Archive for the ‘Visual Studio 2012’ category

Visual Studio 2012 Tip of the day

January 12th, 2013

I have multiple screens when I am at work so when I take my laptop home I like to work on that and as a result I have issues with windows not showing up on the screen. If you are like most Visual Studio users you make heavy use of the ‘Find in Files’ tool (CTRL+SHIFT+F), its a very handy tool. Well, if you run multiple monitors and you try to find it, it will more than likely be somewhere else and you won’t be able to find it. If you would like this window to show up, it’s gonna cost you some personalization to your studio environment, but it was worth it to me, so I went ahead and did this to get my find tool back:

Just simply Navigate to Window > Reset Window Layout, and agree to the Are you sure you want to…? prompt, that will reset your docked windows but will bring back these floating ones, but these little floating windows are pretty valuable IMO, I hope this helps.

Getting 500 errors with Windows Azure and IIS

January 8th, 2013

I have yet another fix for anyone that is having problems running windows azure and getting the 500 errors, details follow.


Basically all I had to do was check the boxes you see here in “Windows Features” and all was well, I have no idea why this fixes this problem.  My guess is that somewhere along the line, Microsoft forgot to include this stuff in the Azure Tools SDK.  I hope this helps someone, thanks.

Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {EC413D66-6221-4EBB-AC55-4900FB321011} failed

August 23rd, 2012

I was getting this error in Visual Studio 2012 when I tried to run a project that has the Sync Framework 2.1 referenced in it.  Apparently even on a 64bit system like mine you have to install the x86 version of Sync Framework to work correctly with Visual Studio 2012.