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  • Hi

    FYI there is no longer a dedicated place on for online help related questions.  
    We are told that VS General (here) is the best place for help questions.

    Note that these sites are a good place to get help on help (Microsoft and MVP presence):

    Feel free to ask questions on this thread if you need to. At least then we can find your post. 

    You can also email the VS/MSDN help team directly --
    Please let them know how you feel about the lack of support for Online Help in the forums.

    Rob -- Various Help resources

    Rob Chandler Help MVP | |

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:04 AM

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  • Great!

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5:00 AM
  • Many thanks to Rob Chandler for the work already done and the gathered information.
    I hope I can contribute in the future.

    Ulrich Kulle - Microsoft Help MVP - (2007-2009) -

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:27 PM
  • that is really good, thanks!!
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:57 AM
  • Your second and third links do not work for me :/
    Friday, October 3, 2014 7:38 AM
  • The links changed:


    Ulrich Kulle - Microsoft Help MVP - (2007-2009) -

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:55 PM
  • Actually, we cannot (at least anymore) directly email the team. I tried and got a reject from the mail server.  So, I'm going to post here so I can feel better knowing I said something and then I can get back to programming :-)

    Ok, I’ve been developing Windows apps since Win 3.1 (yeah, a long time) and have always admired the Microsoft attitude towards Developers and it’s desire to educate and empower R&D.

    So, I’m wondering what’s going on?  Why am I being asked to have an account to develop anything for MY own PC?  Why am I being asked for my Microsoft account password, repeatedly, when I’m just looking up documentation on UserControl or C3 keywords… repeatedly?  This is nothing short of annoying and it gives me pause and concern about the ecosystem.  Is the plan to lock down programmer’s capabilities, knowledge and tools?

    I’m involved in the TAP program for Windows 10 and have voiced concerns in the same category with regard to installation and deployment of Universal Apps.  Security is not a reasonable excuse.  Some of us love to program and actually control their PCs.  We are not planning to sell everything we write on the Windows Store.  What happened to programming something cool for your home network or just for friends?  We need, and used to have, Microsoft’s support in doing this sort of thing.  Documentation and tools are more important now than ever.  I’m saddened to see the direction things are heading…

    If there is a sane reason I’m being badgered to ‘log in’ to read .NET documentation every hour, please share.  If not, please consider lobbying to get things back on track.


    Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:22 PM
  • I keep getting an internal error when I try to post a question and it won't let me type in the body...
    Sunday, July 19, 2015 6:11 PM
  • I don't understand. Why Windows Store apps and Universal Apps. Are they not the same thing? I would think people writing for Windows Store means the app would be Universal, because there are Windows Store on almost every windows 10 device these days? From Tablet to Phone to Desktop? If they are not the same thing, does that mean if you write a Windows Store app, you must also modify it to be Universal in order for it to pop up in the store in other devices? Wow, I am confused.
    Saturday, August 22, 2015 9:24 AM
  • building 64bit Leap motion control Python wrapper in VS 2015 


    I'm trying to run a Leap Motion Controller inside of Houdini a 3D software, but the leap module does not load in Houdini, i was told by a developer that:
    building 64bit Leap motion control Python wrapper in VS 2015

    ''Houdini's Python is built with Visual Studio 2015 and so it probably can't import/run the LeapPython.pyd module.

    Your only option is to use a LeapPython.pyd module that is built with Visual Studio 2015. Hopefully Leap Motion has a way to build the module from source.''

    I require a 64bit version of the module as Houdini prints out the following in its console:

    'Python 2.7.5 (default, Oct 24 2013, 17:49:49) MSC v.1700 64 bit (AMD64) on win32'

    I was told by Leap developers that I should follow the following example in order to build a 64bit version of the module on windows:

    I ran into a problem when i reached step 5:

    'Go to to the C/C++ -> General property page. Add the path containing Python.h, typically C:\Python33\include. (screenshot)'

    the c/c++ directory doesn't exist???:see attached:

    the attached image can be see in this link at the bottom  of the page:

    any help would be much appreciated 

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:01 AM
  • I suspect Universal app means useable windows as well as on non windows devices like android, IOS devices
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 2:17 AM