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  1. Add a toolbar button in Visual Studio 2013 Solution Explorer to show EXCLUDED FILES ONLY

    Appreciate if you could stick it in the next minor update.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add special Intellisense handling for "Implement Interface" for IDisposable

      In Visual Studio, when I'm creating an object that implements IDisposable, I'd like the Intellisense "Implement Interface" functionality to produce code that follows the pattern described in CA1063: "Implement IDisposable correctly".

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • IdentityDbContext need more constructors

        IdentityDbContext(DbConnection connection,bool bflag)
        :base(connection,bflag)
        {
        }

        So We can still use EFCachingProvider in EntityFramework 6

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Exclude an entire folder/files when publishing a web site

          In my project I have a lot of SASS/LESS/COFFEE files that should not be published to my production web server. It would be great if I could specify (at least in my Publish Profile .pubxml file) what folders (or even files) should be excluded from publishing. Adding a wildcard support would be a plus, for example if someone wants to exclude all *.scss/*.less/*.coffee/*.txt files from the build.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add IAsyncDbCommand and similar classes to .NET

            Today the SqlCommand have support for TPL through all XxxxAsync() methods. The BCL do however not have any support which means that if you are using interface driven programming (code against abstractions) you can't use the async methods.

            Introduce new interfaces which the existing classes would implement.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automatically add OnPropertyChanged() When encapsulating a field with ctrl + R + E, if the clas implement INotifyPropertyChanged.

              Suggest to automatically add OnPropertyChanged() When encapsulating a field with ctrl + R + E, if the class implements INotifyPropertyChanged.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add ability to set Team Days Off for all collections

                For holidays and company shutdowns, I'd like to be able to add a "global" team day off so I don't need to iterate through all of my team collections and set it individually. Everyone has off Christmas, for example, regardless of the project they are working on.

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                • Sync with Active Document from Peek Definition

                  Sync with document is great when you want to understand your current code in relation to the solution you're working on.

                  When you start hopping around via Peek Definition you really need this capability to understand where you landed from the small code window displayed. All you've got for context is the filename when you hover, which requires a mouse movement and is a hard way to get the info.

                  Please have Sync with Active Document, and its keystroke shortcut respect the current cursor location - main body or peek - and add a context menu entry for syncing.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support azure worker roles monitoring by Application Insights APM agent

                    Currently worker roles monitoring by APM is not supported. Please vote if you are using worker roles and want this support

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                      under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Multi-Remote technology

                      Use MSTSC or Remote to launch more than one for more than one display to a remote server or computer. This idea can use the clients monitors and more than one remote session to have multiple monitors open at the same time remotely and the mouse cursor can go between the monitors or flip pages like a book where page 1 is on one monitor and page 2 is on the other monitor remotely. Also this could lend its self well to having local and remote clients talk to one another through a transition interface which uses an entire monitor…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add 2nd optional parameter to Switch statement for IComparable

                        Allow a 2nd optional parameter to the switch statement whereby an IComparable or IComparable<T> can be passed that will allow for a customizable comparison of the value parameter.

                        switch (value, comparer) {...}

                        The probable most common usage would be to pass in a case-insensitive string comparer, which would be much more efficient than most user's workarounds.

                        Obviously, it will be possible for runtime exceptions to be thrown from an IComparer.

                        This type of enhancement would be transparent to all existing code.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Start Making VB and C# closer to each other.

                          Start Making VB and C# closer to each other in every future versions.
                          And finally merge them in 5 or 6 versions from now. (when the differences will be almost nothing)

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                            4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow sideloading of Windows apps, or allow offline developer licesnse registrations.

                            I think that you should either allow sideloading of Windows store apps and get rid of the need for a Windows Developer Licesnse at all, or at the very least, enable users to get a developer license without an internet connection. I understand that machines linked to a domain already can get offline licenses, but some of us developers are just people that write small apps to share with friends, and we find your need for a developer license renewal absurd. Please consider this seriously.

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sorting text

                              Sort lines in selection by ascending or descending order.
                              When you declare more than a few member variables, it would be nice to be able to sort them. For C++ it's preferred to initialize in the order of declaration. Where this feature would help a lot, especially when adding more members at a later time.
                              Or simply for sorting enums.

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Keyboard macros.

                                Where are the keyboard macros gone? Recording and playing back keyboard actions are very important in formatting large chunks of text.

                                Going around the problem by using 3rd party solutions, such as Notepad++ is quite suboptimal.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Tool to change (localdb)\v11.0 to localhost on the Webconfig before publish in a Hosting

                                  migthy be usefull to have a application tool to support the change from (localdb)\v11.0 to localhost.... on the Webconfig after finish the changes on your local project and before to publish into the hosting wwwroot. i.e, that you can work on the server via SSME and /or connected remotely via Server explorer for your SQLDB and then runn locally in your computer using the string connection for localdb on Gridview application as an example. Then before compile and publish do and set a tool for change the string to localhost sush as redoing the entired conection strig to <add name="strConn"…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make SQL Server Not Allow You To Create Stored Procedures For Tables That Aren't In The DB

                                    If there is a SQL Server User Voice I will post it there, but I cannot find it so I will post it here:

                                    I manage many SQL Servers, and sometimes the names are very similar and when I open an SQL file to update my procedures it lets me execute the Create Procedure statements and it adds all the procedures but they are for the wrong database.

                                    I have to manually remove them which can be a pain when there are 100's of procedures sometimes.

                                    A simple (The table or view 'xyz' is not found would do).

                                    If you…

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow code to be dropped onto the Immediate Window

                                      The Immediate Window currently does not allow any drop operations.

                                      Can you please make it accept text drag&drop like a regular text view?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • make IntelliSense list Exceptions when the "throw" statement is typed

                                        It would be really useful if, when a programmer types "throw new" in the editor, intelliSense offers a list of available exceptions based on the using statements in the current code. Expanding this list to the current Referenced Modules using a special IntelliSence Hotkey would be even more useful.

                                        Often I am looking for the most appropriate existing Exception to throw and end up duplicating exceptions when an existing one exists or using the generic Exception, which is just dreadful.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Collapse to Regions only

                                          In VS2010, I could do Edit | Stop Outlining, close the file, and re-open it, and only the regions would be collapsed, nothing else.

                                          In VS2012 and VS2013 this doesn't work anymore, but if I close the solution and delete the *.SUO, and reopen the project, all my regions are collapsed but nothing else.

                                          Collapse every block is too much, and Collapse To Definitions is too much as well. Collapse to Regions is just right for me.

                                          Could we have an IDE feature to just do what deleting the *.suo does?

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