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  1. UI navigation/relation map in LS HTML

    As a developer I want to see UI navigation/relation map in LS HTML, so that I can identify screen dependencies and orphaned screens.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Install and uninstall ClickOnce applications silently

      Just what the title says. I would like to be able to Install and uninstall ClickOnce applications silently, there is many people trying to do that, just do a quick search over the internet and you will see.

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow special character in path

        Special Character in path cause malfunctioning of application. please fix it and allow special character too to be use as a path.

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          1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a list of recent related work items in the pending changes window

          Since I usually do a few commits per work item, I think it would be helpful if I could easily attach my check-in to the last work item I used. Right now, I have to remember the work item ID while I work on it, but a list of the few last work items would help a lot.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Code review window diff window should show indicators in the sidebar corresponding to code review comments

            Just like the enhanced scroll bar shows little dots corresponding to the locations of breakpoints, bookmarks, errors, etc., it would be nice if the diff map sidebar* in a code review window had dots corresponding to the locations of code review comments.

            This would make it easier to navigate through a code review using the sidebar instead of having to switch back to Team Explorer's Code Review pane.

            * Diff map sidebar: that thing on the right side of the diff window that shows the locations of changes

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support VS deployment by the secure FTP (explicit TLS) supported by IIS8

              VS needs a way to be able to deploy Windows Services and Windows Applications as easily and you can Web Deploy a website.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Pending Changes to Exclude Changes by default as an option.

                When you have a lot of detected changes, they get included in the Included Changes tree. Those changes are temporary files or intermediate files so I don't really want them. But often I need to Exclude each folder that I don't really need.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide subscription based pricing model for Visual Studio

                  Much like office365 provides a subscription based pricing model that includes Office desktop apps in certain plans, I'd like to see the same for Visual Studio under the visualstudio.com / Team Foundation Services umbrella.

                  Rather than paying one larger, one-time per release I'd prefer a monthly fee (e.g. 29 for pro, 49 for premium, 69 for ultimate, add 10 to pro and premium if test functionality is needed etc).

                  This would allow me as a customer to stay up to date with Visual Studio versions but also make the expense more attractive tax wise.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow var declaration outside of code blocks

                    I find myself declaring and initializing class fields like below:

                    Dictionary<string, Stream> sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>();

                    but I can't do there

                    var class_sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>(); //FAILS: says the type or namespace 'var' could not be found

                    to avoid typing the "Dictionary<string, Stream>" type twice

                    Instead for local fields inside a code block I can use the new "var" syntax

                    public SoundManager(){
                    Dictionary<string, Stream> sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>();

                    var local_sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>();
                    }

                    So my suggestion is that in the example above, one should be able to define class_sounds like they do with local_sounds, just…

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support for low level .NET debugging in Visual Studio much like you can via WinDBG and SOS. Plus see object lifetimes, finalizer queues

                      Add support for low level .NET debugging in Visual Studio much like you can via WinDBG and SOS. Plus see object lifetimes, finalizer queues and so much more. I would also like to be able to more easily find problems with Pinvoke calls which now are almost impossible to find. Better still how about provide a mechanism to see if object data is being damaged accidentially by an unsafe routine.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

                          Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring icon sets to visual studio

                            I personally love the clean metro look of the 2012 dark theme and would hate to see that lost under a sea of angry voices - so why not keep everyone happy and just have the icons swappable as sets?

                            Its obvious people are passionate about their own ide look and feels so provide the ease and flexibility of a variety of more granular themes.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve Intellitrace performance

                                Intellitrace is a nice tool for debugging, but it becomes painful to debug when there are multiple events, for instance, breaking just after a thousand of SQL ADO NET events freezes the IDE.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio Windows RT capable

                                  Whi the the Windows RT capable VS version doesn't exist?
                                  i thik that is a problem because now the people who had Windows RT can't develope any application fo this problem.

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                                  • Provide Badges API for Desktop Apps

                                    Badges should displayed on taskbar http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/343079/Badges-for-Windows-7 and on Windows 8 Start Menu

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Run custom javascript function after validation

                                      It is useful in certain situations to be able to run my own javascript function after validation occurred.
                                      A real world example I stumbled upon now is this: if a validator fails, I need to clear the form from all the values, I don't think I can currently do this client-side, can I?

                                      It would be very simple: a new property in the validator markup called AfterValidationFunction (or whatever) where I will write the function name, and the function would have the validator referenced in the signature, so it can access its "isvalid" property (I do not have code beside…

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                                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • ASP.NET Debugging, Break & Step Into (F11) To Continue

                                        When you are debugging a windows forms application, you can break (pause) application in any time and press F11 (step into) to resume running. So then if you do anything on UI that handled in code, automatically break first line in code effected with your action without breakpoints. By this way you don't need to know which line you must should put the breakpoint.

                                        Unfortunately this trick don't work in ASP.NET debugging. I wonder this is possible for ASP.NET debugging too?

                                        Thanks,

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                                          2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • do...returning block

                                          Create a new block structure called do..returning. Works like a using() block.

                                          The purpose of the block is to intercept the return value of a method and do something with it (even change it) before actually returning.

                                          For example:

                                          do
                                          {
                                          // get x from somwhere

                                          if (x == 1)
                                          return "One";
                                          else if (x == 2)
                                          return "Two";
                                          else if (x == 3)
                                          return "Three";
                                          else
                                          return x * 10;

                                          }
                                          returning (string x)
                                          {
                                          return "X is " + x;
                                          }
                                          returning (int x)
                                          {
                                          return "X is " + x;
                                          }
                                          returning (object x)
                                          {
                                          return "something…

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