Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Network issues with Visual Studio 2012

It has been a while since Visual Studio 2012 (with Update 3 currently) reminded me of updates to installed extensions. To see what's going on, today I tried to check for updates manually and was greeted with an error. VS could not check for updates nor connect to online gallery.

The problem was semi-resolved by adjustments to devenv.exe.config file in Common7/IDE directory. (source). In addition to the setting for servicePointManager, I also enabled the defaultProxy. Below are the settings that made the automatic update work again.

    <defaultProxy enabled="true" />
      <servicePointManager expect100Continue="false" />

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