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How can I be most productive in Visual Studio when limited to small screen space? [closed]

I'm a student, and I do a lot of code on a small (12.5", 1366x768) laptop screen that I carry from class to class. Most programming environments are designed with the idea that someone has large ...
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Visual Studio build everytime JS and CSS changes?

I am relatively new to Visual Studio Development and I was wondering - it seems that everytime I make changes to my JS or CSS in my project - I have to "build" the project again. Is there any way to ...
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Real world T4 usage [closed]

How many of you have ever used (or even know of) the Visual Studio Text Templating Engine? I mean, T4 templates have been around for quite some years now. The where initially included in Visual ...
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Starting to use TFS - handling internal dependant libraries - local nuget?

Approach I'm trying to get up and running with TFS 2013. This is my priority order for implementing it. Start using it for existing Git Repo projects. Then get automated builds working from check ...
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Does Microsoft still have C++ container limitations when passing to DLLs? [duplicate]

Microsoft has had a fair amount of trouble in the past when passing STL containers like string and vector pointers and references to DLLs. See, for example, You may experience an access violation when ...
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Should I go with PHP.NET and Resharper or PHPStorm [closed]

I am a fairly adept .NET and PHP programmer. These days my pattern of choice for complex web apps is an SOA approach where I use PHP as the front end, and WCF web services as the middle tier. My ajax ...
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Using and referencing external executables in a solution

I have an application written in AS3 which I need to be able to start up from my C# application. I have a prototype that does this just fine but my question is in relation to how I would arrange my ...
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Should I Exclude references to the bin\..project..dll in TFS or Visual Studio Online Builds? [duplicate]

One of our customers uses Visual Studio Online which is based on capabilities of Team Foundation Server (TFS) We were researching how to do automated Builds and automated Unit Tests using the Visual ...
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Multiple applications in a single Visual Studio solution [closed]

I am doing work for a company that is wanting to put all their .Net applications (web applications, Windows applications and console applications) together in a single Visual Studio solution. I am ...
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Visual Studio, Git, and common code

I'm looking for some advice on how I should arrange a large new project I'm working on to allow it be more easily managed in Git (using GitLab), and developed in Visual Studio. To give an idea of ...
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Best practice to include XSD in C# project

I have an XSD schema I need to include within my program, to validate some user input XML. The schema will need to be regularly updated. (By the programmer.) My current method to include this is hold ...
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Enforcing manual inclusion of a specific header file (banned.h)

Banned.h is a list of ANSI C functions that Microsoft is trying to persuade programmers to deprecate. I already know how to enforce automatic inclusion of banned.h (such as the answer to Ensuring that ...
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Using Visual Studio with a screen reader without paying for an expensive edition [closed]

I'm a totally blind programmer who would like to learn .net. It appears that the Visual Studio express editions are not accessible since the scripts that come with Jaws for Windows, the screen ...
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Tips for understanding big project fast? [duplicate]

I've got a job and many new things to be learned. The first thing is to understand big project, writtened mostly in C++, using Visual Studio. So, I see a statement, and I want to find its definition. ...
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GitFlow with TFS 2013, bumping versions

We have TFS 2013 only for version control, Team City for building, a Nuget server and Visual Studio 2013. Little late in the game but we haven't set guidelines for getting code from development into ...
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Is there some sort of systematic strategy for designing and implementing GUIs?

I am using Visual Studio to create a GUI application in C#. The Toolbox serves as a nifty component palette that allows me to easily drag and drop buttons and other elements (for clarity I'll say ...
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Need help understanding Visual Studio Community Edition license

Recently Microsoft has released a free version of Visual Studio: Visual Studio Community Edition the license says IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS BELOW. ...
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Are there any benefits to removing unused using statements in a VS project?

Are there any benefits to removing unused using statements in a VS project (such as can be done using Resharper), or will VS automatically take care of that when building/deploying?
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Handling generated files in a Visual Studio Project

I have a Visual Studio Project that is using a MSBuild task to generate some code files. (The basis are xml files, and the generated code is quite lengthy, but noting special, just a lot of ...
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Organizing solution / project structure and classes for Line of Business Application (LOB)

The question how-do-you-organize-your-projects already has a few good answers. I would like to get a better understanding about this suggested structure: MyApp.Core MyApp.Model MyApp.Presenter ...
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Is there any evidence that Intellisense reduces productivity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)? I was having a conversation with another developer the other night about the pros and cons of Visual Studio. He was ...
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Why should I use MSBuild instead of Visual Studio Solution files?

We're using TeamCity for continuous integration and it's building our releases via the solution file (.sln). I've used Makefiles in the past for various systems but never msbuild (which I've heard is ...
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Is there a way to sort code properly into regions dividing methods and events? [closed]

I'm using ReSharper and CodeMaid, both have their own "organize" code option but the problem is that i have no idea how to tell them what is an event and what is a method/function that i coded. If i ...
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What are guidelines for a Win/Mac/Linux C++ source tree? [closed]

I'm learning C++ (C++11), specifically for cross platform game development using SDL. on Windows, I use Visual Studio 2012 (Considering buying '14' once it's out), on Mac OS X and iOS I'll be using ...
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How can I set a time limit for a game?

