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adding new platform configuration to visual studio

Q: adding new platform configuration to visual studio

I'm working on an automation task to build our binaries. Say we have platforms Win32 and x64 as defaults in both solution and project files. Now I want to add a new platform ARM to platform family, is it possible to create it through command line? I tried both devenv and msbuild, none have this functionality.

I know there's a potential solution on this, use python or equivalent scripting language to hack solution and project file, insert new configuration blocks in, but that requires too much effort. Parsing through solution file and retrieving GUIDs for projects could be tricky.

Is there any neat way to add new platforms to visual studio projects through command line?

Thank you

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Stickying this for a week, in case others have the program
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Debugger has an unknown configuration vulnerability. A user that is not in the Administrator or Debugger Users group is able to debug JavaScripts

Platforms Affected:

Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft Office XP
Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Any version
Microsoft Corporation: Windows Any version




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Hi im haveing trouble Installing Visual Studio 2012 RC and visual studio 2011, It starts to where the black screen so up then it says visual studio but after that it dose nothing.i have 2010 installed and i us that, i just wanted to try them out, but i have a question would visual studio 2010 ultimate mess up visual studio 2012 and 2011. thanks

here is my system info
Operating Systems

Windows 7 (x86)


32-bit (x86)


3.6 GHz
2 GB of RAM
201 GB (NTFS)
5400 RPM hard drive
DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768

A:haveing trouble Installing Visual Studio 2012 RC and visual studio 2011

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Hello everyone,

I have a question about the visual studio .net 2002. Is there any downloadable patches or upgrades to support a file that is being written / coded from visual studio .net 2003 to visual studio .net 2002?

My friend and I discovered lately that when you create a project (e.g. vb .net win app) in vb.net 2003 then save it and you want to open it again but in vb.net 2002, the project you created using vb.net 2003 cannot be opened using vb.net 2002.

On the other side, when you try to create and save a project in vb.net 2002 and you try opening it in vb.net 2003, there is really no problem, cause vb.net 2003 will convert a project (a message will prompt you and will give you a choice if that project should be converted) that was save under vb.net 2002.

Anyway, is there any updates of visual studio .net supporting projects that was created on vb.net 2003 and opening those project(s) using vb.net 2002?

Any help is highly appreciated.

A:Migrating Visual Studio .NET 2002 to Visual Studio .NET 2003

i had this problem the other week (downloaded an article from codeproject or codeguru, but wouldnt load in 2002), im not sure of any patches that will fix the problem, but there is a work around if you dont mind altering certain project files.

The problem is with ProductVersion within the .csproj files, they are different between 2002 and 2003. If you alter them to the previous version they will then loadup. You may also need to alter the .sln file as well (again compare a 2002 ver that loads and the 2003 ver). Not giving any promises about it working, but it did work with the project i had.

I guess it would be quite easy to write a little utility that would go through a project and alter the said files. Dont know how many people would find use of it though.

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Ok, previously to get something from a database to a variable in a web based app the code went something like this:

after the dataset had been filled in this way a variable could be set by

Now, after converting the project and all associtated files I've got SQLDataSource to use.

So, after lots of fruitless searching I'm asking just how the above statement translates to work as a means of retrieving a field from an SQLDataSource?

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Hello Guys,
few weeks ago my system faced an issue, and while trying to deal with it i corrupted my windows and had to reset my system, that means back to Windows 8 from 8.1, then i didnt updated to 8.1, and installed  vs 2013 and sql server management
studio 2014, everything was working fine, then 8.1 happened, i mean 8 was updated to 8.1, and after that when ever i try to make new project in vs 2013, it tells me "failed to create image source from text ...\Images\Medium.png",,, and when i try
to connect to database in sql server it gives me error "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Initialization of 'System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage' threw an exception. (mscorlib)


Method not found: 'Void System.Diagnostics.Tracing.FrameworkEventSource.BeginGetResponse(System.Object, System.String)'. (System)
.. i dont want to reset my pc again, kindly help

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Respected sir,
   I want to use  energy consumption option for calculating energy  consumed by my Graphical Processing Unit  application which are developed by using visual studio c++ project.Can you help me how to use this tool for my
application? I tried various option but didn't work.Pleas i want reply as possible as sir.

