Questions tagged [visual-studio]

Recommendations for software, extensions and tools related to Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE.

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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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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 functions in Visual Studio?

Does anyone know of an extension that adds IntelliSense for LESS functions, like ceil(), darken(), etc.? Web Essentials 2015.3 adds enhanced CSS support and Web Compiler adds LESS compilation, but as ...
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Alternative to 'Code Jumper' for Visual Studio

Code Jumper is a time-saver extension/plugin for Visual Studio that adds a kind of navigation panel to easily jump between the members of your code with a single click. For big APIs it's really ...
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Alternative to Visual Studio Debugger for programming C++ & SDL2 in Ubuntu

I'm looking for an alternative program or plugin for an IDE that can be used for cross-platform compilation of SDL2 projects written in C++ to these platforms: Windows Linux Raspbian BSD Android The ...
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Perforce plugin for Visual Studio Code

I like working on Visual Studio Code to the extent that I keep my code opened in both eclipse and code so that I can quickly check out a file and continue development in Code. Does anyone know a plug-...
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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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Extension for VS Code that evaluates math expressions?

I am looking for an extension for Visual Studio Code that can evaluate simple math expressions to save time. Sometimes I fiddle around with numbers, and add constants to expressions to save time so I ...
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Perforce Code Review Integration for Visual Studio

Currently our team uses Code Collaborator for remote Code Reviews and Perforce (Helix) for Source Control. We work primarily in C++ in Visual Studio 2017. I believe our remote code review process ...
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Plugin for Visual Studio to visualize code complexity over each method

I know NDepend which is a pretty complete tool for calculating code metrics but its not graphically integrated in Visual Studio source code editor. I'd like to see, at first glance, if the method I'm ...
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Move selected string to resource files addon for visual studio

I'm looking for visual studio editor addon that move selected string from editor to resource file and replace it with some variable or whatever. Something like this https://www.jetbrains.com/...
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Which version of Visual Studio Meets our Requirements?

We're a small team of developers working in remote offices, currently developing in VS2012 (and in VS2008 for some really old stuff). We're interested in moving to VS2015 in order to deploy MVC5 for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is a good replacement for Visual Studio for developing Xamarin.Forms?

I wanted to dive in to Xamarin.Forms for cross-platform developing with C# but I am using my PC for development for the time being and Visual Studio turned out to be requiring much more space than I ...
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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 ...
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Visual Studio extension that by default sets breakpoints labels to its calling function names

Does anyone know of an extension that automatically sets a breakpoint's label to its calling function name ?
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IDE that tracks changes in the scrollbar

I use Visual Studio 2013 for developing in C# and I like the change tracking in the scrollbar and on the left side. Color Indicator for Code Changes in Visual Studio 2010 I want to use this ...
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Visual Studio plugin to convert loops to parallel loops

I am trying to make my application faster. Besides optimizing the algorithms, introducing caches etc. I'd like to better scale with hardware, i.e. make use of multiple CPUs/cores or hyperthreading. ...
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PostSharp Aspect Libraries

I own a PostSharp license. PostSharp is a IL code weaver for .NET in order to achieve aspect oriented programming (AOP). Depending on the edition, PostSharp comes with more or less aspects included, ...
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Printing XLS file programmatically without Excel installed

I have a VB6 application that produces and prints .xls files thanks to an old and deprecated component. It isn't compatible with some of the new printers drivers (makes my application freeze and crash ...
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Please recommend a document parsing tool for vb.net and asp.net based application.

I am developing a recruitment portal with VB.net and asp.net application. In this application we are using a document parsing tool called Burning Glass Technologies Lens tm. The primary goal of Lens ...
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Is there a Visual Studio or Resharper plugin that shows broken HtmlHelpers?

