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  1. Include Pex and Moles with all Visual Studio editions

    Include Pex and Moles with all editions of Visual Studio including Professional edition rather than being restricted to developers with Premium or Ultimate editions of Visual Studio. This will allow all Visual Studio developers to leverage the capabilities of the Moles mocking library and the additional feedback for Unit Testing available with Pex.

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      16 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

      Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

      374 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add git support for CodeLens

        I've been using the VS2013 preview for a few weeks now, and love it. CodeLens stuff is really really cool, but some of the lenses only work with TFS as the version control. Adding the ability for these CodeLenses (author, commits) to work with other VCS (git first please!) would be excellent!

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          6 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add .Net Framework v. 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010

          Since Visual Studio 2010 was originally built to support newer versions/future version of the .Net Framework, .Net 4.5 support should be added to Visual Studio 2010 since Visual Studio 2012 has significantly reduced the usability and productivity of the IDE by discoloring the UI as well as removing critical features such as "Creating Unit Test". Adding .Net 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010 would allow developers who do not wish to upgrade to Visual Studio 2012 the ability to continue using their favorite IDE with the latest .Net technology.

          303 votes
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            11 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide PowerPoint Storyboarding add-in as an individual install

            Provide the option as part of the Visual Studio installation to only choose the PowerPoint storyboarding add-in rather than the entire Visual Studio suite. This would be especially useful for graphic designers that may need tools such as PowerPoint storyboarding add-in and not the full version of Visual Studio.

            238 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for .NET Micro Framework to MSVS 2013

              My Thesis on .NET MF. Currently I am using Visual Studio 2013. I want to be able to work on not 2013 instead of being forced to have 2012 instead. It is vital for me.

              199 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for UML State Machine diagrams

                VS2010 is missing support for UML State Machine Diagrams (also known as UML State Machines, or UML State Diagrams).

                We are already using state machines to do code generation, but unfortunately the solution is not built inside VS2010. We even have to manually parse the state machine diagram "dsl" which is not fun. Would be a huge time saver if it was integrated.

                To be honest it does not have to be "UML" but that is the best fit for what is already in VS. We need triggers, guards, entry/exit actions. Nested and orthogonal states would also be useful.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UML_state_machine

                133 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2013

                  Spec Explorer 2010, a model-based testing tool extension is supported in Visual Studio 2010/2012, this suggestion is to make it work with Visual Studio 2013.

                  104 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow code clone detection to be run from command line and/or MSBuild

                    The new code clone detection feature seems to be very tightly coupled to the project object model exposed by the IDE. This essentially makes it impossible to use within automated builds. Please consider changing the "innards" so that the tool can be used to break an automated build (including builds run outside the IDE) when duplicate code is found.

                    95 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SoapUI integrated with TFS

                      Please, integrate Visual Studio with SoapUI and also create plugin for Eclipse to integrated TFS with SoapUi perspective.

                      Thank you,
                      Rick

                      88 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add shortcut to quickly open / close CodeLens function

                        In Visual Studio 2013 Preview,
                        CodeLens function is very powerful, but when we want to close or open it ... set step is too much. ( see Q&A : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dn269218(v=vs.120).aspx )

                        Add a shortcut, when we need it just "click (shortcut)" and show it, when we close is same.

                        71 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 63 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Extend T4 code generator to create multiple files from one model with one template.

                            Custom code generation becomes more and more important. For example network messages can be described using .xls file (each message field is one Excel cell).

                            At the moment T4 cannot be used to gen multiple files from one model with one template.

                            In case of networking multiple files must be generated: a class file per message, a switch method for dispatching messages, a parser, an asynch handler of messages and timeouts, ...

                            61 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add SFTP/SCP as a publish method for web projects

                              SFTP/SCP is not available as a publish method for web projects. This means that you have to publish to a local directory and then copy the files to the remote server via an external SFTP/SCP tool if you server or hosting provider uses that protocol, which is cumbersome.

                              It would be more convenient to have the option built-in, since a lot of system admins are moving to SFTP/SCP for security purposes.

                              58 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include Code Contracts features in all editions of Visual Studio

                                Include Code Contracts features in all editions of Visual Studio. Requiring Ultimate edition makes this very useful feature useless when working with others who do not have Visual Studio Ultimate.

                                As a side note, I talked this feature up at our company from Spec# to the Code Contracts SDK only to be disappointing when we couldn't adopt it in the end because it was exclusive to higher additions of Visual Studio, we currently use Professional.

                                53 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow ability to disable XML comment warning for auto-generated code files

                                  I want the xml comment warnings for code generated by our developers, because it is in our coding standards to add xml documentation. However, we are using Coded UI, so there are many auto-generated code files included in our project, which clutters up the Error List (when treating warnings as errors) with thousands of errors we have no control over.

                                  I want to be able to turn on the xml comment warnings in general, but disable the xml comment warnings for only code files that are auto-generated that we have no control over.

                                  So, please add one of the following: …

                                  52 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Why Visual studio 2013 doesn't have easy way to run multiple selected webtest/coded web test?

                                    I work in a company which has 100 of client sites and I have coded web tests for all those sites as well as I have couple of coded UI test and load test to verify those sites login and up and running or not by using visual studio 2010 ultimate, I can easily run all those tests or partial number of tests easily from the Test view or from the Test list editor of VS 2010. Every month during our IT maintenance I run all those web and coded UI tests.

                                    Now I have installed Visual Studio 2013 ultimate,…

                                    52 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create Tasks from a Code Review Comment

                                      When doing a team based code review from a Code Review item we would like the ability to directly create a task from a code review comment.

                                      This would help ensure that team agreements made during a code review are met and keep track of work created from a code review.

                                      49 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow inserting comments with web.config Transform

                                        It would be great if there were a way to insert XML comments into the web.config files through Web.Config Transformations.

                                        At the top of the web.config files, I like to add notes or comments in XML, so it's easy for a Release Engineer to view the file and quickly verify the web.config is correct.

                                        For example, I like to add something like below to the top of the web.config:
                                        <!-- ***** -->
                                        <!-- Environment: DEV -->
                                        <!-- ***** -->

                                        43 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • fire developers responsible for UI of VS2012

                                          I was speechless when I saw first time VS2012. Ugly black and white interface. Small, boring, unfamiliar icons. Unfortunately I have to work with this version. So, every morning I have to suppress my negative feelings towards VS20012 and work, work, work.....

                                          39 votes
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                                            4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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