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I am trying to download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 x64 and x86 but everytime I try it, it gives me this message:
Setup Failed
One or more issues caused the setup to fail. Please fix the issues and then retry setup. For more information see the log file.
0x80240017 - Unspecified error
Here are screenshots of the log file: 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I am trying to install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 from the following link.


I pick the x64 version, because that is what my computer is. However, after downloading, when I try to install it by running the program, the progress bar fills fine until the very end, where it freezes. This is shown in picture 1.

When I press cancel, a quick box opens up asking if I'm sure, and when I click yes, the screen looks like what is shown in picture 2.

And so I click on the log file, and it shows me this:

[122C:1080][2016-01-08T23:59:22]i001: Burn v3.7.3813.0, Windows v6.3 (Build 9600: Service Pack 0), path: C:\Users\Kevin Zhu\Desktop\vc_redist.x64.exe, cmdline: ''
[122C:1080][2016-01-08T23:59:23]i000: Setting string variable 'WixBundleLog' to value 'C:\Users\KEVINZ~1\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_vcredist_amd64_20160108235923.log'
[122C:1080][2016-01-08T23:59:23]i000: Setting string variable 'WixBundleOriginalSource' to value 'C:\Users\Kevin Zhu\Desktop\vc_redist.x64.exe'
[122C:1080][2016-01-08T23:59:23]i000: Setting string variable 'WixBundleOriginalSourceFolder' to value 'C:\Users\Kevin Zhu\Desktop\'
[122C:1080][2016-01-08T23:59:23]i000: Setting string variable 'WixBundleName' to value 'Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) - 14.0.23026'
[122C:1080][2016-01-08T23:59:23]i100: Detect begin, 10 packages
[122C:1080][2016-01-08T23:59:23]i000: File search: windows_uCRT_Detect... Read more

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I get this error message when trying to install. Cannot find import DLL my be missing corrupt or wrong version file KERNEL.dll function error 127. Do I need to install a update? I cant find anything when I search Google I hope yall can help.

A:Problem installing visual assist X for visual studio 6.0

What is your OS ? XP ?
The error actually said KERNEL.dll rather than kernel32.dll ?

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I am having a problem with the Visual C# component of Visual Studio 2008. The error message can be viewed below (all of my image hosts are also stuffed up, don't know why). I have tried un-installing and re-installing Visual Studio with no success. I don't know if it's defective or if my computer is having a problem with the program.


There is no Build menu either. I wonder if these issues are related.

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Does anyone know any way to get a list of the dll's that are installed by each version of SDK, Visual Studio, and Visual C++?
It looks to me like the rasman.dll on my wife's computer is linking dynamically to some api-* dll's that are not on in her System32 folder, but which are all in mine. We have identical computers that we bought at the same time, in the same store. The api-*
dll's that are in her System32 folder are exactly the ones that are listed for Windows 8.1 in the article for KB2999226, but my System32 folder has dozens of other api-* dll's, including all the ones referenced by rasman.dll. Looking at Programs and Features,
I see that the versions of Visual C++ on her computer and mine, are not all the same, so maybe it's one of those that installed those dll's on my computer. Surely there is some way to find out what dll's are installed with each version of SDK, Visual
Studio, and Visual C++. If someone can tell me how to do that, then I can find out if one of those will install the dll's referenced by rasman.dll.
If I can't find any better way to install those dll's on my wife's computer, then I might just try copying them from mine to hers.

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Microsoft Visual J# .NET is a development tool for Java-language developers who want to build applications and services on the .NET Framework. Microsoft Visual J# .NET is not a tool for developing applications intended to run on a Java Virtual Machine. Applications and services built with Visual J# .NET will run only in the .NET Framework and will not run on any Java Virtual Machine. Visual J# .NET has been independently developed by Microsoft. It is not endorsed or approved by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

System Requirements

1. One of the following editions of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET:

o Enterprise Architect
o Enterprise Developer
o Professional
o Academic
o Visual Basic .NET Standard
o Visual C# .NET Standard

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/prodinfo/sysreq.asp for system requirements.
Note: VJ# also installs and runs on Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Professional Trial version. There is no product support for the trial version, however.
Warning: If you installed a pre-release version of Visual Studio .NET on your computer, then you must uninstall it before installing Visual Studio .NET. See the Visual Studio .NET readme for details.