I am learning the multi-threading and timer in C# now. But it seems I can't find a good solution. For example, I would like to see how many addition problems that I can solve within 1 min. I would ...
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When using Visual Studio 2012 do you have to use the drag and drop system? [duplicate]

I am fluent in most of Java and have thought about moving on to a .Net language. Obviously C# and Java are very similar so I have chosen to learn C#. When programming in Java I would always use ...
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Relation between projects and solutions in VS

We're about to start with a new software and there are mixed opinions on the organization of software. I'd be delighted to hear what others might have to say in regard to the presented options as well ...
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Programming with emacs instead of a debugger-integrated IDE [closed]

There's a question that might be deemed a duplicate of this one (I use an IDE (Eclipse) to develop software. Why should I switch to vim or emacs?) but I don't think answers my question. I usually ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables, Software Requirement? [closed]

When compiling with Visual Studio C++, I noticed that you need a specific MSV C++ Redist, depending on the version of Visual Studio you compile with. The required redistributable is necessary on ...
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How to deal with a new version of visual studio's directory?

When upgrading Visual Studio to a newer version, a new directory is created e.g. "Visual Studio 2013". I understand that that makes sense as we want to differentiate between code targeting different ...
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Should a developer be allowed to use VSS if he prefers it?

I introduced Mercurial to my department. I love it, but it is my first version control experience. I am using it with NetBeans PHP for web development. Another developer who works on internal company ...
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Good practice on Visual Studio Solutions [closed]

Hopefully a relativity simple question. I'm starting work on a new internal project to create tractability of repaired devices within the buildings. The database is stored remotely on a webserver, ...
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Should XmlDocument.xml be Included in Source Control

In a Web API 2 project, in the project properties, I have enabled the output of an XML documentation file. By default, Visual Studio 2013 wants to check this into TFS. I'm pretty sure that I'm going ...
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Collaboration between a Graphic Designer and Expression Blend developer? [closed]

I'm new to the programming world and also a little bit confused. My brother would like to work with me on some program. I'm a graphic designer so he asked me for UI and all it's elements. I would ...
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Release management with Azure and Visual Studio Online (Cloud TFS)

What strategy would you use to manage the releasing of versioned software to Azure cloud services (web and worker roles)? We are not looking for continuous integration. We are using Visual Studio ...
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Is there a difference in the C++ language between Visual Studio and Code::Blocks? [closed]

I used to program C++ on Code::Blocks, but it's boring now. The view of Visual studio is that it's much better. Will it change anything? Or is it the same thing? Same syntax?
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Javascript/ui framework to compliment WebAPI/TypeScript/ASP.NET MVC? [closed]

We're about to venture into building a brand new SAAS application that needs to have a great looking and sophisticated front end. The UI is meant to be single-page, built on top of Web API and using ...
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Suggested setup for angularJS development in Visual Studio 2013 [closed]

I am starting with AngularJS. The back end will be Web API (which is new to me as well) and I'd like to use just one IDE, so I'm trying to figure out how to setup a project in Visual Studio 2013 for ...
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Creating an automated test framework for UI smoke testing

I am doing my thesis on the subject of automated UI testing at a company that applies continuous integration to their projects. The company builds intranets in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and my task is ...
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Why does Microsoft charge a fortune for its developer tools? [closed]

Microsoft charges thousands of dollars for most versions of Visual Studio. Compare this with companies like Apple and Google and with organizations like GNU and Eclipse that give away developer tools ...
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Why would anyone invest time in Microsoft “Roslyn”?

I have just been reading through some of the white papers & examples from Microsoft "Roslyn" and the concept seems very interesting. From what I can tell, it opens up the black box that is the ...
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What is the difference between C# and Visual C#?

So let's say I want to start learning C# so I can program Unity with it. I look for a good reviewed book and it says "Learn Visual C#!". I ask myself, what is the difference between Visual C# and C#? ...
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Computation Program Not Running at 100% CPU Utilization

I have a program which has a GUI and performs some very heavy mathematical computations for a couple of minutes and then outputs a result. When I try to directly interface it through its DLL's, it ...
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Are VB.NET and C#.NET projects created from Microsoft Visual Studio “Open Source” safe? [closed]

I'm developing software in VB.NET and C#.NET and planning to release their source codes as fully open source. Are these projects "open-source" safe? My doubts are: VB.NET and C#.NET are using the ...
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How can I Tap into EF code creation in Visual Studio 2013

I'm use the Repository pattern along with EF at work. I'm wondering if there is a way for me to make an addon or somehow tap into the EF code generation of the table classes when the model is saved. ...
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Visual Studio 2012 - Express vs Professional [closed]

I'm having trouble finding a feature comparison between Visual Studio 2012 Express Edition and the professional edition. I'm using the trial Professional version at the moment, but it'll run out soon, ...
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Issue with My.Settings using Visual Basic [closed]

For my A2 Computing project I have created a game using Visual Basic. For the leaderboard section, I have used the My.Settings feature to store the scores when the game closes, but only one or two ...
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How to structure many projects that can be versioned and deployed separately

My team is in a situation where we need to create about 30 different processors. By processors I mean code that takes data from a DB and sends it to a remote service somewhere else in the world. They ...
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Run coded UI tests on different projects

With little or none previous experience of testing, I'm looking into adding automated testing to a continuous integration process of SharePoint applications. I've learned how this can be achieved ...
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When internationalizing texts, should underscores (for keyboard shortcuts) be part of the texts to be translated?

I have a project where I need to translate a lot of words and text fragments in different languages. In these texts, underscores are currently added in these text (fragment(s)) to be used as keyboard ...