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  1. Export Template Project option to include Packages and assign new/”free” <IISUrl>

    Today when we want to export our application as a Project Template, packages will be left untouched and the <IISUrl> will be the same as when created the project from day 1.

    The packages “problem” can be solved, today, in two ways, what I know of.
    1. Copy the packages folder manually to the new /Projects/MyProject folder.

    2. http://docs.nuget.org/docs/reference/packages-in-visual-studio-templates

    I think this could be solved within Visual Studio, maybe an option when exporting or some other solution that will help us developer with this somewhat annoying problem.

    But the <IISUrl> problem is what I really would like to see being…

    6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide some tutorials on UPNP/DLNA

      I have been Looking all over the internet for tutorials on how to interact with DLNA/UPNP enabled devices. However after hours of pointless redirections to "tutorials" I found nothing that a newbie to the framework could use to start developing their own DLNA/UPNP enabled apps for windows or mobile... Ooh and the intel upnp sdk has been useful but the codebase is large and unexplained with a shroud of mystery on what half of the code actually does. It is really hard to find any example tutorials of how to develop these apps. Could somebody knowledgeable from the VS team…

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support nested types in Windows Workflow XAML

        The current Windows Workflow design surface does not support nested types, but these are perfectly valid as an InArgument or OutArgument in a CodeActivity.

        The two issues are:

        1. Arguments or Variables in a XAML workflow cannot be of type SomeType.SomeOtherType and this happens often when we use 3rd party libraries or COM-callable wrappers
        2. Trying to write any expression that involves a nested type which is serialized to XAML(and generates a <file>.g.cs) throws a designer error, even though this is perfectly valid code.

        This is terribly inconsistent and sometimes makes me reconsider choosing WF when with this feature it…

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "commutative" keyword for C# operator overloading

          When overloading the multiply operator in a manner that takes two different arguments (best example is some user written Vector2D and a double), it is required to write two different overloads to specify the Vector2D*double and the double*Vector2D.

          Please allow a "commutative" keyword that lets the compiler produce the two required signatures, e.g. (double d, Vector2D v), (Vector2D v, double d) automatically.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Debug->Exceptions->Thrown options scoped to specific blocks of code

            Breaking on thrown exceptions is generally noisy. When I turn it on, my intent is to see what's wrong with a very specific block of code. It would be useful to be able to select a block of text, right click, and have a menu that lets me toggle which kinds of exceptions to break on for that block of code only.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Custom AOP Aspects implementation and aspect-weaver using Roslyn

              Roslyn is a very open compiler framework which could be used to implement AOP aspect-weaver at compile time instead of using Dependency Injection containers at run time which is not good for many scenarios.

              76 votes
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring Back color icons please

                Bring back color icons from Visual studio 2010, it is very complicated to get used to the white black icons! Its super not intuitive! please bring it back! Class icons and so on folder icons in the solution explorer.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expand the use of the try/catch/finally code block.

                  Oft times, I find myself writing code to allow for a string of job runs. After each job run, I want to evaluate the return code for valid info, usually it is the number of rows returned in my query.

                  It is my dream for the try/catch to be expanded to include a when keyword. Here is my contrived example:
                  internal class Program
                  {
                  private static void Main(string[] args)
                  {
                  int chk = -999;
                  try
                  {
                  chk = Method1();
                  chk = Method2();
                  chk = Method3();
                  chk = Method4();
                  }
                  when (chk == 0)
                  {
                  //code for when one job returns…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow users to customize source control explorer and work items

                    Personally I find the new black icons and uppercase text much ****** to distinguish from the 2010 look.
                    Some people might like the new look but you could at least allow users to alter the UI to their preference since this is an application they might be using 40+ hours a week!

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add <p> to the Surround With menu

                      <div> is there, but no <p>! Really?!?!

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                        5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow me to change the color of a Generic Definition

                        Allow me to change the color of a Generic Definition in a class or method.

                        Example:

                        public class Herp<TDerp>
                        {
                        // I should be allowed to change the color of TDerp
                        }

                        18 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create visual studio for rt

                          Microsoft should begin work on a version of Visual Studios for windows RT. We should be able to program for RT on RT.

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                            0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Align web access work item linking dialog with VS linking dialog

                            Hi, I haven't noticed this limitation before in web access 2012.2 (yes i'm still on .2) but earlier today I wanted to use built in functionality to resolve a user request, the user wanted to link work items in the quickest way but did not have/need or want team explorer installed on their machine preferring to manage their work items purely using web access. The web access dialog for linking work items does not currently have the capability to browse for work items (for example by reusing an existing query). I did not realize that this functionality differs between the…

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add support for Silverlight in MEF Portable

                              Add support for Silverlight in MEF Portable

                              9 votes
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                              • Add submodule support in Visual Studio Git Extension

                                In the Visual Studio Git extension cloning a repo ignores submodules. When a repo is cloned it should perform a recursive clone through the submodules.

                                Also, submodules are not shown correctly for commits. Please add support for git submodules.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow filtering out other users private builds from alerts and build Notifications

                                  Currently in Team Foundation Services 2012, there does not appear to be a way to filter out the private builds of other users when setting up alerts for build failures.

                                  Additionally, the Build Notifications windows program that provides system tray alerts is missing this ability.

                                  This has the effect that a "private" build is not really private, and affects the overall build status. A private build (based on a shelveset) should not affect the overall build status, and I should be able to set my alerts (both in TFS emails and the Build Notifier tray icon utility) to only alert…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Pointer and generic

                                    Being able to use pointer with generic!
                                    Currently this can't compile

                                    class Pointer<T> where T:value
                                    {
                                    public IntPtr Native;
                                    public T this[int index]
                                    {
                                    get { return ((T*)(void*)Native)[index]; }
                                    set { ((T*)(void*)Native)[index] = value; }
                                    }
                                    }

                                    such a feature would a be a very welcome addition in many interop scenario, such as when try to wrap DirectX for example!

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                                      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • user that can only add bugs

                                      In the cloud based TFS.visualstudio.com i want my test team to be able to add new bugs via a web form, or be able to log into my tfs portal but only see the bug tracking side of things and none of the code side of things.

                                      currently i cannot see a way to restrict the permissions to enable this.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Portable class libraries and Framework 2.0

                                        Allow Portable class libraries to target down to Framework 2.0 to allow maximum portability through lowest common denominator. Of course then other 2.0 class libraries would be able to reference those portable class libraries. Some class libraries could then be made to work on anything.

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