2. Either Visual C# .NET or Visual Basic .NET must be installed on your computer if you are using the Enterprise Architect, Enterprise Developer, Professional, or Academic edition.

3. It is recommended that you install the .NET Framework Service Pack 1 which you can obtain from http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/downlo... Read more

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Does anyone know any way to get a list of the dll's that are installed by each version of SDK, Visual Studio, and Visual C++?
It looks to me like the rasman.dll on my wife's computer is linking dynamically to some api-* dll's that are not on in her System32 folder, but which are all in mine. We have identical computers that we bought at the same time, in the same store. The api-*
dll's that are in her System32 folder are exactly the ones that are listed for Windows 8.1 in the article for KB2999226, but my System32 folder has dozens of other api-* dll's, including all the ones referenced by rasman.dll. Looking at Programs and Features,
I see that the versions of Visual C++ on her computer and mine, are not all the same, so maybe it's one of those that installed those dll's on my computer. Surely there is some way to find out what dll's are installed with each version of SDK, Visual
Studio, and Visual C++. If someone can tell me how to do that, then I can find out if one of those will install the dll's referenced by rasman.dll.
If I can't find any better way to install those dll's on my wife's computer, then I might just try copying them from mine to hers.

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Hi there
I'm just messing around a bit with Visual Basic - I just want to use EXCEL (mainly) and a couple of really simple Windows stuff. I can't be bothered with C# or .NET -- I'm not (nor intend to be) a professional programmer -- but would like to have a go with some small applications and get to grips with the Basic in EXCEL.

I've got the old Ms Visual Basic 6 disks -- is it worth while messing about with these on W8 (Ms believe it or not is going to support the platform through W8 releases !!!) or should I just bite the bullet and download Visual Studio express which seems a bit overkill also for what I'm really trying to do.

As I'm running a 32 bit version of Office it would seem that most of the VB6 stuff could run quite simply in EXCEL 2010 (32 bit) even though my OS is x-64 --or I could even run it in an XP VM.

Any suggestions as to which is the better way to go -- I just want this for casual use -- not as a professional.


A:Visual Basic 6 or Visual Studio for EXCEL use

Doesn't Office 2010 still support VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)? I think that is what you mean by Basic in Excel?

As far as supporting VB6 in Win 8, VB6 apps do run in Windows (32 bit), though we've had issues at work with some 3rd party components. I'm pretty sure 64 bit is out for VB6! I couldn't get any VB6 executables to run on my Windows 7-64 box, though they will run just fine in an XP VM.

I think your options are VBA in Excel if you want to stick with classic VB...

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I wrote a program in Visual studio that uses a GUI with a browse function to pick out a file for another process. The program was written on a windows 2000 machine, and everything works as intended. The problem I'm having is when it is run on a Windows NT 4 machine, the browse function only returns folders.

I found the reason for this, at least I think I have; according to the help files online in the MSDN library, the browse structure uses Shell32.dll to operate. In order to browse for files, the computer must have at least version 4.71 of Shell32.dll, and NT 4 only has version 4.0. We tried updating the NT machine to the latest service pack, but it didn't update that file. After some more research, I found that when internet explorer 4.0 (possibly, might be a different version) is installed, it also updates this file, but that's the only way that they mention. My boss also tried to just copy the .dll from my windows 2000 machine and paste it over his own, but shell32.dll is apparently always in use, so he couldn't.

The problem with that is I don't want to have the 6 people that need to use this program go through all the irritation of downgrading IE, then upgrading back to where they were. It seems non-sensical to me that they would make it so difficult to update this file. Does anyone know of a way around this, without forcing everyone to upgrade to windows 2000?

