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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how to prevent visual studio from messing with my code's identation?

Visual Studio 2010 automatically changes indentation of my code from this :: public void fetchWebserviceCounters() { csv = new StringBuilder(); try { Category = new ...
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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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On access scans and Visual Studio

Where I work McAfee On Access scan is enforced to be on for all our machines. Visual Studio 2010 isn't exactly the speediest program at times but combining a large website, several build ...
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Visual Studio Express vs. SharpDevelop [closed]

I need a bit of input from people who have used both of these programs. I am using Visual Studio Express 2010 right now for creating a project in VB.net and WPF 4. I just discovered a freeware IDE ...
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In Visual Studio 2010, which is better to use: VS Installer or the InstallShield LE?

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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Looking for suggestions on where to purchase vs.net 2010 from? which edition? [closed]

I need to purchase vs.net 2010 so I can use all the new features and entity framework. ANy suggestions on which edition I should get? Where is a good place to buy it on the cheap?
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Does MS Visual Studio 2010 contain icons for source files?

I'm just wondering because the .js (JavaScript source files) on my computer have an icon from Windows Scripting Host which looks so Windows 95. I tried to look into devenv.exe but there aren't any ...
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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?

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?

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

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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How to run a F# app in Windows Azure?

I have a project that requires me to write a library management system in F# and using Windows Azure for the development. I am quite new to Cloud concept and i don't know what to do as a next step. Is ...
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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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Business case for using Visual Studio 2010 [closed]

Ok, i got a weird one. All of our developers have MSDN licences, and so we are all eligible to install and use Visual Studio 2010. However, the organisation has asked for a "good reason" (i.e. a ...
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SSD harddisks & programming

SSD harddisks have been on the rise lately. And I've been wondering if it's worth buying one as a programmer. Being able to save five minutes when starting my PC is fun but won't convince my boss. ...
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How do you remember where in your code you want to continue next time?

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

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 ...
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How does one meaningfully measure maintainability?

Context: I'm an enterprise developer in an all-MS shop. Can anyone recommend a good way of objectively measuring maintainability of a piece of code or an application? Why maintainability: I'm tired ...
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Visual Studio Load Tests Virtual Users Simulation

I'm currently working on writing a load testing application that takes advantage of Load Test using Visual Studio 2010. The load test will simulate 20 users on the same machine, and I need some data ...
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What is the difference between Visual Studio 2010 Express and the Regular version? [closed]

i was wondering if i am going to have to pay for the real one. I am developing websites
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What are some of the more useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Visual Studio? [closed]

I keep learning new keyboard shortcuts for Visual Studio and I find some of them increase my productivity a lot. I was wondering what keyboard shortcuts in VS you found useful and why. I know I ...
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Why do people say that VB gives you bad programming habits?

Why do people say that VB gives you bad programming habits? What do they mean by this?
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How do you regularly take advantage of VS2010's multi monitor support?

Although I like VS2010's multi monitor support, I seem to have too many accidental window drags, where I unsnap a window without intending to. This behavior has made me still live in the mental model ...
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Why doesn't Visual Studio auto increment your version number?

This question asked how to auto update version number in VS 2010 : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4025704/publishing-in-net-produces-application-files-myapp-someversionnumber-how-to-ge The ...
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Reporting in Visual Studio 2010 Express

I want to download Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition to learn all that is new in it. I find it insufficient as there is no Crystal Reports integration in it. Apart from that I want to learn other ...
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Is there a cheaper non-express non-student, non-msdn version of Visual Studio 2010 that supports plugins in the US than the $710 Professional Edition? [closed]

I've never actually purchased a copy of Visual Studio myself. SharpDevelop and Express edition have always been good enough for my personal use, and my employers always furnished me with the IDEs I ...
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What usability issues have you had with VS2010? [closed]

A few of my friends have noticed some quirks with vs2010... notably the Undo/Redo feature doesn't seem to work reliably... often messing up the code beyond comprehension. What other quirks have you ...
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Can I do anything to improve performance in VS 2010?

I'm using VS 2010 since we're developing an app in .Net 4 and the performance is driving me crazy. It's mostly bad when I don't view the IDE for a while (such as when I get pulled away for a help desk ...
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Is local “User” rights enough or do developers need Local Administrator or Power User while coding?

We have an offshore development crew who has a bad habit of installing nonsense software on corporate desktops (which has nothing to do with their job function) and so are considering removing their ...
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How to set up Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2010?

I'm doing my first big project and I don't have a lot of experience in a professional programming environment. While researching anything programming-related I often see references to Unit Testing, ...