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Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise C++ Connect to to Postgressql Server

What is the best way to connect from C++ to a postgressql server? An important limitation is that there can't be any additional software installations (some .exe or .misi files that install the driver)...
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Collaborative Code Review, not Commit Review Tool

Recently, I reiterated over some code review tools that I used back in the days and also looked at some new players in this field. Top candidates were review-board, Phabricator and GitHub. ...
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Instrumentation tool for Visual Studio C++ 2017

I have downloaded a CMake-based open-source C++ project. Then I converted that CMake project into a Visual Studio C++ 2017 solution/project. Now, among all the files, say, I am only interested in ...
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Read CAD files in C++ program

I am currently looking for a library which allows me to read CAD files. The type of the file does not matter (.STL, .DWG, etc). The goal is to extract the maximum height, widht and depth of the object....
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The best Code Contracts alternative for VS 2017/2019 and .net core projects?

I was using Code Contracts in several projects and I was really satisfied with its static checker and propagated it across other developers. With new Visual Studio 2017 and .NET Core projects, I found ...
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Intellisense for LESS in Visual Studio 2017, Is there a way?

I am beginning to use LESS for my CSS in my Visual Studio 2017 environment. Thus far I have downloaded LessCompile, which does a great job of automatically compiling my .less files into .css & ....
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Seeking line by line git blame extension for Visual Studio (NOT VS Code)

I was just issued a new company laptop and have lost all of my VS extensions. I had one that did line by line git blame, so that I could see who had added a line of code six months ago and go ask him ...
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A low costIDE for developing .NET windows desktop based applications such as WPF for commercial purposes

Similar questions have been asked before, but they are generally old questions and I've not been able to find an answer. I work at a large an engineering firm. Our engineers are heavy software users, ...
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C++ library to read Excel Spreadsheets

I've got a language phrase translation table in Excel. I would like to write, in C++, a program that creates C++ source data tables from the Excel Spreadsheet. Is there are recommended library for ...
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Is there a Visual Studio batch editor extension?

I am working on a large Visual Studio project where the the build script is a .cmd file. When opened using the Visual Studio's editor the file is recognized just like a normal text file - parenthesis ...
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Visual Studio Plugin to check the C++ Rule of 0 / Rule of 5

I am looking for a Visual Studio (2019 and/or 2022) extension that identifies classes for me that do not adhere to the Rule of 0 or Rule of 5. The extension may be a Resharper extension, since I own a ...
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Line by Line Source Control Indicator Plugin for Visual Studio

I am looking for a plugin for Visual Studio that would give me the indicator functionality similar to that of GitGutter for Sublime Text. I'd like it to work with SVN (or better yet agnostic to the ...
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Code Summarizer, inline comments generator for already written c# code

I am reviewing a huge code base written in C# and aspx(*.aspx and .aspx.cs) and realize that I may end up using tools like CodeMap, Dependency diagrams, etc. to understand the flow. I was wondering if ...
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Converting a REG file to code

I have a Windows Registry file (.REG), which is entered into the Registry when being double clicked. Now I want to achieve the same result in code with C#. Is there a tool which could convert the REG ...
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Visual Studio extension to detect similar C++ code

I have inherited a large code base, which I would like to refactor. I notice lost of code which is obviously copy, paste & tweak, which is an obvious candidate for a parametrized function. Is ...
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Spell checker for MS Visual Studio with autocorrect option

I just started using Visual Studio, after many years of using Eclipse. I am looking for a Spell Checker extension, especially for text in comments (a bonus if it only works in comments, and doesn't ...
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Free and easy to use C/C++ static code analyser and memory debugger for absolute beginners on Windows

There are tools like Valgrind, which are available on Linux, Paid PVS Studio, but nothing I know or have used is easy to use. IDEs like VS Code come with support for debugging, but I specifically want ...
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Kanban tool selection

We would like to use an electronic Kanban board. We have Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and want to make the progress of the work visible. What are our options? Right now we are using a physical ...
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Replacement for MS Access Front End

I manage the IT Operations for a UK based Recruitment Agency. We have about 40 employees. Our main business system/CRM runs on a MS Access front-end connecting to on-prem MS SQL Server. The front-...
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anyone can recommend a good code coverage tool for visual studio?

C++ Code integrate with Visual Studio (2017+) has the option to generate a report (with results and etc) doesnt need anything beside a visual studio solution with my source files compiled and run by ...
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Code block structure highlighting extension for Visual Studio

I'm searching for free tool which paints vertical lines highlighting logical structure of code blocks in Visual Studio 2015. For example If a = 1 Then | If b = 1 Then | | c = 1 | Else | | ...
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Extension for Visual Studio Community 2019 to move class into a separate file

I need an extension for MS Visual Studio Community 2019, that allows me to mark a block of C#-code and move it to a separate file. For example a class that is declared in the main method of my ...
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HTTP request with C++

I need to send an HTTP request to the server (www.google.com) and get a response. All this I implement in C ++, and I need a library of minimum size. I tried connecting curl, cpr in Visual Studio, but ...
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C++ library for laying out graphs

I am looking for a C++ library to layout graphs (directed and undirected). I know that I can google for them and I did but all I found are Boost libraries and ones that are compatible with Qt only. I ...
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ASP.NET item to display "stoplight" data

