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  1. Allow Custom Folder Ordering in Solution Explorer

    The alphabetical order of nodes in Solution Explorer doesn't match the way I work. I'd like to be able to drag nodes to a fixed order and have the solution file remember them.

    For example, I'm currently coding the markup in files within the Administration folder of an ASP.NET site. The VS alphabetical order means Administration sits above App_Code, App_Data and Bin which don't have the same type of content. I'd rather have all folders containing HTML grouped together.

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      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow for easy centralised management of visual studio setting for use in managed environments.

      Settings such as source control server, symbol server location, nuget repository location, etc... often are the same for multiple users. It would save a lot of time and also help in dev environment virtualisation scenarios if these settings could be set at insallation time or on a per machine basis.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Code lenses should be toggle or hold to show (or something configurable)

        While I applaud the increased visibility of things such as references and test coverage it currently (in VS2013 preview) inlines a smaller sized line of gray text that's interactive. This is more intrusive than I'd like it to be, I do care about the dependencies and tests, but not all the time.

        I'd much prefer the annotations to be toggle or hold to show. Like the CodeLens stuff is with the ALT+1,2,3 combinations. On my QWERTY keyboard there's a § symbol to the left of the 1 key (this is not the case on all keyboards) but I'd very much…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Preserve HTML formatting when exporting TFS work items to Outlook

          Exporting work items to Outlook is extremely handy. But it's such a shame that the Description HTML field cannot be used to show the nicely formatted HTML.

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring MarkupExtension to WinRT

            Inheriting MarkupExtension was sadly missing from WinRT (along with other things but lets not get into that). I have used it to define "aliases" for different styles of bindings to reduce code duplication in xaml. Instead of writing {Binding Path=XYZ, Format={}{0,0.00}, Mode=TwoWay,ValidateOnError=true} everywhere I could make an alias: {b:BindToAmount XYZ}. Achieves less redudancy and clearer semantics.

            46 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add LocalDB to Clickonce automatic publishing Prerequisite

              We need an easy way to publish an app with LocalDB. Clickonce does not currently support this as an easy prerequisite the same way it does SQL Server Express, or Compact. Developers will likely use LocalDB as a solution more if it was easier to publish. Not everyone is going to be wiling to spend 2- 5 hours researching how to hard code a bootstrap to publish LocalDB when ClickOnce does it with a check box. I think developers like myself will remain resistant to using this until Microsoft makes it easier to publish.

              16 votes
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                2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • NetPeerTcpBinding - Please Restore it

                NetPeerTcpBinding has been marked obsolete in Net Framework 4.5.
                There is no substitute for it, and it is valueable in creating small, intercommunication schemes without having to create an elaborate server. This binding seems to work great for simple tasks, why get rid of it? Please do not make this obsolete.

                8 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • With end with

                  One help to developer

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update the Winform Webbrowser control to support Async/Await

                    Currently, when navigating to a web page, the only way to run code after the page has loaded is to either use events (DocumentCompleted) or to run a loop calling DoEvents and checking ReadyState.

                    I think neither is a good alternative. It would be great to have an Async method Nagivate(Url).

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Run test from Work item

                      I want to be able to run the Test Case directly from the Test Case.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Install SQL Server Data Tools for BI on the Team Foundation Service Build system

                        If SQL Data Tools for BI were installed on the Team Foundation Service build system, then Integration Services projects could be built by simply using the invokeprocess activity to call devenv.exe.

                        This would allow ISPACs to be created in the same way that currently DACPACs are created from the Data-Tier projects

                        (Of course, ideally, MSBuild would be amended to build SSIS projects too, but I'd be happy with on step at a time.)

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to WPF or Windows applications

                          The Multilingual App Toolkit is only working for Windows Store apps, this is a great way/help to have multi-language applications and it is needed for any type of applications not only Windows Store apps.

                          57 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • PascalCase code generation from WSDL

                            when generating C# code from an WSDL, camelCased Methods will be imported as such. Instead, they should be rewritten to PascalCase and mapped using the XmlTypeAttribute.

                            The generated code might also refactored automatically for better readability. (ie. removing Namespaces by adding using-Statements on top)

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • CC emails

                              Add a text box to add email ids for people or group, to be cc'ed when the bug is filed so that they get notofied when any updates made to the bug

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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • FIRST and LAST sections in foreach blocks

                                foreach (object elem in elems) {
                                first { // do something, without elem we cann't do it
                                }
                                //..........
                                last { // do something, but we have the ref to elem
                                }
                                }

                                it will be better than

                                bool first = true;
                                object lastElem = null;
                                foreach (object elem in elems) {
                                if (first) {
                                first = false;
                                // ...
                                }
                                // ...
                                lastElem = elem;
                                }
                                if (!first) {
                                // ...
                                }

                                5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Reshareper Features to VS

                                  JetBrains Resharper is one of the greatest extensions to VS. It's time to integrate all features that it offers directly in the VS platform.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add shorthand operator/Wrapper for IObservable<T> similar to Nullable<T>

                                    Add a non-static Observable<T> class that mimics the usage of Nullable<T> and the correlative "!" operator on the declaring type.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve link-based projects UI and UX

                                      I want to be able to configure a C# project so it recursively links code files and asset files that reside in another folder, being able to better organize my project architecture and share everything that can be shared between different projects, without having to create code libraries and such.

                                      What is implemented:
                                      - You can manually link files in the Add\Existent Item wizard. Having a programmer do manual and repetitive tasks? Madness? No, this is SP... You get the point.
                                      - Edit the .csproj file and insert something like this, that will recursively link .cs files and folder structure,…

                                      42 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make TFS operations Async

                                        When I move / rename a file in a solution that's connected to TFS, my entire IDE freezes for something like 30 seconds. This is because of what happens in versioning.

                                        It would be great if the files, folders, etc. in question were locked, but the rest of the UI remained responsive.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Retention of filters after change to a Test Case

                                          MTM - when you are in the Test tab and filter to view a specific list of Test Cases, and you then open one of them and make a change, then Save and Close, on return to the filtered screen the screen reloads and the filters are gone. This is quite infuriating. Please fix!

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