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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 can you specifically do with Basic? [closed]

I'm confused on what can specifically be done with Visual Basic programming. I read that you could do anything with it such as create games, so does this mean it could be used to make games that could ...
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Document existing Visual Studio Project [duplicate]

I am a small business owner and my sole developer quit. Cold. I am not a coder. He developed an existing application that works .net, c#, javascript, sql, visual studio based, 250,000 lines of code. ...
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Why do people tend to gravitate to older versions of visual studio? [closed]

I'm starting to pick up all of the perks of C++11, and being a 2010 user i'm considering installing 2012 instead for better c++11 support. But why is it that 2012 doesn't seem as popular as 2010? Am i ...
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Wise way to implement a website login and database tables for a small shop

Im building this website for a small store and I was told that its better not to keep the login and the rest of the users information on the same table. Now im wondering, what is the best way to ...
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When people work in different countries and need to work together how to keep code in correct language

I'm a member of a small new team and with one of our latest builds I noted that, VS2010 code files don't contain language formatting. So for example when I write down a Euro symbol in my code or ...
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How to see bits of an integer in Visual Studio

As far as I know it is not possible to see the bits of an integer in Visual Studio, you can see variables in decimal or hexadecimal format in the Locals and Watch windows in the debugger. Why is this ...
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What type of projects should each of these projects be given their particular purposes?

I'm working in a creation of a new system that should be able to change the presentation layer without trouble, also be able to comport web-services, shop areas, internal control of data, creation of ...
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How to associate a new/modified changeset with an existing review in VisualStudio 2012

I'm trying out the new Code Review tool in Visual Studio 2012. Which seems okay for the most part, but I've hit a wall in regards to when changes are required. How should this be handled in a code ...
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How to properly diagram lambda expressions or traversals through them in Architecture Explorer?

I'm exploring a piece of code in Architecture Explorer in Visual Studio 2010 to study the relations between methods. I noticed a strange behavior. Take the following source code. It generates a hello ...
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Is it a good idea to include Installer Project within single solution?

I have pretty large code base for the client product I am working on. I am using Visual Studio 2010 for my development and it's hectically slow. I can get rid off this by disabling the installer ...
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Environment Variables and Visual Studio 2012

I have a problem with Visual Studio 2012 and Environment Variables under Windows 7. I added a variable called {LIBS} with the value C:/libs/. In C:/libs/ are folders containing C++ libraries. So far, ...
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RESTful Design: Multiple Relationships Between the Same 2 Entities

I am in the process of designing RESTful web services and got stuck at one point. The design is very simple with 3 entities: - Project - Status - Employee The part I am having trouble with is ...
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How to organize MVVM files in solution

I'm fairly new to the MVVM concept but like a lot of the flexibility it gives me so far. However, I'm struggling to find a good way to manage my code. I have several classes that are just sitting in ...
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How to test a localized WPF application in visual studio 2012

I am trying to create a localized application in C# / WPF in Visual Studio 2012. For that I created two resource files and changed one string in a (XAML) window to use the resource files (instead of a ...
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Is Resharper still a significant improvement for Visual Studio 2012 [closed]

I currently use Resharper with VS 2008 Pro. I find it almost a necessity to be as productive as I can be due to lack of some of the basic refactors/shortcuts in VS. However I was wondering if since ...
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Using Visual Studio as a Task-Focused IDE

Are there patterns or libraries or any official Microsoft SDK for using Visual Studio as a specifically Task-Focused UI? For example, both Revolution R (IDE for the R language) and SQL 2012 (and I ...
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How do you safely work around broken code? [closed]

Once in a while, a co-worker will check-in bad code which blocks my application from initializing properly. To get around this problem quickly, I comment out the offending code. I then forget to ...
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Taking a Projects Development to the Next Level

I have been looking for some advice for a while on how to handle a project I am working on, but to no avail. I am pretty much on my fourth iteration of improving an "application" I am working on; the ...
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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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Do you use ReSharper full time, or only enable it when needed? [closed]

Based on a multitude of questions related to temporarily disabling ReSharper, and also on certain research data, I can see that a considerable share of ReSharper users have it disabled most of the ...
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Best thing to do about projects supporting multiple versions of Visual Studio?

I have an open source project that works on .Net 2.0 and up. The thing is though that I prefer to use Visual Studio 2012, which forces the solution and project files to only work with VS2010/2012. ...
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Declaring interface in the same file as the base class, is it a good practice?

