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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which language was used to create Visual Studio 2010?

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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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 ...