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  1. 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.

      11 votes
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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow var declaration outside of code blocks

        I find myself declaring and initializing class fields like below:

        Dictionary<string, Stream> sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>();

        but I can't do there

        var class_sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>(); //FAILS: says the type or namespace 'var' could not be found

        to avoid typing the "Dictionary<string, Stream>" type twice

        Instead for local fields inside a code block I can use the new "var" syntax

        public SoundManager(){
        Dictionary<string, Stream> sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>();

        var local_sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>();
        }

        So my suggestion is that in the example above, one should be able to define class_sounds like they do with local_sounds, just…

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for low level .NET debugging in Visual Studio much like you can via WinDBG and SOS. Plus see object lifetimes, finalizer queues

          Add support for low level .NET debugging in Visual Studio much like you can via WinDBG and SOS. Plus see object lifetimes, finalizer queues and so much more. I would also like to be able to more easily find problems with Pinvoke calls which now are almost impossible to find. Better still how about provide a mechanism to see if object data is being damaged accidentially by an unsafe routine.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 1 vote
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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

              Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring icon sets to visual studio

                I personally love the clean metro look of the 2012 dark theme and would hate to see that lost under a sea of angry voices - so why not keep everyone happy and just have the icons swappable as sets?

                Its obvious people are passionate about their own ide look and feels so provide the ease and flexibility of a variety of more granular themes.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve Intellitrace performance

                    Intellitrace is a nice tool for debugging, but it becomes painful to debug when there are multiple events, for instance, breaking just after a thousand of SQL ADO NET events freezes the IDE.

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                      0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio Windows RT capable

                      Whi the the Windows RT capable VS version doesn't exist?
                      i thik that is a problem because now the people who had Windows RT can't develope any application fo this problem.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide Badges API for Desktop Apps

                        Badges should displayed on taskbar http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/343079/Badges-for-Windows-7 and on Windows 8 Start Menu

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Run custom javascript function after validation

                          It is useful in certain situations to be able to run my own javascript function after validation occurred.
                          A real world example I stumbled upon now is this: if a validator fails, I need to clear the form from all the values, I don't think I can currently do this client-side, can I?

                          It would be very simple: a new property in the validator markup called AfterValidationFunction (or whatever) where I will write the function name, and the function would have the validator referenced in the signature, so it can access its "isvalid" property (I do not have code beside…

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • ASP.NET Debugging, Break & Step Into (F11) To Continue

                            When you are debugging a windows forms application, you can break (pause) application in any time and press F11 (step into) to resume running. So then if you do anything on UI that handled in code, automatically break first line in code effected with your action without breakpoints. By this way you don't need to know which line you must should put the breakpoint.

                            Unfortunately this trick don't work in ASP.NET debugging. I wonder this is possible for ASP.NET debugging too?

                            Thanks,

                            28 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • do...returning block

                              Create a new block structure called do..returning. Works like a using() block.

                              The purpose of the block is to intercept the return value of a method and do something with it (even change it) before actually returning.

                              For example:

                              do
                              {
                              // get x from somwhere

                              if (x == 1)
                              return "One";
                              else if (x == 2)
                              return "Two";
                              else if (x == 3)
                              return "Three";
                              else
                              return x * 10;

                              }
                              returning (string x)
                              {
                              return "X is " + x;
                              }
                              returning (int x)
                              {
                              return "X is " + x;
                              }
                              returning (object x)
                              {
                              return "something…

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • modify the bpa.exe to show variable value rather then name corrected URL "%TFSServerURLValidated%"

                                The Best Pratices Analyzer for TFS fails and does not give the URL it used. should show variable value rather then name corrected URL "%TFSServerURLValidated%, should give option to use the URL I entered

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Resource Editor: Browse for existing files in a useful location

                                  In the resource (resx) editor, choosing Add Resource > Add existing file... always opens a file browser in c:\Windows\System32.

                                  It should have a preference option to set the default folder (or at least default to the configured "projects" path) and then remember the last folder you browsed to, so that you can return here multiple times to add many resources during a day of work without having to browse away from the middle of nowhere every time.

                                  This is a bug in 2008, 2010 and 2012, so it's nice we now have a way of reporting it and maybe getting…

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Distinguish between HTTP connection and protocol errors

                                    HttpWebRequest objects fail with a '404' response code even if the connection to the server was unsuccessful. It hinders the attempts to determine whether an HTTP request failed due to network connectivity or due to the server code rejecting the request with a standard HTTP error status code.

                                    This does not seem to happen on other platforms.

                                    I've filed a related bug on Microsoft Connect a while ago (https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/752898/webexception-status-propery-unreliable-in-wp7 ), but the issue has been "closed as external" without actually being resolved.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Export to Excel from Team Web Access for TFS 2012

                                      Bring back functionality to allow a user to export to excel / open a query in Excel from TFS 2012

                                      103 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        • Give user the option to switch project templates.

                                          I was using "Scrum..." project template and just realized "MSF for Agile Software Development 7.0 - ..." fist my needs better (because of the ability to enter original estimate/completed hours in the later template.) But, I didn't see any option to switch project templates once you have setup a project.

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