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  1. schema compare

    Make it EASIER to select and push schema changes from the Schema Compare tool.

    As it stands, I don't trust that tool to only do what I want. If you look at RedGate's product you'll see that it is dead head simple to select the procs or table changes you want.

    With the VS tool, there are several issues. First you have this complicated tree structure. Eliminate that. As it stands if I select "Skip" as the update action on a top level item, it will still run actions for items further down that tree. This is not expected behavior…

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide ability to specify physical folders for Visual Studio Solution Folders

      Currently, Visual Studio only supports the creation of logical folders as Solution Folders. However, all types of additional information such as UML Models, external reference assemblies, additional diagrams, ReadMe files, strong name keys etc. that need to be associated with a Visual Studio solution should be able to incorporated into a Solution Folder. However, the current restriction to a Logical Folder forces that all of the items already exist elsewhere on disk or attached to a Visual Studio project. It would be much easier if this could be mapped directly to a physical folder located on disk that is associated…

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use case : teacher/students with C#.NET (with VS and TFS)

        I was in another life a developer with cruise control, extreme programing etc Today, I try to teach students C# like first language.

        Here my suggestions after my little tests with PFS Service.

        I think, this platform can help teachers to teach students the good practices before to learn to develop alone and before to work in team.
        In my mind, a student need to learn the rules immediately before to have to unlearn all the bad methods (in the company). If a student knows the good practices, he can work easier between them and the projects in the school…

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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • spell checker

          I have a great idea implement a spell/suggestion checker for all text that go on the UIs be it forms/web pages all UIs ,,,, many times when creating UIs developers tend to forget to check spelling errors

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Autoformat source code on save

            When save file(s) changes, VS formats changed file(s).

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • allow changing the run type of a load test run

              The default reporting structure for comparing two load tests runs automatically assigns a value to each test run; baseline and comparison.

              Currently, this assignment is based on chronologically when the test was run. For example, the first test which was run is always deemed the 'baseline' and the later run is always 'comparison'.

              There should be a way to configure your run type, in the situation where the first test that was run is deemed as the comparison and the second is deemed as the baseline.

              Please see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vstswebtest/thread/478ffc5e-2a56-4b44-881c-d408de06a331 for more details.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • We want to launch web site in browsers other than IE if use the Performance analysis wizard.

                The Performance analysis wizard just launch the IE as the default browser if we want to use this tool for Web app, but sometimes the web app requirs other brower like Chrome.

                More detailed inforamtion, see: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8d21817b-a9cc-4196-8814-b90be4e30da0/performance-analysis-wizard-how-to-launch-web-site-in-browsers-other-than-ie?forum=vsdebug

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality

                  Regarding Visual Studio Online:

                  Please make it possible to extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality so the team could enjoy its collaboration and document management features.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Work on the requests here with 1000+ votes

                    On the right-side of this page you're asking "What should we build next?"

                    How about working on the requests here that have 1000+ votes?? Asking me what you should build sounds like you're bored. There's no shortage of work in fixing the current offering of VS 2012.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TreeView Support for MFC GUI 64 Bit in Coded UI Test

                      MS should add a support for missing UI Elements such as Treeview in MFC GUI 64Bit Coded UI Test. Currently it is not supported.

                      Most of the users will be using x64 systems. and Applications build using MFC will have treeviews.

                      This will be helpful to automate tests for such applications using Coded UI Tests.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow the HTTP header named Range to be used in class Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.WebTestRequest

                        When I try to use the HTTP header named Range in class Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.WebTestRequest, the Visual Studio debugger output prints the following text:

                        WebLoadTestAdapter: Disallowed request header ignored: Range

                        How do I use Visual Studio's web/load testing framework to test web services that make use of HTTP Range headers?

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                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Not a foot back - continue development with managed code (WPF).

                          I'm ASP.NET developer and have no problems with performance working in VS2010. C++ zealots are wrong - .NET developers want to have clean, elegant and extensible IDE.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide ability to store UML Models in a centralized database

                            Provide the ability to store all UML Models/Diagrams for a project in a central repository such as a SQL Server database in a manner similar to Rational Rose or Enterprise Architect so that you can easily gain insight into all the requirements of a project without having to individually look at each and every single Visual Studio project or solution to review a unified model of the system.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a component to visual studio to measure quality metrics of the project

                              Quality measure like DDE (Defect Detection Efficiency) , DRE ( Defect Removal efficiency) , MQU ( Managing Quality Upstream), DL ( Defect Leakage) are fast becoming most prominently used metrics to measure the quality of the project and how it has fared. These metrics calculations are done manually making it very cumbersome. The idea is to develop a tool that report these metrics directly given a project and areapath.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide a Way to Create View,Controller and other Methods at one click from Model

                                My ideal is to provide a way to combine different features of MVC at one click
                                Currently MVC have a View creator wizard,A Controller Creator wizard
                                So do provide a wizard like view creator that can create controller as well and can access to database as well in a single click .
                                The idea is to create a way which will help developer to do no coding.
                                means all code regarding accessing of data from DB should also get created.means a view to DB flow should get created at single click
                                example
                                i want to Create student table so i…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Export UML diagrams as PNG

                                  When working with UML diagrams in VS2010 Ultimate (class diagrams, sequence digrams, etc), it will be nice if there's an "Export as PNG" or "Export as PDF" so the diagrams can be easily shared outside of Visual Studio.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add/Remove custom column in Pending Changes panel (in Team Foundation Server)

                                    It would be a very useful feature to customize the Pending Changes panel in TFS

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Globally Define Computers and Counter Sets to Monitor

                                      I want this feature to added for Load testing in VS ultimate. In load test run settings we define web and DB servers to be monitored. As our environment change everytime, I wanted something managable way to define computers names, so we can modify them from single point. We don't have to go in each load test and modify computers name. I want to define somewhere in config or glabal file and access those values as property in Run settings.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • set the r-clicked attachment as selected in TFS workitem

                                        Have multiple attachments to the defect
                                        Click on, say, the last attachment
                                        Move the mouse pointer on the first one and r-click on it (still with the last attachment being the selected one)
                                        Choose Save As Local Copy
                                        Actual Results: The selected file gets saved.
                                        Expected Results: The file on which the mouse was r-clicked needs to be selected and saved. See attachment for details.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Increase the number of transactions automatically added to the transaction response time graph

                                          Currently when running a load test with over 50 transactions, the graph "Transaction Response Time" only adds the first 50 transactions. This creates issues when running large tests, since you would need to manually add the additional transactions manually.

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