Provide installation customization options to exclude languages.
Make each programming language supported/installable by Visual Studio 2012 optional. Ideally, I would be able to install only one languages compiler/libraries if I wanted to.
Fernando Vieira commented
Many users are adopting SSD HDs and for the most of us, 50% or more of VS 2012 files are not used. Please, bring a tool to safe remove the components we don't use.
Sri Harsha Chilakapati commented
I'm a student learning C# only. I'm not going to use other languages. Since this feature is removed, I've switched to sharpdevelop.
Feng Liu commented
seriously, this feature should be there on day 1. people use visual studio are developers, we like fine control the installation.
Michael John commented
Why is Microsoft so ******* stupid when it comes to these basic things?
I never use basic or F# so they are just wasting disk space. Please add back the option to choose which languages to install.
I am NEVER going to touch C++, F#, VB and my 128GB SSD is waaaay low in memory. How could this have been done? What a horrrribble decision!!!
Please fix this MSFT!!!!!!
Dave Robinson commented
Please add a utility to install only those items people need.
When I'm "on the road", I have a Surface RT and a W7 laptop that has only got a 32GB SSD (currently only 8GB free).
I can't install VS2012! I have to resort to using 2010 or one of the free versions.
I can't even plug in a HDD or a SD card and install to that!
How can this be a good thing?
Please please please fix this or provide a utility to choose the install packages to install.
microsoft do a grievous mistake to bing c++ and vb and other language to .net. this Dispersed all energy and resource and document.
Waleed El-Badry commented
I do agree. It is a must have feature
I support the install of Visual Studio to 300 developers at my company. 95% of the developers use just one language. The VS 2012 setup needs to be changed to allow users to pick what languages and other items to install. The current install is not only a waste of disk space, it also wastes developers time as they wait for the install to finish and it wastes network bandwidth as our setup is deployed using SCCM.
Andrés Felipe commented
Hello guys... Please.... Please think that some users have SSD with really small available space....
Yes, please. And please, don't force to install MSSQL and everything else. I never really use it, why is it required? I'd really like to use .NET4.5 features, but for now I'll stick with VS2010 express (C#), which is much better and takes only something like 400MB.
I want remove the VB and C++ F# languages, therefore please provide installation customization.
Please make this happen Microsoft. I don't want to install things I don't need/use.
Mike Valeriano commented
Honestly, come on! I know we cannot predict the future in these crazy internet days, but i sure as **** know I will _____NEVER_EVER_EVER_____ use Visual Basic.
I want to customize the installation to minimize disk usage, like most people, but mainly, it's because I want to install ONLY the stuff I'll be using. I'm tidy that way, and guess what?: I'm entitled to since I'm paying big bucks here.
Looks like the setup Team have themselves decided upon what the users want!!
Users want choices not to be forced without choices
I just installed Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 on a Mac via bootcamp on a SSD. I gave bootcamp 30gb of my 256gb SSD. After install I am left with 2gb on my bootcamp partition!!! Please let me remove uneeded languages.
I never used vb nor will I user it ever, just eats up space. If that is considerable, then please let people choose what language is needed and what isn't.
customization options to exclude languages
actually Visual Studio provides default language for new projects. Screen is shown at first startup of Visual Studio...