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  1. Native support Sqlite in Visual Studio

    After declined sql server compact and not support in visual studio 2013
    please native support sqlite as default embedded, lite and in memory database for win,web,windows runtime and windows phone with very better user interface same ssdt for sql server. so can easy manipulation database and run sql query with plan.

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      2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the .NET compilers find IDisposable abuse accurately, and make it a compiler error rather than needing to use code analysis

      Finding leaks caused by not disposing IDisposable objects is probably one of the hardest, time consuming issues with .NET code.

      The fact that the code analysis warning CA2000 is plagued with false detections and worse - situations that it misses entirely, means that people don't find their mistakes at compile time (when they should).

      If the compilers found IDisposable abuses correctly (and it was a facility of the core compilers rather than having to use code analysis), it would raise the bar considerably to ensure that people write correct .NET code first time rather than having to spend man-weeks finding…

      18 votes
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        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow rename Servers Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

        Create a way to rename the Server Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

        29 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

          I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

          We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

          We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

          However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

          We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

          125 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • [Planned for VS "14"] Provide VB.NET Templates for developing Universal Apps

            As we all know, universal apps are the future in windows and apps market. Though, Universal Apps template is not available on Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. So, please make it available as there are more developers in VB.NET than we think.

            395 votes
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              27 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hey all,

              If you haven’t seen it already, VB Language PM, Lucian Wischik has put together a great series on building Universal Apps for Windows Phone and Store using Visual Basic on the Visual Basic Team Blog.

              Check it out @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-2-for-the-developer-sharing-xaml-assets-and-code.aspx

              The benefit of a Universal app to consumers is that when an app in the Windows Store and an app in the Windows Phone Store share an identity purchases for either count as purchases for both. That’s a great experience for users that VB developers can build today in their own apps. Lucian walks through how to set this up in your VB solutions in the first post of his series: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-1-getting-started.aspx

              When building Universal apps (or any app that targets multiple platforms/devices), reuse is the name of the game and through Portable Class Libraries and linked files Visual Basic developers already have two powerful tools in their…

            • Allow Retain Indefinitely to not be set

              In some scenarios, such as continuous deployment to a development environment, it does not make sense that every build (which triggers a release) should be retained indefinitely. The easiest solution would be to add a configuration property for a release template right below "Can Trigger a Release from a Build?" title "Retain Build Indefinitely" that defaults to being checked.

              This would allow me to uncheck this option and therefore builds would delete as configured in the Build Definition Retention Policy. Currently, I have to manually go in and remove the "retain indefinitely" option on all the builds so they will…

              22 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Sql Server Compact 5

                Please work on the next version of sql server compact and continue supporting in visual studio. sql server compact is the best .net lite and embed database support data types,entity framework and embedding and use in the many of projects. please add support ssdt for database designer,in memory database, new nosql datatype, procedural sql command, column store index, triggers, REST request, odata, client sides api and others.

                311 votes
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                  12 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Use Desktop Toast Notifications

                  Use toast notifications to exploit this feature of Windows 8:

                  Submit desktop notifications such as when:

                  I was assigned a task or work item.
                  Amending or updating a task or work item assigned to me.
                  You have reached the deadline to complete a task
                  etc ...

                  38 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create more complete documentation for LightSwitch (especially for the HTML Client).

                    Firstly - I want to say that LightSwitch is a super-powerful framework, and I think that what it can do out of the box is nothing short of miraculous. However, we (LightSwitch Developers) could use much more complete documentation for the LightSwitch APIs and frameworks (particularly, but not limited to the HTML Client API).

                    While Beth Massi's videos are a useful starting point, and blog posts from Joe Binder and others in the team provide some useful samples for specific use cases, there is a dearth of explanatory/reference content that a 100-level developer can use to step their way up…

                    17 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow the C# 'break' statement to terminate *several* nested enslosing loops, rather than the closest one only

                      Sometimes, I want to exit several nested loops, based on a single condition.

                      Today, I have to introduce an additional boolean variable, to exit all the other loops except the innermost one. This is inconvenient.

                      If only the 'break' statement could have accepted the number of loops to break...

                      A straighforward example:
                      for(;;)
                      {
                      for(;;)
                      {
                      if{true} break(2);
                      }
                      }

                      This feature would work just similarly when used in a 'switch' statement.

                      We would only have to be concerned to not allow the 'break's parameter to exceed the number of nested scopes it is used from within. Otherwise, an error…

                      20 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

                        Its necessary a search option or a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

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                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Link tool resources to TFS

                          We use several custom scripts as resources to our own tool. Keeping track of the changes to these scripts requires us to put them in TFS, but then those scripts need to be updated in Release Management. This becomes a maintenance nightmare. It would be extremely helpful to have the option to make a resource a link to an item in TFS.

                          During the deployment process, linked resources should then be downloaded to guarantee that the latest version of the resource is used.

                          18 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Lightweight Release Management Deployment Agent for Linux (java based) and for old Windows versions

                            Please provide a lightweight auxiliary deployment agent just to run terminal commands and execute bat or sh files in Linux and Windows XP.

                            24 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  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

                              27 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Asp.net vNext Hybrid application

                                If one created Asp.net Vnext application that application should work on browsers as well as a native app in Mobile Platforms.

                                Deployment should allow to deploy into Mobile Stores as well as to IIS along with Azure

                                So business can develop and invest on one application development.

                                30 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add syntax highlighting and Intellisense for .shader formats in VSTU

                                  It would be great to get some of that hybrid language used in Unity for shader development to get some Intellisense and syntax highlighting...

                                  56 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Debug JavaScript running in the WebView control.

                                    This should apply to Windows Phone Emulator, attached WP8 device, and Windows 8

                                    Currently you can only debug js code if it is running in the root of the app ( ala a JS based application ) It would be great to be able to debug js code running inside a WebView as well.

                                    Even if the only way to do this was by putting `debug` in your js code, and being prompted to open a new instance of VS, it would be extremely helpful.

                                    55 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Object Browser window honor the IDE profile language

                                      If I don't have any project opened in the Solution Explorer, the Object Browser window will show information in C# syntax. This is very inconvenient for non-C# developers.

                                      I'd suggest that if I choose the IDE profile as C++ developer, for example, the Object Browser window should honor that and show classes/functions in C++ syntax.

                                      13 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Turn the Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide into a Wiki site

                                        The Rangers, MCS and P&P have this beautiful >static< guidance for best practices on various topics. My proposal is to take one of these sources of content and turn it a Wiki that will hopefully stay fresh through community interaction. As i have a had a couple of people ask about this document, written in 2010, http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
                                        Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.6) i start there...

                                        21 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Visual Studio Tools for Unity available por Visual Studio Express

                                          I see MS has recently released Visual Studio Tools for Unity for VS2013... but it seems to work only for Pro and above versions. Is it possible (or even planned) to be released for VS Express?

                                          55 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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