Category: Main Programming / Software Engineering Visual Studio 2012 (11.0) Express Edition

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The free version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

Application Details:

Version: 2012 (11.0) Express Edition
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.16

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

VS Express 2012 installs without problems

What does not

When I start the program comes a Message Box with the following

message: "Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation"
After deleting the bottle from where I installed it

try to install it again but with directx9 and 10 (by the doubts) and dotnet 4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.6.1 was not possible but 4.6.1 and finally install the VS 2012 but the installation was in an infinite loop


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentopenSUSE Leap 42.3 x86_64Sep 12 20172.16Yes Yes NoGarbageJorge Nicolás Romero 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 25 20141.6.2No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 16 x86_64Dec 28 20121.5.20No Not installable GarbageAnastasius Focht 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32323 Netflix (Silverlight 4.x) and several .NET Framework 3.x/4.0 WPF apps require either Arial or Verdana to be installed STAGED View
33576 Multiple applications need persistence support for ACL/file security information (storage in extended file attributes)(Paint Tool SAI, Finale Notepad 2012, SmartDeviceMonitor) STAGED View

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HowTo / Notes

/home/yourlogin/.wine is not owned by you / (Permission denied)

Never run wine as root (su, sudo)! Wine doesn't require to be run as root!

You will screw your WINEPREFIX and possibly other things up. If you have run Wine as root you need to:

$ sudo rm -rf ~/.wine

and then run winecfg to set Wine folder structure back up. If you used winetricks script as root you might also need to:

$ sudo rm -rf ~/.cache/winetricks/

Again: Just run wine as regular user and all should be fine.


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Plain compiler doesn't work (yet)
by Martin Storsjö on Wednesday May 8th 2013, 17:17
In addition to the installer not working - the plain compiler binary (cl.exe) doesn't work either, while it works perfectly with the 2010 version. (The compiler fails due to a stack overflow, but that's only the result of some failed exception handling - the heap gets corrupted earlier somewhere.)