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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...