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  1. 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 →
      • It will be useful if Coded UI test can report system memory usage

        Hi there

        It will be very helpful if there is an option to monitor and report system memory usage using Coded UI test. At the moment it is not possible while testing a win 32 application

        Thanks

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bundle Load and Web performance testing as part of Test Professional

          Make load and web performance testing more available to the tester market

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            0 comments  ·  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 →
            • Enable Skip Rules in Visual Studio Publish!

              Please enable skip rules in Visual Studio publishing so that we can prevent our media/log/upload/etc folders from being deleted everytime we publish. This feature currently does not work in VS (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18226048/msdeployskiprules-in-wpp-targets-not-working-with-publishprofiles)

              For that matter, being able to customize publish setting via a VS publish properties window rather than an xml file would be a huge + as well.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Export Template Project option to include Packages and assign new/”free” <IISUrl>

                Today when we want to export our application as a Project Template, packages will be left untouched and the <IISUrl> will be the same as when created the project from day 1.

                The packages “problem” can be solved, today, in two ways, what I know of.
                1. Copy the packages folder manually to the new /Projects/MyProject folder.

                2. http://docs.nuget.org/docs/reference/packages-in-visual-studio-templates

                I think this could be solved within Visual Studio, maybe an option when exporting or some other solution that will help us developer with this somewhat annoying problem.

                But the <IISUrl> problem is what I really would like to see being…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • i want add few descriptions in Data Model Designer

                  Sad but true i found out that there is no support for annotations (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/cc716685%28v=vs.100%29.aspx "The following are Entity Framework features that are not currently supported by the Entity Designer. [...] Annotations [...]")

                  I just want to add a few descriptions...

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • fix: TFS pending changes => doubleclick changed project file => solution is unloaded unexpectedly

                    https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/789455/tfs-pending-changes-doubleclick-changed-project-file-solution-is-unloaded-unexpectedly

                    Given:
                    1) get TFS latest changes
                    2) open solution
                    3) change project file, e.g. add a reference
                    4) goto Team Explorer pending changes

                    When:
                    doubleclick project file

                    Then:
                    solution is unloaded unexpectedly and temp solution with doubleclicked project only is shown

                    Expected:
                    nothing happens
                    or
                    Solution Explorer scrolls to doubleclicked project and selects it
                    or
                    if project not part of solution open new Visual Studio with project
                    or
                    project is unloaded and opened as text file

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  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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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support the ability to run load tests without a webtest

                        It would be useful to be able to use the loadtest functionality (counter monitoring mainly) with tests other than web tests. I currently have cheated around this by running a web test that just goes to a dummy service every 5 minutes and run my real test at the same time, but it is very much a kluge. Given that all the monitoring functionality already exists, it seems a waste to restrict it to web tests alone.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a version of Visual Studio that runs on Windows RT.

                          One thing that keeps me from buying a Windows RT tablet is the lack of a version of Visual Studio that run on Windows RT. Even if it just supports HTML5/WinJS/CSS initially!

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In Solution Explorer, when the "Pending Changes Filter" is enabled i want to "Compare with latest version" when I select project item.

                            Currently there is a filter button in the Solution Explorer that allows you to select from:

                            - "Pending Changes Filter"
                            - "Open Files Filter".

                            But often when I am preparing to check in I use the "Pending Changes Filter" to compare the files with their latest version. In that scenario when I click to select a .cs file for example it is opened temporarily but the view is not useful in my case and I do a right-click "Compare..." ... with latest version.

                            I wish for an option that the selection would open a "Compare with latest version".

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Transaction Response Time graph

                              "Transaction Response Time graph" generated using "Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate" is not able to show all 'transactions' in a graph for a load testing scenario. There should be property / feature through which we can set 'No of transactions' for generated graph
                              Regards,
                              Himanshu

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support for OS Testrunner

                                I' d like to use testrunners from OS unit test frameworks in Visual Studio.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • sequence diagram

                                  Please improve the UML Sequence Diagraming experience to enable the following scenarios:

                                  • Move and resize the Fragments (Alt, Opt, etc…). Currently they are sized automatically, even when clipping the guard text! And you have to delete them and re-create them just to move them.

                                  • Converting/correcting a message from one type to another. Currently the message has to be deleted and recreated just to perform the adjustment.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • File compression

                                    Publish a project to increase the file compression feature, CSS, JavaScript files can be compressed, the next picture shows the Chinese version of the interface demonstration

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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 →
                                      • support the ability to exclude tables from data generation plans even though they have a foreign key reference

                                        I would like to request the ability to exclude tables from data generation plans even though they have a foreign key reference. In this way, if I have existing data in those table, they will not be deleted. I would like the columns that reference the foreign keys to use values from the existing data during the data generation.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio 2012 Is the worst UI from Microsoft Ever

                                          So I am converting to VS2012 as everyone has to bite the bullet every so often. And I have to say at this point I am contemplating looking a third party tools to do some of the stuff I used to use TFS for.
                                          I've already demoed Red Hat's SQL so that I can do a Data Compare on a SQL 2012 database because Microsoft thought that nobody apparently uses that feature.
                                          And checking in code when your a developer working on multiple projects is 1-2 minute process vs being short in quick like it used to be.

                                          WTF ...…

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