To be interchangable and testable, normally services with logic needs to have interface, e.g. public class FooService: IFooService { ... } Design-wise, I agree with this, but one of the things ...
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Writing scripts for Visual Studio project

What is the best way to write and run small scripts and tasks that are specific to a particular .Net project? Such things as configuring a database or confirming proper connections to servers. In ...
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Define which tests are run after build in Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2012 has a new feature where it automatically runs your unit tests after every build. I would like to use this feature, but I have a number of tests that should not be run after every ...
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Approach on Software Development Architecture

I am planning to standardize our way of creating project for our new projects. Currently we are using 3tier architecture where we have our ClassLibrary Project where it includes our Data Access Layer ...
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Port numbers in Visual Studio projects and IIS

I have a few questions about localhost and port numbers as this is an area where I do not have a lot of knowledge, and because I recently had to work with setting up Visual Studio projects and IIS and ...
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Best approach for utility class library using Visual Studio

I have a collection of classes that I commonly (but not always) use when developing WPF applications. The trouble I have is that if I want to use only a subset of the classes, I have three options: ...
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How much should I rely on Visual Studio's Auto Generated Code?

I'm reading about ASP.NET (VB.NET) and I want to built my professionally website. I'm wondering though; I'm still using the basics so I'm really just a novice, but how much should I rely on Visual ...
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Is there a downside to installing Visual Studio Ultimate if I don't need all the features?

Microsoft released today the final builds of Visual Studio 2012 on MSDN. I'm trying to decide from this version comparison page which edition to install (I can install any edition I want for free). ...
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Pair programming remotely with Visual Studio?

What tools exist to facilitate pair programming with Visual Studio when the programmers are not in the same physical location? At the moment we are thinking voice (Skype?) plus remote desktop (VNC? ...
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Developing Razor Web Pages - Visual Studio and/or WebMatrix?

When I started learning about Web Pages I followed several of the Microsoft tutorials, all of which utilized WebMatrix. I did this until I realized that WebMatrix offered no debugging. Wait? What?? No ...
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How to port this architecture to .net?

My team is currently locked into using a tool we dislike that takes the form of a Eclipse plugin and a .jar; the plugin gives us a button to quickly run a single file's code (via invoking the main ...
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Add a second developer to the team

In my company, I'm the only developer, but we plan on expanding the team by hiring a second programmer. I know there are a lot of implications to that (especially around source control). I've Googled ...
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Visual Studio extension to highlight code reuse? [closed]

I was under a tight deadline to finish a project in C#, and as a result I feel I didn't code things in the most efficient way. Now that I have time to go back and optimize the code, I was wondering if ...
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Is a new build required everytime I make a change to the code?

I am working on a project that has around a hundred different files (.cpp & .h), and it requires around an hour to build the entire project on MSVC 2008, suppose that I now make a change to any ...
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Dynamic Post-build event in Visual Studio

I am building a video server application that has multiple projects in Visual Studio. One project, the video server project, needs to call a shell script to generate documentation. This works fine ...
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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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Is it safe to download VS11/.NET4.5 beta and still deploy to servers with .NET 4.0?

I've been wanting to try out VS2011 and .NET 4.5 beta, but the upgrade path is confusing at best. If I understand what I've read, the .NET 4.5 framework overwrites the .NET 4.0 libraries on your local ...
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How to properly structure a project in winform?

A while ago I started to create a winform application and at that time it was small and I did not give any thought of how to structure the project. Since then I added additional features as I needed ...
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Moving away from .Net to Ruby and coping without intellisense [closed]

I am in the process of trying to learn Ruby, however after spending nearly 10 years in the MS stack I am struggling to get by without intellisense. I've given RubyMine a try which does help however ...
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How to create a code generation tool for Visual Studio

I'm working on a tool that will generate some C# code, which I hope could prove useable to a wider audience. This tool will read an assembly and a text file containing some data and then generate a ...
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Should we check in Setup Project of Visual Studio

From what I understand, the ideal way to prepare builds using Visual Studio is to use a single build machine. That means, while the developers go through development process using their respective ...
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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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Why do .NET shops seem to prefer Crystal Report over RDLC reports?

I am currently using RDLC reports. But when interviewing for .NET jobs, they frequently ask "Have you worked with Crystal Reports?". Why do they like Crystal Reports when Visual Studio already has ...
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What is the purpose of including header files in the solution in Visual Studio?

So I have including the files to my projects by simply : #include "myheader.hpp" and adding the headers into the solution explorer. But recently I have realized that I may omit the step of adding the ...
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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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How to treat “The field is never used” warnings?

Warning 1 The field 'MCS_SPS_School.Fees.DiscountAmt.rtvalue' is assigned but its value is never used G:\Jagadeeswaran\Nov 17\MCS-SPS School\MCS-SPS School\Fees\DiscountAmt.cs Warning 2 ...
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Newbie seeking advice on programming in general [closed]

need some of you to remember back to a time when you might have been bad at programming... Been at my new job (as a software developer) for a couple of months now, passed probation period. Have very ...
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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 ...