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  1. make Visual Studio to Work on Microsoft Surface and Cell Phone With Windows 8.1 Operating Systems(Make It Portable, Make Developers Happier)

    Hi , I'm a beginner programmer with C# and I use Visual Studio every day, I have a Lumia Cellphone and I couldn't find a A Compatible Version With My Phone yet, Based on this I think it's better that to make a Visual Studio Working on Microsoft Surface and Lumia CellPhones With Windows 8.1 Operating Systems(Wich makes It more Portable and makes developers more happier). thank you in advance, otherwise everything is great.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement a button in VS to clear all of the cache the VS is currently using.

      We need this asap, i just can't get bothered to roam through the hidden folders in appdata to clear the cache of visual studio every time there is a cache problem. Please implement this, we need it alot. And by clearing all of the cache i mean inter alia intellisense, xaml designer, assembly, etc...

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Recent work items in Team Explorer

        in the web access of TFS 2013, we've a "recent work item" list in the left sidebar.

        Please make this feature also available in the Team Explorer in Visual Studio.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • C# inline evaluations

          Allow inline evaluations like this:

          var str = "START + \n" + (() => { /* evaluate things like a for loop and return some string */ })() + "\nEND";

          This is more TypeScript-like but the syntax can be even simpler, like:

          var str = "START + \n" + { /* evaluate and return some string */ } + "\nEND";

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual studio editor collapse or expand conditional branching as (if) and iterations

            In visual studio the editor allows collapse or expand the methods and summary, its gonna be good that you add this functionality, I mean also collapse or expand the conditional branching as (if) and iterations as while, foreach, etc.. This will allow greater clarity when you are working, for example, with legacy code or refactoring code.

            Maybe it will be configurable in the display section of the menu options.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • implement a shortcut for skipping over chained method calls so I don't have to step into/out-of each call in the chain.

              It would be nice if there were a shortcut for skipping over chained method calls. For example, if I have the following code: myFactory.Create().SomeMethodToCall().SomeOtherMethod(); If I want to step into SomeOtherMethod, I have to first step into and out of Create and SomeMethodToCall, before I can step into SomeOtherMethod.

              Perhaps F10 skips the whole line, and some other shortcut skips over each method in the chain, one at a time. Additionally, it may be useful to provide a key to skip over the current method and into the next method.

              In the case of LINQ statements, one may want use…

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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…

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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…

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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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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