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  1. 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 →
    • 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 →
      • 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 →
              • 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 →
                  • Fix TFS local data store concurrency issues - TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation...

                    TFS local data store really sucks in compare to traditional SVN integration.
                    There should be special service to handle concurrent operations, when you have more than one VS opened - or - some kind of tool like TortoiseSVN would be better.

                    I still get race conditions causing change conflicts, e.g. by operations during T4.

                    Local data store should act logically - last change wins.

                    It's so easy to integrate using monikers (http://bit.ly/1nC0w3Q), so vote for MS developers to learn own tech. ;-)

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                      1 comment  ·  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 →
                        • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                    • 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 →
                                        • Bookmarks for TFS Source Control explorer

                                          New option in Visual Studio TFS source control explorer to create bookmarks of source location paths

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