I'm looking for a tool, object, or library to use with ASP.NET (or possibly Javascript, but preferred ASP.NET) to achieve the below grid. Each cell corresponds to a 0, 1, or 2 value (0 being red, 1 ...
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Borland/Embarcadero convert DFM form to MS Visual studio form

I have been handed a Borland C++Builder v5 project and told to convert it so MS Visual studio 2105. Is there any tool which can help me? It doesn’t have to do it all, just “as much as possible” to ...
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Own symbol server for C++ Visual Studio

I am trying to find a step-by-step instruction how to setup my own symbol server for Visual Studio but only end up finding how to setup the IDE. Can anyone point me to which symbol server I can ...
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How to achieve virtual clicks on an android app

I am thinking of making an application or service or an extension that works on top of a game on android. It is required to generate a virtual touch/click on the game screen. I thought of multiple ...
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Generate uml diagram from Visual Studio C # Code

I have a C # solution in Visual Studio 2017. It is a solution with several child projects, at least 6, and within these projects there is a hierarchy of folders and subfolders and classes. I need a ...
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I want to know about the best free tutorial about making games in unity3D through C#

So, I just completed learning the basics of C#, and want to continue with learning C# coding patterns for unity3D. Is there any good complete tutorial out there that teaches game design in unity ...
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Standalone .NET memory profiler

I am looking for .NET memory profilers running on Windows 7 SP1 or higher can be commercial software must provide "per developer" license (not machine specific) must be able to run without Visual ...
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MS visual studio 17 , ASP.NET Core Web Application

When opening a new project, i don't have the below option available to me new project -->Web--> ASP.NET Core Web Application (.net framework) Can you please advise
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Tool for Automatic Removal of `using namespace`

Is there any tool to convert: #include <iostream> using namespace std; using namespace foo; using namespace bar; namespace foo { int foo_value() { return 5; } } namespace bar { const ...
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Looking for a syntax evaluater for expressions constructed for use in SSRS reporting

My company currently uses the report-building suite in Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 to construct report templates in .rdlc format based on data drawn from an SQL server. This has been working OK for ...
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Visual Studio 2017 / 2019 offline

We want to use Visual Studio for development of plain Windows desktop applications within a restricted environment (i.e. at no time we have an internet connection). We have been working with 2017 ...
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Subversion (SVN) plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio

I am in search for an alternative SVN client plugin for Visual Studio 2017. I am using AnkhSVN since many years AnkhSVN but it seems to be lesser supported years after years (max 1 release per year, ...
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Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise OR Visual Studio 2019 Community? [closed]

I'm getting the Enterprise version by the school, but I'm not sure if I should stick with it or upgrade to 2019 but only the community version. I'm currently using visual studio for simple coding in ...
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A good Tool for Desktop Test Automation

As intern Student, I am starting software testing in a company where the most of testing is manually. My manager want to include the test automation in the testing process and ask me if I can look for ...
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Can I debug my C# Visual Studio program in Mac?

I have a Mac and I download Visual Studio. I write my code but the VS is want to use terminal for debugging. But terminal of course can't open and debug the file as a CMD can. (I only got an error ...
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RPA C# - Process developments in C #

In my company, we are developing a process to pass data from Siebel and from Topace; the processing of the data that we extract is complex and we want to use our bespoke library written in C#. Can ...
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Free embedded database for VBA/VB.NET billing desktop application

This is mt first post, so any mistakes pls excuse. I have created a excel based billing system using forms and VBA. Basically when i open the excel file and select the customer name, his details are ...
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Is there an extension for Visual Studio that creates a table on the fly from a class?

I want to be able to generate a table from a class object from a short-code. Is there any available extension in Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 that does that?
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C++ on Mac: Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code?

I am used to Visual Studio Code for Python and Javascript. I work on a Mac machine, and I am learning C++, and I don't know if Visual Studio Code is a good choice, or if Visual Studio Community would ...
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Running unit tests automatically

In software development, we have code + unit tests. Sometimes I forget to the run unit tests, or maybe I'm too lazy to run them. I'm looking for a tool that runs unit tests automatically when I have ...
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A Visual Studio tool to generate "relation map" among the C structs of a big c project

I am working on a big C project. I am using Visual Studio to browse the source code. There are many C structs in the project and they are inter connected to each other. So I am wondering if there's a ...
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Persisting objects from memory during debug session

During a debugging session in .NET code, I identified a bug that occurs in seldom situations only. I was able to identify an object that can reproduce the behavior. Now, I'd like to persist that .NET ...
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Visual Studio Plugin for writing Arduino Code

I am programming stuff for Arduino, most often it's just a small project, so the official Arduino IDE is sufficient. However, sometimes I have larger projects and I need features which are not ...
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Code standard enforcer for Visual C++

I am looking for a tool to enforce our C++ coding standards. We work in Visual C++ on MS Windows. Must run on MS Windows on Visual C++ source code Must flag deviations from our standard Must be ...
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Find out which unit test fails in dependency of another one

We have ~22.000 unit tests. Now, two of them fail when run together with other tests. They pass when run alone. I am now looking for an automated analysis to narrow down the tests to reproduce the ...
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Brace matching highlight as outline for Visual Studio

ReSharper has a feature which can highlight a code block between brackets. It's under Highlight matching delimiters [...] > Hightlight with: outline. ReSharper is really expensive and I want only ...