping a TFS project to two directories?

I'm planning to map some of my TFS projects to two different directories as discussed here. I'll be using two different workspaces, both with the same Computer and the same Owner. Is there any ...
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is there any way to copy the “Work Item Type” diagram in TFS?

I used the Process Editor (from TFS Power Tools) to update the Workflow diagram of a particular Work Item Type (viz., the "Issue" type). There are a dozen other projects on our server that share the ...
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Visual Studio DBProjects and problem with it running post-build SQL (file too big)

What I am doing is creating a DBProject.. importing a DB.. then creating scripts in the PostBuild that are DATA scripts for each table (so that the post build can populate the tables after the schema ...
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Keeping SQL Server DB Up to date in Team environment [duplicate]

We are working in a Visual Studio Environment using TFS. When developers get the latest source code it includes a copy of the 'update' sql scripts for the database of the application. The challenge ...
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How to prevent my executable being treated from AV like bad or virus?

I'm creating a piece of software, that will run on windows and will act like launcher for the game, to serve as an auto-updater and file verifier in client siede PC. One thing I don't understand, why ...
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Can I use Visual Studio 2010 Architectural features to enforce design on code, without feature packs?

I am studying Visual Studio 2010's architectural tools for application lifecycle management. After we have sketched some modeling diagrams, we wonder now how should be the natural workflow to convert ...
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How should I structure a solution for a long term project? [closed]

I'm about to create a do-everything dashboard for my team and am still having second thoughts about my project/solution structure. Since this could be a long ongoing project, I want to get the ...
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FxCop / Code Analysis with VS2010 Ultimate

I've getting some information about this, but I still can find a proper answer, I was asked recently in my company for this : "run a fxcop analysis on that code and tell me the results". Ok, I have ...
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Is inconsistent formatting a sign of a sloppy programmer?

I understand that everyone has their own style of programming and that you should be able to read other people's styles and accept it for what it is. However, would one be considered a sloppy ...
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Understanding C++ for windows desktop application

I've been programming C++ for almost a year, and I've written complex programs however there are a couple of programming features of C++ which I didn't cover up (Classes & pointers), however I ...
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Learn C++ before/at the same time as C#?

I'm currently learning C#, but wondering whether it is beneficial to learn some C++ before/at the same time as in order to understand the concepts a little better? I've got a C++ book and it does seem ...
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How to Console.WriteLine from [TestMethod]?

I am trying to show some information from a [TestMethod] method. Usually we use NUnit and a line with Console.WriteLine runs fine and we can see it in 'output' window, but on this project we must to ...
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Creating a line of business application with Visual Studio Isolated Shell

I ask this to the pros out there - Is it feasible to build a new LOB(Line Of Business) application with VS Shell as an stand alone application. There are some points that I thought needs to changed, ...
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How can I organize fast and comfortable solution compilation in VS 2010? [closed]

Most of programmers who are involved into development of more or less large project(s) know how annoying the process of compilation can be. There are some other things which are dependent on ...
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Shortcomings of using dynamic types in C#

I have been recently studying more on the dynamic types in C#. With some examples I understood once the code is compiled, it does not need to be recompiled again but can be executed directly. I feel ...
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Need help with deciding elements for icon creating application

I'm trying to practice programing by creating a simple application which, I think, I can manage to do in .Net C# in VisualStudio 2010. I'm working on simple application which will let me to create ...
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Increase Performance of VS 2010 by using a SSD [closed]

After searching on the internet for performance improvements when using Visual Studio 2010 with a solid state hard drive, I heard a lot of different opinions. A lot of people said that there isn't ...
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Workflow of sharing code for small teams

Problem is, we have developed a small CMS, that is different per implementation (currently). Of course development of this is never complete. Sometimes, we are working on more than one project that ...
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Piece of code for interview debugging abilities test? [closed]

May be someone has a piece of code, that would work as a test for debugging abilities? We will give ability to use Visual Studio, so it should be hardly solvable by doing manual tracing and show us, ...
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The most important advice to a non-professional programmer [closed]

As an adjunct to my regular job (teaching) I have taken on the task of developing an appointment booking system to be deployed on the school's server (SQL Server 2008 R2 / IIS 7.5). I have been ...
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What is an inconsistent state?

I've been trying to experiment with coded user interface testing (CUITS) lately and I get the following error whenever I try to create one. The following package failed to load: C:\Users[File Path ...
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Can a Code Review help in learning the code-flow and/or technology of a large code-base? [closed]

I'm new to VC++, and so am not very familiar with COM, ActiveX, IDL etc. When I mentioned this to my tech-lead, he assigned me the task of doing the code review of files he felt were important, in ...
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Is Visual Studio Express suitable for commercial application development?

