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  1. Support CTRL-0 to reset zoom

    There seems a be some odd series of keystrokes that cause the text in code windows to get zoomed in and out accidentally, I see this all the time on multiple machines.

    Some ways to fix this are to click on the Zoom dropdown in the corner of the window or to hold the CTRL button and spin the mouse wheel. Both of these options are annoying because they force you to use the mouse.

    In most web browsers, CTRL-0 is a standardized shortcut for restoring the text to it's original 100% zoom, and it's what a lot of people…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Running Tests on UI Thread for Windows Phone Unit Tests

      Support UITestMethodAttribute for Windows Phone Unit Test framework to allow running unit tests on the main UI thread.

      7 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a column to queries showing which the "parent" backlog item is

        I've created a few queries for finding specific tasks, in certain states, or not assigned etc, but we're currently working with a few backlog items where the subtasks named identically.

        Instead of having to rename the subtasks, it would be awesome if it was possible to just have a column show which the "parent" backlog item is. That way we can immediately identify which task is which.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add interface delegation

          When implementing a class which has a composite functionality of other classes (think of multiple inheritance), interfaces are used to mark the signatures of these classes and lots of boilerplate code need to be used to pass the implementation to inner implementations. Easy workaround would be to allow passing whole functionality by using a keyword, which would either generate this boilerplate code internally or do a trick with direct execution. I might suggest "implements" as a keyword as it is used by Delphi.

          Example:

          public class Player: IDrawable, IScorable
          {
          public IDrawable draw = new PlayerRenderer() implements IDrawable;
          public IScorable…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Have Visual Studio/Azure Import and Translate Access Applictions To Web & Hardware Compliant Formats

            Since more people use Access as an business applications than Visual Studio & other internet programming technologies more business would be generated for server services if those Access application could be exported to Azure services directly with those Azure services supporting any target hardware platforms... Currently it seems the technology diversification (Asp.Net,VB, C#, F#, WPF, Wndows Forms,.......) creates more of an obstacle to the use of services and products.... Focusing on import and export translators (technology independent) for Access would help assure greater use of the server services by mitigating the need for customers to review all the current technologies…

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              0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio Express 2012 Web To Explicitly Support Azure SQL Servers

              Seems the subject support would assist users and increase sales for the Azure services. Currently VS Express 2012 Web does not show an option for connecting to an Azure SQL Server by default.

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                0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Team Project creation through Eclipse TEE plug-in

                Currently through Team Explorer / VS you can create a new Team Project in TFS. Can this feature be included in Eclipse for non-windows developers?

                23 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • hlsl

                  Intellisence support for HLSL.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • 1 vote
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back VS Studio Express Web 2010 - Add Style Rule - for 2012 edition - cannot believe you intentionally dropped this feature.

                          Bring back VS Studio Express Web 2010 - "Add Style Rule" - for 2012 edition - cannot believe you intentionally dropped this feature.

                          11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enhance .NET and COM with New Generic Programming Features

                              1. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for both templates and generics, including variadic.

                              2. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for both the partial and full specialization of templates and generics.

                              3. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for enhanced expressiveness with regard to template and generic parameter constraints. For example, Expression<Func<Type, bool>>[] GetGenericParameterConstraints().

                              4. Enhance type, method and extension method resolution and inference heuristics for compile-time, runtime and dynamic language scenarios.

                              5. Facilitate static interfaces or static interface methods as well as their use in generic parameter constraints and generic method implementations, e.g. T parsed = T.Parse(...).

                              6. Enhance the structure of builtin datatypes for generic programming.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Let me undock the find and replace

                                If i need to find and replace words in the top right corner of my code I can't see what exactly I'm replacing because the 'find and replace' box overlays it.

                                16 votes
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                                • Make a version for windows xp/vista

                                  Make a version for windows XP/Vista So More people can use it

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Data Driven Test Results - Display Test Conditions

                                    I am performing data driven unit testing and typically in the test results window, it displays the details like the one displayed on attachment(1).

                                    I added the data conditions under the additional information section using : testContext.WriteLine().

                                    I would like to display the data conditions in the "data row" column.

                                    I saw a workaround by Laurent de Laprade in another forum (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/is/vststest/thread/04dbb1c2-0dca-45d0-b98a-2bf0c1fd4f4c),
                                    but it doesn't give the details of the implementation.

                                    I would like Visual Studio Test interface have the ability to have custom test results interface as described.
                                    That will make the data driven unit testing more…

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for building SharePoint 2013 Apps on hosted buildserver (tfs.visualstudio.com)

                                      The current buildserver on tfs.visualstudio.com does not include “Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2012 RTM", meaning that SharePoint 2013 Apps cannot be builded on the buildserver.

                                      Please include this tool on buildserver - or make me use my own buildserver image in azure - or something in between :-)

                                      Best regards
                                      David Nykjaer, 2ndC

                                      10 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visual Studio tools for Git should support different line ending defaults

                                        First of all: Thanks for supporting Git, it's not that we don't like TFS. It's more that Git fits our workflow better.

                                        However I must ask the following:

                                        Since version 0.8.0.0 the default in the .gitAttributes is * text = auto. Which means that every CRLF line ending will be converted to LF on commit, and vice versa upon checkout.

                                        However this is not the way it should be in my opinion. It should be to the creator of the project to decide that. If he writes an application he should be given the choice. Some developers are not comfortable…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Should be able to convert test cases into test steps and test steps into test cases

                                          Should be able to convert test cases into test steps and test steps into test cases

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