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  1. Reduce JIT time with by packaging profiles for non-win8 Store apps

    It is great that I can package my profiles using System.Runtime.ProfileOptimization for Win8 Store Apps (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2715214). However we need to do it for NON-Win8 Store apps.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SoapUI integrated with TFS

      Please, integrate Visual Studio with SoapUI and also create plugin for Eclipse to integrated TFS with SoapUi perspective.

      Thank you,
      Rick

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • when the coach c # in French Lab 6

        Je suis en apprentissage du C# et je suis rendu à cet étape. C'est une excellent méthode d'apprentissage ce Coach C#. Merci

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        • develop clipboard capability for ASP.NET

          I know its not there because of security issues, but like anything else, evil programmers have found ways to get around it. Why not just create this in VS and make it easier for the rest of us who just want it to help out the user?

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Visual Studio Documentation and Forums More Approachable

            For developers that are in the process of learning Microsoft technologies, when searching for a specific library, method, data type, or property it is not easy to narrow down what language, .net version, or type of application that each of these different things fit under. For example, when creating a VSTO Add-In using visual Studio 2012 c# and trying to find a data type or a method, searches show up from other languages, technologies, and it is not clear what encapsulates what. And when the search is narrowed with the above attributes, hardly any search results are shown or are…

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • show a tool tip of the start of the code block when hovering on the end of block

              I spend too much time trying to find the start or end of a code block, especially when dealing with nested blocks.

              With nested 'if' statements and other code blocks, if I hover over the close of the block (or the 'else' portion), show a tool tip of the contents of the start of the block so I know which 'if' statement it belongs to. In the case of VB's 'Loop...While' statement, showing the bottom of the block (because it contains the logic condition) would be needed.

              The tool tip could also have a navigation feature to jump me to…

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add <p> to the Surround With menu

                <div> is there, but no <p>! Really?!?!

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                  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix code formatting/indenting when using tabs in MVC Razor

                  Currently the HTML code editor seems to have a bug when formatting MVC Razor code and the tab style is set to use Tabs rather than Spaces. It is personal preference whether tabs or spaces are used but currently the editor only supports properly indenting code when using spaces. As soon as tabs are selected typing a closing bracket messes-up the indentation of code and Ctrl-Z has to be pressed to undo the auto-formatting.

                  Please fix it so that code formatting using Tabs works as well as when using Spaces.

                  See also: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6902204/why-doesnt-visual-studio-code-formatting-work-properly-for-razor-markup

                  52 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show developers the name of the TFS Branch they have open within the Solution Explorer

                    Currently if you have multiple branches in a TFS solution (ex. WIP, QA, Production) and have open one of the branches solution, you cannot tell which branch you have open easily without looking at the long file path of one of the files in the solution. It would be really nice to show developers the name of the Branch they have open within the Solution Explorer to ensure the developer does not accidentally start developing in the wrong branch.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow MTM to record assertions

                      QA can currently record actions that can be made into Coded UI tests.

                      But they can't record "assertions".

                      This seems odd because they are visually asserting already.

                      The assertion dialog for MTM could be much simpler than in Visual Studio. 99% of all assertions come from the "Display Value" field. Just make that the only one that MTM uses.

                      This allows the QA role to create much better actions that can then translate into Coded UI tests.

                      18 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When Getting Latest on a solution, refresh the TFS lock icons in Solution Explorer

                        If a checked out file has been checked in by another user since your last Get, and you Get Latest at the solution level, the TFS lock icon next to the file does not refresh. It appears to be still checked out until the Solution Explorer is refreshed.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Refresh the source control icons in the Solution Explorer after getting latest

                          When someone else has a file checked out, a padlock is displayed next to the file in the Solution Explorer. When they check in, and I do "Get Latest", the lock icon does not refresh so it appears that the file is still checked out.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add the ability to have a REPORT Footer

                            Seriously. There is currently no way to create a report footer element that shows only on the last page of the report at the bottom. How is this possible? Trying to create an Invoice report in SSRS is infuriating, so much so that we have completely moved to another product.

                            Yes. I know that you can do whacky work arounds by dynamically resizing tablix controls to put content to the bottom of a page by calculating the page size, margins, offsets and all that jazz but why is this even necessary?

                            Even the functionality of using a PAGE Footer and…

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Automatically populate test failure type field in MTM test summary

                              Failure type should be accessible while running a test. The field should also auto fill with failure type. When a new bug is created during a test run, the failure type should be new issue. If a failed step is due to existing bug or you update a bug, failure type should be known issue.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Filter by tag in current sprint

                                You can filter by tags almost everywhere (including Product Backlog) but not in a sprint. But the sprint is where they are most useful... they can be used to track everything that is missing from TFS workflow: Blocked, sub-process details (QA complete, Code Reviewed, etc). Please let us filter by tags in sprints.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Confirm before removing a breakpoint that has conditions or other manually entered configurations. It's too easy to accidentally lose them.

                                  It's far too easy to accidentally click the breakpoint's "red dot" to remove it. You then have to start over and re-enter your conditional.

                                  Please confirm before removing a breakpoint that has conditions or other manually entered configurations.

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                                  • Add to the synchronized settings the debug-->Exceptions the exceptions I want to catch

                                    Add to the synchronized settings the debug-->Exceptions the exceptions I want to catch

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Copying a drop

                                      There should be a way to make a copy of a drop when doing a build. It's all good to save the drop to "$\someFolder\Iteration" but what if I want to also copy the drop to "$\somefolder\LatestFiles"?

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                                      • Make Intellitrace available to all editions

                                        Essential advanced debugging features like Intellitrace should be made available to all editions of Visual Studio and not only the Ultimate version.

                                        Every developer faces troublesome bugs one day and Intellitrace is just a life savior.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow "break on throw" for exceptions with an Blacklist or Whitelist of files

                                          When in visual studio, particularly when debugging JavaScript (though this applies to C# too), there are some libraries like jQuery that throw exceptions as part of their logic.

                                          Now, I realize it's useful to do this sometimes, but I prefer to break on throw for exceptions, since it makes it much easier to debug problems in application code.

                                          So, if we could specify certain files to exclude from the "break on throw", this would really be useful.

                                          This is especially applicable to the JavaScript world, since there isn't really a big hierarchy of Exception types to filter through.

                                          In jQuery's…

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