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  1. Show a smart tag when writing 'await' in a method without an 'async' modifier

    If you write 'await' in a C# method without an 'async' modifier,
    wouldn't it be nice if a smart tag appeared (like when writing a class name whose namespace you haven't added a using clause for), so that you could just press Ctrl+. and Enter to automatically have Visual Studio add the async keyword to the method and change its return type to Task (for void methods) or Task<T> (for methods returning T)?

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • save text files with the newline convention present in the file when opened

      The Visual Studio text file editor has an "advanced save" option that allows me to choose a particular format to save to, every time I save a file.
      However, 99% of the time, the right thing to do is to save the file using whatever convention was present when the file was originally opened. Thus, if I open a file with LF-style line termination, new lines I add should be terminated with LF, and the file should be saved as LF-terminated. If I open a file with CRLF convention, new lines I *** should be terminated with CRLF, and it…

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        4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show unit test coverage through code lenses on the whole method hierarchy

        Currently the code lense only shows the top method that's directly referenced from a unit test.

        Please extend this to the whole method hierarchy.

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        • Add code lense for code coverage per method

          Code lenses now show the unit tests that go through a method. A nice addition would be the amount of code coverage for that specific method.
          When clicking on the code coverage lense, the code colorization is used to show the coverage for the method.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 'Pending Changes Filter' feature should work with other source controls like P4V

              Currently 'Pending Changes Filter' feature of solution explorer works only with TFS.
              However, it should work with other source controls like P4V (P4VS Extension), SVN.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I would like the Data entity designer to allow for a two or three character table identifier prefix.

                You would define the prefix as a property of the entity and the prefix would be stamped in front of all fields in the table including the ID field.

                This would be optional for those of use who use standards when we design SQL databases and is common in many DB modelling tools like Visio for Enterprise Architects for example. This is from the help reference:

                Prefix and suffix options

                You can select prefix and suffix options for columns and tables.

                When you map a conceptual database model to a logical database model, the Visio program adds prefixes and suffixes…

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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Alt-Home and Alt-End to shift a block-editing selection to the beginning or end of the selected lines.

                  When editing multiple lines of text with Alt-Shift, the user should be able to move the selection cursor to the ends or beginnings of the text on each line with something like Alt-Home and Alt-End. That way, the user could add or remove text from the beginning or end of every selected line simultaneously.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS should be able to create dynamic build controllers on Azure and then shut them down.

                    As a developer

                    I want TFS to dynamically instantiate build controllers in Azure from a custom vm

                    So that I can spin up a new build controller, run parallel builds and then shut the build controller vms down so that I only pay for the vms on Azure when I'm actually using them.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide the ability to customise the colour of tiles that appear in the TFS homepage.

                        Provide the ability to customise the colour of tiles that appear in the TFS homepage. E.g. All queries relating to bugs may be coloured red whilst requirements are green.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Edit files directly in Find in Files Results Window

                          New in VS2012 is preview mode when clicking on a line in the find results window. This is all good but it'd be great if you could edit those files directly in the results window.

                          Take this scenario for instance, you want to find and replace some paths in your project. You perform a find in files, and replace them straight in the results window, without having to open 50 separate files...

                          This also beats the Replace in Files option since you could still implement undo in there. When enabling undo in Replace in Files, it keeps all those files…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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