A:visual c++ cross platform problem

As long as updating shell32 won't break anything, you need to check out KB Q181345 for the technique to slide a new file in. There is also a tool in the Resource Kit to replace files in use at the next boot, see KB Q184408

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Recently I have installed Windows 7 64 Bit RC on my system as Main Operating System.

I have still Old source code that is still only compilable under Visual C++ 6.0 Edition Compiler.

So I have installed Visual C++ 6.0 on Windows 7 64 Bit RC -- No Issue.

Also I tried to Install Platform SDK February 2003 on Windows 7 64 Bit RC --failed to install.

I tried 32bit installer and 64 bit installer both case failed. -- while I executed 64 bit version of installation. it given error . machine type not match....
Please suggest how to resolved this issue.

A:Visual C++ 6 & Platform SDK Feb 2003 --Installation

I had the same problem. It appears that the 32-bit installer determines that your OS is 64-bit and attempts to run the 64-bit installer. It also appears that the 64-bit installer was created for the ia64 platform rather than x64 (amd64).

So, I just renamed Setup64.exe to Setup64.exe.bad, copied setup.exe, and renamed the copy to Setup64.exe. My intention was to trick the 32-bit installer into running... the 32-bit installer.

Seems to have done the trick, at least it is now installing.

Note that I also changed the install location, since this being targeted at 32-bits it should not go into the Program Files folder on an x64 system. (I don't put SDKs in the Program Files folder anyway).

Hope this helps, and hope it doesn't create any additional problems if you do the same!


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Cant run the VS 6.0 on Se7en.Tells something about the compatibility.Actualy i need something to run C++.Can someone tell me some good c++ programming software that would run on Se7en.

A:Visual studio

Why don't you try out the VS 2010 Beta, you can use it for almost a year.

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2

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Can you compile C code, Visual Studio.Net? I just set the thing up, and cannot find my way around.

Any help or advice appreciated. Any good articles too.

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how do you use C++ ?

ok, remember, im on a basic level of programming C++ (just started learning OOP with classes, like the bag, sequence classes..and just got into pointers and dynamic arrays and all) ...

normally, i would just SSH from my home to the university and use emacs to program my files, then compile it using g++ and link the files and header files together and all ....

BUT i know here at school, all the computers have a copy of Visual Studio 6, which includes Visual Studio 6 C++ ...

but im lost in how i am able to use it !

i just tried to create and compile a program that just outputs "hi" and it gives me this active workspace errors, etc etc ....

like i do this program:

#include <iostream>

using namespacestd;

int main()


cout <<"hi"<<endl;



i tried doing everything the error messages tell me, and... Read more

A:using Visual Studio and C++

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I have a database program that was created for me in Visual Studia and it is using Access. I have installed both Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Access on 2 different PC's(both running Windows 98). Both are running the .Exe file that was created for the program and 1 of the PC's works fine but the other PC gives me the following error message.
[ADODC] Unknown Error [ADO]
When I press ok on the error another error comes up saying:
Error (48) Error in loading DLL

Do you have any idea why it would work fine on one PC but give errors on another PC?


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Okay, so I learned c++ on a unix machine and compiling with g++, and I'm just learning my way around VS. How do you create a self-executable prog/app from your 'solution' in VS. All I can do is build and run, but not familiar with how to distribute so that you can run the prog on other pc's without VS. Thanks!

A:help with visual studio c++

The .exe is saved in either Debug or Release of the solution directory. You want to build in Release before you distribute it.

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hi all,

i m a newbie to freelance, and i m wondering if when we are developing a website for commercial uses, can we use the free edition software? like visual studio express? any limitation for the express version or any law issue i might got into?

any help is appreciated!! thanks!

A:visual studio

It's best to read the license agreement for each piece of software yourself, since one person's "free" license differs from anothers. I don't think that Visual Studio express has any restrictions on what you can do with your work (unless you packaged microsoft files with it, in which case you would get into trouble).
This is just my own memory though, so you really should verify it directly from the license.

