Description of Visual Studio 2012 Update 4


Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 (Visual Studio 2012.4) on November 13, 2013. Additionally, this update also fixed various issues.

Support for Visual Studio 2012 is provided only for this current update, which is considered to be the Visual Studio 2012 Service Pack, and for the Visual Studio 2012 RTM version, which was released in August, 2012. For more information, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy.

How to obtain Visual Studio 2012 Update 4

Visual Studio 2012 updates are cumulative releases that include the new features and fixes that were delivered in previous Visual Studio 2012 Updates . The following download link always points you to the latest Update:

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How to install Visual Studio 2012 Update 4

For installation guidance for Visual Studio products, see:

How to install Visual Studio
How to install Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio ALM

Important This update applies to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS). Visual Studio and TFS installation mechanics are different. The Visual Studio update is an update that installs on top of whatever is already installed on the computer. The TFS update is a full layout that replaces whatever is installed on the computer. Before you try to apply the TFS update, make sure that you have a full backup of your current databases. If the TFS update installation fails, you will be unable to restart the update or roll back to the earlier version of TFS without performing a restore.

Because Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 is go-live, the following upgrade paths apply.
Supported upgrades:
  • TFS 2012 Update 4 RC 4 to TFS 2012 Update 4 RTM
  • TFS 2012 Update 4 RTM to TFS 2013 RTM
Unsupported upgrades:
  • TFS 2012 Update 4 RC 4 to TFS 2013

New technology improvements and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2012 Update 4

Fixed issues

Note Unless otherwise indicated, linked items will take you to Microsoft Connect webpages.

Team Foundation Server
Windows Forms
Visual Studio IDE
Windows Development
.NET Framework Core
Entity Framework Tools
Phone tools
Visual Studio Test
Graphics Diagnostics
Web Tools
Diagnostic Tools

More Information

How to download Microsoft support files

Updates for other products in the Visual Studio family can be found on the Microsoft download site for Visual Studio.


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