This update also applies to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate Release Candidate.
This article describes information about the July 2012 update for Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate. This update is released to test servicing. Additionally, this article lists the issues that are resolved and the technology improvements that are added in this update to the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate.
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Supported operating systems:
- Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8 Release Preview (x86 and x64)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
- Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (x64)
Software requirementsTo apply this update, one of the following supported Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate programs must be installed on your computer:
- Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 Release Candidate
- Visual Studio Premium 2012 Release Candidate
- Visual Studio Professional 2012 Release Candidate
- Visual Studio Test Professional 2012 Release Candidate
- Visual Studio Express 2012 Release Candidate for Windows 8 Release Preview
- Visual Studio Express 2012 Release Candidate for Web
- Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate
Installation notesThe update applies to all localized versions of Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate. This is the second version of the July 2012 update. This version includes all the fixes that were included in the first update, together with several additional fixes. This update can be applied to an unpatched version of Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate, or to a version of Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate that was previously updated with the original July 2012 update.
Technology improvements and resolved issues in Visual Studio 2012 Release CandidateThis update resolves the following issues.
Issue 1When you use Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate, the ImplicitHoverAction action is recorded unexpectedly for Windows 8 Release Preview.
Issue 2The completion list is not displayed in a workflow application in Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Note If you close the error message window, and then you try again to type inside an expression field in the Workflow designer, the completion list again does not display. However, you do not receive another error message.
An exception has been encountered. This may be caused by an extension.
Issue 3When you try to generate dependency graphs for a Windows Store app that is built by using C++ in Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate, Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate crashes.
Issue 4When you try to rename a file to the name of a deleted file, you receive an error message, and Project System becomes unstable.
Issue 5When you work on a Team Foundation Server-bound project, the Team Foundation Server dialog box is constantly displayed and you cannot dismiss it.
Issue 6After you upgrade the operating system from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Release Preview, XAML Designer in Microsoft Expression Blend crashes.
Improvement 1This update addresses incompatibility issues that are caused by installing later versions of the C++ Runtime on a machine with Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate. The update ensures that the Visual Studio executable file loads the compatible C++ Runtime DLLs in the app-local directory instead of loading the incompatible C++ Runtime DLLs that are installed by other applications in the system-wide directories.
Additional changesThis test update to Visual Studio contains minor setup changes and localization changes to improve the ability of Visual Studio to provide future cumulative updates.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 2703187 - Last Review: Sep 14, 2012 - Revision: 1