VS2013 .net application fails to run on Windows XP

Do you run into following error when trying to run a VS2013 .net application on Windows XP? Error: Not a valid Win32 application! This happens because the application is targeting .net framework 4.5 which is not supported on Windows XP. Target a lower framework to get your application working on XP.
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Using Visual Basic PowerPack DataRepeater control in Visual Studio 2013

DataRepeater is great control to display data from a table/view, as the name says repeats bunch of fields from a dataset on every row. Follow these simple steps to get started working with this control… Step 1: Add a reference to the PowerPack library as shown here: http://ntcoder.com/bab/2013/12/20/visualbasic-powerpack-missing-from-visual-studio-2013/ Step 2: Make sure you’ve got the […]
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Debugging/Comparing Managed or .net memory dumps using Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 comes with a new feature called “Debug Managed Memory” this feature also allows to compare managed memory usage across two dumps.  Read on… This is how you would open a .net 4.5 memory dump in Visual Studio… So for the purpose of this blog I’ve created memory dumps of a managed application […]
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[Video] What’s cool in Visual Studio 2013 Solution Explorer

A video presentation on what’s new and cool in Visual Studio 2013 Solution Explorer… I’ll follow up this presentation with some more presentation on what’s some of the cool things in Visual Studio 2013 just to speed up anyone who’s hopping onto the Visual Studio 2013 wagon.
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VisualBasic PowerPack missing from Visual Studio 2013?

Note the power pack is not part of Visual Studio 2013 install, it comes as separate MSI. The download link for Visual Basic Powerpack for Visual Studio 2013 is hard to find online as well. I found the link from our internal support article. Download VB Powerpack (direct link to bits): http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=321343 Please close any […]
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Visual Studio 2013 successfully Released to Web

Some useful links… Visual Studio 2013 Available Now!Visual Studio 2013 HighlightsSystem Requirements and Platform CompatibilityKnown issues for Visual Studio 2013 (Readme)Known issues for .NET Framework 4.5.1 (Readme)Known issues for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 (Readme)Windows Store is now open for submitting apps targeting Windows 8.1
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What is Visual Studio’s 2012 Code Map All About? – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

  What is Code Map? Back in Nov 2012, in Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 a new feature named Code Map was introduced in Ultimate edition. The feature allowed visualization of relationships in code. Here’s a short video that will help you understand the concept behind Code Map. Beginning Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, Microsoft […]
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XAML Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2013 – The Visual Studio Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

 XAML Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2013 – The Visual Studio Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs While many of you like creating XAML using our visual tools, many prefer creating XAML in the code editor as well. Your feedback was heard loud and clear and we have taken a crack at the top […]
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Announcing the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate – Somasegar’s blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

 Announcing the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate – Somasegar’s blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs I’m excited to announce the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Team Foundation Server 2013!  The release is available for download now on the Visual Studio product website and is a “go-live” release.  Starting today, […]
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