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  1. Add support for Java (as long as JDK is installed)

    Basically making coding and compiling possible in the Visual Studio IDE as long as the Java Development Kit is installed on the machine.

    This would prevent the need for multiple IDE's installed on a machine for developers who use both Java and .NET lanaguages.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow overriding just the get or set of an abstract property with `public bool MyProp { override get; set;}` syntax

        http://stackoverflow.com/q/6058352/429091

        When an abstract base class declares and abstract property with just “get” or just “set”, the implementing class cannot add the “set” or “get” respectively. This should be possible akin to how interface implementations can choose to add a “set” or “get” when the interface only has one of the two keywords.

        The reason that this doesn’t work in C# is where the “override” keyword appears in the implementing class’s “public override bool MyProp { get { return something; } }”. The implementing class cannot specify to override just “get” and provide a normal implementation for “set” or vice…

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Method Parameter Constraints

          I thought of a feature that could be good. Method Parameter Constraints

          public void DoSomething(string name != null)
          {
          ....
          }

          This could automatically throw an argumentnullexception and would give us better understanding of what can and cant be null. Also the compiler could check for possible null values being passed to the method. It would further speed coding as you would not have to always check for null in your code.

          This could also use other (<, >, >=, <=, ...etc) operators but I think the most useful one is !=

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please restore the C++ service project template.

            Please restore the C++ service project template.
            It was removed with vs 2010 and later.
            We still use it. The ATL approach is not really a suitable replacement.
            You kept the ones for C# and Visual Basic, but not C++.

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • to fix potential crashs in managed/unmanaged mixed components

              A lot of things have been written about loading phases of assemlbies and dlls. I cannot find much about unloading phase.

              We had some massive problems during termination phase of our executables.

              The problem was that an unmanaged objects managed by CRT from a dll (3rd. party!) is using pointers to objects managed by CLR

              This leads to a crash of the executable, because the unmanaged dll want's to access managed objects during unload of dll.

              This has to crash, because of that phases, the CLR has already done its house keeping.

              That means the DLLDetach Code form the 3rd…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Just a small suggestion, within the Visual Studio code editor when a method signature is void or object and the developer types in "return o

                Just a small suggestion, within the Visual Studio code editor when a method signature is void or object and the developer types in "return objectBlah;" refactor the method automatically to be the type of the object being returned. This could be a nice improvement to productivity and removes a monotonous task.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • provide support for Silverlight 4+ in Visual Studio 2013

                  Provide support for Silverlight 4+ in Visual Studio 2013 since there is none currently (whatever's on the VS download page doesn't install for VS 2013 at all). Otherwise Coded-UI test automation is totally and utterly useless.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I'm missing the context menu option "Create Test Case from Test" from VS 2010 which has vanished in VS 2012

                    I'm missing the context menu option "Create Test Case from Test" from VS 2010 (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380741(v=vs.100).aspx) which has vanished in VS 2012. This requires me to create a test case separately prior to associating a test method with test case. Previously the context menu option used to create a "test case" automatically for me based on the chosen method which I could alter to include proper sprint, test case title etc before saving.

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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Can we make an alert for specific query in TFS or Can we customize alert to get a single mail for multiple changes.

                      When i create an alert with the help of Power tool, i receive bulks of mail in my inbox. Is there any way through which i can make an alert for bulk editing or alert for changes in specific query.

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                      • customize "search work items" query

                        The current "search work items" text box (in web access & visual studio) searches for the given text in fixed fields (Title, Description, Repro steps).

                        However I would like to customize that to add the (in our case) "Description HTML" field. Since our work items still use that field (from previous version of TFS).
                        Further I could imagine adding an custom TFS field and also be able to default search in that field.

                        (BTW I know about the possiblities described here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668120.aspx for searching for custom fields, but that is too complex for simply searching for a piece of text)

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                        • 1 vote
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                          • Visual Studio 2013 with Microsoft Partner Network should be under perpetual license

                            I'm running into an issue where VS 2013 keeps saying my license is expired even though it's not. On top it seems like there's no easy way out of this even for Microsoft support. It's been a week now. Today I learnt that VS 2013 comes with non-perpetual license with MPN and cannot get a key. I need to register VS2013 once every month. I'm wondering the reason for this change and why Microsoft is making it so hard to use. Joining MPN is not free and should get perpetual license.

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                              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make visual studio GIT support remotes via a UNC file share

                              Visual Studio 2013 has built in support for GIT. (Thank You.. :-)
                              however, you can't define a remote repository by using a UNC file share. The GIT command line works fine, but inside Visual Studio if you try to PUSH to a remote that uses a UNC file share, you get an error.

                              4 votes
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                              • Add support for Windows 8.1 multi-monitor DPI scaling

                                http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd464646
                                http://imgur.com/qAiVw1Q,eVRIBlZ

                                When dragging VS 2013.1 Express to my second monitor running at a different DPI, it becomes blurry. VS seems to be acting as if it only has support for global DPI settings instead of per-monitor settings. It would be great if VS followed the same guidelines its users are attempting to follow when it comes to developing desktop apps ;-).

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow reporting on test case execution/results across test plans.

                                  We create a unique test plan for version/patch of our product, for granular test results. It's easy to get the most current results for a specific test case in a singular test plan, but I cannot determine within the IDE/Web portal if a test case passed/failed in a previous version easily without first opening that corresponding test plan and searching for that test case.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Better grouping for tabs

                                    When opening a xaml file of a control or window there is the the *.xaml tab. The code-behind is an extra tab. When working with more controls and windows the tab list becomes full very fast.

                                    My idea is to group xaml and code-behind tabs, by placeing sub-tabs or buttons within a tab to switch between code-behind and xaml. This would reduce the number of "major-tabs" and thereby enhance the clearness of the UI.

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                                    • Why Visual studio 2013 doesn't have easy way to run multiple selected webtest/coded web test?

                                      I work in a company which has 100 of client sites and I have coded web tests for all those sites as well as I have couple of coded UI test and load test to verify those sites login and up and running or not by using visual studio 2010 ultimate, I can easily run all those tests or partial number of tests easily from the Test view or from the Test list editor of VS 2010. Every month during our IT maintenance I run all those web and coded UI tests.

                                      Now I have installed Visual Studio 2013 ultimate,…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Testing app in real windows phone 8

                                        I develop an app and i want to see it how it works in my WP8. I put it on my SD card and i can not install it over Store app.

                                        So my idea is to do something and let us install and test our app on our phones. You can do this by embeding our WP8 profile into the app, just for testing in order to forbid installing it on opther phones. I hope yopu can get this info about our phone over the Microsoft account which is used in our phone.

                                        For example i am loged in…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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