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  1. Inline Disassembly

    I would like to have a inline disassembler. Remember when you introduced vectorcall? There where little balloons with disassembly inside it. I know, it was just a quick example of the disassembly of vectorcalled code, but I would love it, if you'd implement it on this way.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Main menu bar is too wide and been wrapped, make sure it won't wrap

      In Visual Studio 2013 Preview Ultimate Traditional Chinese version, while opening xml file, the main menu bar has an additional "XML" item, and is too wide and been wrapped. See the attached picture. When switch to other file, that item disappear and menu bar back to only one line, and all the thing under main menu jump up one line. Switching between xml and other file will make all the content jump up and down one line, that's very wired. I hope you can make sure it won't wrap.
      I have a simple idea to change this, just make
      XML(X)…

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        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add C++14 generic lambdas

        It would be great to add all the C++14 features:
        One that makes it really nice is the generic lambdas.

        e.g.
        auto Identity = [](auto a) { return a; };
        int three = Identity(3);
        char const* hello = Identity("hello");

        See paper.
        http://www.open-std.org/JTC1/SC22/WG21/docs/papers/2013/n3649.html

        See also Draft for C++1y http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2013/n3690.pdf

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow debug sessions with Windows Store apps from different Microsoft accounts

          Debugging Windows Store apps using an Microsoft authentication mechanism is difficult if different users should be used. Running the app from a different user using the LiveAuthClient class from the Live SDK (similar is true for the OnlineIdAuthenticator), it is required to login to the different user and start Visual Studio from here. Don't forget to uninstall the app with the previous user, otherwise it cannot be installed from the new user. It would be a lot easier to start the debug session from within Visual Studio with a different user. This would make testing and debugging a lot easier.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Save more previously-used connections in the Schema Compare tool

            When comparing databases, the "Select Source Schema"/"Select Target Schema" dialog has a drop-down of the most recently-used connections, but the dialog seems to have a hardcoded limit of 5 connections. I work with more than 5 databases, when the different projects I work on are multiplied by the different environments across which I am comparing, and I find I am constantly re-entering connection details to databases.

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              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • multiple bookmark sets

              Our solution file has 130 projects within it so is very large. Depending on what part of the code base I’m working on I create a set of bookmarks to navigate to the correct places. Obviously has the work changes I remove an existing set of bookmarks and create a new set.
              It would be really good if I could save a defined set of bookmarks somewhere and be able to load them in if I’m working on that area of the code. This would save me having to recreate them each time.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the ability to automatically reference a namespace in all files in a project

                I would like to be able to reference a namespace in something like the AssemblyInfo.cs file which is then automatically referenced in all files in a project.

                This way I won't have to add a widely used namespace (like Logging, Utils, Services) to each file.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.

                  using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.
                  In the sameway, TFS should provide a feasibility to execute third party test cases(HP QC or RFT) through Command line.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add some plugin/option to be able generate trx-files in VS2012

                    It's blocking for your team to switch VS2010 to VS2012. We have difficult solution structure and it's very hard to run required feature-files from command line. We need to get trx-files using MSTest and VS IDE.
                    Thanks.

                    22 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • VSTS Load Test Client side perf statistics measurement

                      Currently VSTS Load test framework doesn't provide detailed client side statistics. Like when response time for any request is recorded it provides very few details like TTFB. We require more detailed statistics like DNS Lookup time, connection time, Receive time, round trip time etc. This should be inbuilt to Visual studio load test framework. Currently for measuring these statistics we have to depend on external tools/utilities which increases scripting time, analysis time and reporting time. Also these tools have very limited supporting configuration.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

                        Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS - Allow adding any/all fields to user stories and features

                          Users/Administrators should be able to add any/all fields to the screens used to create/edit user stories and features. You can select the fields in the column listing but you can't actually get any information into many of the fields because they are not exposed!

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please provide forward & backword navigation for "Source Control explorer" on TFS

                            For those who uses TFS extensively, I personally feel missing the advantage of
                            forward & backword navigation option for exploring items in source control explorer.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Stop having Code Analysis window take focus during builds

                              When building a solution, the Code Analysis window/tab always gets focus during a build. This is highly disruptive, as I often modify code during builds, and when this window pops up as I am typing, it screws up what I was working on. Furthermore, it's just plain annoying (particularly when it is docked in the same panel as the Solution tab.

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                                0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Entity Framework eSQL hierarchical query

                                It would be very beneficial to users that must work with massive amounts of hierarchal data to be able to perform hierarchical queries against our data using Entity SQL (eSQL), something like functionality provided by SQL CTE queries or Oracle's hierarchical queries.

                                Please provide some kind of similar recursive/hierarchical functionality without requiring direct access to the database server's native query language; it negates the purpose of using an abstraction layer to begin with.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide a way to see tasks across projects without selecting a project/collection first.

                                  For team members whose tasks in a given week cross projects/collections, it would be nice to see all active tasks on the Welcome screen or a User Centric view. It should also be able to be set to have a user-defined default filter, like only active tasks due this week or similar.

                                  Currently our team members have to pick a project and then run a shared query to view tasks on all projects.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow grouping of MRU items by user-defined paths

                                    I have to edit a number of projects that exist in different source roots, often because they're in different p4 depots for different projects. A great number of them are also same-named SLN files, but specific to those projects. If I could have a dialog where I specified the root paths, e.g. c:\source, c:\projects etc, then you could arrange the MRU items on the start page like this to avoid confusion:
                                    c:\source\...
                                    abc.sln
                                    def.sln
                                    c:\projects\...
                                    abc.sln
                                    def.sln
                                    c:\branches\prj1\...
                                    abc.sln
                                    def.sln
                                    c:\branches\prj2\...
                                    abc.sln
                                    def.sln

                                    etc. For bonus points, do File->MRU items the same way, not just the start-page. And increase the…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Sync windows layout

                                      Now that Visual Studio 2013 allows synchronizing settings across devices (and probably future instances of Visual Studio) it should be possible to also synchronize the layout of the windows.

                                      What I mean is I want to have the same windows opened in the same position (and order) on all machines and instances of Visual Studio. For instance I want to keep the Solution explorer on the right, and I want to have the error window, the output window, the breakpoints window and others on the bottom, in the same order, etc.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • LightSwitch support databases with FileSystem tables

                                        Support using a SQL Server database with a FileSystem Table. At a minimum you should be able to import the schema for the other tables and not have VS error out when it sees the FileSystem Table.

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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Hire GUI designers who are not blind.

                                          quite probably the worst looking Visual Studio ever. Washed out, no boundaries, monochrom, SHOUTING AT ME, and incomprehensible.

                                          Stupid, and incompetent...

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