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If you use Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition and tried to create a new C++ Win32 project like a console application you might get frustrated because you get stuck in an endless loop of the create dialog. I faced this myself when I was in need of creating a small console application and started to doubt myself about my skills of using an IDE.
In fact that seems to be a bug which is quite annoying. Somewhere on StackOverflow there is a solution which didn’t work for me but at least it shows that I’m not the only one who faced this issue.
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I use Subversion as a versioning system for all my projects, no matter if web application, game, phone app. It works great and has everything I need and much more. I personally use the AnkhSVN plugin for Visual Studio integration. It’s a great plugin and the only thing I can Name as a contra is that you Need additional merge and diff tools. But thats all. You can specify nearly every popular merge and diff tool in the options menu of Visual Studio, so don’t worry about that. I’m usually a friend of complete solutions so I was looking for more alternatives which would be more complete than AnkhSVN but couldn’t find one with that good VS integration.

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I write here about my personal experience with InstallShield LE which is now integrated in Visual Studio 2010. I was very happy reading about the integration in VS so it was one of the first things I tried out when I received my copy of VS2010. Until today I made several tries to use IS LE but failed. There was an updated release some time ago which updated IS LE 2010 to IS LE 2011. I don’t know if it changed anything but the name, but the new update made things worse. Here are my personal top 5 reasons why InstallShield Limited Edition sucks.

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