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  1. Add a way to view the SQL generated in SSRS without having to go through the SQL Server Profiler

    At the moment it is an absolute pain to see how SSRS is generating SQL without going through SQL Server Profiler.

    This is particularly the case when you have a predicate such as '[ColumnName] in (@InParameter)' and the @InParameter is a multi-select list.

    The Dataset Designers are a great help but do not help when trying to debug Reports at runtime.

    What I propose is to include a Tab next to Design and Preview tabs that shows the TSQL that is generated as a result of the parameter selections.

    Or as an alternative allow the TSQL to be sent to…

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      0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add filtering to MEF Import attribute

      It would be very useful if MEF could filter which types it imports by either the ContractName, a metadata value or a new property on the ExportAttribute. This would be beneficial, for example, in the case where two executables are in the same directory with the dependent plugins (or are using the same plugin directory) but need differing implementations.

      e.g. (Assume matching against ContractName)

      [Import(typeof(IFoo), new [] { "New", "Old", "" })]
      public IFoo Foo { get; set; }

      This means: If you find an export with ContractName "New", use it; else if you find an export with ContractName "Old",…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a keyboard shortcut for Find All

        Currently the Find dialog has a shortcut for Find Next and Find Previous.

        I often use Find All and refer to the Find Results pane.

        Currently you must take your hands off the keyboard to access this command. I'm finding it wasteful to have to move a hand to a mouse and click twice to execute this command.

        Can you please set a default key binding for this command?

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Grouping of Files

            One of the most repeating tasks in anyone's workflow is opening up of files. For example working on a tiered project you may need to open [UserController, UserService, IUserService, UserRepository, IUserRepository] for a certain task.

            You can keep the few dozen or so files opened in pinned tabs, but this hurts VS performance and kind of defeats the purpose (open enough files and you may as well be mirroring the Solution Explorer)

            Ideally one would be able to select groups of files , give them a name and have those groups listed on the solution explorer. Once clicked they would…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please Open Dui70.dll API

              Please open Dui70.dll API, open official DirectUI, whether it is IE, or MSN massager uses DirectUI technology, DirectUI technology is C++ native only comparable WPF graphics application development technology,In the absence of providing support for C + + native Desktop for WPF's time, I hope Microsoft can open Dui70.dll official API interface

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Link RM aprove request to the Build in Web Access in TFS

                How my business user can approve a release without knowing what he is endorsing? It is essential that he is able to know which work items and changesets are being served by the release that he is endorsing. In this case, I see a way out, is to include a link in the approval that redirects to the build in Web Access.

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                  1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Trigger rollback blocks on user Rejects Validation Step

                  As the user guide says, Deploy and Validation Steps are actually a single step. In this case, I understand that, when the user rejects the Validation, Release should go again in Step Deploy but in Rollback mode.

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                    3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to Create Backlog Items Faster and in one step

                    Currently I'm still using VersionOne because creating backlog items is much faster and easier to manage. The first step in this direction for VSO is to allow creation of Backlog items without the three step process. Type in a "Title" click New. Double Click the Item, Edit the Description and Save.

                    On the first create of a Backlog item, allow description and some basic fields, so that items can be quickly added.

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                    • Please make a "beginner mode" Visual Studio for new programmers

                      When I was in high school, I downloaded Visual Studio and tried to learn C++ on it. However, I didn't get past all of the buttons, windows, and right-clicks needed to build a simple program, and I waited until college to learn how to write a simple program in Visual Studio. It would be incredibly helpful for new programmers to have a "beginner mode" that takes away most of the buttons that don't have much relevance to someone just starting to code. (Maybe ask if that's what the user wants in the initial setup box, where it asks what language…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please do work on Silverlight next version.

                        Please do work on Silverlight next version.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Data Compare Tables within the same database.

                          Please make the Data Comparison UI more flexible. I'd like to compare 2 tables, in the same database, but with different names. eg: dbo.MyTablePreTest vs dbo.MyTablePostTest

                          Also to compare 2 tables in different databases, with different names .

                          Use Case 1. Testing.
                          When tests only impact small tables in a big database. It is more efficient to copy the entire table prior to a test. Call it Table.Original.
                          Then run the test, Do the data comparison.
                          Then reset the test with a SQL Merge or Truncate/Insert.

                          This is especially valuable for SQL Azure as it doesn't support Cross Database joins.…

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                            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

                            when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

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                              2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Correct behavior when deleting a line with word wrap enabled

                              When word wrap is enabled, if you use CTRL+X to delete a line that spans more than one on screen line, and your cursor is positioned on the first on screen line, it removes the first on screen line but leaves subsequent parts of the line and moves them up to the end of the previous line to the one deleted. This does not seem right. Deleting a line should delete the entire line even if it spans multiple on screen lines when word wrap is enabled.

                              If word wrap is not enabled the same action deletes the line as…

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                                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable TFS compare option for a project file in Solution explorer

                                In Visual Studio solution explorer it is possible to compare a checked out with its checked in version. Unfortunately this option is not available for a project file.
                                The project file comparison, in fact, is implemented, e.g. when you need to resolve merging issue.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Pin option on Quick Launch results

                                  Adding new stuff to the menus is a pain, was better in VS2008 but still a pain.

                                  Love the Quick Launch. Love that its now coming to other MS products (Office).

                                  So how about a simple pin-it button next to each item in the Quick Launch results so we can pin things we use a lot. Easy win.

                                  So I can type 'toggle' and locate Toggle Outlining Expansion and pin a button up there for future uses.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the LabelWorkspace and LabelSources activities work with the Git Source provider

                                    It would be nice to be able to Tag the Git sources with the build number when a build has been successful - this would help traceability in the case where the build number has been used to version the assemblies and other build artefacts - allowing for instance a deployed assembly to be traced to the source that was used to build it

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                                    • Visual Cortana

                                      Technology is growing like anything. I wish to have a great feature in coming versions of visual studio. Idea is to transform user created algorithm to .Net code. Just like the control drag and drop. The system needs to be so intelligent in transforming the user idea.

                                      A feature like the Cortana in windows 8.1. When user asks for something cortana brings the desired results.

                                      Secondly I would like to have a touch version of visual studio. So that this version can be used in Windows hybrid desktop/laptop models.

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow creation of new PBIs and bugs from anywhere in the Application

                                        I want to be able to create a new PBI, Bug, Impediment, etc, from anywhere in the application. Often times I'm on the board of a current sprint and I just want to create a new bug without having to go Home.
                                        Perhaps putting that dropdown up in the main header that is always visible would be nice.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to Use SSIS to call CUIT Methods

                                          I want to be able to use SSIS packages to call and run certain .playlists or test methods based on ETL processes. i.e. run certain tests based on a load that occurs, and I would like to automate so that we get a test result email based on certain criteria.

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