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  1. Add to entity framework model create/update wizard options - what properties to add, and what does not.

    Now if one table has foreign key to another table and we want to add both of them to entity data model, relation will be added automatically and after both entities in C# will has navigation property.

    Add to entity framework model create/update wizard options - what properties to add, and what does not. Now it's quite hard delete navigation property if I didn't need them in my code. I can do it manually but it doesn't help me when I will update the model.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add an option to make the quick find dialog box and the search string persist when switching windows.

      If I type in a search string, I want to be able to switch to another window to continue the search without having to hit CTRL-F again and type in the search term again. It used to work this way.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Always auto-execute query on column sorting.

        If you disable query auto-execution as Beth Massi suggests at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bethmassi/archive/2012/05/29/lightswitch-tips-amp-tricks-on-query-performance.aspx
        you lose the convenience of sorting grid columns. If you wish to sort on some column you have to first click on its head, and then refresh the screen. As far as I know, there is no such an event like grid_sort() exposed where you could programmatically refresh the screen.

        If “Auto Execute Query” property is disabled and you click the sortable column head, refresh automatically i.e. “auto-execute” the query!

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          1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatically close build failed work item when build is fixed

          If failed build is fixed in later commit, work item created due to failure should be automatically associated with this commit and closed.

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          • Include Windows SDK on Visual Studio Online Hosted Build Controller

            The Visual Studio Online Hosted Build Controller (also called the hosted build server) has dependencies needed for many types of builds, including SDKs for Windows Phone and Azure. However, it has nothing for targeting Windows itself.

            Please add the latest Windows SDK (currently Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8.1).

            References:

            Hosted build controller overview: http://www.visualstudio.com/get-started/hosted-build-controller-vs

            Software on hosted build controller: http://listofsoftwareontfshostedbuildserver.azurewebsites.net/

            Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8.1: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/bg162891.aspx

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            • Provide pure HTML5/CSS3/JS project template

              No References
              No Propertities
              No Web.config
              No buiilding at all

              20 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • to freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done)

                freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done) like whats is done in the backlog screen and query screens.

                23 votes
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                • Rest API - Ability to show work items associated with a GIT commit

                  Currently there is no way to get the work items associated with a GIT commit through the API.

                  The API for TFVC has this ability through the 'includeworkitems' query string parameter and this same extension point could be used on GIT commits to bring feature parity in this area.

                  This is available for Team Foundation Version Control through Changesets and should be made available for GIT.

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                  • Auto try syntax

                    To simplified try catch. I want to propose to change syntax, to remove try keyword and use only catch and finally

                    by default it should be just this

                    ////Equivalenceto have try here
                    {
                    ////dowork
                    }
                    catch(e) { ////handle }

                    but more than that It should be able to used on any kind of bracket under method declaration

                    like this

                    void Foo()
                    {
                    ////dowork
                    }
                    catch(e) { //handle }

                    will equivalence to

                    void Foo()
                    {
                    try { ////dowork }
                    catch(e) { //handle }
                    }

                    same go for using and conditional keyword. Using catch after bracket will compile code to have try…

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please provide alerting on "Custom Events"

                      We have the ability to write custom events (like Timed Event) to Application Insights but their is no alerting functionality.

                      If a timed event takes more than a given about of time, or on average is above a certain time I would like to be able to send out an Alert.

                      For example a "purchase" request should complete within 30 seconds, if it takes longer I would like to an alert.

                      Also, it is confusing to have 3 places in the menu with the label "Events" but Timed events only show up under Usage -> Features -> Events but not…

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                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fail with correct cannot find asembly compile message

                        Fail with a correct message when a referenced assembly is from a newer .NET framework version. VS produces a 'cannot find assembly or reference' compile error when a solution has project A compiled against .NET 4.0 and project B compiled against .NET 4.5 where the .NET 4.0 project references a .net 4.5 project.

                        The compiler should produce a message 'Cannot load referenced assembly ABC.DLL used by project A. Cannot load a .NET DLL with a version newer than the project being built.

                        VS should be able to identify this as an invalid reference.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve Debugging Experience for TypeScript and JavaScript

                          The debugging experience for TypeScript and JavaScript NEEDS to be way better.

                          The experience available in IE F12 or WebKit dev tools should (in parts) be replicated within VS: things such as the console, and device emulation.

                          The way things are in NodeJs Tools for VS, are much better than what we have for ASP.Net and TS/JS debugging, which is a little sad :(

                          27 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add more options in VS search dialog

                              options like
                              * "search in strings only" / "not in strings"
                              * "search in comments only" / "not in comments

                              24 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Expand Generic Constraints for WCF Abstractions

                                Expand Generic Constraints to:

                                Complex where statement like:

                                * Generic type must be a Interface

                                * Generic type must be a Interface with specific attribute(s) (like [Serializable] or [DataContract])

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

                                    Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

                                    13 votes
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                                    • Include Visal Basic on .NET Native

                                      Please do not forget Visual Basic when making .NET Native! C# being the most popular language on Windows Store doesn't mean we must be forgotten. :(

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Refernce to All Project in Solution

                                        When adding a reference to a project, It would be nice to have a feature "Add Reference to All Projects in Solution", or be able to select multiple projects within a solution to add that reference to.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Limit the number of opened files in the editor

                                          I rarely work with more than 5 files simultaneously. Within few hours of launching visual studio, things start to get messy with tens of files opened . It would be very nice if I can limit the number of opened tabs to 5 and whenever I open a new file, it gets loaded at the least used tab .

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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