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  1. Release Visual Studio Professional for Free to Replace Express Editions

    For MIcrosoft moving forward, and to compete against Apple and Google, etc. I believe replacing the feature limited and cut-down express editions of Visual studio and release the Professional version of Visual Studio for free. Microsoft should implement a marketplace in Visual Studio where developers can sell their add-ons and Microsoft can take a small cut from the sales.

    It gets frustrating as a indie to have such a huge upfront costs for developing for Windows/Windows Phone when Apple (for instance) offer it's development tools for free and without limitations. I can develop for both desktop and and mobile apps…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Edit & Continue in Async method

      Edit & Continue is one of the best feature of vs bringing huge productivity gain, unfortunatly Edit & Continue does not work in Async methods.

      In ASP.NET MVC App almost everything is async so Edit & Continue is usesless.

      Please let us edit a continue in async method.

      Thx

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      • Subscription Visual Studio Proffessional

        The payment of £1000+ is unfortuantely too much for newbies and the express doesn't allow you to use the huge variety of plugins available.

        I could imagine a subscription service like the Office subscription.. allowing you to use the full set of Visual Studio features and updates for "free" for a monthly subscription of something like 8.99 per month.

        This will open your product up to people like me who need the extra tools and reliability of the professional or ultimate product... and the toolsets... but who have not got that kind of money in one big hit.

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          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Revive the 2008/2010 interface for Visual Studios

          Visual Studio used to look great. Everything about the 2012/13/14 interface looks amateurish and is a giant step backwards.
          -The monotone color is awful (the alternative color schemes are beyond ridiculous)
          -The difference between enabled and disabled tasks is barely discernible (we have tested on various monitors)
          -Moving tasks to reorganize the flow has become very tedious and difficult as the display will suddenly "jump" to a different location on within the package
          -Connection Managers were listed in very easy to read/adjusting columns and are now just one long loop making it difficult to locate (forget quickly) a specific manager

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • BLEND and Animations available to Visual Studio 2013 Express for Silverlight 5 Web app

              I develop a Silverlight Web application using Visual Studio 2013 Express however there's no way I can do animations with Blend as it is not supported. We would like Visual Studio 2013 Express with Blend support for a dying technology it would be good to give us that chance.

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              • Can not create class diagram in Visual Studio 2013 VC++, should bring back this feature.

                This feature works in VS 2010, but some time crashes. But this 2013 version it doesn't work.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When duplicating a PBI or Bug why isnt everything duplicated (especially into tasks) - i.e. attachments and bug recording information etc

                  When duplicating a PBI or Bug why isnt everything duplicated (especially into tasks) - i.e. attachments and bug recording information etc

                  I create tasks from Bugs for multiple reasons
                  1. I want to see the time i have allocated to the task rolled up into the overall workload
                  2. One bug may have multiple tasks - SQL , CSS , Code etc

                  I want to duplicate the initial PBI/BUG and pass all the attachments along with it so the developer can see them against their task - why does it not do this and also the steps to reproduce in…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • File Upload in WebView of Windows Phone 8.1

                    I have been struggling to upload files from WebView since last few days and there is no progress. Everything works well, The button is visible and it says "Choose File", however if you click the button nothing happens. can anyone with WindowsPhone knowledge help me? Its an XAML WebView app not silverlight app.

                    Please vote here to enable photo upload option in webview apps for windows phone

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                    • Add intellisense reset option

                      Intellisense crashes frequently on certain pages, leading to the frustrating scenario of having to close and reopen a page just to get intellisense working again.

                      While it seems that you can't fix it, a simple way of quickly resetting it without having to close the tab, like you can with SQL Server, would make this frequent bug less annoying.

                      This seems to have started happening in VS2012 and has got worse in VS2013 and you can see the extent of the problem on this SO post, with over 31,000 views in 1 year.

                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13375961/visual-studio-2012-intellisense-sometimes-disappearing-broken

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Permissions on Work Item Type

                        I alway need the posibility to set up permission for work items types. In projects, is natural for example that only a group of users can create Risks or another type of custum work item in my custom process template.

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                        • Make forward slashes the default for Includes

                          Every time I install Visual Studio, the first thing I have to do is change the option "Use Forward Slash in #include Auto Complete" to True so that I can compile also in non-Windows environments.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cloud Storage to projects that simultaneously upload to SkyDrive(OneDrive) and sync between two computers

                            I mean It would be good to have that syncing mechanism that can sync our source code between computers with our login. Every time we create a project it should ask

                            store on cloud
                            store on computer
                            store on both cloud or computer

                            it would be great..

                            I know that there are other sync services, but this can be made secure..I think...

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                            • i think there should be a application that allows users to access Facebook games to play directly from your Windows phone browser.

                              I think Microsoft Windows phone should have a application that allows users to access Facebook games to play directly from your Windows phone browser.a type of flash player capabilities to use in streaming cable television and allowing the user to play Facebook games

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                                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • DateTime.NegativeInfinity, DateTime.PositiveInfinity

                                DateTime should offer two distinct constant values indicating NegativeInfinity and PositiveInfinity. This will improve expressiveness of the code. Typically when I want to describe an infinite date range I use var startDate = DateTime.Min; var endDate = DateTime.Min; Recently I've been using var startDate = Nullable<DateTime>(null); var endDate = Nullable<DateTime>(null); These aren't that expressive, essentially they are saying "I have no meaningful value so use whatever the default is." In a range the defaults are no min bounds and no max bounds.

                                To get around this I am considering two monads 1. RangeBoundry<T> and 2. Range<T>. I would also accept…

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                                • link items before check in

                                  Add the ability to link code to work items without checking them in.

                                  Having several different work items in a large project or code and stored procedures can be quite daunting in determining which ones go with which one. Upon check out, mark the item to be "tentatively associated" with a work item. So when the work item is complete they are officially associated with the work item.

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                                  • Fix GetMonoIslands bug

                                    When i have a c# file with more than one monobehavior defined, it causes a editor bug "The compiler this script was imported with is not available anymore. UnityEditorInternal.InternalEditorUtility:GetMonoIslands()"

                                    I know that this way of working is not the normal way to structure a c# unity project, but it is valid. C# files with multiple monobehavior defined will compile and work fine, it is just that single error.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide 'Total Effort' on Backlog page

                                      On the Backlog page provide the 'Total Effort' for all PBIs. In our Sprint review and planning meetings we spend to much time manually adding the 'Total Effort'.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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.

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                                        • Enable Kanban Column field to be used in work item queries

                                          It is a constant source of frustration for our users that they are unable to use the Kanban Column field in work item queries. This field is recorded in the history of a work item whenever it is moved from one Kanban column to another but this information is not available to be used for reporting purposes. This would allow various additional Kanban metrics to be easily produced.

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