Introduction

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 (Visual Studio 2012.5) on August 24, 2015.

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How to install Visual Studio 2012 Update 5

For installation guidance about Visual Studio products, see:

Important The Visual Studio update is an update that installs on top of whatever is already installed on the computer.

New technology improvements and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2012 Update 5

The following technology improvements have been made in Visual Studio 2012.5:

  • Team Project Rename support for Local Workspaces: Team Project Rename is a new feature added in Team Foundation Server 2015. For Visual Studio 2012.5, we've included the ability to update local workspaces after a team project is renamed. Performing a get or check-in automatically corrects the workspace mapping so that it uses the new team project name.

    Learn more about how to rename a team project.


The following issues have been fixed in Visual Studio 2012.5:

  • In Source Control Explorer, a branch operation causes an error and is not completed.

    Consider the following scenario in Visual Studio 2012 before Update 5:

    • You create a new branch from an existing branch.

    • You switch Team Projects or servers without closing Visual Studio.

    • You perform a new branch operation on another existing branch.

    In this scenario before Update 5, the branch operation generated an error and was not completed. Visual Studio incorrectly treated the new folder as a regular folder instead of a branch until Visual Studio was restarted.

    Note This issue applies only to a Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) instance that is hosted on either Team Foundation Server (TFS) or Visual Studio Online. Git version control is unaffected by this issue.


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.

Restart requirementYou do not have to restart your computer after you install this package.

Supported languages Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 provides updates for the following versions:

  • Chinese (Simplified)

  • Chinese (Traditional)

  • Czech

  • English

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Polish

  • Portuguese (Brazil)

  • Spanish

  • Turkish

Supported operating systemsFor more information about supported operating systems, go to the following Microsoft website:

Platform compatibility and system requirements for Visual Studio 2012

Supported architectures

  • 32-bit (x86)

  • 64-bit (x64) (WOW)

Hardware requirements

  • 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor

  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM (1.5 GB if you are running in a virtual machine)

  • 1 GB of available hard disk space

  • 5,400 RPM hard disk drive

  • DirectX 9-capable video card that is running at 1024 × 768 or higher resolution

Software requirementsTo apply this update, you must have one of the supported Visual Studio 2012 programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section installed.

Support for Visual Studio 2012 Update 5Informal community support for Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 is available through the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) forums.

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