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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 team in a ...
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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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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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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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Multiple start options for Visual Studio

Sure, unit tests are fine, but sometimes you want to do a system test or debug a certain situation. In that case, you might use the start options of Visual Studio, which can be found in the project ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Review with both Visual Studio and Flash Builder (Eclipse) support

Our project works with Visual Studio 2010 and Flash Builder 6 (Eclipse) with SVN version control. We are looking for a single review tool which can be used within the IDE itself and that works (...
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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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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 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 ...