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  1. MvcBuildViews = true, shortcut and one of Build Buttons

    Sometimes, when libraries changed, there need to be a way of checking compilation errors in all Views, but that not always need and I agree it disabled by default. It's not very easy to change this option. Better is:
    - Option in Property Window
    - Special Shortcut
    - New Build Button "Build Project with Views"

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual Studio's future changes

      For more, please see this in details, maybe Microsoft can gain more intellisense.....:)

      http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/15533/Visual-Studio-2020

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TrimStart()-ed Find and Replace results?

        I wonder if majority of users prefer TrimStart()-ed results of 'Edit→Find and Replace→Find in Files'... at least I guess so.

        If some result is found in a deeply nested block, I can't see the actual code but only whitespaces (or tabs).

        I guess no-one would be interested in leading whitespaces in find results.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VS 2010 - SSMS ctrl-PageUp / ctrl-PageDn tab switching

          It's a simple change to allow tab navigation in SSMS by using ctrl-PageUp/ctrl-PageDn to switch tabs like Excel switches sheets instead of ctrl-Tab that only goes to previously visited tab.

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Disable XAML layout property alteration in Blend and Visual Studio when using the designer

            The designer in Blend and Visual Studio adds, and alters, a lot of properties when you do very basic tasks, such as adding controls and visual tree changes, such as 'group controls into' a panel.

            Example 1: Adding a TextBlock in Blend;
            <TextBlock
            HorizontalAlignment="Left"
            TextWrapping="Wrap"
            Text="TextBlock"
            VerticalAlignment="Top"/>

            What I'd like to see was, when ever you add a control Blend should just add the Text / Content and don't touch anything else.

            Example two, adding 3 TextBlocks and grouping into a StackPanel;
            <StackPanel Margin="0,0,397,134" Orientation="Vertical">
            <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
            <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
            <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/> …

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              2 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support 'd:DataContext' property on style components in the visual studio designer

              When working with Resharper within visual studio it is possible to qualify unknown datacontext types on a style by using the Blend markup with d:datacontext. This works perfectly except for the fact that visual studio then marks the d:datacontext attribute as not supported on elements of type style.

              Either mark this as an acceptable use for the attribute, or give us the option to suppress that message (at project/file/occurance level)

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              • bring back full colors on controls in ToolBox!

                simply enough allow full coloring of the controls in the toolbox where we can find and select the right one, fast and accurate just like in vs2010.
                going to black and white trying to look like photoshop, is a very wrong idea! we do not have 10 tools like photoshop, we are not painting and we are depending on the controls we are choosing to design a form.

                now its unacceptable hard to spot, and select the right control, we have to wait and read a tooltip most of the times!

                also we are all buying new HD monitors and…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • show external tool on condition and Command menu on Condition

                  Add an option of Condition to the external tools that will define if the Condition value is true the Tool will appaer in the menu.

                  For example :
                  if $(ItemExt) = .vb
                  the External Tool will appear

                  This Condition will work also if we use the external tool in the command menu.
                  The combination of the two options will help us to customize the menu
                  easilly without need to develop.

                  Regards,
                  Zvia

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                  • Integrate with adding timestamp sideloading app

                    Sideloaing WIndows Store app need code signing. If sign with appx expire, WIndows Applocker brock running appx.

                    VS2012/2013 build process is not easy to add timestamp option.
                    Developer use signtool.exe.
                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/jj835835(v=vs.85).aspx

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Select Connect Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Online when IDE starting

                        Add settings.
                        When Visual Studio starting, connect TFS/VSO or not connect.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            • Stop turning VS into an advertising flea market

                              I feel like every time I open the IDE, VS is trying to sell me something. My company paid good money for a product that shouldn't need to be supported by advertisements.
                              - Here's 4 GB of emulators you'll never use
                              - Bing; a notification I should update the F# tools for a language I don't know
                              - File / New Project / Get This Project Template that didn't ship with VS
                              I'm waiting for the IDE to pause for a word from our sponsors.
                              It just feels cheap.

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                              • Add more detail to Visual Studio installation choices

                                Visual Studio installations even up to 2003 were very granular and allowed developers to select exactly what they wanted on their systems. However, since around 2008, Visual Studio installers have been non-permissive and installs pretty much everything in the bundle whether or not someone wants the features. The install / studio also opens up a whole bunch of ports in the Firewall, without even asking if the user is interested in those features (consider Remote Debugging).

                                Bring back granularity in the Visual Studio component install. Okay, may not be all the way back to the levels of VS 6.0 (which…

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                                • Add a "Find results in new window" option in the Find dialog box. Only having 2 windows for Find results is very limiting.

                                  A variant idea is to save the Find results in a stack. When I close the last Find results window pop it from the stack and show the previous one. Very helpful when trying to trace flow through a large project.

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                                  • Allow slow typing for suggestappend for combobox

                                    Using vb.net ComboBox set to SuggestAppend, users are upset that they must type without pausing.

                                    So, please make the time delay before resetting the search adjustable (where '0' would disable time delay), so that if a user has a disability of some kind (or needs to think about spelling for more than 500 milliseconds), they can still use the combobox suggestappend feature.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • TFS on Azure IaaS v2

                                      Extend the v1 guidance with the following Topic:
                                      - Setup VPN Connection for DEV and TEST Clients
                                      - Reduzing cost by using the Azure Feature Automation for scheduled VM start and stop
                                      - Backup and Restore TFS SQL DB with Azure Feature Recovery Service

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                                      • Put a "battery charge image" in the footer or header of the slides (if PowerPoint) or pages (if Word).

                                        First, let me introduce myself... My name is Fabricio Cruz and I talk from Rio de Janeiro (in Brazil).

                                        Recently, I had an idea that can be used in PowerPoint and Word: Would be to put a "battery charge image" in the footer or header of the slides (if PowerPoint) or pages (if Word), instead of the page number. That`s it... Put something like "battery charge" in a "horizontal position" indicating how many slides or pages missing to complete the document, you see?!

                                        It`s something creative and modern.

                                        I researched in Google and I found more or less what I…

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                                        • Expose pseudo state on work items and allow query by pseudo state

                                          We are using the backlog board view in place of a physical kanban board as we have a number of teams that work remotely and need an online version of the truth. We would like to look at and report on the flow of work through the board, but as the pseudo states are not available to query, it makes life difficult. We also have occassions where users are updating the work item directly, and then have to navigate to the board view, find the tile and manually drag between columns which naturally leads to the board being out of…

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