Category Archive: Visual Studio

Nov 26 2011

Visual Studio 2010 / SP1 / Windows SDK Install Order

When you plan to install the Windows 7/2008 R2 SDK, the SDK needs to be installed before VS2010 SP1.  Here is the recommended install order: 1. Visual Studio 2010 2. Windows SDK 7.1 3. Visual Studio 2010 SP1 4. Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Compiler Update for the Windows SDK 7.1 Here is the link to …

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Jul 29 2011

WCF Test Client

Every time I set up Visual Studio on a new machine, one of the first things I do is add the WCF Test Client tool to the Tools menu.  This tool lets you call methods on your WCF web services to test them.  It can be found here: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\WcfTestClient.exe” Rob

Jun 13 2011

Solved: The (Visual Studio) project file * has been moved, renamed or is not on your computer.

I renamed my Visual Studio 2010 (VS2010) Solution (.sln) and Project (.vcxproj) files today.  When I opened the Solution, it could not find the Project file, thinking it was still in the old location.  To solve this, I had to exit VS2010, delete the project’s .suo file, restart VS2010, open the Solution, and then re-add …

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Jun 02 2011

How to install VC++ update KB2455033

Head to the Visual C++ Team’s blog entry entitled “MS11-025 Visual C++ Update Issue“, scroll down to the section entitled “Visual Studio 2010 RTM with Windows SDK”, and follow the instructions there.  For completeness sake, here they are: If you have Visual Studio 2010 RTM and Windows SDK 7.1 installed on an x64 machine, then …

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Sep 24 2010

VS2010 Automatically Includes Your Text Files as Resources

When you right-click on your WPF project in Visual Studio 2010 (VS2010) and select Add / New Item… / Text File, the “Build Action” on this file is automatically set to “Resource.”  So, when you ship your application, this text file will be embedded within it.  If this was simply meant to be a readme …

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