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  1. Persistent Column Layout in the Text Editor

    In the text editor you can arrange columns with floating windows or with "verticals tab groups". But the arrangement disappears when you close your current documents, to must re-set it up each time.. In Sublime Text 2, for example, the columns persist. It should be possible to have 2 or 3 columns configured, but have documents open only in one column. Like with tab groups today you could drag documents between columns.

    See this forum thread for screenshots:
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/1c0f7ffc-ef11-4fb0-b4e9-f552e804c500/how-to-keep-editor-windows-narrow?forum=visualstudiogeneral#df0c5b91-b4b6-4c57-8212-89cc8304fff4

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Pricing for scrum tools only

      We'd really appreciate knowing a little more about the pricing before we can commit to team foundation service.

      We'd love to use it for managing our backlog and user stories as its the only system we've found that can manage a backlog and a set of features across multiple teams.

      We don't need any of the other stuff code, work, bugs etc. at present as we have existing tools we have invested in for these purposes. It would therefore be great if the pricing was modular to some extent so that if you are only capturing stories and managing your…

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add an option to the search&replace to ignore comments

        so if I'm searching for all instances of "foo" in my code, it will not show me //foo or /*foo*/. I know you can already do it with regular expressions but this would be available as a simple on/off button, like "match case" and "match whole word".

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support new / secondary views in the DOM Explorer

          Currently the DOM Explorer only works on the main app view. This makes it harder to debug secondary views.

          If you open a new view as in the "Multiple Views Sample" app you cannot use the DOM Explorer on the secondary view.

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve the 'Attach to Process' form for the debugger in Visual Studio

            The 'Attach to Process' form currently makes it difficult to find process to attach to, especially while waiting for a process to start.

            The process you are trying to attach to can be looked up in the scrollable section. If the process does not exist yet (is still starting or has not started yet), a user will keep hitting Refresh. But doing so resets the scrollable section back to the top of the process list.

            Enhancement 1:
            There should be a search section on the list of processes. If the process I am wanting to attach the debugger to is…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Downloads as torrent

              Just a suggestion - microsoft should provide all there downloads also as torrents thats a much better way to download files

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • IntelliSense for C/C++ Preprocessor Directives

                We still don't have IntelliSense and auto-complete for preprocessor directives, like:

                type the char '#', the the list of directives pops up;
                type "#i", the the list is refined to #include, or #ifdef, #ifndef, etc.
                and IntelliSense for conditional compilation directives as well!

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the installation of Visual Studio light-weight and fast

                  What?
                  Installing Visual Studio takes too long

                  Why?
                  There's a lot of stuff that the VS installer installs that I probably never is going to use.

                  Proposal:
                  Make modules and packages install when needed. The Office-install has had this option for ages, where you can deceide whether you want to install a feature a) now, b) when needed, or c) never. That way the basic install will probably be a lot faster and it will take up less space on our drives (how many terabytes of never-used-features do you think VS is accumulating worldwide?).

                  I belive you already have the…

                  35 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Different icon for project reference and assembly reference

                    Would be nice to easily differentiate a project reference to an assembly reference by changing the icon under a projects references.

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support for .NET Micro Framework to MSVS 2013

                      My Thesis on .NET MF. Currently I am using Visual Studio 2013. I want to be able to work on not 2013 instead of being forced to have 2012 instead. It is vital for me.

                      202 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a better CSS Editor

                        First off, there should be a separate category for Asp.Net in the above drop down, .NET is too general

                        I probably code CSS different then the rest of the universe, but I like to alphabetize each class in the CSS file, and it has been on my to do list to create a Visual Studio package with a tool bar from A - Z, so if I am looking for a class called '.userphoto', I could just click 'U' and navigate to where the 'U's start.

                        Another really nice feature would be in the CSS propert from the source page…

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow users to browse through different categories of information while previewing a bug logged on TFS

                          When browsing through the list of bugs on TFS, if we select a bug, there is a nice little preview panel that comes up showing the details of the bug. From this panel, when we click on ATTACHMENTS, we can see the attached files but after this, we are no longer able to go back to REPRO STEPS or other categories shown in the screenshot. This is only possible when you have double clicked the bug and opened it in a new tab. But it would be very helpful if we can go back to the bug description within the…

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the Sign In option for 2013 have a 'Never Show This Again' option

                            I would prefer you complete remove the Sign In option, but at the very least make it 'Don't Show This Again' option or a context menu to hide it.

                            The last thing I want to see is a Sign In button on the right hand side of Visual Studio, I clicked it trying to disable it and it expects me to sign in.

                            First you add Tiles and ruin the desktop, if it wasn't for Classic Shell I would be back on Windows 7.

                            If it wasn't for the tens of thousands of free software you (Microsoft) give me I…

                            51 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Do you use ReSharper 8 *****?

                              Hi,

                              Do you use ReSharper *****?

                              There is a web page about it:

                              http://www.zinzinzibidi.com/ReSharper8Crack

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Traceability Report in TFS

                                Is it possible to build a TFS Traceability report that maps a
                                User Story -> Tasks -> Change Sets;
                                User Story -> Test Cases -> Test Execution -> Test Results -> Defects

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual studio 2012 Update 4 is not genrating a .mdf file nor .trx file for codedui test executions, it is difficult to track executions.

                                  After execution ( Like in VS2010) it should genertae a .trx or .mdf file in the TestResults folder whihc will be easier to track TestExecution Results.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VS2013 Scroll bar occurences

                                      When you search a word in a document, you have the annotations (marker) in the scroll bar. It should be great to do the same when the word is double clicked.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VS2013 Scroll bar map mode position

                                        It would be great to have the option to set the vertical scroll bar to the left or to the right when the map mode is activated.

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                                        • Make the use of hyper-v optional, not all are developing for the cloud

                                          I have a server with Hyper-V operating, no need for that on a desktop

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