I am refactoring several large controllers into individual controllers for readablity and for the Single Responsability Principle. Is there a plugin/extension for Visual Studio (or ReSharper) that ...
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Non-Visual Studio alternative to Active Template Library (ATL)

I have some Windows C++ code that needs to interoperate with COM objects. I'd like to avoid the headache of accessing COM directly (manipulating reference counts, etc.), but I'd also like to avoid ...
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Which embedded software development environment is better IAR WB or KEIL MDK

I have to choose one development platform for embedded software development but i cant decide which is better KEIL or IAR. I know it is processor specific question but i would like to know, at the ...
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Add text to resx file VS 2019 extension

The use case: You have hardcoded text strings in your C# code which has to be translated You right click on the text and select the word or whole sentence You click on the magic option - Move to resx ...
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C# Textbox Get Only Entered Characters

In my project, I use a textbox to send a string to a serial port device. I also show the data from the serial port device on the same textbox. When sending data to the device I only need to send the ...
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Visual Studio 2017 typescript documentation tool

I updated my Visual Studio to the 2017 version and started a new TypeScript project. Let's say I have a class with 100 lines of code. Now I want to auto create the documantation for my class. I know ...
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Language settings in .NET Core 2.2

I use .NET Core 2.2 in my project. Tell me, please, is it possible to change the language of this framework? In .NET Framevork 4.7.2 all descriptions of methods and fields in intellisense are in the ...
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Application or Visual Studio extension to edit JSON files for i18n

I'm looking for a software to view and edit JSON files with the texts for the i18n of a web application. We are using ResX Resource Manager for this purpose in .resx files. I want to achieve the same ...
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Easy way to port over C++ Windows Visual Studio project so I can edit and compile on Linux?

I have a C++ project I am working on, using Windows and Visual Studio. I have a Linux laptop I develop on. I uploaded the windows project to github, and cloned it to my laptop. How could I easily edit ...
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I need a Visual Studio add-in/software that supports adding notes to code but not adding it to a file

I need a Visual Studio add-in/software that supports adding notes to code but not adding it to a file as I do not want that comment to be added to the check in code. I like adding notes to code to ...
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IDE/Plugin that proves a variable has been allocate to the heap or stack

I'm trying to test if a variable has been allocated to the heap or the stack. I'm looking for a plugin/IDE that can clearly point out if a variable is in the heap or stack. I've been looking into ...
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Embedded database compatible with Visual Studio designer and entity framework

I need a database wich is relational, self contained and serverless like SQLite but I need a solution better compatible with Visual Studio designer and entity framework than SQLite i am facing ...
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Get the content of Command Line property in c/c++ property page

I am developing a plugin, and I need to get the content of Command Line property. I want to know if there are some APIs that can get the content directly. Thank you very much! I don't want to build ...
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Is there any Extension for visual Studio to save Build logs with warnings Automatically

I want to work on Visual Studio Warnings and for that I need warnings to be saved in a file automatically. While Visual Studio generally provides option to manually save build logs by pressing ctrl+s ...
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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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Nuget library graph strong components

I am trying to create a graph in c ++ (visual studio 2013) to count its strong components. I used the boost library (using nuget) but I realized that it has a problem, as you can see in this link. ...
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VisualStudio extension TabsStudio alternative

I've found the Visual Studio extension TabsStudio (Marketplace, Website) and find the concept of grouping together multiple tabs into one tab very helpful. With the right Regex it changes to (the ...
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Tool to find out the pass/fail differences between two runs of Visual Studio unit tests

In Visual Studio, you can easily copy the results of unit tests, like this: The result has this format: Result52 Name: EncodingTest Result52 Outcome: Passed Result52 Duration: 0:00:23.51 ...
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Which software for making dynamic graph videos?

while scrolling my YouTube feed, I came across a very pretty video of an animated graph. I am really curious to know which software is needed to make such a graphical representation and how to make ...
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How to implement Services in Xamarin Forms app?

I want to implement services that run even if the app is closed, I have used that kind of services in Android with java, but I haven't found documentation of services in multiplatform app. Is there ...
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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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Tool that analyzes C++ source code and suggests files to put into stdafx.h

I'm working on a C++ project that takes 40 minutes to build. I'm not used to such long build times and I'm looking for ways of improving the compilation process. One idea is to put header files that ...
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Good database software for working with visual studio 2019 asp.net?

I'm building an ecommerce platform, and I would like to use an sql database. I went to go install mysql but found out mysql is not compatible with visual studio 2019 at least the package thats is ...