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  1. test explorer start and end times

    Add timestamps to the output window for Test Explorer, so you can see when the test run began and ended, and total elapsed time. Sometimes, while running tests, I step away from the PC. When I come back, I can't remember when the last time I ran tests was. Showing the time would allow me to know exactly what I had done last.

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

      Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • separate Visual Studio Ultimate from MSDN

        I don't mind that certain features are a part of a higher sku like things that only work in VS Ultimate. I want VS Ultimate but not MSDN Ultimate. It's price prohibitive for developers not working for a huge corporation.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Code Metrics Data to the TFS Warehouse oob if enabled

          I have to write reports for clients and frequently they want to know their code metrics over time as they implement new rules etc. Currently to add this to the warehouse to easily report on it out of the box I have to: incorporate the power tools via build, then I have to generate an output file, and then I have to write an adapter that moves that to the warehouse.

          It would be great if we skipped all of those steps :)

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Expand VMSDK to support Freeform Diagram.

            Add support for a Freeform Diagram, this special case diagram would allow you to place any UML object on a drawing surface. The diagram could be augmented with external images developed outside of Visual modeling. Need the ability to export and print these diagrams. Better documentation and API improvements would be helpful in trying to accomplish this task.

            Additionally, The diagramming and UI behavior of the current platform needs to be improved to support typical image formatting features, alignment of objects, distribute object, fill color, line color, etc...

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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 →
              • Support for EntityFramework 5 or above For using WCF RiaServices in Silverlight

                There is no support for t4 generated dbcontext type in WCF Riaservices with SilverLight, The workaround package from nugetpackage degrades Entityframework to 4.1. something. please update it in Domain services for silverlight.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support Microcontroller Programming with C# and VB.net Like microchip PIC Family and Atmel

                  we are an Interface programmers , we would like you to add Microcontrollers programming in the next version to let us developing hardware programming side by side with software interfcae programming.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • How to use asp.net mvc4 and Entityframe offline document on help viewer

                    When can provide us with offline document to asp.net MVC and the entity framework and so on in Microsoft Help Viewer?
                    Viewing the web page online being so tired,
                    the company network often being vary poor,we wish microsoft would give us a hand.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide default language setting for new Visual Studio projects

                      When creating new Visual Studio projects, there is no "Default Language" setting available when creating new projects. Therefore, for a developer such as myself that often needs to work in both VB.Net but works on mainly C# projects, I have to continually check whether or not I am choosing the right language for development of my new projects. Instead, there should be a Visual Studio option to set the default language for all new Visual Studio projects. Therefore, since I regularly work with C#, it will always default to C#, however, if I need to do so for a particular…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • give a read access to modeling items for people regardless of version of VS

                        People in distributed teams often have to work with different editions of VS, from Standard to Ultimate. And if there is no way to read a solution architecture from modeling projects, this getting a work overhead to duplicate some things in Visio, pictures and other non-syncronized-with-modeling-item documents. Giving a read access to modeling items for people regardless of version of VS can fix this problem

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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 →
                          • Create a fast, lightweight version of VS that is focused on code only. Yes, remove all designers.

                            Create a fast, lightweight version of VS that is focused on code only. Yes, remove all designers.

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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 →
                                  • Auto-suggest implementations for (interface) parameters.

                                    API designers are dissuaded from using Interfaces because users cannot benefit from auto-complete for parameters or the `new` keyword.

                                    This is catastrophe in a runtime that doesn't support implicit interfaces and with a userbase that is drugged out on Intellisense and autocomplete.

                                    Let us designate recommended implementations with either XML documentation or parameter attributes, so we can use interfaces properly while keeping our API users happy.

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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 →
                                      • Show who checked out file in Solution Explorer

                                        When a file is checked out and you mouseover it, it just says "Checked out by someone else or in another place".

                                        Sometimes I want to know who has the file checked out to make sure that we don't both work on the same issue. I have to go to Team Explorer and find the file in order to find out who has checked out the file which is rather painful.

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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 →
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