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Software, extensions, and tools related to Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 feature ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Visual Studio pair programming

There are many plugins for other editors that allow for two people to work on a project together in real-time. For example, Saros (for Eclipse), Floobits (for many) and many for Atom. Is there ...
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