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  1. VS should have both environment i.e. user can have multiple projects in single solution or user can have only one project in single solution

    Visual studio can support multiple projects in single solution. It can be done through many ways like 'Add new Project', 'Open Solution' options or through Project Template.

    I have disable all the options except Project Template. When one project is loaded and we are going to create a new project then we can support multiple projects through template (Through 'Solution' option Combo box)

    So my request is VS should have both environment i.e. user can have multiple projects in single solution or user can have only one project in single solution.

    Please think on this issue.

    Thanks.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • The debug webserver IIS express does not handle hostnames other than localhost

      When we debug our web applications, we use hostnames like foobar.ourcompany.lan. Our web application picks entries in the database using the hostname as key. (Our dns is setup to resolve any address that ends with .lan as 127.0.0.1). With the new debug webserver of vs 2013, this has became impossible and we are stuck using vs 2012. Please, understand that we do not want to access the debug webserver remotely in any way.

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      • Extensions should not be divided into installed/online etc

        The extensions manager is a bit of a hassle. When I search for an extension, I always pick the wrong category. Remove the left panel altogether and make the dialog simplier. Let the user know which search hit that represent an installed plugin or not. And remove the progress indicator saying "retrieving information". It is only annoying.

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        • Print margin not as plugin

          Print margin should be included in the default features of visual studio and not a plugin. It is a core feature in every other IDE. It would be nice if people actually got aware of the fact that shorter lines are easier to read.

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          • Export settings default filename candidate

            When I export my settings, I would like to have the settings specified with /ResetSettings as default (if vs was invoked like that)

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            • Matrix control support pagination method for columns/rows.

              eg. every 4 columns * 5 rows per page. At the same time allow adding multiple title/header rows for the matrix. They are more usefull when there are more then 2 dimensions in the matrix. we can promote one of the row filed dimension info to the title/header level to explain some common information for the column fields and repeat the header dimension info on each paginated page.

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                0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the ability to paste meme photos directly into source code files

                Feature would be particularly useful for mocking existing code. Good examples might be:
                Dr. Evil with the caption "Throw us a freakin' bone here. Need the info!"
                or perhaps Batman Slapping Robin with any number of captions,
                Bill Lumbergh with caption, "If you could stop doing this, that would be greattttttt...,"
                Fat Kid Running meme photo with caption "Oh no! [insert name] made a check-in!" etc. I could go on and on.

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • make the program friendly.

                    You need to make the downloading less complicated and make it easier to catalog the pictures so they will be easier to find. I suggest the user have a pop down menu where they can create category names to storage the pictures so they can easily located. Don't make it completed...

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • C++ Edit and Continue in the new debug engine

                      New data viewing enhancements in the debugger introduced in Visual C++ 2012 are great but they do not work while Edit and Continue is turned on for native code. This is a problem, Edit and Continue is a feature used by many developers. Just look here: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2037667-x64-edit-and-continue . You even disabled EaC for native code by default to make the enhanced visualizers on by default so it has to be turned on manually. This is a big regression, it should be fixed.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support for BigInteger literals in C#

                        It would be great if C# supported integer literals of type System.Numerics.BigInteger, similar to how F# does. For example:

                        var test = 7i; //Test is a BigInteger

                        This would be very helpful in arithmetic expressions that go beyond what we can normally do, such as `1i << 64 | 4i << 96` instead of `new BigInteger(1) << 64 | new BigInteger(4) << 96`.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SSIS and versions of VS

                          Newer versions of VS should have support for SSIS with backwards compatible for older versions of SQL. I should not have to have 3 versions of VS running on my PC just so I can maintain various SSIS projects. SSIS solutions should be handled like solutions with different .net. You should be able to open any SSIS solution and go to project properties and specify the SQL version the packages are compatible for. It should be as simple as changing a web applications .net version.

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                            1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bookmarks table -> add column for method name where line of code is located

                            Add a column to the bookmarks table that displays the method name where the line of code bookmarked is located.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add expand all/collapse all to sprint board view in Visual Studio Online

                              Can you please add expand all/collapse all links/buttons to the sprint board view in Visual Studio Online.
                              Similar to what you already have in the backlog view.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Systematic Approach to MS SQL Server Database Recovery Process

                                  The DBA Needs to follow different approach to manage secure and protect their SQL Server database. The generalization of the whole process is elaborated to Check, Repair and Restore the MS SQL data.

                                  Database Integrity check: The MS SQL Server’s stored procedure “DatabaseIntegrityCheck” should be performed on regular interval of time to check database corruption issues. To check the database integrity of all users, executive the following code:

                                  EXECUTE dbo.DatabaseIntegrityCheck
                                  @Databases = 'USER_DATABASES',
                                  @CheckCommands = 'CHECKDB'

                                  Backup Planning: Use DatabaseBackup stored procedure for the purpose of backing up your database securely to the desired location. The following method will create…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Service Bus activities

                                    I'd like the possibility to have workflow services interact with ServiceBus (on Azure or on-premise).
                                    I'd like to be able to manage queues and topics, to add subscriptions and rules but, most important, to be able to send and receive messages.
                                    Send and receive activities should induce the workflow idle, so that workflows are off the memory while waiting for messages.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide an easier way to navigate between work item

                                      It would be helpful if user could just right click on work item and open in new tab.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the refactor preview reference changes dialog remember its size and have a better default size

                                        The refactor preview window default size is too small to be much use, and although it's resizable it doesn't remember its size, which means you have to resize it each time you use it. :(

                                        https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/795251/refactor-preview-reference-changes-dialog-needs-to-remember-its-size-and-have-a-better-default-size

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Desktop Apps In Windows Store

                                          I was told my application cannot be in the Windows Store because it is a Desktop App, not a Windows Store App.

                                          Windows Store Apps cannot access the file system or the registry, so you must write code in a sand box so I cannot publish my app to the Windows App Store because it is too useful of an app and would make the others look bad is all I can figure.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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