Tag Archive: visual studio 2012


How to fix the Visual Studio 2012 skin

The Visual Studio 2012 default skin is just awful. To fix it, here are the shortcuts.

To use this nice dark theme, import this VSSettings file:

Run this powershell command to turn off the ALL CAPS menu (if in Visual Studio full version):

Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General -Name SuppressUppercaseConversion -Type DWord -Value 1

(or if in Visual Studio Express Web):

Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\VWDExpress\11.0\General -Name SuppressUppercaseConversion -Type DWord -Value 1

Run web apps in localhost without having to run Visual Studio in admin mode

If you want to run your apps in localhost through IIS Express without having to launch Visual Studio in admin mode every time, run this one-time command through an admin-elevated cmd (replacing your app name and port):

>netsh http add urlacl url=http://localhost.myapp.com:1337/ user=everyone

Now you can launch Visual Studio in normal mode and when you Ctrl-F5, you won’t get a “failed to register url” error.

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