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  1. Stop asking to install plugins that are not supported on my OS

    I check my Extensions and Updates manager regularly to ensure that my Visual Studio install is kept up to date. However there is now an update listed in there that I cannot possibly install. Why is Visual Studio asking me to install an update that is not supported on my Operating System? You could at least have an OS-level compatibility check before nagging me about updates.

    In case you want to look at specifics, I'm running VS2013 Pro (Update 4) and I'm being asked to install Windows Phone 8.1 Emulator, which I'd be happy to do except this is a…

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      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Folders in breakpoint window

      So, in visual studio 2013 there is a window "Bookmark window", and there is a window "Breakpoint window".
      Basically what I want is the breakpoint window to be similar to the bookmark window.

      I'd like to be able to make folder for my breakpoints, so I can group them, and then enable or disable them depending on what feature I'm working on.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support environment variable setting for Active configuration profile

        To support immutable deployments to different environments, the environment-specific environment switches should be defined within the environment, not the build configuration. This approach aligns with best practices and the future approach of ASP.NET vNext and is suited for swapping deployments between environments. Currently, there is no way to specify different configuration profiles other than at build time.

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          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • d:DesignInstance should support F# classes

            Currently ( up to including Blend 2015 Preview ) you can't use F# projects in Blend. This means that if you write your ViewModels in F# like I do you can't use these for your design time data. i.e. d:DesignInstance won't recognize F# classes or even C# classes that derive from an F# base class.

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              0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • mediaelement

              List all audio devices and allow choose an audio device other than the Default DirectSound in MediaElement, see WPFMediaKit MediaUriElement

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Analyse PROJECT for Code Clones

                    In a Solution I also have my testProjects and Ofcourse I have Code Clones with the Project under test. So I get False positives !
                    So give me the possibility to choose specific Project besides the analysis of the whole solution.

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                    • Color Code PerfTips by Threshold

                      From Tarun Arora:
                      I would like to colour code the PerfTips, I see numbers all the time and after a while stop paying attention. However, if I could set a threshold & colour code the threshold, it would be easier to identify what requires attention.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Languages....I have an suggestion....60. 40N05.001 C01

                        Several computers need a new languages, thought is important...

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • C#, official access to private members...

                          Official access to private members to avoid Reflection calls and Expression compilations in real world C# applications.
                          Please check the attachment.
                          Regards from Germany
                          Christian Ohle

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Test Controller doesn't seem to verify version of QTController in the Exception List when installing.

                            1. Test Controller doesn't seem to verify version of QTController in the Exception List when installing. When installing the Test controller 2013, it never added the QTController.exe to the exception list, apparently because an older version (11.0) was already in the list. This one tiny issue caused me 6 hours of headaches tracking down why the Test Agents couldn't see my controller.

                            2. Add a "Test" check button to the Test Agent configuration, to verify the user/password work (like in Test Controller configuration), to save a little bit of headaches.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Manage users: view a list all projects a user belongs too.

                              Have an option to show all projects that a user belongs to on the Users panel. This is so I can manage my users better; drop the ones that no longer need access to our TFS projects.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • I would like to see that the C# editor and compiler get XML support.

                                I would like to see that the C# editor and compiler get something like XML support. It is very simple to integrate and extremely helpful at development time and furthermore, it allows unbelievably powerful new futures. Please check the attachment and for the case that it is interesting I could send test application and code examples.
                                (I wrote an own c# compatible Compiler for fast runtime compilations)

                                Regards from Germany
                                Christian Ohle
                                Free programmer

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Double-click macros to add to include/library directories.

                                  I have a lot of macros defined to easily add library and header paths in the project properties for C++ dlls and exes. If I want to add a macro to something like "additional include directories" under the project settings, even though I can filter the macros and select them, but I cannot double click them or even copy them into the section of the window where they would be applied to the project.

                                  I would love to be able to double-click these macros and have them automatically added to "Additional include directories" (or whatever).

                                  I've tested this in VS2010…

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow users to generate bugs on Tests impact

                                    I would like to see how many Tests are impacted by particular bug to decide about the fixing priority.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

                                      Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

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                                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Visual Studio to be uninstalled

                                        When installing Visual Studio, about 30 different entries are put in the add/remove programs list. When uninstalling Visual Studio, most of them are left installed.

                                        Give me a way to just remove Visual Studio entirely and completely. I promise I'll reinstall it (or another version of it) afterwards.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • It would be useful if Visual Studio Express 2013 would automatically select between Debug and Release configs

                                          In Visual Studio 2008, when the user selected Start Debugging (or pressed F5) the program automatically selected the Debug config for the build.
                                          When the user selected Build Solution from the menu, the program automatically selected the Release config.
                                          Please could this useful behaviour be brought back?

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