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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Building as an Installer instead of EXE [migrated]

I've inherited a project from a developer who left my company and I'm trying to complete it. It's a vb.net project which we've been writing and compiling in Visual Studio 2010. He created the project ...
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My code refactoring cannot understand by git [migrated]

I have visual studio project, recently i refactor my project, so no code modified, the functions just moved to and from. But my git extensions(Visual studio plugin for git) reports lines are deleted ...
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Convert to Object Oriented Programming

I am currently working on a project that is fairly small for the time being. There was a recent change to implement 3-tier architecture, such that the code is now split up appropriately to data ...
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C# gadgets overloading the form (can't see the woods for the trees) [closed]

I have the task of taking over a C# program that is very badly written, however I am new to C#. The form has many objects including labels, buttons, panels, etc, which overlap each other. The form is ...
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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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Passing data between two windows forms using visual c++ 2010 [closed]

So, i have a simple forms application : i have a form 1 (Form1.h) and a second form (Form2.h). Form1 consists of a simple Add User button(which at this stage does nothing but opens the form2 and ...
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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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Why use skins if we can handle server controls with CSS in ASP.Net?

The main difference between themes/skins and CSS are the HTML & Server Side Controls (SSC) only. We use skin files to format & cosmetics SSC which are not in HTML like <asp:Label>, ...
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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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Shipping my first class library. Any gotchas I need to be aware of?

I'm a Web Developer about to unlock the "First Class Library Published" achievement in my career and I'm sweating bullets (literally - I was up all night stressing out). I'd love to tap the ...
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Visual studio for Windows XP [closed]

Visual Studio 2012 do not support windows XP and Microsoft Store does not seem to sell VS 2010 anymore, any idea how can I use Visual Studio Professional for development in Windows XP?
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Is Intellisense faster in Visual Studio 2012 compared to Visual Studio 2010 for C++ projects? [closed]

We switched to VS2010 from VS2003 a few months ago, and there are many many improvements. But the speed of Intellisense is not one of them (although it does generate higher quality results, which is ...
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Is there a way to determine if a database has been altered, then to push new data to the Application

All our (my company) currently applications pull information from that database, is their a way to get the following types of databses to either push data or push an event to allow the application to ...
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Where is the object browser in VS 2010 [closed]

I am teaching myself C# and Im using a book that references Visual Studio 2008. However, I am using VS 2010. The book wants me to look at the object browser by choosing View, Other Windows, Object ...
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Refactor class (extract methods) in a main / helper classes

Simply spoken, one of my c# classes got too big and I'm currently splitting this class in several subclasses by clustering semantically related methods (actually actions, which do side effects). So, ...
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How should I structure a solution for a long term project?

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?

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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What are the practical uses of Windows Services?

I am new to working with Windows Services. Although I have learnt to create Windows Services in VS2010 I would like to know some practical ways in which windows services could be used? I tried ...
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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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Visual Studio c++ Windows forms?

I've been slacking off with learning how to program because I'm at my wits end trying to figure out the next step. I want to be able to create forms applications just to test random things and give ...
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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?

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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Can I use Visual studio for Python and Django development?

I have been using Visual Studio for quite some time now, in fact from the VS 2005 version. Right now, I am not only comfortable but addict to using it(VS 2010) for all my development needs. Recently ...
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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?

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?

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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Learning MFC: Pre-2010 vs 2010 and beyond [closed]

First, some background: I've been programming for about 12 years now. I am intermediate to advance in C# and a couple other managed languages, but never messed with anything native. I understand ...
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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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Are there deals (free or low cost) to license Visual Studio for open-source developers?

I have several open-source projects, but I no longer have a license for Visual Studio. I heard that Resharper has some kind of deal for open-source project contributors. Is there something similar ...
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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 ...