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keep getting just in time debugging errors. how do i open visual studio to turn off the debugger? i cant find it on my system.

A:Visual studio

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how can i tell a program to quit in the middle of the code, after say getting a user input that is not within the range asked for?

A:c++ visual studio'05

Either use abort() or exit() from the cstdlib. Please keep in mind that these routines only cleanup global destructor's and the stack objects. Any unallocated memory on the heap may not be touched, so you will need to cleanup for yourself.

exit() calls all routines registered with atexit(). Be default, the CRT registers all global destructor objects this way to insure all global objects are destroyed. properly. You can also register your own routines using this method. All routines are called in reverse order of when they were registered.

exit() takes the form:


void exit ( int status );

where status is the return code of the process. cstdio defines EXIT_SUCCESS and EXIT_FAILURE, you can use whatever though.

Heres an example:


#include <cstdlib> // include stdlib.h if using C

...somewhere in your code
if (condition_not_met) {

// quit

I personally recommend against using this routine as it does not clean up the heap that can cause memory and resource leaks. There is no special routine for this. In other words, I recommend creating your own methods of termination and error/exception handlers to handle these cases.

An exception handler may be your best bet, assuming performance during error handling is not an issue.

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Hi all, my order of windows 7 is on the way but I wanted to solve a problem I would have once i installed it. Apparently Visual Studio 6 doesnt work with windows 7. I ordered home premium, so i wont be able to use XP mode. Anyone know any ways around this? Thanks

A:Help with win 7 and visual studio 6!

If you have an XP license, I would install Virtual Box and run XP in there. Link to virtual box below.


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Hello guys!!!

I am trying to lean c programming. I just installed in my PC a visual studio version licensed to the university I am studying at. Unfortunately whenever I write a code that just intends to display a message ("Hello world"), it seems that as soon as the message is displayed the ms-dos window closes automatically. I have seen in some PC´s on campus that these windows do not close until the user press "return". How can I set my equipment to do so.

A:Visual Studio.Net

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Hey, I'm in a computer science course and I need some help with configuring my brand new Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 program that I just bought (don't worry I got the student rate)..

I've been using the same program only a couple years older at the school labs, but now when I try to recreate the exact same simple (beginner C++) programs that I write at the school labs I get a couple REALLY ANNOYING errors...

This is the most basic program I could think of that I tried to just to test:

#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

int main()
cout << "Hello, I hope this works!" << endl;

return 0;

But even with a program as simple as this I get a couple of regular Build Errors such as:

LIBCD.lib(wincrt0.obj) : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol [email protected] referenced in function _WinMainCRTStartup
Debug/Test.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals

Can someone PLEASE help me...

I chose a windows console project as my template thingy.... and used a blank work space then added in a blank .cpp file... then added the code.. and pressed build.... I don't do anything differently at school so what's the deal??

ANY help is much appreciated!!!

A:Visual Studio .NET Help!

I really don't mess with .net that much, but in studio.net 2002 here's a way that works.

open up a text editor and put the following in.

#include <iostream>
#include <stdlib.h>

using namespace std;

int main(int argc, char *argv[])

return 0;
Make sure there is a line after the last bracket.

save it as test.cpp.

Now in studio.net, create a new project.

Select managed c++ empty project from the c++ projects.

type in a name for the project and click ok.

Then in the solutions explorer window, select the source files folder.

Then in the file menu, select add an existing item.

add the test.cpp file and build it.

That way works, but I'm not sure that's the best way since i don't really mess with the program.

That program above is just a command line program with a system pause. You should then be able to add whatever you want.

If you still get errors, there may be something else wrong.

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Is there a Visual Studio 2013 for 64 bit exclusively or does it only come out in 32 bit flavor ?? If there is a 64 bit Visual Studio please give me the link so as to where I can find it. Thanks.

A:Is there Visual Studio 64 bit ?

No, there is not. The only product in the visual studio family that has a 64bit version is Team Foundation Server.

I logged in with my MSDN account and there is nothing available other then 32bit versions of Visual Studio.

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Does anyone know where I could buy vb6?

It could be visual studio or just Visual Basic 6....

