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  1. provide code highlighting function in the UI to help developers to understand other developer's code easier

    A function in the visual studio UI to give special highlight, bold and color to all the code:

    1.- bold and color the begining and end of blocks (each block will have a different color, so the developer will be able to distinguish each block..
    2.- highlight functions and methods depending on the returning value
    3.-different highlight to functions and code that will be returning information to the user

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it possible to read/write the team capacity with the TFS api

      Make it possible to read/write the team capacity with the TFS api.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve the time it takes to display big unit test trace output

          If you run a test that creates a lot of trace output (more than 10000 lines) and then click the 'output' link-button, visual studio freezes for a while and then shows the output in a window that does not allow selecting fragments of the output.

          It would be better if the trace output was displayed as fast and with all the features as we get in the regular text editor.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • resize visual studio window correctly when the resolution changes

            From time to time it's useful to change the screen resolution (working in a VM, switching monitors from work to home, etc. VS does not resize when maximised and the underlying OS resolution changes.

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            • Add data insert support by tables in sql server database project

              In a sql server database project, I can create tables visually.

              It would be great to have the possibility to create a file, linked to a table file (for the structure), where we can insert some default values that will be inserted when we publish the project.

              It could be a csv file, but with the ability to visualise it as an excel grid

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                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • configure default solution at solution level

                When you have a solution that has libraries that use a specific version of the framework, it's important that all the projects are aligned with the specific versions, and sometimes happens that following the Runtime version proposed by the wizard you create a project not aligned.
                The problems is that, especially with mvc application and/or entity framework, changing the version of the framework in the project properties doesn’t solve (problems with edmx files, namespaces in entity framework, and versions of the libraries in the nugget packages ).
                This is especially true when you have to downgrade the framework version, and…

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • One .NET Framework for One Microsoft

                  Proposal is to create a “One Framework” project at Microsoft to encompass both technology development and a consistent message for customer engagement. A developer should be able to fire up Visual Studio and use C# and Xaml to target Windows Desktop, Windows Store Apps, and Xbox One along with a cloud deployed “click once” option to all these targets. There should be clear guidance that all of these will be both supported and enhanced for a long time to come. It would be a nice extra to have a fully supported by Microsoft targeting of C# to Android and IOS…

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                    26 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Why don´t includes MS Small Basic ( is into .NET) as another language, certifications, etc as VB and C# ?

                    MS Small Basic is an excellent language
                    inspired by our old Basic
                    I trained with him young people from 16/17 years in the secondary
                    It allows to understand the basics of programming, certanly
                    In addition with a simple function
                    is migrated (graduate) to VB.NET ( why not to C# or another?)
                    It allows the student concentrate on the problem to solve
                    without complicated with motley syntax
                    and greatly improves reasoning ability of a young people
                    which may be, after school, a public accountant or an engineer, who know?
                    Not necessarily they will be professional programmers
                    And finally S.B. is being…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TextServiceFrameworkのサポートを追加してほしい

                      カスタムコントロールを作る際、TextInputProcesserのサポートが必要になることがあります(日本では漢字を入力すると同時にふりがなを同時に表示することが要件になっていることがあります。テキストコントロールでは足りないのでエディターコンポーネントを作るといった時にも必要になります)
                      .NETでもCOM Interlopを使えばできますが、SDKが変わるごとにそれをするのは非常に手間がかかります。何より非生産的です
                      WinRTおよびWPF環境下でTextServiceFrameworkに対応できるようなクラスやインターフェイスがほしいです

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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Build fails if picking anything other than 1st GIT repository in the build job definition

                        I can create a build job (and run it succesfully) on the first git repository on our TFS service. When we add another repository and create a new build job which points to the new repository (in the Source Settings area), it fails because the path it is using to locate the repository is wrong.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Align web access work item linking dialog with VS linking dialog

                          Hi, I haven't noticed this limitation before in web access 2012.2 (yes i'm still on .2) but earlier today I wanted to use built in functionality to resolve a user request, the user wanted to link work items in the quickest way but did not have/need or want team explorer installed on their machine preferring to manage their work items purely using web access. The web access dialog for linking work items does not currently have the capability to browse for work items (for example by reusing an existing query). I did not realize that this functionality differs between the…

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                          • config file duplicate keys - show as warning

                            if you have duplicate appSettings keys (same key name) or other duplication within the same config file, visual studio should flag it as a warning or error.

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                            • Right-Click->Set as Startup Project/Page move to top of list

                              Right-Click->Set as Startup Project/Page move to top of list

                              The right-click list menu is constantly changing the position where common menu options are located. It makes quickly finding them a real pain. Startup Project/Page should be always at top or do something to make it easier to find

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                              • Add support for Silverlight in MEF Portable

                                Add support for Silverlight in MEF Portable

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                                • Allow the user to delete the outlining margin when outlining is disabled

                                  When outlining is disabled in VS2012, it leaves the outlining margin. This makes is look as if I've indented all of my code by one space (see attachment). It would be great if you could remove the outlining margin (like you could in VS2005) or at least be able to change it to a different color so that it doesn't match the background color of the text editor.

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                                  • Include Dynamic LINQ Library part of System.LINQ

                                    Currently Dynamic LINQ Library is not part of System. LINQ, It is Open Soucce Library released from MS. Please add this library part of .NET Framework for building dynamic queries in LINQ.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add shortcut to quickly open / close CodeLens function

                                      In Visual Studio 2013 Preview,
                                      CodeLens function is very powerful, but when we want to close or open it ... set step is too much. ( see Q&A : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dn269218(v=vs.120).aspx )

                                      Add a shortcut, when we need it just "click (shortcut)" and show it, when we close is same.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Haskell.

                                          Get Simon Peyton-Jones to bring GHC into VS2014, and make Haskell a real MS option.
                                          Make the type system pluggable to .NET.

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