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  1. Transformations for Web.Config when debugging. (Use selected configuration)

    I was quite upset when I first used web.config transformations and realized they are completely useless when debugging. I assumed that, if I chose to use a different config, that it would transform my web.config when debugging, sadly it does not. It would be very useful and many people have been complaining about the lack of this feature on various forums.

    Here is one example:
    I have the following transformations for my current project
    Web.Config
    Web.PRD.Config
    Web.DEV.Config
    Web.UAT.Config
    Web.DEVDB1.Config
    Web.DEVDB2.Config

    Why am I not allowed to simply select the config I want and use the transformation file connected to that…

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • tab group collapse

      I'm a huge fan of tab groups in Visual Studio and use them extensively. The scenario I encounter quite often, however, is that I'll have, say, half a dozen tabs open in each group while working on multiple files, but for some extended period I'll need to work on a single file. I don't want to close/combine my tab groups, but I do want to expand that file to take advantage of as much screen real estate as possible.

      Right now I can resize these tab groups by dragging the separator off to the side. This is fine and is…

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show callouts in the burndown when items are added.

        I think it would be handy to see a callout on the burndown chart when items are added so we can see what items have pushed the track up instead of down.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement insertion of break point straight from find results.

          I would like to search my code for a given string and then in the find results windows, I'd like to select those that interest me the most and place a break point in all of them at once.
          Currently I have to double click each line to open the code and place the break point individually.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • File in use method

            I suppose almost everyone has gotten the exception 'The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.'

            Please consider adding a method to check if the file is in use. This would be extremely helpful !

            Thank you

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • web.config parameterization in website project

              Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried “webdeploy” as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
              Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
              Big “web site” projects are hard to convert to “web application" project type. Lot of people may face the same issue.
              I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Find all assignments

                A feature similar to "Find all references", but only includes assignments.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support "unique" data source access in Visual Studio Online load tests.

                  Right now attempting to launch a load test including a data source with the access mode set to 'Unique' results in the following error:

                  'Unique' data access for a data source is not supported with load testing with Visual Studio Online. Kindly change this property to another appropriate value ( e.g. Random or Sequential)

                  This renders useless the otherwise fantastic cloud load testing solution offered with Visual Studio Online.

                  18 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a TypeArgumentException class

                    Sometimes when you have a generic method you need to perform an additional type argument check as the type argument constraints can't handle all situations. It would be useful to have a TypeArgumentException class that could be thrown in such situations. I'd expect it to be quite similar to ArgumentException in purpose but methods argument and type arguments are quite different and in my opinion there should be a separate exception type for both cases. It's not difficult to implement TypeArgumentException yourself but since I've needed to use this type in many situations and different project I think having it…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Send Object and related type info to repl from running process

                      I want the ability to run arbitrary code using an object from a running process, except that I want the object to persist past the end of the process so I can continue to play with it. Something like an immediate window, except with better code editing support and not tied to the running process.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow multiple Git or TFVC repositories in a single Team Project

                        When creating a new repo for a Team Project I would like to be able to select wither I would like to have a Git or TFVC repo. This would allow existing Team Projects to experiment with Git as well as removing the need for a non-refundable choice when creating a Team project.

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                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow option to always build for gated check-in. (No prompt)

                          Add a check-box to always build with these options on the first gated check-in build. We use gated check-ins for all our projects so I'm familiar with how it works. I never preserve my changes or bypass the build and would rather not be prompted to do so.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In App.config & web.config

                            In App.config & web.config would be nice to add in %computername% in the URI. Example :<endpoint address="mex" binding="mexNamedPipeBinding" name="http"
                            contract="IMetadataExchange">
                            <identity>
                            <dns value="%computername%" /> <!-- Works -->
                            </identity>
                            </endpoint>
                            <host>
                            <baseAddresses>
                            <add baseAddress="net.pipe://%computername%/Microsoft/Dynamics/GP/eConnect/" /> <!-- doesnt work -->
                            </baseAddresses>
                            </host>

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable Intellisense to print clearer function information

                              Working with the standard library in C++, intellisense has had a huge positive impact on my ability to work with and understand functions and classes from other libraries. However, the verbosity of highly templated code can become completely unreadable in intellisense.

                              A clear and simple solution is giving users the ability to step up and down the number of levels of templates that intellisense will print.

                              Lowering the verbosity of function information with some kind of step up and step down key during the function tooltip would be invaluable to programmers all over.

                              An example of its function and usefulness…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Scroll horizontally using Shift + Mouse Wheel

                                Many applications (e.g. Visio) and editors (e.g. EditPlus) have Shift+MouseWheelScroll wired up to a horizontal scroll action.

                                This seems like a useful convention to adopt in Visual Studio for the text editor (and others)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • let users to trim log files so that only error lines are displayed in the log file and not the entire content

                                  Say, we created an application but it throws an error, the first thing we check is the log file to know where the error occurred and what caused it, but it becomes difficult to go through the entire log file to search that one error line. Is there a way we can achieve to trim the log file every time it generates when the error occurs

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                                  • Typescript intellisense

                                    In Visual Studio in JavaScript IntelliSense you have an option to unmark "Statement Completion - Only use Tab or Enter to commit" this is very nice because it then works like in C#. But why isn't this option in TypeScript? I really hope you will add that.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

                                      When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

                                      The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
                                      "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

                                      Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide integrated JavaScript debugging in Firefox and Google Chrome browsers

                                        Currently, integrated JavaScript debugging with Visual Studio is only possible with Internet Explorer. Even though you can do a bit of JavaScript debugging with external tools in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the experience for debugging is not nearly as good as the integrated JavaScript debugging experience available with Internet Explorer. However, JavaScript errors often cause the IE browser to crash, thus making it very difficult to provide a great JavaScript debugging experience with Visual Studio. Therefore, Microsoft should provide integrated Visual Studio debugging experiences with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as they are the most popular alternative browsers in…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Handle gitignore in the same way as the other tools

                                          The Git Team explorer window shows changes in the window that do not show up in other git tools (sourcetree / command line).
                                          I'm not sure what / why, but this seems out of sync with what I'd expect.

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