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

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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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Gratis tool to visualize project dependencies for Visual Studio 2013 solution

Visual Studio Ultimate contains a way to visualize project dependencies for a solution. I do not have access to that edition (I have Pro, but am looking for a solution that will also work when using ...
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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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Breadcrumb navigation. C#, Visual Studio 2013

I'm writing a desktop application. I would like to include a Breadcrumb navigation control, like the one in Windows explorer. It looks like it is not included in the regular Toolbox in Visual studio ...
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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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A tool for finding third party vulnerabilities

Does anyone know of a .dll scanner that searches for known vulnerabilities? At work, we have a project which uses Nuget packages, and other .dll dependencies. I know there are databases of known ...
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C99 unit testing framework compatible with Visual Studio 2015+

Is there a unit testing framework for "plain C", which can easily be integrated with the Visual Studio Test Explorer? Since I would like to introduce unit testing to our firmware/embedded ...
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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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Displaying file size in Visual Studio 2013

Is there a Visual Studio 2013 extension that displays the size of the current file in bytes and/or characters (best would be both) updates while typing, not only when saving is gratis (free of cost) ...
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Software to record application launched from Visual Studio

I'm looking for a way to record my app as I go through the motions of using it after launching it from Visual Studio. Unfortunately my goto recording software - Dxtory - doesn't recognize the app so ...
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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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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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Combining multiple c# files into one

I would like to combine multiple c# files into one file that will compile without user correction. This is for some online contests that will only accept 1 single file for solutions. This would need ...
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Tool to keep branched and refactored C++ code in sync?

I'm searching for a Windows GUI/command line tool or Visual Studio plug-in where I can automate the extraction of C++ code blocks, add some refactoring/renaming steps and insert it into some other C++ ...
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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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Is there a Code Review Tool that Integrates with Team Foundation Server

We are using Team Foundation Server (TFS), and we need to start doing code reviews. I don't see anything Microsoft makes that supports code reviewing, but if I've missed something that would be the ...
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How to add visual components to visual studio? (WPF)

I need to add data visual components such as charts and gauges to my visual studio project. I'm looking to either create them from myself or add an open-source extensions to use already implemented ...
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Free C++ UI Framework for Visual Studio 2017?

I am new to C++ and i want to add a GUI to my existing project but i don't know which one i should use, i have looked at Qt but i don´t know if there exists something better than this. It should be ...
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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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Is there a Visual Studio PDF library that allows you to read indentations in a PDF?

I'm working on a program that is attempting to parse data within a PDF file. The issue is we need to parse a certain section of the PDF that is formatted in a three-tier hierarchy: Heading, sub-...
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Plugin to remove trailing whitespace before save

Short version: my company is enforcing a coding guideline rule that prevents code from being submitted that has trailing whitespace characters. Is there a plugin for Visual Studio that removes ...
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Extension/plugin to format SQL in a way easy to block select it

When I have to put SQL strings in code I like to it become like that (example): VB.NET " Select " + vbCrLf + _ " Id, " + vbCrLf + _ " Name ...
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Tool to tabify/untabify all source files in Visual Studio solution

Is there a tool that can easily untabify or tabify all the source files in a Visual Studio solution? Requirements: Free. Works on multiple files and recursively goes into subdirectories. Changes ...
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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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Is there a free version of Visual Studio that comes with an HTML WYSIWYG editor?

I tried Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition, and there is no HTML designer view that I get in the professional version. Is that a configuration issue, or the feature is simply not available? Is ...
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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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C# Report Creation

I'm looking for a report generator in C#. I want the user to be able to input a collection of variables: the cost of each item, percentage discount, and the total cost of job etc. etc. When they ...
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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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Code Review on Visual Studio 2013 Professional + TFS

Is there any code review extension for Visual Studio 2013 professional + TFS as source control, for free, that already has community support or still under development?
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A static analysis tool for C/C++

I have a list of fields extracted from a C/C++ code base. I have to analyze the source files to check which fields are modified or used by which functions. The tool I used for fields extraction is ...
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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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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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IDE for ASP.NET Core development on Linux

My team wants to move from ASP.NET Core development on Windows to Linux. Obviously we use Visual Studio right now, so the bar is set very high. I need a Linux IDE that can handle this well... well ...
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Are there any cross platform mobile application Advertising APIs

Are there any cross platform mobile application advertising APIs? There are many that profess to be, but are often IOS, Android and Mobile Web. Since I am using Visual Studio Cordova Universal Apps ...
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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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Graphical tool for avoiding header hell

I'm trying to modify an existing C++ application, and I end up in header hell: In my newly created *.h file, I need to add an attribute to my new class, this new attribute being of the type "Timer", ...
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Which Software to take, when creating a database diagram

We are using a MS SQL Server database and we want to create a database diagram for an existing database. There were several options on how to do this: In Microsoft Visio 2010, Visual Studio 2013 or ...
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Tool to visualize merging and branching operations in TFVC

I'm working with Team Foundation Server and its Version Control system on several projects. Within a specific Team Project we've created three branches: Main branch Dev branch, based off Main ...
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Android app to access Visual Studio Online

I would like to see my Visual Studio Online (in particular my backlog, PBIs and tasks) on my Android phone. Do you know if there is an app that include this feature?
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General purpose issue tracker including Visual studio integration

I'm looking for an issue tracker for our company and suggested to use Atlassian because it supported linking issues to code changes a ticket system that could be used also by normal users to track ...
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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 ...