Thanks everyone.

A:Visual Studio 6

I don't know much about these guys but that have VS6Pro for ~$270


They have other editions too just search their site.

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I have Visual Studio 2008 and I have an application that has a default icon for it and when I install the program on a different computer the icon does not show up....

it is the default icon that you specify under program properties....

any help?

A:Visual Studio Help!

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I have windows 2000 and win 98 Se as my operating systems. I have installed Visual Studio in windows 2000. Is there a way by which I can use visual studio tools in win 98 also. I have installed MS office in 98 and want to use it in windows 2000. Is there a way 2 do it.

A:Visual Studio in 98 and 2000


Is the partition for Win2000 formatted to NTFS or FAT?

Do you not have your Win98 partition showing up in the Windows Explorer of Win2000?



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so i have an Asus ROG Laptop with an Nvidia GTX 670MX in it. i want to use this for gaming however im having trouble downloading Visual studio 2015. when i download it and run it x64 (my system is x64 however i also tried 86) i get a weird error. when i run a game through steam it downloads visual studio for me. however when i try to run the game i get a missing dll error. "the program cant start because api-ms-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing" i had to replace the hard drive recently and have windows 8.1 on this laptop. any advice on why i cant get visual studio to run properly?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16335 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 297 GB (243 GB Free); D: 930 GB (929 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium.
Latest error was : an unhandled win32 exeption occurred in mufin_player.exe [5684] just in time debugging this exeption failed with the following error. No installed debugger has just in time enabled , in visual studio just in time debugging can be enabled from tools/options/debugging/just in time.
The system crash and IE stop working. It happens often.

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I'm suffering from a memory hole, in that I can't remember installing VS 2009, but I may have, because I have been trying to fix a problem that reoccurs on many program installations and uninstallations, where the programs do not find what they are looking for as far as VS.

I found a program directory for VS 2009, but there is no record of installation in either Programs and Features, nor in Revo. Since all other installations of VS and it's updates are listed (20 of them), I'm wondering why this is not?

A:Visual Studio 2009

You mean 2008? There was no VS 2009 o.o

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Can anyone help me resolve this problem?

I am running MS Visual Studio.Net

After I compile a very basic program and then select the "Start Without Debugging" option I am supposed to get a black console window (like a dos screen) but i just get a blank white box that appears which says "form1".

Can anyone help?

A:Visual Studio.Net problem

Copy & paste of some of your code might give people an idea of what you are doing. There are different questions that can be asked like are you sure you selected Console program and not Visual C# windows form? But it would be simpler if you copy/paste your code, for a better idea of what might be happening.

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(1)How to enable image editor in the toolbar control of VisualStdio .net environment...............

(2)When i install Visual studio.net it works perfectly for 1 or 2 days.But after that when i try to open it it displays a message
object not found some problem in default.htm page?

A:problems with Visual studio.net

Hiya and welcome

1) Not used Visual studio.net myself, but have you looked on the Image menu and tools on the Image Editor toolbar?

Have a look at this which gives some advice on the subject:


2) As for the secnd problem, is that the full message, or can you post more?



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I hope this is in the correct forum!

I need to find out which version of Visual Studio 2005 we have installed on a friends server, in terms of if it is Express, Professional etc.

Is there an easy way to find this out because I can't find any information on it!



A:Which Version of Visual Studio do I have?

Although NONE of the embedded links work anymore (MS like to change those so you cannot find information you need), the article does describe the complexity of 'versions' and added complexity of 'subscriptions'.

Useful to understand the terms though.


Most MS software has a 'version' listed if you right click the .exe it uses and click properties. There will be a prduct version (number usually), a a product name and a text Description plus other info.

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Could I please be directed to the correct forum to post a ? in Visual Studio for an unhandled win32 exception in iexplore.exe ?

A:? Visual Studio 2008

You can post the question here. If you post a link in this thread as well, I can take a look for you if you want

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When I started acmboot.exe I clicked yes to every popup. Then during setup I continuously get errors like:Setup can't open file at C:\VB6\SOMEFOLDER\SOMEFILE.{Abort} {Retry} {Ignore}I ignored all but now its not working. Please help!

