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  1. Attributes for Data Driven Unit Tests

    Please enhance Visual Studio Unit Tests for better support of data driven unit test, like NUnit TestCase attribute.

    [TestCase(1, 1, 2)]
    [TestCase(1, 2, 3)]
    [TestCase(1, 4, 5)]
    public void test_Add(int x, int y, int result)
    {
    Assert.AreEqual(MyUtils.Add(x, y), result);
    }

    Such an attribute is urgently needed for testing methods with several test cases.

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add back "use custom server" options to web site projects

      The "use custom server" options have been removed from web site project's properties window making it difficult to run and debug within local IIS and instead forcing the use of IIS Express. Please add this option back.

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        5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Spend more time fixing the little things.

        Visual Studio has, no doubt, thousands of little bugs that, taken individually, do not make the bar for a given release. The accumulation of these little bugs over the years has significantly impacted the overall quality experience of using Visual Studio. Those little bugs are important - spend more time on them, rather than summarily closing them when they appear on connect.

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        • Add style rule dialog box in Visual Studio 2012

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          Just noticed that Add Style rule dialogue box which showed up CSS-outline is missing in VS2012 or I am missing some changes made by MS?

          39 votes
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          • integrate ddk in Visual Studio

            When I developed drivers I should use WDK, but there is no IDE, so I should use third party tools for it. It is inconvenient.

            37 votes
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            • F5 hotkey should run the application, not refresh various views

              The menu says that "Start Debugging" is F5. However, more and more of the views in VS grab F5 for their own evil ends.

              While this is consistent with Explorer and Internet Explorer, it is wrong and annoying. F5 has for many years been defined in VS as "Start Debugging".

              For F5 to work in VS2013 you have to have a source code file open and click in it to give it focus before pressing F5. I am now constantly finding myself refreshing Team Explorer, Pending Changes, etc etc instead of running the program I'm developing. If I make the…

              36 votes
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                5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Perl support

                Perl support

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                • Don't scramble designer.cs files on updating (so diffs become readable)

                  When a user control or form gets updated via the graphical designer, Visual Studio seems to create the underlying designer.cs file totally anew, instead of updating just what changed.

                  When you check that into your version control system, a diff view of the changes becomes totally meaningless, since almost every line has some sort of "change".

                  So please,please, please: try to update the designer.cs files in such a way that changes are minimal.

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                    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Visual Studio 2012 on Vista

                    Please support Visual Studio 2012 on Vista and not just .NET 4.5.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio Language Pack!

                      [Spanish]
                      Visual Studio deberia tener un complemento que permita cambiar de idioma del entorno (etiquetas, mensajes, todo!) sin necesidad de instalar el producto por completo!, Seria un concepto muy similar al que ya conocemos con Windows Language Pack!

                      [English]
                      Visual Studio should have a plug/extension/pack for changing the language of the environment (labels, messages, everything!) Without installing the product completely!, Would be a concept very similar to that already familiar with Windows Language Pack!

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                        5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Integration and IntelliSense for the Development with PHP

                        To develope web projects not only with asp

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                        • Zipping support from .Net

                          Could you please include sources of Ionic.zip.utils (under ms pl) to .Net platform and speed up his implementation?

                          Zipping+AES Encryption is very popular. And used almost everywhere. Comparing to wrapper of 7-zip compression takes longer in 2 times and with begger size, but API of ionic is very great.

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                          • Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to Asp.Net Web applications

                            The Multilingual App Toolkit is a powerful extension to Visual Studio for managing language strings with standards based xliff files in Windows 8 Apps. Web applications in ASP.Net desperately need this same toolkit. Please consider expanding Multilingual App Toolkit for other types of applications.

                            This request is similar to 'Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to WPF or Windows applications'

                            30 votes
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                            • Design Patterns Project Template

                              Project Template based on some common Design Patterns, it would be ideal so have some project templates which will reflect some of the commonly user design pattern.

                              28 votes
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                              • Give us a setting that allows us to automatically update IIS paths or be prompted.

                                In VS 2010 a prompt would show up when switching between branches that used the same IIS path. This prompt was: "The Web project '...' is currently configured to use the URL '...'. The Web server has this URL mapped to a different folder '...'. Would you like to remap this URL to point to this Web project's folder?". VS 2012 no longer asks this. It just remaps the paths without asking. I know some will prefer 2010's way and some 2012's way, so please give us a setting that allows us to choose whether we are prompted.

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                                • Add exclusion list to search in files.

                                  Often, when searching, I wish to be able to tell VS which files NOT to search in.
                                  Good example, search in all files, except 'Designer.cs' files.

                                  Since thecode behind file also ends in '.cs' there is no way of doing this.

                                  23 votes
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                                  • allow users to export to CSV from reportviewer when using local processing mode

                                    allow users to export to CSV from reportviewer when using local processing mode

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                                    • Add support (syntax highlighting, etc) for less stylesheets

                                      Have first class support for less style sheets in the IDE.

                                      22 votes
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                                      • Add first-class support for IronRuby and IronPython

                                        .. including syntax highlighting, Intellisense, a suite of default templates (from web development to WCF to WPF).

                                        Currently, a separate package has to be installed to use IronRuby and IronPython in Visual Studio.

                                        It would also be nice if we could link directly into Ruby/Python DLLs from C#.

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                                        • Scrolling using mouse scroll button click

                                          Scrolling using mouse wheel button click

                                          On the pre-2010 version of visual studio I was able to scroll by clicking on the mouse wheel button and then moving the mouse, this is no longer possible
                                          I would really like to be able to scroll this way again :)

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