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  1. Provide ability to name Unit Test before adding to Unit Test project

    When adding a new Unit Test class to a Unit Test project, unfortunately, you do not have the ability to provide a NAME for the Unit Test before it is added to the project!! Instead, it is automatically assigned a name and then you have to manually change the name each time it is added to the project. This is very annoying and tedious. The ability to Add a Unit Test class should be no different than the behavior for adding a standard class to a Unit Test project with the ability to rename the file before it is created.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Microsoft Help Viewer an standalone application

      Make Microsoft Help Viewer an standalone application with separate installer, then user (developers) can get documents offline on their tablets without having to install a full product like visual studio or sql serve on a tablet!
      I would like to be able to bring down, manage, and read products document offline on my tablet without having to install a full product.

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        0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add shared_timed_mutex

        C++14 adds shared_timed_mutex and shared_lock which were missing from C++11. The Visual Studio 2015 preview currently does not ship with these classes which will be useful in a lot of programs for allowing multiple threads access a single object safely.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please make Blend a Standalone app available outside Visual Studio

          I am not a developer but I do design UIs that are then used by developers. However, currently, I have to unnecessarily install comeplete Visual Studio if I want to use Blend. We can rather have Blend and Visual Studio as either comepletely separate apps or may be something like Microsoft where I can install Word without installing MS Access.

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            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow touch to be used in the emulator

            Pass through multitouch input from Windows to the emulator (i.e. allow so that performing touch and gestures on the PC will perform the appropriate actions in the emulator.

            The Windows Phone emulator has this behavior, so hopefully it's in the pipeline!

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              0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow multiple languages (C#,VB,F#) in the same project

              Now with Roslyn this could be possible.

              It's very annoying that you have to convert C# to VB just to include a class/function/snippet in your VB project, and viceversa.
              If all code compiles to MSIL, then why we cannot use different NET languages in the same project.

              Another example is a function in F#, you may want to use some functions that will simplify/improve your project (C#/VB) and it's better to do it in a functional language, but you don't want to code all your project in F#, nor want to create a separate project in F# with its DLL…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Generate seperate video file for each iteration in DataDriver test

                This is related to Coded UI.

                Currently one video file is getting created for a datadriven script which has multiple iterations.

                it will be extremely useful if we have separate video file for each iteration.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • implement xml literals

                  It's about time to implement xml literals like VB.NET and ActionScript.

                  Given that C# supports xml comments, xml literals should be the logical next step.

                  Should not be too expensive to do on top of roslyn.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Modify CultureData to support PersianCalendar

                        Currently, the windows OS does not return the correct Calendar for "fa-IR" culture, so anytime you create a new CultureInfo instance you end up with a wrong calendar!
                        I couldn't help but notice in the .net reference source there's also a similar issue with the "zh-TW" culture which you have managed to fix when you make reference to CalendarIds property, as you can see here:
                        http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#mscorlib/system/globalization/culturedata.cs,93714edd02838809

                        As mentioned above there's a line of code in culturedata.cs class which fixes ""zh-TW"" culture with Calendar.CAL_TAIWAN
                        I suggest you do the same with PersianCalendar (which is a built-in type within .net framework)
                        I…

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve code snippets creation

                          // Example
                          std::vector<bool> v;

                          // v.for would generate:
                          for (unsigned int i = 0; i < v.size(); i++)
                          {
                          }

                          // v.foreach would generate:
                          for (bool element : v)
                          {
                          }

                          // v.fori would generate:
                          for (auto iterator = v.begin(); iterator != v.end(); iterator++)
                          {
                          }

                          std::list<bool> l;
                          // l.fori would generate:
                          for(auto iterator = l.begin(); iterator != l.end(); iterator++)
                          {
                          }

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TFS Usage Statistics

                            I would like the interface with information about the TFS usage, like this post

                            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/08/20/tfs-internal-usage-statistics-1st-half-cy-2013.aspx

                            This information is very helpfull for TFS Administrators.

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                            • Make it possible to Drag & Drop a PBI/Bug from the Backlog Board to a Sprint

                              In VSO it is currently only possible to assign PBIs/Bugs to a sprint using drag & drop from the Backlog-view.

                              It should be possible to assign PBIs/Bugs to a sprint using drag & drop from the Backlog-Board-biew

                              9 votes
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                              • Fix opcodes from vb compiler when initialize an array and function local variant

                                Hi guys,

                                I want to point out some flaw opcodes that vb compiler create and hope VB dev team have sometime to fix those and make VB better performance.

                                1. Array

                                When I create an array like this "Dim Data(input.Length - 1) As Char", compiler will rewrite to "Dim Data(input.Length - 1 + 1) As Char"; it's unnecessary 4 bytes and you loss 4 of 64 bytes if you aim to create a tiny method.

                                2. Function local variant

                                VB function away has self local variant like "Function foo() As string" will have "Dim foo As String" even it's unused…

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Set default dock window for new tabs (includes Multi-monitor)

                                  When using multiple document (code, designer, etc) windows in Visual Studio, include an option to set whcih of these windows to use as the default docking window. When new documents are opened, these should be docked to the default window.

                                  Current behavior is to open the document in whichever window the file was opened from (eg: where the Solution Explorer / Class Window / Team Explorer is docked or the main IDE). We then have to drag it from there to the window we want to dock the item to.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Workflow Metaprogramming Language

                                    I'd like to introduce my workflow metaprogramming language, it's just a prototype.

                                    Metah.W(MW) is a C#-derived metaprogramming language for Windows Workflow Foundation 4.5. It provides an alternative way of composing activities to the WF designer. Its website is https://github.com/knat/Metah .
                                    I'd love to hear your comments.
                                    Regards

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Have a built-in macro for renaming the PDB files randomly in Visual Studio

                                      There are no macros that we can use for renaming the PDB files randomly when the PDB files are generated.

                                      The macros to be used for renaming PDB files randomly does not exist in the Project Properties in Visual Studio. The only macros that does create random values are:

                                      %(CreatedTime)
                                      %(ModifiedTime)
                                      %(AccessedTime)

                                      But these macros generate colons (':' characters) in the filename, creating many issues for filenames and path directories. There should be a way to remove the colons or have a new macro that generates random values to be inserted into filenames and path directories.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Move Tasks to sprints

                                        I'd like to be able to right click on Tasks in the Backlog view and move the Task to a specific Sprint without having to open its properties and change the iteration path.

                                        I basically would like it to work as it does for Product Backlog Items

                                        9 votes
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                                        • C++ recursive templates (IIRC) deeper than 500

                                          IIRC, the compiler's limit is 500. N3936's suggested limit is 1024 or greater. CLang supports a command line argument of -ftemplate-depth. Boost's MSM (meta state machine library) is able to reach this limit using eUML with state machines that are not huge. Thus requiring state machines to be artificially surrounded by compilation firewalls (concrete classes). Providing much greater would be helpful -- but I understand that in a 32 bit address space the compiler has memory constraints -- so it would be helpful to use less memory too or move to 64 bits.

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