I have a Copy of Visual Studio 2012 Pro on my machine with a Serial key that i'm no longer suppose to use because i have to use another one. My problem is i keep Uninstalling Visual studio but the Registration information is still there after re-install and i cannot figure out which registry path i have to delete (i deleted a few) with no luck.
UPDATE :It turned out that starting visual studio as administrator solved this issue without this registry massage. Seems that this happened to my pc after changing the 'required password to login' removed in the user settings. (I wanted to let the pc start running without any password after restart from a crash or anything else). This made a lot of programs not able to write into some folders like temp folders unless I start the application as admin. Even printing from excel would not work, if excel is not started as admin.
I have been using VS Express 2012 for almost a month and now it states that I must enter a product key to continue using it. To get that product key I am asked to register. Only after creating a Microsoft account (great, another account to keep track of) does it inform me that I must enter details about my company, its address, its employees, and my role in it.Is there a way for individuals or hobbyists to use Express or is it intended for businesses only? Is there any way to get a product key without entering fake business information (or is fake information the standard response to frustrating forms)?
I have installed Visual Studio 2012 professional inside our development server (which is windows server 2008 R2) 2 years ago,, now we have build a new development server (windows 2012 R2). and i have download a new visual studio 2012 professional inside it.
When the Visual Studio 2012 free versions were originally announced the first thing I noticed was that they had switched from a language-specific model (C# Express, VB Express, etc) to a target-specific model (Windows 8, Web). However, I was very surprised (and disappointed) that there was no free way to make Console Apps, or Windows Forms apps, or anything for the Windows Desktop. I wasn't the only one who thought this was a problem. Shortly thereafter (with a lot of people pushing) Soma announced there would be a "Windows Desktop" Express version for free. He said:
I'm glad folks realized that no-cost desktop software development is important. Open Source projects need free tools like the Express SKUs. Even better that the the Express Desktop SKU gets the new 2012 features as well.
Today Visual Studio has made Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop available and you can go download it now free. The best part is that this one SKU supports C++, C#, and Visual Basic together. With this one free version you can make WinForms, WPF, Console or Class Libraries with any or all of Visual Basic, C#, as well as Win32 projects, class libraries, and CLR apps using C++. You can also, of course, combine projects over multiple languages into a single solution. You can target both .NET 4.0 and 4.5.
While Express SKUs don't allow arbitrary add-ins (you need Pro for that) the free SKU does include Unit Testing, Code Analysis, as well as the NuGet package manager. It's a bit of a nice coup for my little group that NuGet is now included in ALL Visual Studio 2012 SKUs, even Express ones. Package management is finally happening in .NET.
The final release of Visual Studio 2013 became available for download on October 17, 2013, along with .NET 4.5.1. Visual Studio 2013 officially launched on November 13, 2013, at a virtual launch event keynoted by S. Somasegar and hosted on events.visualstudio.com. "Visual Studio 2013 Update 1" (Visual Studio 2013.1) was released on January 20, 2014.Visual Studio 2013.1 is a targeted update that addresses some key areas of customer feedback."Visual Studio 2013 Update 2" (Visual Studio 2013.2) was released on May 12, 2014.Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 was released on August 4, 2014. With this update, Visual Studio provides an option to disable the all-caps menus, which was introduced in VS2012."Visual Studio 2013 Update 4" (Visual Studio 2013.4) was released on November 12, 2014."Visual Studio 2013 Update 5" (Visual Studio 2013.5) was released on July 20, 2015.
This Visual Studio 2012 guide shows how to install Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate edition step by step. Microsoft .NET programmers and software developers can download Visual Studio 2012 free for trial purposes and use VS2012 during evaluation period for free.
After you download Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 free setup .iso image file, you can mount .iso image it and start installing Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate trial edition directly. Of course you can write the VS2012 image file VS2012_ULT_enu.iso which is about 1.5 GB in size to a DVD and use this DVD during Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate setup. If you prefer to mount the image, you should mark the checkbox "Remount image when Windows starts up" because during Visual Studio 2012 installation, it might require to restart the computer and continue setup process.
After you restart your computer and open Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate for the first time, it will request you to provide a valid Visual Studio 2012 product key.Developers can pass this screen by closing it without entering any key for trial during the evaluation period.If you have a valid Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate edition then you can enter it at this step.
Setup users can pass this product key requesting screen by closing the screen using the close button at the top-right corner. This option will enable Visual Studio developers to install Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate edition for evaluation purposes without registering VS2012 with a valid product key.
In Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft removed the ability to make quick installers for your application. Now they recommend using a third party like Wix or InstallShield. This tutorial will go over using InstallSheild's free light version to make an installer for your application.
A few months ago, Soma announced plans for a Visual Studio Express 2012 edition for Windows Desktop. Today, we are happy to share that this new Express product is available for download. (You can find the system requirements and download details here.) This post is written by Jennifer Leaf, one of the program managers working on the new product.
This release, we introduced Team Foundation Server Express 2012, as well as the Team Foundation Service at www.tfspreview.com. We also included Team Explorer, which allows for integration with your TFS server into all of our Visual Studio 2012 Express products, including this one. We wanted to make it simple for you to use the source code control, work item tracking, and build automation that TFS provides.
In previous Express products, the ability to connect to a data source was limited to Database File. In Express for Windows Desktop, this capability has been extended to support all SQL Server data sources. For example, in Database Explorer, you can connect, navigate, query against and edit database objects through the latest SQL Server 2012 and Windows Azure SQL Databases.