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  1. Allow users to set New Data Breakpoint through command window

    Currently, it is difficult to set Data Breakpoint since users have to get a memory first. And such memory location will always be changed due to ASLR.
    It is great that we can have such functionality through Visual Studio command window. In such case, my program can output such a string, and user only need to copy/paste such string into command window then it is enough.
    Of course, I can set the data breakpoint through access CPU DRx registers, but this can only work for the known threads.
    Use add-in is a solution, which still need extra work for most…

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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Extension Methods should be allowed to be defined in Classes

      Why are we only allowed to add Extension Methods to modules and not classes?
      1. Modules are a vb6 hangover and have no real place in vb.net
      2. The compiler converts Modules to Classes anyway so why the restriction in the IDE? This is a pseudo restriction.
      3. You cannot have a Partial Module.

      The *Only* time I am forced to use a Module is for Extension methods. I *Never* ever use Modules (same as I never use the VisualBasic Namespace) in my code anywhere.

      Example:
      This is allowed.

      <System.Runtime.CompilerServices.Extension()>
      Module mFooExtensions

      <System.Runtime.CompilerServices.Extension()>
      Public Sub Append(this As System.Text.StringBuilder, ParamArray strings()…

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix the Heads Up Display

        I love the new heads up display within class objects, but have one issue with it. When you decorate a class or property with attributes, the heads up display inserts itself between the property/class declaration and the attributes which as you can see in the picture I attached causes an unnatural and hard to read grouping because now the attribute is grouped/closer to the property above it than the property that it actually belongs to… it seems to me like the heads up display information should be above the attributes so that the attributes would stay grouped with the property/class…

        5 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Move Code Lens to the left-side instead of above my references!

          When it is above my references, it stretches the height of my code. I don't like that at all. I work hard to get my code tight.

          16 votes
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            4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Task List for JavaScript files

            Hi, can you add task list support for javascript files like C# or C++?

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable Visual Studio Comments to Link to TFS IDs

              I just want to be able write the following comment in the code editor

              //TFS:<ID> My custom comment

              Then visual studio would format the <ID> as a link to the Visual Studio Online and on hover, show me a preview of the item.

              So, when I find bad code which I just cannot fix right now, I could add an item to TFS and in code, I could make a linked comment like so:

              //TFS: 1838 We should really find a better way of doing this
              public void ConsumeAllCpu(){
              ConsumeAllCpu();
              }

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In kanban board view can the work item ID be shown.

                In Kanban board view can the work item ID be shown.

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                • if (var item = someObject as someClass) {...}

                  Combine "is" and "as" - extend "if".

                  instead of
                  if (someObject is Someclass)
                  {
                  var item = someObject as someClass;
                  ....
                  }

                  simplify to
                  if (var item = someObject as SomeClass)
                  {
                  ...
                  }

                  the expression would fail if item is null (i.e. someObject is not someClass).

                  Or use separate keyword for such construct.

                  Possible implementations : treat definition with assignment as expression, or just extend "if" expression syntax.

                  4 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Find Capability for Resources/Strings in Visual Basic

                    In Visual Studio 2012 open a new project and add some Resource Strings. In Project Explorer/MyProject line right click, open resource strings list and try to find a string. you can not.

                    This was possible before, and still possble with C#.in VS 2012.

                    Why Visaul Basic users miss this vital utiliy, and lose time to find a string, ordered logically, between thousands of lines

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Copy Test Plan from one project to another

                        Within our company we have Test Plans created within Projects and need to move the tests created to BAU Project within MTM.
                        The issue is MTM only allows you to copy Test Plans within the same project, but not to another project.

                        There is a third party tool (http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/shair/2014/01/12/mtm-copy-tool/) but really should be functionality created with MTM itself (if someone has created a tool there must be alot of people with the same issue).

                        Is this something Microsoft are looking into or considering to do for MTM 2013?

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the installation of Visual Studio light-weight and fast

                          What?
                          Installing Visual Studio takes too long

                          Why?
                          There's a lot of stuff that the VS installer installs that I probably never is going to use.

                          Proposal:
                          Make modules and packages install when needed. The Office-install has had this option for ages, where you can deceide whether you want to install a feature a) now, b) when needed, or c) never. That way the basic install will probably be a lot faster and it will take up less space on our drives (how many terabytes of never-used-features do you think VS is accumulating worldwide?).

                          I belive you already have the…

                          51 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Filter Managed Memory Debug by rightclick on the Path to Root/Refenced Objects - View

                            It would be nice if you could Filter the 'Managed Memory Debug' for instances/types by using the rightclick on a item in the Paths to root/Referenced Objects - View

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                            • SSDT: Add Enterprise Edition Features to localdb

                              Add Enterprise Edition features to the (localdb)\Projects instance. My company leverages many of the Enterprise level features of SQL Server (Data Compression, Partitioning). We would like to migrate all Database source control to VS 2012 SSDT Database projects but are finding objects with Enterprise only features won't build in (localdb). This is causing confusion and presenting a major roadblock in adoption.

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                                0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Study Global fee entries - identical charge to multiple accounts

                                  Allow fee entries for the same fee onto studyglobal for multiple students in one go - rather than having to do each individually which takes a considerable amount of time - eg. same fee, for same thing, on the same date, for 30 students - one entry and then identify students with their ID number for the posting to each account.

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                                  • to add option to keep aspect ratio of attached images in TFS.

                                    I suggest to add option to keep aspect ratio of attached images in TFS.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Add TFS reporting to Visual Studio Online

                                      Please add the TFS reporting features to projects managed via Visual Studio Online.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • 100% interchangeable C# & VB.Net code.

                                        Write in ether language and/or feature that compiler will convert either language "target language." Why not? .NET (C# or VB) code compiles down to the same MSIL code. For example, in the IDE, do something like this.

                                        Class myClass

                                        <VB>
                                        Private Function AddMe(byval i1 as integer, byval i2 as integer) as integer
                                        return i1+i2
                                        End Function
                                        </VB.NET>

                                        <C#>
                                        void btnAddMe_Click(Object sender,EventArgs e)
                                        {
                                        // When the button is clicked,
                                        // display result of added numbers in messagebox
                                        Messagebox.Show(AddMe(2,2).toString())
                                        }
                                        </C#>

                                        End Class

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Keep WP7.1 and XNA/WP app development in Visual Studio 2013

                                          In the first preview version of Visual Studio 2013 it's no longer possible to develop apps for WP7.1 or XNA WP apps (WP8 works fine). Please keep this platform supported in this new version of Visual Studio, thanks.

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                                            17 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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