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I downloaded this, which took forever, for free from my college b/c we're using it in class. When it finally got done loading and I tried to open it, it says my version of Windows (which is Vista) is not compatible. I did a search for solutions and found an update patch for it, but it says I don't even have the program on my computer to update the software, which I do, or THAT patch isn't compatible, but it wasn't the one listed for Vista and/or 7.

What else can I do? I have homework due at midnight

Thanks for any help!

A:Help with Visual Studio 2005

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Hi all. Running Vista Home Premium on a Toshiba Laptop here. After a couple of failed installs of the 2005 SQL server, a few days ago (and its subsequent uninstall), tonight I began getting an error messages that Visual Studio and Visual Basic failed to run. I have since reinstalled Visual Studio C++ 2005 and am down to only one error message. Would I be better off to upgrade to the 2008 version that is available on the web and if so do I need to uninstall the 2005 version first? Thanks, as I have no experience with this particular software and don't know how critical it may or may not be to my system.

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name xxx-xx
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite L305D
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57, 1900 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Insyde Corp. 1.50, 6/6/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"
User Name xxx-xx
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.87 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.88 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.95 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.02 GB
Page File Space 3.16 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys... Read more

A:Visual Studio error msg

You have have multiple Visual Studio versions installed at the same time. I have 3 installed at worked!

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Hi everyone,

Sorry, had been quite busy these days. I am facing a problem working with visual studio 2005. When i am working on a website switching to the design view is showing some error. It says unhandled exception visual studio is closing and some error named in "devenv.exe." I don't know what is the cause. But it happens only when i switch the code file to design view otherwise no issues.

Please can anyone tell me how to overcome it?



A:Error in Visual Studio

found the solution it seems...

Hi everyone,

After a lot of experiments it seems that I finally found why that critical error was showing when I was switching an HTML code to it's design view when working in visual studio 2005.....

Actually i had assigned the background image a z-index which was -1 in the style sheet to make a calendar inside the page visible on top of the content, because it was getting eclipsed by the body when the z-index of the image was initially set to 0.

Indexing an element to -1 is not supported by the visual studio particularly ...but when the page gets on the browser it works well....only thing is that the designing platform (visual studio) does not support it.

When i changed the Z-index of that image back to 0 it worked without any error....

Hope this information would help someone who is in the same trouble.

See you,


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I hope someone out there can help me with this problem.

My wife is taking a programming course and they use Visual Studio 6.0 on their computers.

We'd like to buy the software for our home computer which has XP home installed as the operating system.

I have two questions:

1) Should we try to buy 6.0, or would it be better to buy the newest version of Visual Studio which I believe is .NET 2003? If we buy .NET 2003, will she be able to bring her 6.0 work home, and vice versa?

2) If it would be better to buy 6.0, will it be compatible with XP home? I can't find any information that tells me if it can be installed into this operating system.

I'm also aware that the .NET 2003 is compatible with XP home, but with a few limitations. Are these limitations significant?

Thanks in advance,
Dr. Michael

A:Visual Studio 6.0 vs. .NET 2003

If she is learning on VB6 then I would strongly suggest that you buy this version. You may be able to get an "educational" version from the college your wife is attending at a significantly reduced price. It is not worth your while purchasing .NET as there are a number of differences in the languages. Whilst there is a reasonable similarity and much of the code for VB6 can be used with only minor changes in .NET it is sufficiently different that you will find it difficult to work with both versions.

VB6 is perfectly acceptable on windows XP home edition and as I have said this is definitely the best option for your wife at this time.

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Hi, I have some code from a project I was working on, and it won't compile with my Visual Studio 2008. It keeps saying something like "Error extracting revision" or something like that. This project is due next week and I can't compile to test it and fix errors. I've never encountered this error before, as I've always done my projects on a 32-bit system. Is that error because I'm compiling a 32-bit release on a 64-bit platform?

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For the login control What Type of correct password to give.
And how to change that Password type?

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