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  1. verbosity level for devenv

    Provide devenv option for setting verbosity level per build session. Similar to /verbosity option for msbuild.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • An event is raised when projectitem opened using projectItem.Open() method has been fully colorized and outlined in the editor's code windo

      I have an add-in to Visual Studio that prints the source code, in color, of selection, projectItem, project or all projects in a Solution. The add-in opens each ProjectItem in the editor and takes a copy of the source code in the code window. The problem is that the copied source code is not always fully colorized and outlined, and it does not appear a mechanism for the add-in to know when the editor has finished coloring and outlining the source code.

      Regards,
      Joginder Nahil
      Technical Director
      www.starprinttools.com

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Color printing in Visual Studio

        Color printing in Visual Studio with scalable letters and paper margins. The available extension for printing is very poor (too big letters).
        I don't understand why this feature - already available in VS 2008 - has been removed.
        Please enable (usable) color printing again !

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          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • provide a save function to commit new value on fly for WIT

          Modifying the WIT, I used a copy function to copy value from the original field to the remaining field and there is no command that I can use to save/commit the new copied value to the database. Thus, the query can't "read" it out in the results. That makes users confused because they can see the value in the work item. All we can do now is triggering a "save" manually (ex: by adding something to the description, then hit save).

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Web Test - VS 2012 - Add Proxy Authentication information for Web Proxy

            In Web performance test (VS 2012), we have the option to add proxy information at the root of the webtest, but there is no option to specify the proxy authentication due to which the web test fails "Request failed: The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required. "

            Request you to add a option which can handle proxy authentication information along with proxy for the webtest as most of the proxy use authentication.

            Regards,
            Suresh Khurpa

            23 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Profiling unit tests should ignore code running from init methods (AssemblyInitialize, TestInitialize, etc)

              The "Profile Test" option offered in the VS Test Explorer is cute, but doesn't offer enough flexibility.

              The problem is that there may be a significant amount of work being done in init methods (i.e. methods decorated with AssemblyInitialize, ClassInitialize or TestInitialize attributes), and the code running there does not constitute the unit test, and so should not be profiled.

              Only the code running in the selected test method should be profiled - otherwise the results are significantly skewed, and rarely usable.

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                0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • SSRS Add radius corners to text boxes

                This is a basic thing.. A report (a set of five actually) that re-produced an existing form took at least 4x time to do because all the boxes had to be drawn in a graphics program then imported into rectangles. Rectangles because i needed to put textbox's overlaying the graphics. What a pain!!

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                  0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Trace debug

                  Good day, I remember the time when prehistoric QuickBasic allow to execute your code step by step with 1 sec. delay. It was so convenient to see how logic of your code is going, when and where it is turn with which conditions. What about modern days? Is it possible to do the same in VS without thousands pressing of F11?

                  6 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix XDesProc

                    Fix XDesProc.exe so it doesn't hang everyone's systems.

                    Just wondering, are you deliberately ignoring this bug, which has been reported by hundreds of developers?

                    11 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include TFS build number in c# source

                      Provide a way to embed the following as a text string in c# assemblyinfo.cs:
                      1. TFS build number
                      2. Build date and time

                      We have to do this via a custom build task which adds unnecessary complexity to each of our 50+ applications. This should be built-in.

                      It was simple in C++ via pragma. It should be built into c#.

                      An attribute that specifies a simple static method run at build time taking no parameters and returning a string would be nice. The output from that would be embedded in the resulting compiled EXE or DLL.

                      [BuildString="static string a() {…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add an option for Team Rooms to turn off the "entered/left the room" messages.

                        if there is no active discussion, but I open and close my browser or navigate to other pages in the Team site, there may be more "entered/left the room" messages than actual discussion.

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                        • Target Branch in Merge Wizard should remember my last selection based on Source Branch

                          We have multiple projects with 3 projects each with a suffix of DEV, TEST and PROD.
                          We branch from DEV to TEST, and branch from TEST to PROD.

                          Then when we want to merge from TEST the merge wizard shows up the other 2 projects (DEV and PROD) as the target, but DEV is always selected as default. But we usually merge into PROD.

                          So every time in merge wizard we have to select the PROD as target. Sometimes accidentally the default DEV Project can be left selected and a wrong merge could be performed.

                          I think an easy solution…

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Auto-Create Strongly-Typed Views (Ctrl-M Ctrl-V in Controller)

                            If you auto-create a view using Ctrl-M Ctrl-V in a Controller while the cursor is focused on a method that returns a strongly-typed Model, the View should automatically infer what Model to strongly-type the View with.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Show me the list of Datatips.

                              The Datatips often move randomly.
                              I want it easily managed just like the Breakpoints, and/or at least "listed" so that I can remove those in wrong places.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • make installer of Visual studio and express with updated to update 4 (or last)

                                I have seen that visual studio expres 2008 have updated iso to latest service pack 1 (that time).

                                I am not sure but this is first time I see 2008.

                                Now for 2010 I need to install 2010 express then update. it's take time and make not sure that it is done in right way.

                                I am watching a lot of people cried for update not work (installer failed) for 2012 version of visual studio and express.

                                If I use Visual studio express then I thing I really don't need update like 1.8 GB for update 2 or 2.1 GB…

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                                • Mouse cursor should not affect initial focused element of menus, opened under cursor from keyboard

                                  Since VS2010, because of moving to WPF-based UI, when opening menus from keyboard (by Alt key or context menus with Application key), if mouse cursor is located over the menu, it affects initially selected/focused element. This is REALLY annoying and distracting.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow a simple option toggle to switch off auto code formatting

                                    At present (VS2013RC) in Options -> TextEditor -> All Languages there is a toggle "Automatic brace completion" which can be overridden in a lauguage specific way.

                                    Can you add the equivalent for auto formatting so you don't have to go a manually switch off lots of individual settings

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Allow MTM to record assertions

                                        QA can currently record actions that can be made into Coded UI tests.

                                        But they can't record "assertions".

                                        This seems odd because they are visually asserting already.

                                        The assertion dialog for MTM could be much simpler than in Visual Studio. 99% of all assertions come from the "Display Value" field. Just make that the only one that MTM uses.

                                        This allows the QA role to create much better actions that can then translate into Coded UI tests.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add ability to tailormake the popup forms for PBI's etc

                                          When adding a PBI we would prefer to be able to add the following info in the form, as well as the list. Info required is original estimate (hrs), hrs worked, remaning work (hrs). this gives control over the transition from Scrum Poker Scores to real work that is being planned in a sprint. within the sprint you want to assess how well estimates typically are. so the deviation from Plan to Actual is highly relevant. The ability to link this bank to typical issues or individuals makes the forecasting process more tightly controlled.

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