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  1. Simplify Remote Debugging and make it Just Work

    Lots of people don't even know this feature exists at all, due to the sheer complexity of setting it up - and people on the "remote side" often have no knowledge of VS whatsoever, they *requested support*, after all.

    1. Make a step-by-step guide in MSDN, plain and simple, for domain, workgroup, and "completely different PCs" scenarios.
    2. Make it work using plain HTTP(S) when computers are in disjoint networks, with intermediate server on the Internet.
    3. Make it possible to create a remote debugging offer from the "App Crash" dialog with *one click*.

    In general, it should be experience…

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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide option to turn off "Source Control - Team Foundation" Output Window messages

      I find that these messages provide little value, to me at least, and are constantly interrupting my workflow whenever I take action on files that are automatically checked-out.

      I use two monitors, and have all tool windows on the second monitor maximized so that my primary monitor only displays the code page. When I am executing an activity in Solution Explorer, for example, that causes automatic TFS checkout of a file that is the focus of my attention, I am switched away from Solution Explorer to the Output Window showing output from "Source Control - Team Foundation". Honestly I don't…

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        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Extension SDK Tooling

        VS Extension SDKs are a great way of packaging up components, specially with company internal components, native DLLs and also closed sourced (read: paid and/or licensed) SDKs.

        They also add a great benefit of consumers of the Extension SDK to easily "Add Reference..." within the VS IDE, making it simple to add these package references, no matter the project type.

        1.) It's unfortunate that Extension SDKs have to be created by hand and is very error prone and tedious. It would be very helpful to automatically package up Extension SDKs within a GUI in the IDE.

        2.) Also, creating these…

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          7 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • GeoCoordinate class included in Portable Class Library

          Seems like a natural fit. The title really says it all.

          20 votes
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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to delay verification of synchronization between model and source files.

            Hi,
            Each time I open my database project, Visual studio runs a heavy process of verification of synchronization between model and source files.

            Message in status bar says "Verifying your model is synchronized with your source files. Your database projects will be ready after XXXX operations are competed"

            If we can have an option to delay this at build time, this can improve resource utilization on developer machine.

            As, I have around 15k files in DB project this process takes a long time.

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              1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Interface vs 2013 with animation is slower than it was in vs 2012, it'll be more better without animation.

              Interface vs2013 with animation is slower than it was in vs2012, it'll be more better without animation.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make it more apparent there are other language forums.

                It is very frustrating when trying to answer a question from a person in another country who is obviously using a machine to translate. Coding problems are often difficult to describe in the native language, and its apparent that machine translation just butchers them more.

                Can't we try to direct non-english speakers to a non-english forum where they can get non-english support?

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Automatically Add Parentheses  and a Semicolon to a Selected Intellisense Method.

                  I wonder how many times developers had to type Parentheses  and Semicolon after selecting a simple Method from Intellisense: for example, foo.ToString();
                  Having to type parentheses  and semicolons all the time, especially for Methods that accept no parameters, is a huge waste of time.
                  Right now a Tab key selects the method with no Parentheses  or Semicolon, so I would suggest Tab Tab or other key combination that could give the developer the freedom to complete the sentence period.

                  11 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • extend aync/await to sequence of tasks

                    Async/await should be extended to a sequence of tasks just like Task.WaitAny and Task.WaitAll work in TPL.
                    The new expressions would look like:
                    awaitAny IEnumerable<Task> tasks
                    and awaitAll Task[] tasks
                    It should work in a similar way for vb.net too

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Report dynamic Desginer like Fastreport very very very critical & useful

                      Report dynamic Desginer like Fastreport very very very critical & useful

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow multiple complete state mappings in TFS

                        In TFS 2012, you were able to map work item complete states (i.e. Product Backlog Items) to more than one state. Your velocity chart values would then be calculated from items that had reached the target complete state.

                        This allowed us to essentially say a PBI was complete from a development perspective when it had been passed over to QA (since for all intents and purposes that is true).

                        Now we have to map the complete state to Live only. Since we sometimes have sprints where items may not go live until the next sprint, this is really skewing our…

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                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Logging Issue with Multiple AgentScopes on same BuildAgent

                          I have a custom Build Process, wich does quite a large number of AgentScopes. The agents are detected by matching Tag, so it's possible that one agent is used multiple times.
                          The problem is: If the Agent is used the second time, the log from the first will be overridden (because its filename differs on the agentId).

                          May specify the filename in a other Way. Thank you!

                          12 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • How about having a (code behind) for SSRS reports.

                            I would like to be able to see all the expressions in a report at the same time. Would really speed up development time. Also bring intellisense to Report Bulder. Great job on that by the way.

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                              0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I suggest the error window displays template reference information in a tree view

                              When I get a template error in the log I should be able to see a nested view of where its referenced. What would be even more useful would be a right click option to show the first place in the stack of references that code included in the project is referenced.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • In Visual Studio online TFS show html in the queries instead of just a summary + html tags

                                It would be great to show html coded stuff in the query view. in the online TFS. That way we could better use TFS to track requirements such as use cases etc. Today the query only show some of the description and also all html tags.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I suggest that the error window presents errors in the order they appear in the build log.

                                  The error window is useless for c++ developers. The sorting options don't allow me to see the first error encountered by the compiler which is often causing many of the rest of errors I'm seeing.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • improve Import Excel ext so data can be updated instead of only new entries being created

                                    The Import Excel extension is too basic. It only imports new entries, meaning it will import duplicates. Please modify this so we have more options/control. It would be nice to Update entries that currently exist or add new entries if they do not exist.

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Keyboard shortcut to Expand the shared steps while executing manual test cases in MTM 2012

                                      I use MTM 2012 regularly for test execution. Generally, the test cases that I execute have several shared steps in it. So, it is little painful to expand each and every shared step using mouse and also this eats up the time if the test case contains more shared steps.

                                      So, if a keyboard shortcut key is implemented to expand the individual shared steps while executing the tests will be really helpful.

                                      Thanks,

                                      Inthiyaz

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                                        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Adding support for saving projects in a network directory

                                        Recent versions of VS cannot save projects in a network directory. Might be a good thing, cause I am working alot with network paths.

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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • runtime, 'go to define' can determine the implementation class

                                          interface ISome
                                          {
                                          void Test();
                                          }

                                          class MyClass1: ISome
                                          {
                                          public void Test()
                                          {
                                          Console.Write("MyClass1");
                                          }
                                          }

                                          class MyClass2 : ISome
                                          {
                                          public void Test()
                                          {
                                          Console.Write("MyClass2");
                                          }
                                          }

                                          class Test
                                          {
                                          public void Run()
                                          {
                                          ISome a = new MyClass1();
                                          ISome b = new MyClass2();
                                          //while runtime and break at here
                                          a.Test();//i want press 'F12' go to the define line of 'MyClass1.Test' not ISome
                                          b.Test();//i want press 'F12' go to the define line of 'MyClass2.Test' not ISome
                                          }
                                          }

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