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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 →
    • 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 →
        • 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 →
          • 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 →
            • Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

              TFS consumes a lot of memory usually. Therefore, using Visual Studio to connect to TFS makes CPU 100%. When I make it offline , everything is working properly. I hope Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for ASP.NET vNext projects

                In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects.

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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 →
                    • Change the Test Output Standard Output to a fixed width font

                      For data oriented output, alignment is critical

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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 →
                          • Perform Load/Performance Test in parallel with CodedUI Hand Written tests

                            I had written a CodedUI hand script. When i run this codedUI test, i just want to perform load/performance tests too for all the requests in this scenario(using hand scripts).
                            I mean in WebtestCoded itself i will call CodedUI test.
                            Why don't i perform loadtest using my own scripts?

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add custom tool support to shared projects

                              Both VS 2013 U4 and VS 2015 Preview does not seem to support custom tools in shared projects. That makes it impossible to use shared projects with many useful single file generators, including those shipped with Visual Studio (RESX, T4 Templates, etc.).

                              In our usecase we would like to use shared projects for shared data models. Normally these data models are specified in our schema DSL and we have MsBuild tasks that generate necessary source code. This approach is not applicable to shared projects because they are never built, however we could do the same with custom tool (single file…

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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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                                    1 comment  ·  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 →
                                      • Add facility to update codemap manually and/or automatically following code changes and rebuilds.

                                        I use codemap quite heavily while I am refactoring legacy code. I frequently find myself wishing there was a way to keep a codemap that I've created up to date with the actual codebase as I progress. I know that there are valid reasons why one might want to be able to create codemaps as "snapshots" in time of a codebase. But I think it would also be valuable and convenient to be able to have the option to "resync" an existing codemap with the current state of the codebase as well.

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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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