Category Archives: Visual Studio

Discovering Which Projects Depend on One

I am working with several large-ish (100+ project) solutions – and at this scale, dependency management is a very real issue. While you can easily view (and set) the dependencies of a project by viewing its references, there is no … Continue reading

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VS2012 Migration #2: ‘Unspecified error’ Upon Solution Open

Solution: unbind and rebind all projects to source control. You can try and pin-point the offending projects, but why bother. The sln file does change (new SCC binding fields were added) but is still workable from VS2010.

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VS Support Policy

As far back as this MS support page goes, Visual studio editions had a 5-year mainstream support period, and since VS .NET 2003 – a 10 year extended support period. In particular, VS2010 mainstream support is advertised to end on … Continue reading

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A Day with VS11 Beta – part 1

A large chunk of our customers still use XP so we won’t be upgrading VS any time soon. Still, out of curiosity I spent some free time with the VS11 Beta and below are some bits and pieces I noticed … Continue reading

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QuickTip: Toggle disassembly with Ctrl+F11

Short post today. For a long while I’ve been switching to disassembly with Alt+8, as appears under the Debug/Windows menu: – and back with Ctrl+Alt+0, as appears under View menu: A while ago I discovered there’s a more pleasant shortcut, … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Known Issues Policy

As far as I can tell, there isn’t anything there you might seriously call a policy. Well there is an old ‘knowledge base’ searchable either via a solution center or technet. It includes, however, only known issues that MS support … Continue reading

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$(TargetDir) Bug, or: Where Did My PDB Go?

Edit: This is now a confirmed VS bug. Hope the Connect page would be updated when it is resolved. Try this (if you weren’t bitten by this issue already): 1. Create a new C++ project – any project type will … Continue reading

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