If I were to develop a Silverlight game and publish it to a site where you can play it for free is the use considered to be commercial or personal? What about if the site has adverts on, is it then ...
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Moving from VS 2005 to VS 2010 what to learn for web apps? [closed]

Just moving from Visual Studio 2005 webforms to 2010. Bit confused of lately about what to learn on the new version. I will just be doing web applications only Should I learn entity framework or MVC ...
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Project management tool built into visual studio

My friend and I are working on a project together in visual studio, and we are using subversion for source control. We have used php based project management tools before for task and bug tracking, ...
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Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, automated testing, and SVN

We have an HTML designer who is not a developer but needs to modify .aspx files from our ASP.NET 2.0 projects from time to time in order to get CSS to work properly with them. Currently, this ...
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Is kick-starting myself into the programming world by reading from a book about VS 2008 & .NET 3.5 a bad idea?

Basically what the title says. I'm completely new to programming and decided C# to be the best language to start learning, so I went ahead and installed Visual Studio Express 2010 C# to get started. ...
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How can I automatically undo checkouts on unmodified files? [closed]

From time to time, I realize that files that haven't been modified have been checked out by my Visual Studio. It's either because I changed something and undid it, or just because Visual Studio ...
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How can I keep my visualstudio database project in sync with my database?

I'd like to have my database schema synchronized with my Visual Studio .dbproj database project. Right now, I'm using SSMS for most of my database development work, and I've to manually use the ...
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How do you write a code analysis & refactoring tool to interface with Visual Studio?

Recently while working on a project of mine and doing some refactoring I got an idea to write a custom tool to help me analyze my code in a very specific context and perform some very custom ...
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How can I control Visual Studio's window creation behavior?

I have recently installed Visual Studio 2010. By default it has a nice layout, and when I open files, the tabbed windows for those files appear where I like them to appear: source code on the upper ...
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Making Separate Assemblies For Different Types Of Tests For The Same Component?

I was told by a few members here that splitting up my unit tests into different assemblies for different components is the best way to structure unit tests. Now, I have a few questions about that ...
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Which language was used to create Visual Studio 2010? [closed]

In order to produce a plug in and incorporate it (merge) easily with Visual Studio 2010. I was wondering which language was used by Microsoft to create it? In order to offer our product to ...
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Reports from the front lines: VS Lab Management

I'm looking into Lab Management right now for our test environment for manual and automated testing. I'm just getting started on the process of putting together various servers to host/support it and ...
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Version Control on Windows Home Server [closed]

I'm a lone developer and am thinking about version control now. I don't particular want to pay for an online service if I don't have to, so I was thinking about using Windows Home Server as the ...
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In Visual Studio 2010, which is better to use: VS Installer or the InstallShield LE? [closed]

I built a VS Installer project in Visual Studio 2008. I see in VS 2010 they have InstallShield LE available as an alternative. I used InstallShield long ago as part of Borland Delphi, but haven't ...
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What is the Most Expedient Way to Make Legacy Code Conform to 'The Principle of Proximity'?

On page 242 of Code Complete 2, Steve McConnell touts The Principle of Proximity. Put simply, Mr. McConnell advises programmers to keep related actions together. In my case, the applicable emphasis ...
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Is there a way to 'package' up my Visual Studio installation so I can easily deploy it on other machines?

I have a number of machines running VS, and each has a slightly different config - display styles, installed plugins, source control extensions, project templates, service packs and so on. Not only ...
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WPF4: Is this indictment of DevExpress WPF controls valid and what is a good alternative vendor? [closed]

My company is starting a major greenfield development project using DevExpress WPF controls. I just read this critical review of their WPF controls. Do you agree that DevExpress does not understand ...
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VS2010 SP1 & Resharper - flickering editor? [closed]

I have VS2010 (Ultimate), plus Resharper, and since SP1, I've noticed a regular and really irritating bug where the editor tab that I'm working on temporarily disappears, suddenly reappearing a second ...
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Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Performance [closed]

I've noticed since installing Visual Studio 2010 SP1 that I'm having huge performance issues. It will randomly freeze up on me quite a bit. I had no performance issues with Visual Studio 2010 before ...
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SQL Server CE 4, graphical tools for designing tables, etc.?

I thought that Visual Studio 2010 SP1 would include support for using SQL Server Compact Edition 4 inside the designer, but it seems not. Was I wrong, or has I managed to botch up my installation ...
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UI Testing with Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2

One of the most intriguing items in the recently released Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 is the ability to create and edit UI tests in Silverlight. Here is an example of a coded UI test. I ...
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How do you remember where in your code you want to continue next time? [closed]

When you interrupt the work on some code (be it because you have to work on something else or go on vacation or simply because it is the end of the day), once you close that Visual Studio project, ...
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Best practice with branching source code and application lifecycle

We are a small ISV shop and we usually ship a new version of our products every month. We use Subversion as our code repository and Visual Studio 2010 as our IDE. I am aware a lot of people are ...
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Writing code vs using drag & drop tools [closed]

If you drag & drop, you're letting the editor to build code for you. Surely that means you're not really programming. You're building an application that has no proper code logic, correct? I drag ...