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  1. Auto detect extension methods in libraries that are available and show them in intellisense.

    It is my personal opinion that ReSharper has one very useful feature, and I think it would be an exceptional feature for Visual Studio.

    When using the ReSharper intellisense, it's capable of identifying extension methods, and presenting them, even if there is no `using` statement currently setup. This means that I'm able to see extension methods I just wrote without having to include the namespace.

    This is exceptionally useful when building an extension method that is then used across multiple classes during a refactor.

    Finally, that feature is polished off by automatically adding the `using` when I choose the item…

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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 →
      • Show all the included changes in the Included Changes Treeview

        I like that effort has gone into the Pending Changes area of the Team Explorer, but don't understand why the Included Changes treeview shows a seemingly arbitrary amount of changed files but hides others (In my solution it is currently 155 of 331).

        In situtations where changes for files are generated rather than manually edited, there can be a large number of changes, and will need checking in often, have to switch between the usual treeview to the All Included Changes, breaks the workflow, and using the All Included Changes in a vertical (tall, thin window) isn't simple.

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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Tell me how to show the "Transform All Templates" button in the Solution Explorer

          In order to quickly transform all templates in a project
          As a user upgrading from VS 2010 to VS 11 Beta
          I want to not lose my "Transform All Templates" button from solution explorer.

          Installed Visual Studio 11 Beta today. Where did the "Transform All Templates" button go?

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            9 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Sqlite Connetor for .Net Framework 4.5,..

            Add Sqlite Connetor for .Net Framework 4.5,..

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              0 comments  ·  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 →
              • Send notification on code review comment reply

                When entering a code review comment I would like to get a notification when somebody replies on my comment.

                Now I need to search through my email to check whether somebody give me a reply.

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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add XAML base report designer for .net developer

                  like any recently Microsoft products like WWF 4, WPF,Silverlight, Metro style, I suggest you, Implement Reporting in XAML, or porting RDF file and provide (native xaml base) controls, for using in WPF and silverlight application.

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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Right-Click on the current C/C++ file should have a local menu option "Compile THIS file"

                    This is a suggestion for all versions of Visual Studio.

                    A Right-Click on the current C/C++ file should have a local menu option "Compile THIS file"

                    I cannot believe with this super-user-friendly way, your designers made it so awkward.

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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 →
                      • 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 →
                          • 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 →
                                • Coded UI test html log should record assertion

                                  Include assertion checks in the HTML log file created by QTAgent this is essential for testers as many times they are asked to show proof specially in medical companies(at list that what my personal experience says)

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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.

                                    Thinks.

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

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

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