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Archive for the ‘Visual Studio and tools’ Category

Visual Studio: show whitespace and configure spaces instead of tabs

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/11

As I always forgets this and fresh Visual Studio installations favour tabs over spaces, here is how to get it into sane mode:

Related: [WayBackWhitespace: The Silent Killer


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Posted in .NET, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

Microsoft Visual Studio – Wikipedia

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/09

Like there was never an Office 13.0, there was no Visual Studio 13.0: see the below table from Microsoft Visual Studio – Wikipedia: History

This influences tooling that searches for specific versions of Visual Studio or MSBuild (which has been available since Visual Studio 8.0 and up: MSBuild – Wikipedia: History).

Product name Codename Version
Supported .NET
Framework versions
Supported .NET
Core versions
Release date
Visual Studio 2019 Unknown 16.0 To be announced To be announced To be announced
Visual Studio 2017 Dev15 15.0 3.5 – 4.7 1.0-1.1, 2.0 March 7, 2017
Visual Studio 2015 Dev14 14.0 2.0 – 4.6 1.0 July 20, 2015
Visual Studio 2013 Dev12 12.0 2.0 – 4.5.2 N/A October 17, 2013
Visual Studio 2012 Dev11 11.0 2.0 – 4.5.2 N/A September 12, 2012
Visual Studio 2010 Dev10Rosario 10.0 2.0 – 4.0 N/A April 12, 2010
Visual Studio 2008 Orcas 9.0 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 N/A November 19, 2007
Visual Studio 2005 Whidbey 8.0 2.0, 3.0 N/A November 7, 2005
Visual Studio .NET 2003 Everett 7.1 1.1 N/A April 24, 2003
Visual Studio .NET (2002) Rainier 7.0 1.0 N/A February 13, 2002
Visual Studio 6.0 Aspen 6.0 N/A N/A June 1998
Visual Studio 97 Boston 5.0 N/A N/A February 1997


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Visual Studio direct download links

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/07

For my link archive:


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No, Visual Studio Community 2017 is not a 30 day trial – via Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/30

Visual Studio Community 2017 needs a license renewal every ~30 days with a Microsoft account: [WayBack] Visual Studio Community 2017 is a 30 day trial? – Stack Overflow.

This means it is not a trial, but it does not a Microsoft account, and communicate with it every ~30 days which you can get at [WayBack] Microsoft account | Sign In or Create Your Account Today.

Messages you can get:

  • “We could not download a license. Please check your network connection or proxy settings” – meaning: sign in with a Microsoft account by clicking “Add an account…”
  • “We could not download a license, Please ensure your accounts are authenticated.” – meaning you have to click “Reenter your credentials”


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Draft – .NET Glossary Diagram – Scott Hanselman

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/10

By now this should be out of [WayBackDraft – .NET Glossary Diagram – Scott Hanselman: a list of common terms to describe various parts of the .NET ecosystem.

He has a nice list of sentences where each term is used.

I’ll try to use them myself as well, so I gave it a start at paulcbetts/refit: The automatic type-safe REST library for Xamarin and .NET.


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