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  1. There should be a built-in code converter for all languages supported by Visual Studio.

    There should be a built-in code converter for all languages supported by Visual Studio.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • give options to make it easier to close open tabs with mouse

      This is in regards to the "X" you can click to close a code window in VS 2013. The standard setup for the tab at the top of the code window is:

      filename | pin icon | X

      On the one hand, I appreciate the convention of this setup, but on the other, I find this irksome when I have multiple code windows open and I want to close them by clicking on the X. What happens is that because filenames do not have the same character length, the tabs at the top do not have the same length, and…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • I need to get Alert to my inbox if my Approver has made any changed in my specific Queue.

          My Necessity.
          I need to check my change request queue for every 30 min, Did my manger has approved the task. Instead of this procedure. I need to get Alert to my inbox if my Approver has made any changed in my specific Queue.
          Problem I am facing , unable to get field name as show in TFS in Alert window to write my Query.
          Please suggest and revert if any more information is needed or if my Qestion is not unberstadable.

          I do work with RDTasks in the part of my day to day operations when any RDTask has…

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          • Please Please Please add back "asp.net configuration tool"

            Please Please Please add back "asp.net configuration tool"

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • RegularExpression in SearchProperties

                Hi!

                I write an example which shows what i mean.
                I would like to find a window which has got a title with dynamic content.
                For example the next titles are the possible cases:
                1. "AAAAAAAA This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end"
                2. "BBBBBBBB This is a window title WSDWSDWSD and this is the end too"
                3. "CCCCCCCC This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end or not"
                4. "........ This is a window title ASDASDASD"

                I would like to find the 2. title.
                If i could use regex, i use the…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow access to parsed project file info in order to have VC++/VS run analysis applications

                  I'm developing an application used for source code analysis. The application was originally written under Linux to be invoked as a make target, and therefore accepts command line arguments in the common Unix/Linux format, e.g. -I./include -DMYDEFINE -w etc. The input source code my application is to analyze is written for Windows and I have access to the project files used to build it. The client code base is large with very long compiler argument lists. It would be very tedious and error-prone to generate command lines manually, and I'd rather not have to write my own a parser for…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve SQL Azure support within VS2013

                    I've setup a Cloud Service and can see that just fine via the Azure tools within VS2013. Same goes for storage and websites. They all show just fine, but my SQL Azure databases do not show up. I am able to add them manually via "data connections", so the firewall is setup appropriately, but eh Azure tools do not see them.

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support cleaner TFS URLs

                      If I have a space in my project name I get a URL like http://myserver/tfs/Collection/My%20Project

                      I would love it if TFS would replace spaces with a URL friendly character like "-" or just remove the spaces.

                      Alternatively, if I could specify the URL part of the project or collection name in addition to the title that would be acceptable too. Hence:
                      Name: My Project
                      URL Stub: my-project/MyProject/My%20Project/My_Project/etc.

                      One last note. This isn't purely cosmetic. In some cases having a character like "%" in the URL can have unexpected results when working with other systems. See http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/TW-18726 for an example.

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                      • Manage code reviews from Team Web Access

                        It would be great if developers can create/edit/delete code reviews from Team Web Access. I think this is very helpful cross-platform integration.
                        For example, a native iOS developer doesn't need to have VS installed.

                        Thanks!

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                        • Scroll bar

                          May I ask whose bright idea it was to make the slider on the scroll bar almost invisible to the naked eye, until you hover a mouse over it? Whosever idea it was, you might want to go back to making it visible.

                          Old fashioned, I know.

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • dataset big bound data, in 32 bits application crash. I suggest a dataset that works in disk as mdf by a propierty

                            dataset big bound data, in 32 bits application crash (more than 1.3 gb). I suggest a dataset that works in disk an not in memory, like a mdf with a propierty

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable building and running of a single source code file

                              I compete on algorithmic competitions website called TopCoder. I have a plugin that creates .cs file when I open a problem on TopCoder. It's a daunting task to load this .cs file in VS and start solving the problem. The real issue is that solving a problem is timed, so if I loose 2min creating a project and adding a single file to the project, I loose points.

                              Not to mention that there are three problems (each with own Main function) and it's impossible in VS to test all three problems within a single project.

                              Also, it would be great…

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create search field in uml model explorer.

                                We have 1000 classes in a uml model. It's extremely hard to find class or something else by name. Please add search box like in solution explorer for example

                                Also it search box is important when we wanna associate method parameter with a type. Scrolling during 5 minutes fore each method is slow.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please provide a way to access methods of third-party controls (such as those of Infragistics) in Coded - UI.

                                  We are working on automating tests for testing a large and complex WPF application with Infragistics controls. We are unable to access the methods of Infragistics controls using Coded UI. However, this is possible in QTP. For example, in QTP, it is possible to get the Row Count and Column Count using the methods GetRowCount() and GetColumnCount() respectively. However, these methods don't seem to work with the Infragistics grid in Coded - UI. Also, there is no way to get the names of columns (which is important for validating them in our test cases) or navigate to a particular cell…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • WebML Diagram to visualize the html app architecture ,

                                    In Big Application Usally developers get lost in code base , it would be nice if there is an webML notation diagram , to visualize the app and connection between screens , .
                                    this make lightswitch more productive for enterprise development , so new developer can easily grasp the application architecture and work on codebase(brownfield app).

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The idea: "Visual Basic".

                                      Summary: Bring back an Independent VB IDE, capable to create all kind of applications and solutions. Mobile, WinRT, WinForms, Web, Installers, images and other media files, help files, reports and charts. Capable to do it by using WebForms, Web MVC/Razor, Silverlight (not just Lightswitch but Silverlight really), and WPF of course. And if Microsoft can do it, OS multiplatform. This time, the IDE must be purely for the VB language.

                                      BASIC as a programming language is not "just for kids", as is often read in forums and sometimes hear from other programmers. This is a high-level language, easy understanding and…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add NotifyPropertyChanged attribute (or keyword) to properties declared as auto-implemented properties

                                        I absolutely love using auto-implemented properties and the removal of the need to declare a backing variable.

                                        Public Property MyProperty As String

                                        However, for classes that implement INotifyPropertyChanged, I can't use auto-implemented properties, and instead have to write the more verbose:

                                        Private _myProperty As String
                                        Public Property MyProperty As String
                                        Get
                                        Return _myProperty
                                        End Get
                                        Set(value As String)
                                        _myProperty = value
                                        RaiseEvent PropertyChanged(Me, New PropertyChangedEventArgs("MyProperty"))
                                        End Set
                                        End Property

                                        Multiply this by a few dozen properties, and this gets a little tedious (even with code snippets), much too verbose to read, and increases the surface area for typo bugs.

                                        I…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add search and save to file capability to XML Visualizer

                                          The debugger has a great feature with the string visualizers. I love the XML visualizer as we create a lot of exchange data as XML.

                                          Adding a search capability to the XML Visualizer dialog would be awesome. Right-click menu entry or another button where the "Close" and "Help" buttons would suit me just fine.

                                          And adding a "Save" to file capability to the XML Visualizer - priceless.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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