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  1. Commit first word suggested by instelliSense by commit keys in C++

    In Visual Studio 2012 C++ InteliSense now gives suggestions immediately by typing letters, so the hitting Ctrl+Space in blank area is not necessary. It is very helpful and faster, but options are only "suggested" and it is not possible to commit them by "intellisense commit keys", such as bracket, dot etc. Only option is to hit Tab key, Ctrl+Space key or select "suggestion" by Up/Down arrow keys.

    In most of cases the suggestion is right, so it would be helpful to "inverse" behaviour and always select suggestion. Hitting Escape key then can allow free typing.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Pinning Code Coverage

      Pinning Code Coverage result item would be useful, rather than drilling down each time to find the class you're currently writing UT's for.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create an area to document project information such as project objectives, project scope, success criteria of the project

        Create an area to document project information such as project objectives, project scope, success criteria of the project and make it possible to link work items to them

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better help

          Visual Studio has many features that are very hard to understand if you are beginner. I think help in visual Studio is very poor. I think the best Windows help was: click on (?) button and Help cursor appeared. Then click on object I need help, and get a little help (on picture in attachment).

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            0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Running unit test should have "running" icon

            When current unit test runs it should have some icon that determines its current state.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve c++ intellisense to be at least as good as VS2008 intellisense

              I've filled a connect issue which sadly has been closed as Wont Fix. http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/621106/intellisense-error-in-c-type-that-overloads-operator

              It's not only sad that there is a known bug which wont be fixed, but also it's really annoying that this scenario used to work fine in VS2008.

              The problem arises with template types that overload the -> operator (such as smart pointers). To reproduce the issue create a c++ empty project. Add a cpp file, and paste the following code:

              template <class T>
              struct ptr
              {
              T* operator->(){ return 0; }
              void otherMember() {}
              };

              template <class T>
              struct node
              {
              T value;
              };

              template…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Path property to Process class so that it works with elavated processes too

                It is impossible to get process path in Vista and Windows7 if the target process is running with elevated permissions. Accessing MainModule property throws a Win32Exception (access is denied) so you can't get the FileName property.

                Add a Path property which uses QueryFullProcessImageName function and PROCESS_QUERY_LIMITED_INFORMATION access right to get the path in Vista and Windows 7

                Related connect bug: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/595717/add-path-property-to-process-class-so-that-it-works-with-elavated-processes-too

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Integrated Apache Web Server

                  You could add an integrated apache web server as part of Visual Studio for debugging within the software. Rather than installing other software such as 'XAMPP' or 'WAMP'.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Lightswitch - Complete control over command bar and button positions

                    I would like to control the position of the command bar around its respective control: Left, Top, Bottom, Right. The stack direction should be settable as well: Vertical, Horizontal. The fill direction should also be settable: Left to Right, Right to Left, Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top. Thanks.

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                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make WPF XAML designer work with custom Window controls.

                      We need the VS designer to work with custom Window controls, and custom window styling.

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                        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Give us an idea on Prices for over 5 users

                        We are hesitant to move due to uncertain pricing. If we knew a range or max suggested pricing we would move today.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Incorporate the SlowCheetah extension directly into Visual Studio.

                          Support for Web.config transformations have been supported for Web Application Projects, however App.config (or Xml transformations in general) have lacked this feature. Thankfully, the SlowCheetah extension provides this functionality, but shouldn't Visual Studio support such a useful feature, natively?

                          Config/Xml transformations are useful for projects of all types, outside of just web projects. Windows Services are typically deployed to multiple environments (Dev, Lab, QA, Production, etc.), just like web applications. Transformations would benefit enterprise developers, just the same as web developers.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Intellisense parameterArray in JavaScript

                            Basically support syntax that will support argument arrays based on types.

                            /// <signature>
                            /// <summary>String format</summary>
                            /// <param name="text" type="String">Content string</param>
                            /// </signature>
                            /// <signature>
                            /// <summary>String format with argument list</summary>
                            /// <param name="text" type="String">Content string</param>
                            /// <param name="arg" type="String" parameterArray="true">List of replacements for {0} to {n}.</param>
                            /// </signature>

                            format('foo') or format('foo {0}', 'bar')

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Intellisense parameterArray in JavaScript

                              Basically support syntax that will support argument arrays based on types.

                              /// <signature>
                              /// <summary>String format</summary>
                              /// <param name="text" type="String">Content string</param>
                              /// </signature>
                              /// <signature>
                              /// <summary>String format with argument list</summary>
                              /// <param name="url" type="String">Ex: 'action/path'</param>
                              /// <param name="arg" type="String" parameterArray="true">List of replacements for {0} to {n}.</param>
                              /// </signature>

                              format('foo') or format('foo {0}', 'bar')

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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Option of displaying nested matching braces/brackets (a+(b-(c-5)+(d-2))+4) in different colors like excel when editing a formula

                                (a+(b-(c-5)+(d-2))+4) can be hard to follow and the current

                                When a brace/bracket is selected, currently the matching brace/bracket is highlighted with the "Brace Matching" settings in "Fonts and Colors".

                                The could be extended to individually color all nested sets of brackets of the same type (parenthesis, brace, etc.) in a different color in the same manner that Excel does when you edit a formula.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add basic code refactoring to Visual C++

                                  Add basic code refactoring to Visual C++ such as refactoring functions or creating a class member function definition by right clicking on a function prototype like in QtCreator.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Where is the canonical Microsoft TFS user guide?

                                    I just want to know really simple things, like

                                    - what on earth does Pending Change: "edit , [more]" mean?

                                    - how do I interpret the Excluded Changes tree in the Pending Changes window?

                                    This is easy to find out for Hg and Git. Why do Microsoft make it so difficult to discover for TFS?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Immediate feedback - http://vimeo.com/36579366

                                      can we please have immediate feedback in visual studio as shown in Bret Victors talk Inventing on Principle http://vimeo.com/36579366

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                                      • Support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons

                                        I would love to have support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons. I wan't the 'Home'-button to go to the top of the file, and 'End' to the end, like the browsers do.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Include tools for importing from Jira and other issue tracking tools

                                          Many companies use Jira and having a pain free transition process would enable them to move quickly to a far superior solution!

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