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Pull requests and work item linking in Visual Studio 2015 with non-TFS remote Git repo

We use TFS and Visual Studio 2015 at work but don't get full benefit from the ALM features as we have code in non-TFS Git repos. We would like to integrate these products in with all the TFS goodies ...
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.Net Project architecture and DB connection

I'm looking at a new project to be developed in .Net, and I'd like to do it the right way. I'd like to create a solution with 3 parts : a front- and a backoffice, both using a the third part as ...
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Do MSBuild project files serve the same purpose as NMAKE makefiles in a build process? (practically equivalent)

I'm finding it difficult to understand Microsoft's motive behind building conceptual "projects" like this. They ship MSBuild.exe and NMAKE.exe together with a Visual Studio 2015 install but they both ...
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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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Visual Studio Setup - why is solution explorer on the right? [closed]

Every time I install VS (whichever version going back years) it installs with the Solution Explorer on the right. Now as most UIs have the navigation in a left hand column (and at the top of the ...
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Do I have to put copyright info in every file of my project? [duplicate]

Do I have to put a copyright phrase on every file that is used in my visual studio projects? does it even make any sense? example: file.cpp // Copyright Company Name 2000-2015 code code code ...
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How can I target both Windows 10 UWP and Windows Phone 8.1 in the same app?

Background From a developer's viewpoint, the main selling point of Windows 10 is its new Universal* Windows Platform (UWP). * Where "Universal" really means "universal to all devices that run ...
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How to keep xml view and designer view in sync?

My task is to create a designer for a Visual Studio Shell application to edit a specific file format that is based on XML. One of the requirements is that the designer has to support a split view, ...
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Organising client-server projects

I am about to spin up a new development in my shop. It will be our first client-server application. It will be written for .NET 4.6 using C# and visual studio. WCF will be used for interprocess ...
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Is it acceptable to define a “module” and “class” within a single .VB element?

Experiment: I have found it is possible to define both a "Module" (Namespace?) and a "Class" (Namespace?) within a single .Vb element (Module??). You can try this at home: Create a new Console ...
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Is marking members as static against object-orientated programming? [duplicate]

Me and my co-workers are having a bit of a discussion about one of the code analysis issues thrown by visual studio: CA1822 Mark members as static The 'this' parameter (or 'Me' in Visual Basic) of ...
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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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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, 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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Can I do commercial web development with the Community edition of Visual Studio?

A friend of mine has a small company that needs a new website, and I am interested in helping him, since I have worked a bit with Asp.net MVC. However, I am not sure if I'm allowed to sell or give ...
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Testing a windows game application against older versions of windows

If I were to build a game using Visual Studio 2015 and (Most likely) SDL2, I think I'm right in assuming that in order for that game to run, the user's target windows version needs to have Visual C++ ...
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Metrics for when to use a hash value?

I am working on a project that requires a series of flat files. I will be doing some data checking against simple date like: ID;StatusCode So a typical file might be like: 13993;R 38293;A 19349;I ...
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One or multiple visual studio solutions for all my projects [duplicate]

Admittedly that's a bad title, but the full title would be far too long. To give some context. I volunteer at a charity where I maintain a MSSQL Database and an MS Access client application and I'm ...
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Visual Studio VC Project With Multiple Output Versus Multiple Projects

I am working in Visual Studio 2012. I have several C projects in a single Solution. Each project currently produces a single production output (dll/exe) and a single test (exe). I manage the multiple ...
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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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Strategies to manage a modular C# framework

Currently I'm building a large framework whose purpose is to run several algorithms in sequence. Many of these algorithms have interdependencies in data structure - the output of one algo is the ...
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How to write class libraries that work with DB

I have programmed a library in C#, which process some EDI into meaningful data based on the DB structure of a table. I have used a typed dataset in the class library project. Now I run into an issue ...
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How to prepare for INTERVIEW with PAIR PROGRAMMING (C#) [closed]

I have a stage in an interview process where I am supposed to do pair programming, or at least they want to see me working in Visual Studio with an experienced developer. This is a company promoting ...
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Step-by-step functional testing automation

I have a basic class in C# from which I create inherited classes for databinding scenarios. You can think of it as a substitute for .NET's DataRow class. I want to automate testing of a typical row's ...
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Class to manage EEProm Memory for microcontroller in .netMF

I've got a working driver to access the EEPROM chip, but looking for much better management and access of the memory. I've been racking my brain about what's the best or correct approach to do this. ...
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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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String Rearrangement Algorithm in Visual Basic

Beginning programmer here (mostly engineer). I'm making trapezoids in layers. We begin with the small length layer, and end with the longest length layer. I want my user to input in a desired ...
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Abstract Property In Base Class To Force Programmer To Define It

I'm coding with a state pattern for an embedded device. I have a base/abstract class called State and then each discrete(concrete) state class implements the abstract State Class. In the State Class ...
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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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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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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 ...