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  1. Create a partial class from Class Diagram

    In Visual studio Professional have ability to create Class Diagram however I can not create partial class from here. I thing is nice if it is the tool.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

      JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

      The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

      I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Build/Support project hierarchy for complex .NET projects

        I have a complex project. Assume 70+ DLLs. Suppose 10 of these utilize a mixture of the underlying components.

        When I have a defect in 1 of the modules, I have to load the project that referenced that source code within the context of where it exceptioned.

        1) Thread code utilized everywhere
        2) Thread code used in storage code
        3) Test suite uses storage code

        I can load the Storage project and reference with the test suite it works and I don't have to load ALL the projects into the test suite, but if I load Threading into my test…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove Debugging

          Debugging is the most anoying part in the development proces.
          The CLR should simply ignore bugs and run the code as I thought it should work.
          This would make VS the #1 IDE in the world.

          34 votes
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            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Give Output Windows the capability to filter after category

            Debug.WriteLine("Info", "DebugCategory");

            Then I want to filter for DebugCategory in the Output Windows

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a compiler warning message for Subs/Functions that are unused

              Currently, VB provides a warning message for variables that aren't used. Please extend this for unused subs and functions. Really useful for clearing out old crud from a project.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Light Version of Visual Studio

                The best way to describe it is the Blog from http://elegantcode.com/2012/11/30/visual-studio-light-edition/

                Make a Light Version of Visual Studio, that's below 1GB.
                Free from the most extensions and useless Background Tasks.

                Perfect for small Storage Devices. It will offer possibilities to show Customers Projects in a simpler way and make development on travel easier.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve resource management with CodeLens

                  When I override .ToString in a large project and start typing, my machine crawls to a snail's pace as CodeLens tries to find all references to ToString... It eventually finds all 2000 references! :| Until I press another key. :(

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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Boolean coercion in c#

                    Can't believe this isn't a request already, but probably my biggest annoyance.

                    I really should be able to do

                    if(someObj)
                    someObj.Something();

                    rather than having to do

                    if(!Object.ReferenceEquals(null, someObj))
                    someObj.Something();

                    It doesn't have to do full javascript-style coercion (though extensiblity would be swell), just a simple != null check would cover 99% of scenarios.

                    12 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Restore ability to dock the Find/Replace box instead of always locating it on top of the source code

                      I like the more compact Find/Replace panel in VisualStudio 2013 but I want to dock it under the solltion explorer on the right side of the screen where it can be always available and not cover any of my source code.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • There should be an option in VS to highlight unused items in the project

                        There should be an option to highlight and remove unused objects or items in the project just like we have in Macromedia Flash. This would reduce the project size as well remove the junk from the project.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add search filter for area path

                          It would be helpful if Visual Studio Online Work Item search would support search filter for area path (additionally to the existing search filters assigned to, created by, state & work item type)

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make C# be the default project template language

                            This is a very simple cosmetic stuff, but please make C# the default project type when installing Visual Studio.

                            I know that some people like Visual Basic, and there are 2 or 3 guys that still use VB in production, but lets face it, C# is the default .NET language and 99% of developers use that.

                            Make Visual C# to the default selected language, so we don't have to remember to change that everytime we install it.

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Better commit message on Visual Studio Online pull request merges

                              Using the pull request tool in VSO to complete a merge create a commit message on the target branch that is something like this:
                              "Merge commit 'xxxxxxx' into refs/heads/master"

                              It would be much more meaningful to include the branchname that was merged. Like "git merge" command line do.
                              "Merge branch 'feature/myCoolFeature' into master"

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                                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow to hide project templates

                                There are lots of projects templates I don't use, like Visual Basic, C++, etc. It would be a nice option to hide project templates we don't use, so they don't clutter the screen.

                                It is specially annoying when creating a new C# project, and you forget to change the language in the right and you end up creating a VB project.

                                A simple right click -> Hide this in the template tree, and a link in the bottom to "Show hidden items" would help with this.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  • In Visual Studio Load Test graph analysis, it would be better if "X" and "Y" parameter names are provided.

                                    In Visual Studio Load Test graph analysis, it would be better if "X" and "Y" parameter names are provided.

                                    Example:

                                    Time interval - X axis
                                    Number of users - Y axis

                                    Without this, analysis of graph makes a tough job for new users.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable Code Analysis rules for VSO Builds

                                      Enable SDL 6.1 Code Analysis rules in Visual Studio Online builds. These rules are not installed (currently) so they are no applied to builds executed through VSO's Hosted Build Controller

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow to relate a blocked test case to a bug directly on the run

                                        When i'm running a Test Case, sometimes a bug blocks one or more tests.
                                        Today, if i want to make a traceability between the bug and the test run, i need to open MTM, locate the test run, open it and link manually the bug with the test run. But this is a problem when you have a lot of tests that are blocked because of a bug.

                                        As far as i know, when you have a blocked test case, you must justify the blockade and always by a bug.

                                        And this feature is important to measure which bugs are…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support "Go To" Column in the Editor

                                          Add support to the Go To dialog for going to columns. Supported syntax could be a number, optional whitespace, separator, optional whitespace, number. Separator could honestly be any non-numeric character but supporting semi-colon, comma, period, colon all make sense. (Maybe space too.)

                                          Examples:
                                          15,5 - goes to line 15, column 5
                                          15; 4 - goes to line 15, column 5
                                          18 : 2 - goes to line 18, column 2
                                          18, - goes to line 18, column 1
                                          ,2 - doesn't move cursor

                                          This would be similar to the Go To behavior in IE F12. It enable developers to go…

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