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  1. 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 →
    • 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 →
      • 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 →
        • 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 →
          • 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 →
                • Make Dependency Matrix View available in Visual Studio 2013

                  In Visual Studio 2010 there was an option to switch from graph view to matrix view in an dependency graph. This feature has disappeared from 2013. Please make it back.

                  See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee842620%28v=vs.100%29.aspx for details

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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support to watch and evaluate transparent proxy objects during debugging

                    Currently, if we watch a transparent proxy, the object visualizer shows the transparent proxy members and we need to dig deep to reach the original object.

                    Also, the transparent proxy object cannot be evaluated in watch expressions.

                    Please add support so debugging codes involving the transparent proxies would be much easier.

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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 →
                      • 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 →
                        • Improve webtest timings recording so it's possible to associate user info

                          Hi,

                          We looked for a way to record how long a page took when it returned a particular value. Being able to tag a timing (transaction or webtest) with user data would be amazing.

                          We looked at setting the reporting name in a few different places (postrequest, postpage etc) but they seemed to be ignored.

                          Some more details are here : https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/dff0db35-b2d2-4628-861e-e87f41876c52/web-performance-test-record-the-time-of-a-page-and-name-it-after-the-page-has-returned?forum=vstest

                          Thanks,

                          Rob

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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 →
                            • 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 →
                              • 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 →
                                • add ability to sort and filter view-history results

                                  View-history results on a file or folder or project or solution are impossible to filter (in order to see less and more specific results). For example, I often know which user made a change, but I don't know when. Maybe even search comments. Dates are easy to spot. User and comments then (and combination) is what I'd like to see.

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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 →
                                    • 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 →
                                      • 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 →
                                        • Code Review Notification

                                          I find it to be a flaw when someone on my developer team has to send me a message on Skype telling me they have sent me a code review and then I have to go dig through "My Work" to find the review and accept it.

                                          What I would like to start seeing for this and other events like this that occur in Visual Studio would be "Skype-like notifications" that happen perhaps on the bottom right hand side of my screen, a little box that pops up that tells me I have a new code review. I could then…

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