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  1. Exclude Unit Tests from Release version by incorporating a switch to exclude objects with attributes such as [TestMethod].

    The only strategy currently available is to write Unit Tests in a separate assembly. However, this does not facilitate Test Driven Design because of the absence of a "generate" function. Other cons to this approach are that the visibility of all tested objects have to be increased to "public", and there is no IDE check for syntactic compatibility between the test and tested object (which is essential for refactoring). A better approach would be to include the Unit Tests in the same assembly as the production code but, presently, there is no way to exclude the Unit Tests from the…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable UnityVS to support older versions of Unity

      It seems like UnityVS's debugging functionality only supports Unity 4. There are still some of us that develop in older versions of Unity (ver 3.5) that would prefer to develop and debug in VS. Is there any hope that you might support older versions of Unity in the future?

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add CSS support to WPF

        I would like to be able to use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for styling WPF/XAML applications. It is much more powerful and easier to edit (not XML) than XAML.

        HTML5 has a very clear separation of content/structure (HTML) on one side and styling/presentation (CSS) on the other. It has multiple i'inheritance' and powerful selectors.

        Styling and vector graphics are the weak spots of WPF. The controls is its strength. I would love to have XAML + CSS + SVG.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Recheck web essentials conflitcs.

          Hi.
          I was trying to send a bug but vs did not allow me to do.
          Here is the situation in html editing.

          Before installing Web Essentials I can type a and press tab to get a with href and I can use tab to navigate in editable areas in template as usual.

          But after installing Web Essentials and try to use same zen codeing is overriding. It s ok while I want zen coding but after expanding the zen code with tab and getting the html, tab key does not navigate in editable areas.

          Thx :)

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please install the product to the install directory.

            The installation program for VS Community (and, I assume, the other flavors) allows you to specify an installation directory other than the default, so I specified a folder on a different drive. Only 2.6 GB went to the folder I specified, while over 10GB was installed on my C: drive. I like to keep my C: drive as small as possible, so I can back it up and restore it quickly. VS has doubled the size of it!

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • An easy way to compress LOH

              If CLR always alloc large objects at the beginning of a memory page,then the large object heap(LOH) can be compressed without much cost: CLR can compress LOH by modifying page table and TLB instead of copying data.

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                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • task reordering

                This is a Visual Studio Online 2 feature suggestion:

                1) Allow task and backlog items reordering via drag and drop on the Sprint page (like is already done for backlog items on "Backlog items" page.)

                2) Also, allow a task to change Sprint by draging it to the Sprints panel on the left (the same way you curently do with backlog items). This is very useful when you are replanning a sprint and need to move tasks to the next Sprint.

                Regards and continue the good work

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add wysiwyg html that auto generates mvc views, tests, and non dev maintenance items, ...

                  If I have 555 trillion views in different directories and various plot twists, I shouldn't ever have to touch them if I have a few hundred html pages that controls them all.

                  Just add wysiwyg html that has capability to work directly with the controller and models to generate views in the html and then have some kind of like generate views that just magically generates all the views like in Silverlight or in a pre-processor. Why would I ever want to edit these views directly in the cshtml when I have such a nice html editor that edits the…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the new template creation more user friendly

                    Creating a template does not necesarrily make it available when creating a new item. This could be made more user friendly. This could be similar to a favorites bar in an internet browser.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make 64-bit the default execution mode

                      Production web servers inevitably run in 64-bit mode; yet Visual Studio makes it difficult to run tests and local web servers in 65-bit.

                      Encourage parity between dev and production; make 64-bit mode the default everywhere.

                      This will also make native dependencies much easier to manage and test, as they will not have to be swapped out as part of a deployment. When/if NuGet adds support for architecture variance, this will make build performance much better.

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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • AttachTo for Visual Studio 2013+

                        It was amazing extension/button - "Attach to IIS".

                        Make a button, for each working AppPool.

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                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS Prepare to Move a.k.a. TFS sanity check

                          Creation of a tool that performs a sanity check to a TFS installation and generates a report on found issues, recommendations for resolution of problems, optimization suggestions, etc.

                          I'm currently performing a migration and hitting all the stones one at a time, which is very time consuming. Such a tool (as the preupgradecheck for sharepoint) would help to create a report on found issues, its criticity, possible solutions etc. Such a tool could me integrated in maintenance plans for any instance.

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                            0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Application Insights to show up the authenticated user names who have logged in Web Application

                            Currently, I can see authenticated users count, who are logged in my site. Please make it to display
                            1.Names of all authenticated users, who are logged into site for each day.
                            2. Page Views count for each user.

                            Please let me know, if is there a way to get above details with existing app insights.

                            Thanks,
                            Srinivasu.

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                            • Show only mapped paths in the merge dialog

                              When merging, the process is:

                              Select target, choose specific changesets, then check whether target is active in currently selected workspace. Given that choosing specific changesets is typically a slow operation, it would make sense to check whether the target is active before doing that.

                              Much better, would be to only show branches which are available as targets in the currently selected workspace - or, better still, show all available targets, but grey out those not within the currently selected workspace.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Isn't it will be nice if there is reactor for converting if statements to switch case ?

                                  Here are if conditions ...

                                  if (questionType == Enums.QuestionType.multiradio)
                                  {
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0)).FirstOrDefault();
                                  }
                                  else if (questionType == Enums.QuestionType.select)
                                  {
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0)).FirstOrDefault();
                                  }
                                  else
                                  {
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (!a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue || a.QuestionOptionID.Value == schema.answerOptionId)).FirstOrDefault();
                                  }

                                  Here is switch ...

                                  switch (questionType)
                                  {
                                  case Enums.QuestionType.multiradio:
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.FirstOrDefault(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0));
                                  break;
                                  case Enums.QuestionType.@select:
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.FirstOrDefault(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0));
                                  break;
                                  default: …

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Don't break hardlink

                                    There is a patch for VS2005 (KB945993): "The hard link of a file is destroyed if you use Visual Studio 2005 to open and to modify either the original file or the hard link".

                                    VS2013 has the same symptoms, but seems no patch.

                                    Could it be fixed for VS2013 and later versions?
                                    Or "saving a file by replacing it" and "exposing it to the end user" is "by design"?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use fuzzy search for autocomplete suggestions

                                      By 'fuzzy', I mean a search that matches whenever every character of the search string is present in order. Sublime Text does this, and it's amazingly effective at letting you pare down a long list of suggestions to the one you want with a minimum of keystrokes and thought, particularly in situations when there are many items that share a common long prefix. This would be particularly useful in the Navigate To search and the code editor autocompleter, but I would encourage using it in every search suggester/autocompleter in VS.

                                      For example, searching for 'alpdoone':

                                      (...100 similar options...)
                                      AnnoyinglyLongLibraryPrefixDoThingOne() //…

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                                      • try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

                                        try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

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                                          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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